Civil rights attorneys and St. Louis-area police have reached an agreement that prohibits the use of chemical agents against anti-police-brutality demonstrators.
State lawmakers and activists are demanding the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s authority be curtailed following the controversial arrest of a University of Virginia student.
Martese Johnson, the UVA student whose bloody arrest at the hands of Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control agents sparked a public outcry, said he will fight the charges stemming from the incident.
Demonstrators, including Martese Johnson, gathered at the University of Virginia Wednesday night – one person arrested after protesters blocked streets – after Johnson was bloodied while being arrested by state liquor agents. BuzzFeed News correspondent Joel Anderson is reporting from UVA.
Months after a large protest in Minnesota’s Mall of America, protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement are facing prosecutions.
The Justice Department civil rights investigation mostly corroborated the former Ferguson officer’s version of events from the shooting of Michael Brown.
Long before Ben Carson was a champion to social conservatives and an anathema to liberals, he was a legendary neurosurgeon and an icon of black triumph. Will his turn to politics destroy his legacy?
“But to place blame solely on me for the conditions of our community, and country, after the grand jury decision goes way too far and is wrong as the decision itself.”
Ferguson’s could-be Mike Browns take a furious pride in the chaos they’ve caused. Their pride arose from despair about a system that they believe has failed them over and over again.
St. Louis County prosecutor is expected to announce at 8 p.m. CT Monday whether the grand jury decided to indict police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon issued a state of emergency last week, calling up the National Guard to assist local law enforcement.
No matter what decision the grand jury makes, the residents of Michael Brown’s apartment complex have made up their minds — they want out.
Ahead of the grand jury’s decision whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Mike Brown, cops are stockpiling weapons while organizers are trying to stop tensions from flaring into violence. Almost no one thinks things are getting better.
Michael Sam Jr. doesn’t talk to his father, who has been caricatured in the press as an anti-gay man who abandoned his family. But there’s a lot more to the story.
Sam to resume quest to become the first out gay player on an NFL roster.
UPDATE: Cowboys coach Jason Garrett announces signing of Sam.
The 24-year-old will have 24 hours for another team to claim him off of waivers.
Ferguson Democratic Committeewoman Patricia Bynes has accused City of St. Louis Alderman Antonio French of exploiting protests for political gain.
Michael Brown Sr. called in to a Ferguson radio station to say that he hoped protests would stop on Monday out of respect for his son.
Dismissed as “agitators” and “fools,” Ferguson’s young protesters are actually ordinary young black men — and some women — who are leaderless but united by anger. And some don’t think the old civil rights guard achieved much: “I feel in my heart they failed us.”
The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer ignited tensions in Ferguson, Mo., and around the nation. Read coverage from the first eight days of unrest in Ferguson, Mo.