“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.
After promising change, the police let loose with rubber bullets, tear gas, and flash bombs three full hours before curfew. “They didn’t give us no warning.”
On Friday night, Ferguson felt like Mardi Gras — until police and angry young people clashed again. With a curfew imminent, will the anger subside or flare up?
The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer ignited tensions in Ferguson, Mo., and around the nation. Continued coverage here.
Brown’s death and fiery rallies exposed two cities that exist in one. Some residents say, “It’s one of the most racist places there is.” But the mayor insists, “There’s not a black-white divide in Ferguson.”
A Houston-area woman claims Mathew Knowles is the father of her daughter, who was born in 2010. UPDATE: The mother of Knowles’ alleged child has released her first public statement
One of the very few women judges in boxing history rose to the pinnacle of her sport, judging dozens of title fights, until two controversial decisions ended it all. This is the story of CJ Ross.
Craig Robinson lost more than he won. UPDATE: Now with updates from OSU athletic director’s press conference.