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State senator arrested during protest in Ferguson

  Missouri state senator Jamilah Nasheed was arrested Monday night outside of Ferguson’s police department during another series of protest following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August. Senator Nasheed was taken into custody, but further details were not immediately available. 

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Students at the University of Missouri-Columbia hold ‘die-in’ demonstration in protest of police mistreatment in Ferguson

Students at the University of Missouri-Columbia staged a “die-in” demonstration in protest of events happening in Ferguson, Missouri. The demonstration included poetry written by students and reading of names of black men and women who have lost their lives at the hands of police. 

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After Mike Brown killing, voter registration surges in Ferguson

More than 3,000 people in Ferguson, Mo. have registered to vote since the death of Michael Brown — a sign of rising interest that may indicate that the city of 21,000 is ready for change. Since Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, shot and killed Brown, 18, voter registration booths and cards have popped up […]

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Michael Brown memorial burned down

A memorial dedicated to the memory of a slain Ferguson, Missouri teen has been burned down. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black man, was fatally wounded by a white police officer on Aug. 9 as he walked home. A huge memorial of stuffed animals, T-shirts, posters, and other items grew in two places — in […]

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Youth from Ferguson address need to discuss racism with video campaign

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Several children from Ferguson, Missouri are featured in a video called “Hey White People.” The clip sarcastically addresses common statements white people make about race and counters those claims with facts. The clip is dedicated to Mike Brown.

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School district bans conversation about Ferguson

The unrest in Ferguson has prompted a neighboring school to ban conversation on the events happening in the small St. Louis suburb. Edwardsville Superintendent Ed Hightower said the school banned talks about Ferguson and Michael Brown due to safety concerns. 

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Governor declares state of emergency and curfew in Missouri

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Missouri governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed an overnight curfew in Ferguson over the weekend. The move is an attempt to quell disturbances that have shaken up the city since a Ferguson police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. 

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Op-ed: America Is Not For Black People

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The following post was written by Greg Howard. It originally appears on Deadspin under the title, “America Is Not For Black People.” By: Greg Howard The United States of America is not for black people. We know this, and then we put it out of our minds, and then something happens to remind us. Saturday, […]

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President Obama issues statement on death of Michael Brown

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After a series of calls for him to address the death of an unarmed teenager who was killed by a St. Louis County police officer, President Obama has released a statement on the matter. Michael Brown, 18, lost his life on Saturday after an altercation with police. The teen was unarmed, and witnesses say he […]

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Rioting breaks out in Ferguson over Michael Brown shooting

Tensions reached a boiling point Sunday evening following the death of an unarmed teen shot by a police officer. The violence ensued after a scheduled rally and vigil in the wake of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Brown, who was unarmed, was shot to death by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer on Saturday.

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