By Jelani Cobb | October 15, 2014 ....The marchers intended to fill Ferguson’s jails as a gesture of solidarity and a statement of noncompliance with a police department that they deemed morally compromised. Addressing a rally the night before the demonstration, Cornel West, the writer and academic, remarked that he “did not come here to give speeches.” He came there, he said, to be arrested.
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Over Labor Day weekend, Akiba Solomon took a 21-hour bus ride to Michael Brown's town with a group of black activists traveling under the name Black Life Matters. Here's some of what happened during the jam-packed days.
Michael Brown was killed by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014. The youth-led protests in Ferguson continue to fuel a national movement against police brutality. The Fusion documentary Ferguson:...
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The red-and-white newspaper box once held editions of the Frederick News-Post, a local newspaper for a northern Maryland county of the same name. Now 650 miles away, the box resides in a garden on the southeast corner of Calumet Avenue and 51st Street. It bears a fresh coat of paint, and inside its contents range from Bulls T-shirts to applesauce cups.
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by Andrew Gill Black Lives Matter Chicago is piloting a food box program to address hunger in neighborhoods where it says food is too scarce. The inspiration comes from little free libraries, boxes that encourage neighbors to take a book or give a book.