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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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.
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.