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Activists and members of the media are posting tributes to Bassem Masri, a Muslim Palestinian-American civil rights advocate and Ferguson, Missouri, activist whose death was announced on Tuesday. Masri, who live-streamed the 2014 protests in Ferguson following the death of teenager Michael Brown, was remembered as a…

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A rally and news conference have been organized today by the family of Danye Jones, a 24-year-old man who was found dead, hanging from a tree on his family’s property, earlier this month. St. Louis County says they are investigating Jones’ death as a suicide. But his mother, Melissa McKinnies, a prominent protester…

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Ferguson activist Melissa McKinnies believes her son was killed as a result of a hate crime.

The post Ferguson activist Melissa McKinnies’ son dies from alleged lynching appeared first on theGrio.

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billie holiday, black playwrights, black theater, black writers, dael orlandersmith, ferguson, ferguson uprising, goodman theatre, theater, until the flood -

A community in the aftermath of unrest. The painful legacy of abuse, as experienced by black boys and men. The intimately insidious effects of colorism. The remembrance of a life lived and love lost, inspired by a chance encounter with a famously tragic jazz singer. Playwright and actor Dael Orlandersmith’s particular…

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A Missouri family filed a billion dollar lawsuit after their elderly mother inflicted with Alzheimer’s disease was allegedly repeatedly raped.

The post $1 Billion Lawsuit: Missouri family alleges nursing home allowed 84-year-old mother to be repeatedly raped and sodomized appeared first on theGrio.

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Nearly four years after failing to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown Jr., a black man; only days after losing his re-election bid to Wesley Bell, a black man; an Oregon organization thought St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch would be the perfect person to headline its annual…

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New Video shows #MichaelBrown Didn’t Rob Convenience Store ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Two and a half years after the shooting death of #MikeBrown at the hands of #Ferguson police officer #DarrenWilson, it appears new details have surfaced.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀In initial reports, 18-year-old Brown was accused of robbing a convenience store and stealing several cigarillos shortly before the fatal shooting by Officer Wilson. The robbery was caught on surveillance, which reportedly showed Brown assaulting the store clerk. Now, a second, previously unreported, video has surfaced, showing Brown entering the store shortly after 1 am on the day of his death, handing over a small bag to the store employees and taking a bag...

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Lezley McSpadden , mother of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, four years ago, announces she is running for city council.

The post Lezley McSpadden, mother of slain teen Michael Brown, announces her run for Ferguson City Council appeared first on theGrio.

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Bob McCulloch, councilmember, Ferguson, Mike Brown, News, Politics, Video, Wesley Bell -

The citizens in St.Louis county showed up and showed out at the polls. 43-year-old- Black council member from Ferguson, Wesley Bell, defeated 67-year-old prosecutor attorney Bob McCulloch. McCulloch was known for handling the Mike Brown case— and not securing charges against officer Darren Wilson. He had seven terms in office— but Bell beat him out with 57 percent […]

The post The Download | August 8, 2018: Ferguson council member, Wesley Bell, defeats prosecuting attorney, Bob McCulloch appeared first on theGrio.

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2018 Midterm Elections, Featured, Ferguson, News, Politics, St. Louis County, Wesley Bell -

Wesley Bell stunned the country with a surprise victory over seven-term incumbent Bob McCulloch in the Democratic primary for St. Louis County prosecutor.

The post 5 Things to know about Wesley Bell, Democratic pick for St. Louis County prosecutor appeared first on theGrio.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A seven-term prosecuting attorney in St. Louis County who gained national […]

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'D.C., Activism, Clifton Kinnie, Ferguson, Gun Violence, Howard University, March For Our Lives, News, Police, Politics, Top Stories, Video, Youth -

Clifton Kinnie said “enough is enough” at 17 years old.  He organized in Ferguson after the death of Michael Brown to advocate against excessive use of force from police. Now a college student at Howard University, the 21-year-old is getting ready to graduate, and return to his hometown of St. Louis to become a teacher. […]

The post Meet Clifton Kinnie, the college activist pushing for black voices in March For Our Lives (WATCH) appeared first on theGrio.

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#GrioHerStory, Activism, Black lives matter, Bree Newsome, Featured, Ferguson, Florida, Gun Violence, High School Students, Mass Shooting, News, Parkland Students, Stoneman Douglas High School -

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, returned to classes today. It's been two weeks since suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire during the school day, killing 17 people...

The post Activist Bree Newsome on why gun control protests and Black Lives Matter are treated differently appeared first on theGrio.

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#BlackLivesMatter, Black lives matter, Ferguson, Michael Brown Death, News, Opinion, Police Brutality, Police Violence, Sandra Bland, St. Louis Police Department -

Do Black lives have a price tag attached to them? Are Black people reduced to a dollar amount as the ultimate value of their bodies? The police departments who take Black lives seem to think so, and in their eyes, our value is very low. In New York, the mother of Ron Singleton, a man […]

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All Day, Chris Long, Daily Dose, Donald Trump, Ferguson, Gucci Mane, Missouri, Nas, Nicki Minaj -

All right, gang, I’m back from Los Angeles after getting stuck on planes all day Monday, which was not fun at all. But, good news, I’ll be on Around The Horn again Tuesday afternoon, so please do tune in to ESPN at 5 p.m.! This is the image Norwegian Air is using to denote the […]

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Donald Trump wants to undo the Obama legacy of demilitarizing the police, with an executive order rolling back the limits his predecessor placed on military equipment for state and local law enforcement agencies...

The post Sorry Obama: Trump ensures police can access tanks, grenade launchers they don’t need appeared first on theGrio.

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Deep into Whose Streets?, the new documentary about Ferguson, Missouri, after the death of Michael Brown, there’s footage of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Brown, giving an interview to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “You can’t perform the duties of a police officer and have racism in you,” Wilson tells him. At the […]

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@AP, Black lives matter, Darren Wilson, Empowerment Center, Ferguson, Marc Morial, Michael Brown, National Urban League, News, QuikTrip -

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The president of the National Urban League says he's seen "steps in the right direction" in Ferguson, Missouri, in the three years since Michael Brown's death, and he's hopeful the new Ferguson Community Empowerment Center will help even more...

The post Empowerment center to open in Ferguson at site of burned ‘QuikTrip’ store appeared first on theGrio.

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@AP, Ferguson, Michael Brown, News, Settlements, wrongful death lawsuit -

The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown's parents.

The post Michael Brown’s family settles wrongful death lawsuit for over $1M appeared first on theGrio.

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The initial suit aksed for $75,000 in addition to punitive damages and a judicial order against police tactics that unfairly target minorities.

The post Michael Brown’s parents close to reaching wrongful death settlement appeared first on theGrio.

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25 Days of Sweetness, Barack Obama, Brittany Packnett, Daily Uplift, Ferguson, Get Lifted, Michael Brown, Missouri, Teach For America -

Culture, education, social and racial activism have all been parts of Ferguson, Missouri, activist and educator Brittany Packnett’s life since she was a toddler. She remembers seeing pictures of herself with her parents at rallies. The photos were a foreshadowing that she wouldn’t escape kismet. Some 20 years later, she just may be the face […]

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@AP, Black lives matter, Eric Crawford, Ferguson, Missouri, News, Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound, St. Louis, Suicide -

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say a man featured in a famous photo taken during 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri, has died...

The post Ferguson protester featured in iconic photo found dead of suspected suicide appeared first on theGrio.

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Edward Crawford, ferguson, Ferguson Activist, Mike Brown, National, News, Suicide Ferguson -

Ferguson, Mo., activist Edward Crawford, 27 was found dead in his car Thursday, May 5, […]

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All Day, Black Lives Matter, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Missouri, Social Activism -

New footage challenges the police narrative that #MikeBrown committed strong-armed robbery! https://t.co/LTD4QjqnqY pic.twitter.com/kKSFjC4nv8 — Ashton P. Woods (@AshtonPWoods) March 12, 2017 What if I told you that the entire of the case against Ferguson, Missouri’s Mike Brown was built on a lie? Some of you would say that such a thing was obvious. Others would […]

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Black political leadership in St. Louis is weak. They are hell bent on subscribing to […]

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@AP, Black lives matter, Ferguson, Ferguson Police, Michael Brown, Missouri, News -

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two years after Michael Brown's shooting death put a national spotlight on Ferguson police, the suburban St. Louis city is struggling to maintain the number of officers it needs...

The post Filling police vacancies is latest struggle for Ferguson appeared first on theGrio.

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@AP, Black lives matter, Body Cameras, Boston, Boston Police, Ferguson, Michael Brown, News -

BOSTON (AP) — Boston police are set to launch a body camera program after months of resistance from rank-and-file officers...

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gunshots rang out but apparently hit no one after a car struck a protester during a peaceful demonstration in Ferguson, Missouri, on the second anniversary of Michael Brown’s death. Witnesses told The Associated Press that a car drove into a group of protesters who were blocking a street during the demonstration […]

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Black Lives Matter, Commentary, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Missouri -

Since this morning, Michael Brown has been on my mind. As has Langston Hughes’ poignant poem Kids Who Die. Brown was 18 years old when he was shot and killed by a police officer. That was two years ago. So much has changed since then, yet so much remains the same. But one thing is […]

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Commentary, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Missouri, Social Activism -

I remember it like it was yesterday. I had heard that a young black man, Michael Brown, had been shot and killed by a St. Louis-area police officer in one of the neighboring townships called Ferguson. I had been to the Lou, as it is called, many times in my life, but could not remember […]

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