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St. Louis is becoming more diverse—just not in the black part of town

The Gateway to the West has grown more diverse, but you might not notice if you live north of the city’s iconic steel Arch. The predominantly black neighborhoods on this half of St. 1,195 more words

Black Skin Is A Problem In The United States: On Mike Brown And Respectability Politics

In the last few weeks when the national discussion on race has been high due to the death of Mike Brown, we once again engage questions and conversations about how Black bodies, especially Black male bodies, are problematic. 952 more words

The media need Al Sharpton more than black America does

The recently noisy streets of Ferguson got a rest today, as the family of Michael Brown finally laid him to rest. And for a time, perhaps, demonstrations will give way to reflection. 1,198 more words

Black Lives Matter: An American Call to Action

“I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.” –Nelson Mandela

Where has August gone? 1,090 more words

Mourners at funeral for Ferguson teenager urge black Americans to take action

A photo gallery of the Michael Brown funeral can be found by clicking here.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college. 980 more words


This is not the Ferguson I thought I grew up in

There was a pear tree to the rear of our house when I grew up in Ferguson, Missouri, more than 50 years ago. As I’ve struggled to understand the violence that has plagued my old hometown in recent weeks, it has come to symbolize for me much of what was going on in that far-away time. 1,424 more words