For the first time, the NAACP has issued a state-wide travel advisory due to unsafe conditions for minorities. Missouri – where reports found Black drivers are stopped 75% more than white drivers – has just passed a bill that the NAACP feels will lead to open discrimination similar to Jim Crow.
Marley Dias made waves by starting #1000BlackGirlBooks and has tuned it into many more opportunities and accomplishments. Now another 11-year-old in Missouri is carrying the torch.
Frank Ancona, the “Imperial Wizard” for a group called the “Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan” was found dead over the weekend.
Starting in 2017, schools in Missouri will no longer handle the aftermath of fights between students internally. According to a new statute, School Resource Officers (SROs) and local authorities will now get involved and students may be charged with a felony.
Think Progress originally reported that the new statute will take effect on Jan. 1 and could play a major role in strengthening the school-to-prison pipeline, which could see an increasing number of kids with criminal records at a young age.
The black students at University of Missouri, nicknamed “Mizzou” have put out the documentary Concerned Student 1950 which gives an inside look behind the anti-racial protests that occurred at the school last year.
On Tuesday, Democratic presidential hopeful, Hillary Rodham Clinton, gave a speech on race in the United States at a Black church in Florissant, Missouri. The church is just a short drive from Ferguson, the city where Michael Brown was murdered by Officer Darren Wilson last August. While Clinton’s speech was meant to score points with Black voters, a voting bloc which has been on the fence about her since her 2008 run against then candidate Obama, she missed the mark on several fronts. Mainly, her speech seemed like a canned response with no actual thought toward fixing the issues of ongoing systemic racism in this country. And, her use of the violent phrase “All lives matter” in the speech only confirmed to many Black Americans that she is completely out of touch with the community at-large.
Residents in Ferguson, Missouri found a racist Christmas letters on their car windshields last week.
Residents of Ferguson, Missouri who have been actively protesting against police brutality will take their activism to Cleveland on Saturday.
The protesters will stand together to demand justice for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black child who was gunned down by police less than three seconds after they arrived on the scene.
According to a report by The Smoking Gun, a key witness in the Michael Brown shooting case lied about pretty much everything.
Sandra McElroy, known as “Witness 40,” testified that she saw Michael Brown pummel Darren Wilson before charging at him “like a football player, head down.”
Medical students from more than 70 U.S. schools organized a die-in Wednesday in support of the nationwide protests condemning a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri.
Participants say the same structural racial that is present in police brutality against blacks manifests itself in the health care system.