Tag: Missouri

NAACP Warns Minorities Traveling to Missouri

NAACP’s national delegates voted on Wednesday to issue a “travel advisory” stating that people of color and other marginalized groups travelling to Missouri are at risk of their civil rights being violated. According to the Springfield News Leader, the delegates chose to nationally adopt the advisory after it was put…

Ex-Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Admits to Using N-Word

A court filing reveals that Darren Wilson, the former Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot Black teen Michael Brown, used the N-word in reference to Black people. In a sworn admission, Wilson said he and other city officers have all used the word. “Officer Wilson did admit in discovery…

New Michael Brown Video Sparks Protests in Ferguson

A newly released video of Michael Brown on the day he was shot has called into question the facts surrounding his shooting, a revelation that sparked protests over the weekend. Surveillance footage from Ferguson Market & Liquor, the convenience store Brown allegedly robbed, shows that Brown was there earlier on…

FBI, Homeland Security Sued Over BLM Surveillance Records

A lawsuit has been filed against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for not releasing information regarding surveillance of Black Lives Matter protesters and activists. The Center for Constitutional Rights and the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center at Case Western Reserve University School…

Advancement Project: 'Voting rights groups are winning and changing the narrative'

As legal battles wage on fighting issues including strict voter ID laws, one group has chosen to focus on community-centered solutions in the battle for equal voting rights. The Advancement Project is a national nonprofit organization that uses an “on-the-ground” approach to “reform and dismantle” discriminatory policies targeting minorities, including…

Two Years After Ferguson: Has Reform Happened

This week marks the two-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by former police officer Darren Wilson, whoresigned from his position but was not charged. Twenty-four months, periods of unrest and a Justice Department investigation later, the city remains in the early stages of transition. A complete overhaul,…

Police Officer Appears in Racist Music Video

A St. Joseph, Missouri, police officer, Zackary Craft, has been placed on unpaid administrative leave after appearing in a racially charged music video for a song called “Before This Bomb Blows Up (Racism Goes Both Ways),” which was uploaded on YouTube, by Josh Smith (who goes by J. Smitty). Throughout…