Ferguson Shows the Urgent Need for Diversity Still Exists

Source: Emil Guillermo/Diverse Education For all your friends who believe we’re somehow “post-racial,” I hope they’ve been watching the news unfold in Ferguson, Missouri. If we’re celebrating 50 years after the signing of the Civil Rights Act, it’s hard to believe after watching the news there’s been that much progress. 50 years? All negated by a few days in Missouri. …

President Obama: Shooting of Unarmed Michael Brown By Police Tragic

Source: Carey Gilliams /Reuters President Barack Obama called the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy and called on Tuesday for thoughtful response after two nights of violent protests, looting, arrests and tear gas in a St. Louis suburb. He promised a full investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into the case, which has provoked outrage …

Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Black Teenager; Outraged Town Protests

Source: Andrew Kirell /Mediate A city in the St. Louis metropolitan area has become incredibly tense after local police reportedly shot and killed an unarmed teenager on Saturday afternoon. 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson police officers during an encounter near the Canfield Green Apartments. According to KMOV, witnesses say Brown was unarmed and had his hands in the air when he was …