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Crews prepare for heat ahead of Michael Brown funeral

Crews prepare for heat ahead of Michael Brown funeral

St. Louis, MO (KSDK) – Keeping the crowds safe is a top priority Monday outside the funeral for Michael Brown. EMS crews are expecting hundreds of people to be waiting outside to get into the service and that means dealing with possible triple digit temps. We are told that extra EMS crews will be stationed […]

How an NFL Referee Took a Stance Against a Team’s Racist Name

How an NFL Referee Took a Stance Against a Team’s Racist Name

How do you judge a man with conviction? Not just one with beliefs, but one that supports his beliefs with action. Dr. Martin Luther King, organizing followers who stood firm in their fight for civil rights no matter the odds or violence they faced. Malcolm Little, evolving from “Detroit Red” to Malcolm X, preaching about […]

Thousands turn out for N.Y. rally over chokehold death

Thousands turn out for N.Y. rally over chokehold death

The Rev. Al Sharpton led thousands of demonstrators in a peaceful rally and march across the New York borough of Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, died July 17 after a New York City police […]

2 Ebola Deaths Confirmed In Congo: Minister

2 Ebola Deaths Confirmed In Congo: Minister

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country’s health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400 people. Eight samples were taken from Djera, located in the Boende region of Congo’s northwest Equateur province, […]

Ferguson Fights For Justice Beyond Mike Brown’s Death

Ferguson Fights For Justice Beyond Mike Brown’s Death

FERGUSON, Mo. — This small St. Louis suburb has been transformed over the past two weeks. Hundreds of people turn out every night to march up and down West Florissant Avenue demanding justice, accountability and a voice in the decisions made on their behalf. Businesses have been closing early just to avoid any potential trouble […]

‘White People’ Magazine Targeted in Bombshell Suit

‘White People’ Magazine Targeted in Bombshell Suit

A discrimination lawsuit filed by black journalist Tatsha Robertson against her former employer, People magazine, is notable because it cites People’s editorial choices and the makeup of the leadership of the parent company, Time Inc., as evidence of discrimination, Robertson’s lawyer told Journal-isms on Friday. “Maybe they should call it White People magazine,” Dareh Gregorian wrote in reporting on […]

The black-white divide is in sharp focus again, 22 years after the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles.

The black-white divide is in sharp focus again, 22 years after the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles.

 The 1992 Los Angeles riots that followed the not-guilty verdict in the police beating of black motorist Rodney King were probably the last time the fraught relationship between African-Americans and law enforcement galvanized as much attention as it has since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The King verdict, and the anguish and […]

Sierra Leone Makes Hiding Ebola Patients Illegal

Sierra Leone Makes Hiding Ebola Patients Illegal

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient — a common practice that the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a major underestimation of the current outbreak. The new law, passed Friday, imposes prison terms of up to two […]

Police Violence Has Been Going On Forever. No Wonder People Are Fed Up With It

Police Violence Has Been Going On Forever. No Wonder People Are Fed Up With It

Warning: The video above contains graphic content. Protests continue following the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brownby Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The marchers, though, are not just protesting Brown’s slaying. They are also voicing pent-up anger at an old problem: police violence, often directed at black and brown people. The horrific beating of Rodney King by […]

Brutal Treatment of Black and Brown Youths Reflects Disregard for Their Lives

Brutal Treatment of Black and Brown Youths Reflects Disregard for Their Lives

As a youth justice advocate, I give lots of speeches and presentations to elected officials, the heads of national organizations, judges and attorneys. I talk about why children should never be sentenced to life without parole and other extreme sentences. I also helped launch the Incarcerated Children’s Advocacy Network, or ICAN, which brings together people who went to […]