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  A police officer shot and killed an armed man late Tuesday in Berkeley, Missouri, said St. Louis County police spokesman Brian Schellman. Police say the man had pointed a gun at the officer, who fired out of fear for his own life. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the dead man was Antonio Martin, […]

GETTYArticle By Reginald Daniels:: EEW Magazine America is hurting right now, particularly those within the African American community that feel like an injustice has been done in the case of Michael Brown. Among the leaders speaking out at this critical period is award-winning gospel recording artist Kirk Franklin, 44. The “I Smile” songwriter is addressing […]

As dusk fell on Ferguson, the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case blanketed our nation in the chaotic darkness of conflicting emotions and responses. Anger, resentment and betrayal consumed many while others heralded the verdict as just and right. Some protested peacefully while others chose violence. Some applauded the judgment while others wept. […]

    Ohio congresswoman and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Marcia Fudge released the following statement in reaction to the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown: “The Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown is a […]

Screams of outrage. Crowds marching down streets, blocking intersections and interstates. Fists raised in silence. As the Ferguson grand jury’s decision was announced Monday night, protesters around the country — who had begun to gather hours earlier — responded in solidarity. In New York, a roving crowd wound its way through the city, surging to […]

As a grand jury gets closer to announcing its decision, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown, is in the final stages of negotiations with city officials to resign, sources close to the talks said. The grand jury hearing evidence is preparing to meet Friday for what might be its final session. […]

James Fortune talks to Pastor Jamal Bryant about what really happened the day that himself, Cornel West and others were arrested during protests in Ferguson. Check out the entire interview below… source: blackamereicaweb.com

(Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez/BET/Getty) There was a time when Hip Hop was the soundtrack to the struggle of blacks in America. The commercialization of the art form has had terrible implications. However, during last night’s airing of the BET Hip Hop Awards, conscious rapper Common’s performance of “Kingdom” felt like a throwback to a time […]

    Baltimore Pastor Jamal H. Bryant was among protesters arrested in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday, as he and other clergy demonstrated against police brutality and misconduct. Bryant was on the front lines of a crowd of hundreds of protesters and faith leaders marching from a church to the Police Department in Ferguson, the town […]

A young man lost his life on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri His parents are grieving, and his community is in crisis. A law-enforcement officer is in seclusion in fear for his life. His family also hurts, and his brothers in uniform are on the defensive. As images of demonstrations appear on television, we grieve […]

  Iyanla Vanzant hopped on a plane to Ferguson, Missouri to shoot an episode of her OWN series Iyanla Fix My Life, the network announced Wednesday. Following the shooting death of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, the ordained minister and spiritual life coach traveled to the area to listen to the people who […]

When Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. made plans to drop off their 18 year old son Michael at Vatterott College, a technical school near their Ferguson, Mo. home for the start of his freshman year, never could they have imagined that rather than celebrate his triumphs, these deeply grieved parents would instead be planning […]