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Baton Rouge Cop Killer Was a “Sovereign Citizen.” What the Heck Is That?

By Brandon Ellington Patterson On July 17, in the second (at least) targeted attack on police in just over a week, 29-year-old Gavin Long shot six cops, three fatally, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The former Marine had posted YouTube selfie … Continue reading

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Rural Americans Struggle With Access to Fresh Food

By Ryan Schuessler Roger Chilen remembers what Brewster was like before the town largely became a collection of vacant storefronts and crumbling houses. There were businesses and families and crowded town barbecues in front of the bar. For residents, it was … Continue reading

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Newly Elected Mayor Locked Out Of City Hall In Struggling St. Louis County Town

By Mariah Stewart   Just minutes away from Ferguson, its now-famous neighbor, is Kinloch, the first well-established African-American community in St. Louis County. Kinloch was once a flourishing town with some 10,000 residents. Today, the population is less than 300. … Continue reading

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The Economics of Ferguson: Emerson Electric, Municipal Fines, Discriminatory Policing

By Walter Johnson Take a walk along West Florissant Avenue, in Ferguson, Missouri. Head south of the burned-out Quik Trip and the famous McDonalds, south of the intersection with Chambers, south almost to the city limit, to the corner of … Continue reading

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NYC Has 118,000 Missing Black Men

By Christopher Robbins A new report shows that more than one of every six black men in the United States who should be between the ages of 25 and 54 have “disappeared” from free society, mostly due to incarceration or … Continue reading

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Officers, city officials resign after new mayor elected

Voters in Parma, Missouri voted in their first African-American female mayor. Tyrus Byrd will be sworn in as mayor on Tuesday evening, April 14, at the Parma Community Building. According to Mayor Randall Ramsey, five out of six police officers … Continue reading

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‘It’s Racist As Hell’: Inside St. Louis County’s Predatory Night Courts

By Erica Hellerstein In 2004, Sean Bailey recalls, he was driving through the streets of St. Louis County en route to a party, when he saw a familiar black-and-white car out of the corner of his eye. He reached for … Continue reading

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Who’s Accountable for Ferguson’s Crimes? No One, It Seems

By Gary Younge In the wake of the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly had some advice for black America: “Don’t abandon your children. Don’t get pregnant at 14. Don’t allow your neighborhoods to … Continue reading

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Fleece Force: How Police And Courts Around Ferguson Bully Residents And Collect Millions

By Ryan J. Reilly & Mariah Stewart “Lacee Scott?” the judge called. The 23-year-old rose from a hard black plastic chair, walked past the fireplace and stood before the table at the front of the living room. From the outside, … Continue reading

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Emanuel Cleaver: GOP Opposition To Loretta Lynch Is ‘Sign’ That Race Relations Have Not Improved

By Mollie Reilly Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) says Senate Republicans would signal that their opposition to President Barack Obama is rooted in racism if they fail to confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch. On Wednesday, Cleaver told Bloomberg Politics that … Continue reading

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