For the better part of most of the time I’ve known he’s existed, Don Lemon has been a fuckboy. Or at least that’s how he’s presented. From telling black folks to stop littering and stop using the n-word as part of a sort of five-point plan for getting niggas together to even being lazy in his discussion about Black…
There are 400 pages of documents that have been identified by the U.S. Department of Justice as being related to an investigation conducted by its Office of Community Oriented Policing Services after the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown by then-Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson, and a great majority of the…
I have said it before and I will say it again: Black women are Donald Trump’s kryptonite. There is not one group of people that seems to trigger the Trump administration more than black women, who are loud, proud and willing to call out his sheer incompetence, venality and existential danger to everything anyone hopes…
Spoiler alert: If you happen to film a police officer killing a black person, the cops might not like it. That’s one of the not-so-surprising revelations from a new documentary set to premiere this month.
In 1958, one of America’s most renowned painters, Norman Rockwell, created The Runaway, an oil on canvas that shows a nice policeman at a soda fountain counter lovingly giving what we’re sure are great words of advice to a scruffy white kid who is an obvious runaway because of that cute little stick and handkerchief…
It all started late Wednesday night after a long day of absorbing the same horrible racist news that the rest of America has been enduring. Nobody feels particularly safe or secure watching the president of the United States give a free hunting license to white nationalists, but it’s particularly hard for Maria…
As the idiot known as the president continues to defend the tiki-torched, “alt-right,” neo-Nazi, white supremacist orgy that went down in Charlottesville, Va., resulting in one person’s death and several injuries, social media’s blood pressure has gone way up, with millions posting outrage.
When Mike Brown was killed in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2014, I was still in journalism school at Arizona State University, learning more about the effective use of social media and blogs and the impact they can have on social movements. I was not aware of how important that information was going to become for me…
On Aug. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo., a police officer named Darren Wilson fired at least six bullets into the head and body of an unarmed, 18-year-old named Michael Brown Jr. Four hours later, they finally removed Michael Brown’s body from the sweltering heat and took his corpse to the St. Louis County morgue.
On Tuesday night, more than two dozen people gathered near the spot where Michael Brown Jr. was gunned down three years ago, on Aug. 9, 2014, to mourn and remember the 18-year-old whose life was taken from him and to reconstruct a makeshift memorial in the spot where he died.
The city of Ferguson, Mo.’s insurance company paid out $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was gunned down by Police Officer Darren Wilson in August 2014.
A federal judge approved a secret settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown over his 2014 shooting death at the hands of now former Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson.
The Rev. Carlton Lee, 34, National Action Network’s Ferguson, Mo., chapter president, died Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack, sources close to the family confirmed to The Root Tuesday afternoon after NAN’s founder and president, the Rev. Al Sharpton, shared the sad news on Twitter.
Lezley McSpadden, 37, mother of Michael Brown Jr. and the Ferguson movement, graduated from high school on May 26, 21 years after she left school during her junior year to care for her son.
Mike Brown was 18.
Edward Crawford, 27, a Ferguson, Mo., protester and activist, was found in his car dead from a gunshot wound.
This is why we can’t have nice things. Not because they are taken from us. Or hidden from us. Or placed behind a thousand-foot wall we can’t scale. Nope, sometimes black people can’t have nice things because we steadfastly, inexcusably, sabotage ourselves with apathy and ignorance.
The Root caught up with filmmaker Jason Pollock and Michael Brown Sr. at the SXSW festival earlier this month in Austin, Texas, to discuss Pollock’s film Stranger Fruit.
Updated Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 3:45 p.m. EDT: Earlier today, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery, who uncovered the U.S. District Court document this article was based on, tweeted the following:
Ferguson, Mo., was once again rocked by protests a day after new footage from the day of Michael Brown’s death was revealed to the public in the documentary Stranger Fruit.