Ferguson

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4 Questions With the Directors of the Ferguson Uprising Doc, 'Whose Streets?'

Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis embedded themselves within the protests against the police killing of Michael Brown, braving violent police suppression to capture the uprising from the perspective of Black local activists.

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Michael Brown's Family Settles Wrongful Death Suit With City of Ferguson

Lezley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. sued Ferguson, its former police chief and ex-officer Darren Wilson for their son’s 2014 death, which sparked local and national activism against police violence.

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WATCH: Ferguson Rises Up Against Police Violence in the 'Whose Streets?' Trailer

The feature documentary opens in theaters August 11, just two days after the third anniversary of Michael Brown’s killing by ex-police officer Darren Wilson.

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Ferguson Protestors to Prosecutors: Reopen Michael Brown Investigation

Newly released video casts doubt on claim that Brown robbed convenience store before he was killed by a Ferguson Police Department officer.

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'Whose Streets?' Filmmakers Discuss Activism, Emotional Toll of Working in Ferguson

The team behind the Ferguson Uprising documentary talked to Remezcla about what made the film difficult to create.

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Magnolia Pictures Acquires Ferguson Uprising Doc, 'Whose Streets?'

The company, which also distributed “I Am Not Your Negro,” plans to release “Whose Streets?” this summer. 

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''I Am Not Your Negro' Director Raoul Peck on James Baldwin's Legacy

The Haitian filmmaker’s new documentary weaves the compelling story of Black resistance from the 1950s to present using Baldwin’s unfinished “Remember This House” manuscript as its guide.

Activists Sue FBI, DHS for Movement for Black Lives Surveillance Info

Color Of Change’s Brandi Collins “It is clear the Department of Homeland Security and FBI are continuing their disturbing legacy of employing secretive surveillance tactics with murky legal parameters to chill The Movement for Black Lives.”

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REPORT: Social Media Giants Helped Police Track Ferguson, Baltimore Protests

The ACLU says that Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all provided user data to Geofeedia, a company whose social media montoring product was marketed to and used by law enforcement agencies to follow protestors.

Protester holding sign that says, "No killer cops in our community"

Judge Dismisses $41.5 Million Civil Rights Suit Against Ferguson, Cops

The lawsuit was filed by protesters who allege police used excessive force on them during the uprising following the police-involved shooting of Michael Brown.

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Keep The Activist Athlete Convo Going With The #ColinKaepernickSyllabus

Mark Anthony Neal collaborated with scholars across disciplines to create the extensive syllabus, which features works on sports and race from James Baldwin and Jackie Robinson.

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Q&A: Marc Lamont Hill on Michael Brown, Imperfect Victims and Getting Past Survival Mode

Two years after the Michael Brown was shot to death by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, the TV host, professor and writer Marc Lamont Hill shares why he dedicated his latest book, “Nobody,” to the 18-year-old, what’s changed in Ferguson and why we need to reframe how we see Black women’s encounters with police.

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STUDY: Police Body Cameras in Danger of Being Used as 'Instruments of Injustice'

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights examined body-worn camera policies in 50 municipalities. It was not impressed.

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Arresting Development

How law enforcement uses mass arrests, high bail, conditional plea deals and serious felony charges to suppress local organizing.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sonia Sanchez and Toni Morrison Talk Dangers of Art

The three acclaimed writers sat down for a public conversation at New York City’s Ambassador Theatre.

We Remember: #MikeBrownForever

Michael Brown should have turned 20 years old today.

'Normal Doesn't Exist Anymore'

On the heels of her just-released memoir, “Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil,” Michael Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, shares how she’s healing, how protestors should treat victims’ families, and how it feels be famous for the worst possible reason. 

Ferguson Swears in First Black Police Chief

Delrish Moss on diversifying the police force: “Police officers are inherently resistant to change.”

M.I.A. Responds to Criticism of Her #BlackLivesMatter Comments

The provocative artist created controversy when she criticized Beyoncé’s apparent silence on Islamophobia.

Ferguson Leaders Reverse Course, Approve DOJ Agreement to Overhaul Police Department and Courts

The Justice Department previously filed a civil rights suit against the Missouri city for its refusal to change unconstitutional and discriminatory policies.