Bold words and a pained sentiment from a faith leader in southern California who lost her only son to violence and who’s worked for decades as a leader in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches network to stem violence in Los Angeles.Read More
Talking With Your Children About Ferguson and Mike Brown
While the world has watched the events in Ferguson unfold, one of the questions many parents are struggling with is, “How do I talk with my children about what happened in Ferguson?”Read More
Is Ferguson, Missouri Today’s Selma?
Since the death of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on August 19, another African American man, Kajieme Powell, was killed by Ferguson police only days later.Read More
Considering Black Women at the Intersection of Race, Gender and State Violence
The unfortunate death of Mike Brown has resurfaced a growing frustration with the mistreatment of people of color, especially African Americans, by law enforcement.Read More
Speaking Truth to Power in a Time of Tragedy
As a junior in college, I changed my major from business to journalism because of my love of writing. That love of writing became a professional passion because of the transcendent words of a powerful black woman who many scholars credit with creating the field of investigative journalism.Read More
Michael Brown: Addressing the Root of Historical Parallels and Patterns
Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the monumental legislation intended to outlaw discrimination and segregation based on race, America has yet to live up to its promises.Read More
How Many More Michael Browns Have to Die?
Parts of St. Louis looks like it’s a bombed out war zone. And in reality, it is a war zone … St. Louis is a war zone. The combatants are typically young black men, many just above the age of puberty. They’re at war with each other and by in large, the community is at war with the police.Read More
CBCF Statement on the Shooting Death of Michael Brown
A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today released the following statement on the shooting death of 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.Read More
Is the Man in Blue Still a Friend to You?
What is being done today to foster positive relationships between students, particularly students of color, and law enforcement? What steps are being taken to restore faith in our justice system?Read More