Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson never went to trial for killing Mike Brown, but he had one of the best attorneys anyone in his situation could have had.
Almost 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, and asked "How long?" His words ring as true today as ever.
Civil rights groups call for a completion of the Justice Department's investigation, and the NAACP calls for a "Journey for Justice" from Ferguson to Jefferson City.
The goal of selective leaking of information seems be to influence public opinion prior to the completion of the grand jury's work.
In Dr. King's "I Have a Dream Speech" he spoke of many trials and tribulations that African Americans have historically faced. His words still ring true today.
Why on earth would the U.S. Attorney and the FBI rush to a news conference stating there is no sweeping investigation of shootings by Chicago police officers?
But for the protests, this would not have received news coverage. The brutality is indicative of the treatment of people of color not just in the U.S. but hemisphere-wide.
The determined will of the people to stop police crimes erupted in organized mass protest and cries of "no justice no peace!" Stop police from racially profiling and murdering people.
The question, "How does it feel to be a problem?" is asked of black Americans in different forms and actions by our society every day.
On June 24, the New York Friends of the People's World hosted a forum on ending "stop and frisk."