A young man named Melvin Ray, incarcerated in Alabama's St. Clair Correctional Facility, began developing and sharing a plan for resistance to mass incarceration.
Some 100 protesters congregated on Shaw Ave. here near the spot where 18-year-old VonDerrit Myers was killed by off-duty police officer Jason Flanery.
While some in the community here see the formation of a 16-member Ferguson Commission as "too little, too late" others see it as cause for some hope.
Organizers of protests planned in Ferguson are determined to see that it's peaceful. They will train people to ensure it stays that way.
A local museum's request to remove a Confederate flag was rejected by the City Council in a poor, struggling former textile town.
A St. Louis-based coalition of community, faith-based, and labor organizations proposed "rules of engagement" to safeguard residents and their right to protest.
These issues have turned Ferguson into the epicenter of a people's earthquake with the potential to shake our national understanding of race and racist repression.
The timing of the report along with emphasis on powder burns and marijuana use may suggest local official's tactics designed to undermine the grand jury's work prior to its completion.
What is now known as Ferguson October could go down in the history books as the spark that ignited the new civil rights movement.
Baltimore is among the many cities in the country examining its police performance in the wake of the Aug. 9 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.