Just two weeks before election day, Anthony's Ocean View Restaurant was packed for the third annual New Haven Board of Alders Black and Hispanic Caucus Gala.
Demonstrators successfully shut down the Galleria for about an hour, not only for Mike Brown but also in solidarity with striking Walmart workers.
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.