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Six Months Later, Grief and Hope in Ferguson

Six Months Later, Grief and Hope in Ferguson | Steve Lawler

On a day that is all about togetherness… all I keep thinking about are the many sons and daughters that are not home to their families today. Take a moment to tell the loved ones that surround you how much they mean to you and discuss what you can do to be part of the change…. black lives matter….. all lives matter….. Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Akai Gurley, Cameron Tillman, Kimani Gray, Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, Renisha McBride, Jonathan Ferrell, Steve Biko, Andy Lopez ...

Those aren't gang signs - To reiterate: Capt. Johnson is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, a black fraternity that was formed in 1911 at Indiana University in Bloomington, and the hand sign you see in the pictures below is a Kappa greeting. It’s practically a case study in how a baseless accusation can spread based on ignorance and fear.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will now go to Selma Saturday to join in the 50th anniversary events because of his good friendship with celebrated Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis, with whom he showed “Selma” the film at the Capitol. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner, and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise will not be on hand for the celebration, reports CNN.

Former NFL linebacker Garry Cobb, who played a combined 11 seasons for the Lions, Eagles, and Cowboys, told Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg on Wednesday that he grew up poor and a Democrat until he realized that the party was destroying black families...

A new study found that 63 percent of white and 20 percent of black people think that Michael Brown’s death at the hands of Darren Wilson is not about race."Those people are wrong," writes Lisa Wade. [Sociological Images]