A Visit to ‘Ground Zero’ in Ferguson to Honor Michael Brown Jr.

by Ashahed M. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call FERGUSON, Mo. – It has been nearly one year since Michael Brown Jr., was shot dead in the streets of an apartment complex on Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Mo., by former police officer Darren Read More


Baltimore is Not Ferguson

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   Baltimore is not Ferguson. That was evident by opposite official reactions to the death of an unarmed African American male killed at the hands of local police in the respective cities. At the time of Michael Brown’s death Read More


Blacks are Seen as Savages

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   An African American friend of mine keeps asking, in utter amazement, how it is not obvious that there was something wrong when Officer Wilson fired 13 shots at an unarmed Michael Brown.  As she has said:  “Brown was Read More


White House Debated Ferguson Trip

  (Politico) – The White House debated sending President Barack Obama directly into riot-torn Ferguson, Missouri, to address the racially charged aftermath of the decision not to prosecute a police officer who killed an unarmed black man. But, according to three White House officials, the Read More


Another Police Homicide

by Nayaba Arinde and Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American It was déjà vu all over again for Omowale Clay, the bullhorn in his hand as he marched behind Assemblyman-elect Charles Barron, who was at the front of demonstrators last Read More


Black People, White Government

(Al-Jazeera America) – In the wake of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after the Aug. 9 shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson, there has been a focus on racial disparities in representation. A recent study found that while people of color Read More


‘When That Cop Killed Michael Brown, and When George Zimmerman Killed Trayvon Martin, They Were Killing Barack Obama’

(Salon) – Greil Marcus is a critic of music and culture who has helped redefine the job description. Known for his books like “Mystery Train,” “Lipstick Traces” and “The Old, Weird America” (on Dylan’s “Basement Tapes”), he’s forged a personal brand of criticism that blends traditional close reading with the Read More