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Black Americans Not Satisfied With Obama’s Response To Ferguson

AFRICANGLOBE - A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows that Americans give President Obama mixed reviews for his handling of the situation in Ferguson, Mo.

The Other Michael Brown: Missouri Cops’ License To Kill

AFRICANGLOBE - Two officers under the command of Ferguson’s police chief weren’t indicted when they cut down unarmed men. Nor was an officer when he killed the other Michael Brown. The death of 18-year-old Michael Brown is not the first time an officer supervised by Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson has killed an unarmed man.

Why Isn’t The Tea Party Sending A Militia To Ferguson?

AFRICANGLOBE - On August 12, Obama released a statement on Ferguson that reads like a first draft of a generic and overly long "Get Well Soon" card. This is particularly saddening when one considers that the day before, he released a witty and heartfelt ode to comedian Robin Williams. It took him mere hours to respond to the death of an entertainer, but days to respond to a very serious civil rights crisis.

A Year Ago The DOJ Agreed To Review The Police Murder...

AFRICANGLOBE - Stolen Lives estimates that since Amadou Diallo was killed in 1999, unarmed and fired upon forty-one times outside his apartment building, at least 249 people have been killed by NYPD—the majority Black men or teenagers. “To be Black and male is to be always at war,”

The Poisonous Racism Driving Protests In Ferguson And The Rest Of...

AFRICANGLOBE For decades, Missouri has spawned or attracted many of the nation's most virulent racists, including neo-Nazis and the remnants of the once-powerful Ku Klux Klan. Associated with violent criminality and crackpot religious extremism, these fringe groups could never wield much influence in the post-civil rights era. Beyond those marginalized outfits, however, exists another White supremacist group whose leaders have long enjoyed the patronage of right-wing Republican politicians.

The Gantt Report – Thinkers In Ferguson

AFRICANGLOBE - If you’re a Black teenager, a Black woman or a Black man wherever you are, no matter what city you’re in you are in “Ferguson”! I’ve said many times over the years that you need serious solutions to serious Black community problems. The cookie cutter approach to addressing issues of concern to African Americans has never worked well and that approach never will.

White Supremacy Fights Back: National Guard Ordered To Ferguson

AFRICANGLOBE - The governor of Missouri ordered the National Guard to Ferguson, St. Louis on Monday to restore "peace and order" after another night of peaceful protests in which police blasted tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters.

One Shot And Seven Arrested After Curfew Takes Effect In Ferguson

AFRICANGLOBE - Militarized police units once again attacked protesters on Saturday night in Ferguson, Missouri, after Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency there following a week of protests surrounding the fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9. Nixon also instituted a curfew from midnight to 5 a.m.

Militarization Of Ferguson: Instruments Of War Deployed Against Civilians

AFRICANGLOBE - Military equipment utilized in war zones such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Yemen was deployed against the Black people in Ferguson. Humvees and anti-mining devices were very much in evidence when SWAT units swept through the affected neighborhoods which have refused to end their demonstrations.

Michael Brown Murder: Ferguson Police ‘Shoot Second Man’

AFRICANGLOBE - A second man has been shot by police in Ferguson, the Missouri city where unarmed Black 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead last weekend. "We have a right to assemble, a right to freedom," said Paul Muhammad. "But here we are facing what looks like a military imposing martial law. It is not acceptable."