Ferguson, Missouri

The ‘Ferguson Effect’ and Minimizing Demands for Police Reform

October 11, 2016

Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford casts doubt on claims that media scrutiny is deterring police officers from doing their job

Seven Ferguson-Area Churches Recently Set Ablaze

October 24, 2015

After authorities deem 7 church fires deliberate, St. Louis Rev. Sekou argues that black faith community members, should now look at larger systemic issues not just respectability

“Racism Still Lives Here” Banner Raised to Mark Mike Brown’s Killing

August 19, 2015

Activists Quintin Savage and Elizabeth Vega say racism continues to destroy black lives a year after Mike Brown’s killing and 160 years after a St. Louis Court ruled Dred Scott was property, not a person

Newly Elected Ferguson Councilman Sees Progress One Year After Killing of Mike Brown

August 18, 2015

Wesley Bell, recently elected to the Ferguson City Council, says Ferguson has made significant progress in implementing community-oriented policing and reining in a court system that disproportionately targeted low-income African Americans

TRNN in Ferguson: Rally to Demand Release of Detained Protest Leaders

August 13, 2015

The Real News reports live from the St. Louis County Jail where after a protest, authorities released Alexis Templeton and Brittany Ferrell, leaders of Millennial Activists United, who had been detained since their arrest during protests on Monday

Live From Ferguson: Voices of Protest

August 13, 2015

TRNN speaks to demonstrators gathered in Ferguson for the fourth consecutive day of protests to mark the one year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown

TRNN Livestream From Ferguson: Protests on Day Two of the State of Emergency

August 13, 2015

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor and David Dougherty go to the streets where residents continue to voice their outrage and call for justice

TRNN in Ferguson: 1 Year After the Killing of Mike Brown, What’s Changed?

August 12, 2015

The Real News speaks to defense attorney Leslie Broadnax, Dr. Marva Robinson, and local rapper Lil Will.

Ferguson Elections Triples Black Political Representation in City Council

April 8, 2015

The racial makeup of political leadership in Ferguson, MO has changed in the first municipal election since the killing of Michael Brown in August, 2014. Will this lead to real policy changes in the town?

The Struggle in Ferguson Was Never Just About Bad Police

March 12, 2015

Reverend Osagyefo Sekou responds to the Department of Justice reports about Ferguson

Ferguson Police Chief Jackson Resigns

March 12, 2015

Jamala Rogers, co-founder of Organization for Black Struggle, discusses its significance and the next steps for those on the ground in Ferguson

#BlackoutBlackFriday Targets Retailers as Protests Continue against Ferguson Grand Jury

December 1, 2014

Demonstrations target major retailers around the country for economic and racial justice

Almost Impossible to Indict a Cop

November 26, 2014

Chase Madar tells Paul Jay that it’s not just an institutional problem, that the law itself protects police abuse

“Democracy on Fire”: Protestors Respond to Grand Jury’s Failure to Indict Mike Brown’s Killer

November 25, 2014

The Real News speaks to Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford and former Black Panther Eddie Conway for their reactions to the decision of a St. Louis County grand jury not to indict Darren Wilson

Police Brutality Towards Black People Has Historically Gone Unchecked

November 25, 2014

Professor Gerald Horne and civil rights organizer Kevin Alexander Gray say the Ferguson grand jury decision is in line with U.S. history, and discuss whether a Department of Justice investigation would yield different results

Protests at St. Louis University – TRNN Reports From Ferguson

October 17, 2014

Over 1,500 people marched on Saint Louis University’s campus as a part of Ferguson October and the National Day of Civil Disobedience

Cornel West, Faith Leaders and Activists Arrested as Ferguson October Continues

October 13, 2014

Twenty people, including Cornel West, are arrested carrying out civil disobedience at the Ferguson police station after being denied a meeting with local officials

Thousands Descend on St. Louis for Ferguson October

October 13, 2014

Protesters come to Ferguson to support local organizers in the aftermath of repeated incidents of police brutality

Ferguson Police Chief Sparks Fresh Round of Protests

September 27, 2014

Reverend Osagyefo Sekou talks about the causes of the new rounds of arrests and protests in Ferguson and explains why activists are calling for civil disobedience in October

Baltimore Cop Says Some Officers Are a Threat to the Communities They Serve

September 12, 2014

#whatupbmore: Baltimore hosts a townhall on what lessons it can learn from Ferguson