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They See Themselves in Michael Brown

by Lou Dubose | Nov 25, 2014 | Blog, Ferguson

  One week before a Ferguson grand jury handed down its decision, Democratic state Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal told NPR that “in her heart” she believed there would be an indictment. Everything she had read and heard led her to believe otherwise, but she couldn’t accept that a grand jury hearing testimony and looking at evidence […]

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A Prayer After All

by Lou Dubose | Aug 28, 2014 | Blog, Ferguson

  Ferguson, Missouri On the day after Michael Brown’s funeral, the staging area in the shopping mall parking lot on the edge of Ferguson was gone. The footprint surrounded by yellow police line tape was the same. But almost all the 500 parking spaces that remained off limits to the public were vacant. Where hundreds […]

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Pitch Perfect Sharpton

by Lou Dubose | Aug 26, 2014 | Blog, Ferguson

  Ferguson, Missouri The funeral of Michael Brown in a Missionary Baptist Church near downtown St. Louis was many things. It was a funeral for an 18-year-old African-American youth gunned down minutes from his front door on August 9. A gathering of black clergy: Rev Jesse Jackson, Bishop T.D. Jakes, et al. A convening of […]

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From Military to Peacekeeping Operation

by Lou Dubose | Aug 25, 2014 | Blog, Ferguson

  Ferguson, Missouri Is there a MacArthur “genius” grant for creative policing? Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson is a candidate. The guy is as good up close as he us on “CNN with Anderson Cooper.” He did for Ferguson, Missouri, what Russel L. Honoré did for New Orleans in the wake of Katrina. […]

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Act of Human Kindness in Ferguson

by Lou Dubose | Aug 25, 2014 | Blog, Ferguson

  Ferguson, Missouri Maybe state Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal caught your attention when she tweeted “fuck you” to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon earlier last week. Or maybe you saw her more than once in the continuing TV news coverage of the protests that erupted after Michael Brown was shot to death more than a week ago. […]

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