August 2015

USA I DAG

Gitte Nielsen, cand.mag., Amerikanske Studier

LÆSELISTE FOR AUGUST 2015

 

31/8

 

60 years later, echoes of Emmett Till's killing (Charles M. Blow, The New York Times)

244 immigrants arrested in four-day sweep across Southern California (Joseph Serna, Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times)

After Texas deputy's death, a reminder of the increased anxiety felt by law enforcement officers amid protests (Mark Berman, The Washington Post)

#AllLivesMatter, not just #BlackLivesMatter (Lindsay Roberts, The State Press, Arizona State University)

Ben Carson: Bridging the race divide (Dennis Jamison, Communities Digital News)

Black history is U.S. history (Parthenia Queen, BlogHer)

Black Lives Matter causes more headaches for Dems by rejecting DNC resolution (Valerie Richardson, The Washington Times)

Black Lives Matter rejects show of support from the DNC (Jesse Byrnes, The Hill)

Blind people can be racist, too, study says (Video, Carina Storrs, CNN)

Columba Bush: The political asset who'd rather not be (Emily Greenhouse, Bloomberg)

Cop execution in Texas (Matthew Vadum, FrontPage Mag)

Data shows race influences marijuana arrests (Lauren Kent, Daily Tarheel, North Carolina)

Democrats: We support Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter: We don't support Democrats. (German Lopez, Vox)

Divided Baltimore: How did we get here, where do we go? (Joseph Wood, The University of Baltimore)

Does "Black Lives Matter" have blood on its hands (Candice Thomas, Liberty News Now)

Do feel-good slogans like "Resilient New Orleans" and "Boston Strong" mask income inequality? (Phillip Martin, WGBH, Boston)

Donald Trump, and the unsettling rise of white identity politics (W. James Antle III, The Week)

Donald Trump goes Willie Horton on Jeb Bush (Miles E. Johnson, Mother Jones)

The death and life of Atlantic City (Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker)

Fixing broken windows (Ken Auletta, The New Yorker)

Fox's Kimberly Guilfoyle on Black Lives Matter: "Their agenda is it's OK to go ahead and kill cops" (Video, Media Matters)

Hostile territory (Filmanmeldelse, Anthony Lane, The New Yorker)

How Conservatives used the Virginia shooting to flip the script on racism (Aurin Squire, Talking Points Memo)

How racial issues can be fairly framed (Robert Mitchell, Harvard Gazette)

How shows like "Will & Grace" and "Black-ish" can change your brain (Maanvi Singh, NPR)

If all lives really matter: The false racial unity of Glenn Beck's massive march on Birmingham (David R. Henson, Patheos)

If Obama had a son (Scott Johnson, Power Line)

I'm a black activist. Here's what people get wrong about Black Lives Matter. (Vann R. Newkirk II, Vox)

It's OK to be angry about racial inequality (Eliel Cruz, Quartz)

ME: Man in jail lobby death high on meth, cocaine (Tanya Eiserer, WFAA, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas)

Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, "Mammy" and the best times to shut up about race (Michael Arceneaux, The Root)

Miley Cyrus uses the term "mammy" on stage at the 2015 MTV VMAs (Julie Zeilinger, Mic)

Miley Cyrus wasn't "whitesplaining" to Nicki Minaj (Lizzie Crocker, The Daily Beast)

Mississippi's resilience in the wake of Katrina (Haley Barbour, Real Clear Politics)

More than a flag: South Carolina dockers push racial justice forward (Jane Slaughter (Labor Notes), The Institute for Southern Studies)

MTV, racial consciousness and the limits of corporate social responsibility (Soraya Nadia McDonald, The Washington Post)

New GOP mantra? "Proud to stand with police." (Robert T. Garrett, The Dallas Morning News)

Obama: Targeting police is "completely unacceptable" (Gregory Korte, USA Today)

Ohio officer in video says 'direct eye contact' one reason he pulled over driver (Video, Ralph Ellis, Carma Hassan, CNN)

On immigration, Christie takes fire for being right (Byron York, Washington Examiner)

Plutocracy, gentrification and racial violence (Joseph Natoli, CounterPunch)

Police lives matter (Video, Philip Holloway, CNN)

Police lives matter, too (Investors' Business Daily)

Police want Obama to cool rhetoric blamed for violence (Andrea Noble, The Washington Times)

Politics 101: Why "Black Lives Matter" matters - racial tension and the 2016 election (Ellis Arnold, CU Independent, University of Colorado)

The racial justice failures that Hillary Clinton can't ignore (Guy Saperstein, Gaius Publius, AlterNet)

Racism and the blind: A matter of more than black and white (Laura McHugh, Youth Independent)

The radical Christianity in the new civil rights movement (Sojourners)

Revenge motive suspected in Houston police officer's murder (Bob Adelmann, The New American)

Sanders: Cop murder an outrage, but unacceptable "when unarmed black people get dragged out of cars or get shot" (Michael Dorstewitz, BizPac Review)

Sandra Bland's mother speaks at Emmett Till remembrance dinner (Eddy "Precise" Lamarre, Rolling Out)

Shaun King doesn't care what race you think he is (Sujay Kumar, Fusion)

"Show Me a Hero" has wrapped, but check out its real-life prequel (Kriston Capps, CityLab)

Silencing Jean Louise: the media and Harper Lee (Gregory Jay, Oxford University Press blog)

"Take our country back": Is Donald Trump's campaign a platform for white supremacy? (A. K. Staggers, Atlanta Black Star)

Teacher was fired after school found out she was with black man: Suit (Simon McCormack, The Huffington Post)

Texas cop killing could spark national backlash against #BlackLivesMatter (Charles P. Pierce, Esquire)

Texas jail death caused in part by sheriff's deputies, authorities say (Ciara McCarthy, The Guardian)

Voting maps back before NC Supreme Court (Matthew Burns, WRAL, Raleigh, North Carolina)

What a band of 20th-century Alabama communists can teach Black Lives Matter and the offspring of Occupy (Sarah Jaffe, The Nation)

What explains the rise of Ben Carson in the age of Trump (Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post)

What happened after a black motorist was stopped for making "direct eye contact" (Sarah Latimer, The Washington Post)

Witness: Calif. hotel owner told gunman to "kill that n--ger" before homeless man was slain (Breanna Edwards, The Root)

Why "Black Lives Matter" (Chris Ladd, Houston Chronicle)

 

30/8

 

Activists reject claims that Black Lives Matter led to shooting of Houston deputy (Gillian Mohney, Vice)

Attitudes about cops leading to "injury and death," says black Louisiana state senator (Lee Stranahan, Breitbart)

"Black" civil rights activist may be racially confused (David Warren, Wall Street OTC)

Black female celebrities on magazine covers do sell, but will the fanfare last? (Kristal Brent Zook, The Guardian)

Black Lives Matter activists chant "pigs in a blanket" after cop murder (Lee Stranahan, Breitbart)

Black Lives Matter rhetoric under scrutiny in Texas "assassination" (+video) (Mark Sappenfield, The Christian Science Monitor)

"Black lives matter." So do others (Bob Taylor, Communities Digital News)

Cincinnati: 20 years later, it's still "two cities" (Bowdeya Tweh, Sharon Coolidge, The Cincinnati Enquirer)

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine review - the ugly truth of racism (Kate Kellaway, The Guardian)

City's worst-performing schools are also its most segregated (Susan Edelman, New York Post)

Cops die, too: Our view (Leder, USA Today)

Economic progress is more effective than protests (Joel Kotkin, The Daily Beast)

EDITORIAL: Law enforcement is a dangerous challenge (Leder, The Gazette, Colorado Springs)

Emmett Till's family returns to site of his funeral 60 years later (Jon Seidel, Chicago Sun-Times)

"Fear the Walking Dead" tackles police brutality, Black Lives Matter not so much (Melissa Leon, The Daily Beast)

Finley: In Detroit, do all black lives matter? (Nolan Finley, The Detroit News)

The first rule of news coverage (Andrew Klavan, PJ Media)

Gulf South Rising activists say Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversary brings awareness to once invisible issues (Madhuri Sathish, Bustle)

How we rebuilt a better New Orleans (Mitch Landrieu, Judith Rodin, Politico)

Hulk Hogan wants to be Donald Trump's running mate (Video, MSNBC)

In North Charleston, S.C., police community relations a work in progress (Video, Mark Strassmann, CBS News)

Katrina: What the media missed (Lou Dolinar, Real Clear Politics)

"Kill white supremacy": #BlackLivesMatter racists call for murder of cops (Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage Mag)

The lasting impact of Hurricane Katrina (Video, ABC News)

Lewis R Gordon on Frantz Fanon and the art of embodying blackness (Lewis R. Gordon, Mail & Guardian, Sydafrika)

"A neg-what?"! (Matt Ford, The Atlantic)

New Orleans after Katrina: A tale of two cities (Video, CBS News)

Over one thousand gather where deputy was executed (Lana Shadwick, Breitbart)

The rapper who loves Bernie Sanders (Aaron Mak, Politico)

Report shows deep racial disparity in arrests in Madison (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Wisconsin)

The scarlet letter "R": The unveiling of Katrina's oldest survivor, Racism (Tammy Marchand, San Francisco Bay View)

Senate confirms Thurgood Marshall as Supreme Court justice, Aug. 30, 1967 (Andrew Glass, Politico)

Shelter from the storm: Katrina's impact on Houston and Atlanta (Kirsten West Savali, The Root)

Sheriff addresses #BlackLivesMatter "rhetoric" in press conference on executed deputy (Bob Price, Breitbart)

A sheriff blamed his deputy's death on the Black Lives Matter movement (Julie Kliegman, The Week)

Texas university removes Confederate president statue from campus (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Unbelievably racist "Slave Trade" video game sparks online backlash (David Ferguson, Raw Story)

The undecided legacy of Sandra Bland (Leah Binkovitz, Houston Chronicle)

Walters & Murray: The New Jim Crow revisited (Scott Johnson, PowerLine)

A white church sets out to break down racial barriers (Radio, Rachel Martin, Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR)

White deputy's murder follows call for race war (WND)

A white teen was killed by a cop and no one took to the streets. Is that a problem? (Chenjerai Kumanyika, NPR)

 

29/8

 

Alleged Texas cop killer charged: Attended same university as Sandra Bland (Bob Price, Lana Shadwick, Breitbart)

"All Lives Matter" march in Birmingham estimated to be largest since Civil Rights Movement (Cliff Sims, Yellow Hammer News)

The art - and controversy - of Hurricane Katrina "X-codes" (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

Before Emmett Till's death, 15 year old Willie James Howard was murdered in Florida (Tonyaa Weathersbee, The Root)

Black Lives Matter inspired this chilling fantasy novel (Wired)

Celebration and politics, 10 years after the storm (Jed Oelbaum, Good)

Colorado still home to Hurricane Katrina evacuees 10 years later (Carlos Illescas, The Denver Post)

A critic of Black Lives Matter simplifies a complex problem (James E. Causey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin)

A decade after Hurricane Katrina, racial disparities must be addressed, group says (Littice Bacon-Blood, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans)

A decade after Hurricane Katrina, red tape slows rebuilding (Video, CBS News)

Emmett Till: civil rights legacy commemorated 60 years after murder (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Ferguson's most visible oath keeper just quit and started a splinter group (Andy Cush, Gawker)

Frank E. Petersen Jr. dies at 83; flier was Marines' first black general (Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times)

Hispanic group cancels contract with Donald Trump (Newsmachete, American Thinker)

How citizens turned into saviors after Katrina struck (Video, CBS News)

Hurricane Katrina and the tyranny of magical thinking (Matthew Fleischer, Los Angeles Times)

Jindal: New Orleans shows value of school choice (Bobby Jindal, CNN)

Left behind, New Orleans's black middle class wonders: What recovery? (Abby Phillip, The Washington Post)

Looking back at Baltimore's deadliest month (Video, Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun)

Mississippi's Katrina story (Robert VerBruggen, Real Clear Politics)

New Orleans' recovery from Hurricane Katrina leaves some behind (Video, Daniel A. Medina, NBC News)

New York police officer shoots dead bystander, 61, during gun sales sting (Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian)

Scientists find a way to combat racial bias among little kids (Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post)

Shooters quicker to pull trigger when target is black, study finds (Radio, All Things Considered, NPR)

Social media threat against black high school students in Texas causes parents to take kids out of school: reports (Tobias Salinger, New York Daily News)

Thank you president Obama for your New Orleans visit (Vivian Norris, The Huffington Post)

Troubled water: What I learned teaching Hurricane Katrina in the classroom (Crystal Hayes, Gawker)

Video appears to show man with hands up before Texas officers shoot him dead (Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian)

 

28/8

 

7 things we white people can do when we've said or done something biased (Peter DiCaprio, The Huffington Post)

10 years after Hurricane Katrina, tales from those who came to call L.A. home (Benjamin Oreskes, Los Angeles Times)

15 of the best things ever written about Hurricane Katrina (Nick Baumann, The Huffington Post)

60 years after Emmett Till, families still fight for justice (Zachary Norris, The Root)

60 years after Emmett Till's murder, black lives still matter (Video, Errin Whack, NBC News)

60 years ago, 14-year-old Emmett Till died in an act of unspeakable violence. Do you know his story? (Parker Molloy, Upworthy)

After Hurricane Katrina, poor black women were largely ignored, study says (Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones)

America's racial wounds reopen (Patrick Buchanan, Real Clear Politics)

Arianna Evans, face of Hurricane Katrina misery, continues her journey (Video, Ryan Williams, John Brecher, Erin Calabrese, NBC News)

The battles of New Orleans (The Wall Street Journal)

Behind bright facade, Mississippi coast still battles Katrina demons (Edward McAllester)

Black 24-year-old dies in jail after four months awaiting trial for 7-Eleven snack theft (Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate)

Black activists call for lynching and hanging of white people and cops (Lana Shadwick, Breitbart)

A black man died in his cell four months after being jailed for shoplifting from a 7-Eleven (Allie Conti, Vice)

"The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution" coming to a theater near you (Sydney Levine, Sydneys Buzz, Indiewire blog)

Christians, Martin Luther King and race: What we must do now (Sean Palmer, Fox News)

The cold cases of the Jim Crow era (Margaret A. Burnham, Margaret M. Russell, The New York Times)

Coming this weekend: Looking back at Baltimore's deadliest month in modern history (Video, The Baltimore Sun)

The crucial distinction between President Obama's Hurricane Katrina remarks in 2015 and those he made in 2005 (Sarah Munir, Bustle)

Dear white people, laughing is not a crime (Victoria Bond, Al Jazeera America)

The definitive history of "George Bush doesn't care about black people" (Maxwell Strachan, The Huffington Post)

Emmett Till cousin: Racial tension "as American as apple pie," but has hope (Joe Ward, DNAinfo)

Emmett Till relatives gather at boy's grave 60 years later (Video, NBC Chicago)

Fatal police interactions spark "Know Your Rights" panel in Compton (Marisa Zocco, Intersections South LA)

The flooding of America (New Republic)

From resilience to resurgence after Katrina (Andrew Soergel, U.S. News & World Report)

George W. Bush, visiting New Orleans, praises school progress since Katrina (Campbell Robertson, Richard Pérez-Peña, The New York Times)

How Emmett Till changed the world (Lottie L. Joiner, The Daily Beast)

Hurricane Katrina: George Bush in New Orleans 10 years on (BBC News)

Hurricane Katrina left lasting scars on Waveland, Mississippi (Video, Erika Angulo, NBC News)

How Hurricane Katrina was like the Great Recession (Jeff Spross, The Week)

Hurricane Katrina and better black lives (Brando Simeo Starkey, ESPN)

Hurricane Katrina anniversary hits home for Martin O'Malley (Emily Cadei, Newsweek)

Hurricane Katrina in The New Yorker (Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker)

I asked a black cop what he thinks about America's policing problem (Toure, Vice)

In 1955, this black life mattered (Liz Dwyer, Take Part)

In coverage of Roanoke killings, the right sees a racial media bias (David Weigel, The Washington Post)

Jail suicide is not justice (Jim Liske, The Huffington Post)

Kanye West's best moment came during Hurricane Katrina (Yesha Callahan, The Root)

Liberals are wrong to separate race from class (Touré F. Reed, New Republic)

Linda Chavez: Killings in Roanoke fueled by racial hatred, too (Linda Chavez, Chicago Sun-Times)

Los Angeles woman gets out of her car and DANCES before cops arrest her (Blue Telusma, The Grio)

Mike Huckabee doesn't understand what matters (Julianne Malveaux, The Philadelphia Tribune)

More and more, Hurricane Katrina is portrayed as a blessing (Matt Picht, Palm Beach Post)

The muddied racial histories of our American presidents (Charles Paul Freund, Reason)

The myths of Katrina (Marta Jewson, Charles Maldonado, Slate)

Never forget Sandra Bland (Leder, Houston Chronicle)

New Orleans' uneven recovery is leaving blacks behind (Tanzina Vega, KSPR, CNN Money)

North Carolina officer who fatally shot unarmed black man won't be retried (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Nutters (Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator)

Opponents of "Sandra Bland Parkway" petitioning name change (Video, Tim Wetzel, KHOU11, Houston, Texas)

Police shooting in Oakland among spate sparking concern over use of force (Joseph Mayton, The Guardian)

Poll: 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, most say the nation is no better prepared (Jennifer Agiesta, Theodore Schleifer, CNN)

Race and beyond: The legacy of Katrina (Video, Sam Fulwood III, Kulsum Ebrahim, Andrew Satter, Center for American Progress)

Racial disparities still rage on in New Orleans, but it isn't all bad news (Lilly Workneh, The Huffington Post)

Racial rage in St. Louis reflects history (J.A. Salaam, The Final Call)

The remarkable racial divide in the days after Hurricane Katrina (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

Racism, crime, police shootings and #RiseUpOctober (Radio, Dave Lucas, This American Life, WAMC, Northeast Public Radio)

Remembering a teen whose murder fueled a moment (Video, Cassi Feldman, CBS News)

A summer so lawless in D.C., it feels like the Wild West (Colbert I. King, The Washington Post)

Ten years after: Hurricane Katrina (Nancy Kaffer, Detroit Free Press)

Ten years later, some Katrina victims better, others "still stuck" (Video, CBS News)

"This instrument can kill": Tasers are not as harmless as previously thought (Tess Owen, Vice)

Three officers accuse Cleveland Police of racial discrimination (BBC News)

Transcript of President Obama's Katrina speech (Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans)

Two days after reporter's "race war" murders, CNN returns to phony race-baiting (John Nolte, Breitbart)

The undoing of George W. Bush (Kenneth T. Walsh, U.S. News & World Report)

What would Rev. King say about the on-air TV murders? (Linda Chavez, New York Post)

When Mexicans crossed our border to feed Americans in need (Stephen R. Kelly, The Washington Post)

White men, guns, and protecting black people? (Askia Muhammad, J.A. Salaam, The Final Call)

Who "recovered" in post-Katrina New Orleans? (1/2) (Video, The Real News)

Why social media would've saved lives during Hurricane Katrina (Jason Samenow, The Washington Post)

 

27/8

 

The 9 most segregated cities In America (Alexander Kent, Thomas C. Frohlich, The Huffington Post)

10 years after Hurricane Katrina, media need to see the link between climate change and social justice (Denise Robbins, Media Matters)

10 years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is vibrant but wary (Chris Adams, McClatchy DC)

10 years later: Hurricane Katrina and the long struggle for recovery in New Orleans (Radio, The Diane Rehm Show, NPR)

19 heartbreaking photos of Hurricane Katrina's aftermath (Mark Murrmann, Mother Jones)

America has always been hostile to immigrants (Catherine Rampell, The Washington Post)

The "appalling" ways the media framed the narrative after Hurricane Katrina (Rahel Gegreyes, The Huffington Post)

BET News Special full episode: Katrina 10 years later: Through hell in high water (Video, BET)

Birthright citizenship encourages assimilation (Alex Nowrasteh, Real Clear Policy)

#BlackLivesMatter activists call for charges in brutal death of prisoner Samuel Harrell (Christopher Mathias, The Huffington Post)

The Boatman: 10 Years after Katrina, one couple remembers the storm's destruction and the love that kept them together (Rose Minutaglio, People)

Bordelons: The deaths since Katrina were worse than the hurricane (Radio, Steve Inskeep, Morning Edition, NPR)

Can a black man talk about white culture? An open letter to critics (Rich Benjamin, TED)

Decade after Hurricane Katrina, Obama celebrates New Orleans' resilience (Radio, Debbie Elliott, All Things Considered, NPR)

Donald Trump likes to talk about the ‘silent majority.’ For many, that has racial overtones. (Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post)

Donna Brazile praises Bush’s Katrina response on flight with Obama (Jordan Fabian, The Hill)

Emmett Till's Chicago family hosts events on 60th anniversary of murder (Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun-Times)

Events mark 60th anniversary of Emmett Till slaying (Associated Press, Chicago Sun-Times)

Eve Troeh: When the story lands on your back porch (Eve Troeh, Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma)

Fox's Ablow: Obama could stop mass shootings if he stopped "enflaming racial discord" (Video, Media Matters)

George Corley Wallace and Donald John Trump (Alan Steinberg, PolitickerNJ)

Hillary Clinton: "No city should ever have to endure what New Orleans has endured" (Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans)

How black life in New Orleans has - and hasn't - improved since Katrina (Lilly Workneh, The Huffington Post)

Hurricane Katrina as a learning tool (Barri Bronston, Tulane University, New Orleans)

Hurricane Katrina exposed "deeper tragedy" of inequality, says Obama (Video, PBS NewsHour)

Hurricane Katrina refugees sink deep roots in Houston a decade later (Fotos, The Wall Street Journal)

Hurricane Katrina: Remembering the federal failures (Chris Edwards, Cato Institute)

If you are poor, it's like the hurricane just happened: Malik Rahim on Katrina 10 years after (Video, Democracy Now)

In under a minute, this filmmaker captures the challenges of post-Katrina New Orleans (Aaron Barksdale, The Huffington Post)

It was no compliment to call Bill Clinton "the first black president" (Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic)

Jesse Jackson created the modern Democratic Party (Sam Tanenhaus, Bloomberg View)

Jorge Ramos gets trumped (Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator)

Katrina anniversary: Has Obama kept his promises to New Orleans? (Halimah Abdullah, NBC News)

Katrina in the white imagination (Margaret Kimberly, Florida Courier)

Katrina may be a metaphor to some, but it's still a reality to New Orleans (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

Katrina survivor's tale: They forgot us and that's when things started to get bad" (Jim Gabour, The Guardian)

Katrina victims were forced into exile (Video, Glen Ford, The Real News)

Members of Hurricane Katrina diaspora in Houston look back at the past 10 years (Arian Campo-Flores, The Wall Street Journal)

Micromanaging cops? "Black Lives Matter" can try (Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View)

New Orleans is locking up hundreds of traumatized kids (Carimah Townes, Think Progress)

New report highlights Koch Brothers' role in Hurricane Katrina damage (Marina Fang, The Huffington Post)

Obama faults government for fueling Katrina suffering (Video, Byron Tau, The Wall Street Journal)

Obama on Virginia shooting: "It breaks my heart" (Paige Lavender, The Huffington Post)

Obama praises New Orleans' recovery from disaster (Nick Gass, Eliza Collins, Politico)

Obama returns to New Orleans to remember Katrina and celebrate city’s recovery (Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post)

One decade later: A look back at Hurricane Katrina's wrath (Fotos, NBC News)

President Obama visits New Orleans on 10 anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (Fotos, Los Angeles Times)

Rand Paul's patronizing, self-parodying response to Black Lives Matter (Ian Millhiser, Think Progress)

Rand Paul thinks he has a better name for Black Lives Matter (Video, Amber Ferguson, The Huffington Post)

Remarks by the President on the Ten Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (Tale, Barack Obama)

Remembering Katrina: Wide racial divide over government's response (Carroll Doherty, Pew Research Center)

Ricky Martin urges Latinos to unite against Donald Trump in op-ed (Carolina Moreno, The Huffington Post)

Sandra Bland's new legacy will force people to #SayHerName (Aaron Barksdale, The Huffington Post)

She held us all: A tribute to Amelia Boynton-Robinson (1911-2015) (Michael W. Waters, The Huffington Post)

The Show About Race: the podcast that gets real in not-so-post-racial America (Melissa Locker, The Guardian)

Sociology professor's new Katrina book details long-term impact on children (The University of Vermont)

Stop blaming me for Hurricane Katrina (Michael Brown, Politico)

A story about Wendell Pierce, and the New Orleans community he helped rebuild after Hurricane Katrina (Storify, PBS Newshour)

Street where Sandra Bland was arrested renamed in her honor (Radio, Syeda Hasan, All Things Considered, NPR)

The surprising link between skin color, gender, and immigrant employment (Tanvi Misra, CityLab)

Swept away: Hurricane Katrina and the New Orleans police department (Peter Scharf, Stephen Phillippi, The Conversation, UK)

Swept up in the storm: Hurricane Katrina's key players, then and now (Maureen Pao, NPR)

These are the forgotten images of Hurricane Katrina (Fotos, Chris McGonigal, The Huffington Post)

"This is not going well": NBC producers look back on the concert for Katrina's Kanye moment (Jeremy Stahl, Slate)

Top racists and neo-Nazis back Donald Trump (Andrew Kaczynski, Christopher Massie, BuzzFeed)

Turkey Creek, Miss., the community where nobody died in Katrina (DeNeen L. Brown, The Washington Post)

What 60 Minutes witnessed in first Katrina report (Video, Cassi Feldman, CBS News)

What is the place for black people in post-Katrina New Orleans? (Steven Gray, The Huffington Post)

What makes black men run from the police? (Will Jawando, The Root)

Why L.A.'s crime rise is no surprise (Joe Domanick, Los Angeles Times)

Why was Obama’s response to the WDBJ shooting so low key? We asked communication experts for their thoughts (Fred Lucas, The Blaze)

Why white people downplay their individual racial privileges (Kerry A. Dolan, Stanford Graduate School of Business)

William Chapman: state official will seek to prosecute officer who killed teenager (Video, Jon Swaine, The Guardian)

Will President Obama reverse course on race and Katrina? (Rebecca Nelson, National Journal)

Yes, gay black men can be killers, too (David French, National Review)

 

26/8

 

10 ways well-meaning white teachers bring racism into our schools (Jamie Utt, Everyday Feminism)

10 years after Katrina (B.W. Cooper, New York Times)

10 years after Katrina, black residents see less recovery progress than whites (Janie Velencia, Natalie Jackson, The Huffington Post)

After shooting, alleged gunman details grievances in "suicide notes" (Video, ABC News)

Black, gay reporter murders straight, white journalists - media blame the gun (Ben Shapiro, Breitbart)

Cornrows and cultural appropriation: The truth about racial identity theft (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Time)

Demographics and the 2016 election scenarios (Sean Trende, David Byler, Real Clear Politics)

DeRay McKesson tweets - then deletes - claim that Virginia shooter was white (Chuck Ross, The Daily Caller)

Donald Trump, not Jorge Ramos, should be ejected (Video, Rudy Ruiz, CNN)

Donald Trump's confrontation with famous Latino journalist Jorge Ramos, explained (Dara Lind, Vox)

Donald Trump's latest media target: Jorge Ramos. Why? (Thomas Beaumont (Associated Press), The Christian Science Monitor)

Ferguson mayor fires back at Trump's claim of "gangs of illegal immigrants" (Video, Chris Regnier, Joe Millitzer, Fox2Now, St. Louis)

A few questions for Jorge Ramos (James Longstreet, American Thinker)

Frank E. Petersen, first black general in Marines, dies at 83 (Sam Roberts, The New York Times)

George Zimmerman tweets homophobic slurs, calls Obama "racist" in response to Virginia news crew killings (Larry McShane, New York Daily News)

Higher support for gender affirmative action than race (Rebecca Riffkin, Gallup)

I'm Chinese, and I know why there aren't more Asians in the Ivy League (Zhang Tianpu, Foreign Policy)

Jeb Bush & Donald Trump's "Asian" remarks only reinforce the stereotypes we should have left behind by now (Melanie Schmitz, Bustle)

Jorge Ramos challenged both Trump and an increasingly absurd debate (John Nichols, The Nation)

Katrina, 10 years later: Three documentaries to watch (Patrice Taddonio, Frontline, PBS)

King's grandniece calls for "fire" to burn down walls dividing Americans (Mitch Mitchell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas)

LAPD's long-awaited body cameras will hit the streets on Monday (Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times)

Many are quicker to shoot if the target is black (Tom Jacobs, Pacific Standard)

Morrissey on how Obama "has meant nothing" and Trump "can't be allowed to represent America" (Jen Yamato, The Daily Beast)

No, Katrina evacuees didn't cause a Houston crime wave (Ryan Holeywell, Houston Chronicle)

Obama to face reckoning in New Orleans over Katrina promises (Gardiner Harris, The New York Times)

On Mississippi's Gulf Coast, what was lost and gained from Katrina's fury (DeNeen L. Brown, The Washington Post)

Photos: Post-Katrina, the revitalized New Orleans hides a wasteland, shadow city (Kate Groetzinger, Marissa Williams Quartz)

"Race war": Manifesto released of Virginia murderer (John Nolte, Breitbart)

Readers' review: "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee (Radio, The Diane Rehm Show, NPR)

Ricky Martin: It's time for Latinos to unite against Donald Trump (Ricky Maritn, Fusion)

Texas street where Sandra Bland was arrested is renamed after her (Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

These are the schools that Hurricane Katrina destroyed (Rebecca Klein, The Huffington Post)

This is what would happen if we repealed birthright citizenship (Bryan Schatz, Mother Jones)

Trump preaching to shrinking white electorate creates problems for GOP (Ronald Brownstein, National Journal)

Trump supporter tells U.S. citizen Jorge Ramos to "get out of my country" (Esther Yu-Hsi Lee, Think Progress)

An unfinished riff: The New Orleans economy 10 years after Katrina (Leslie Eaton, Cameron McWhirter, The Wall Street Journal)

Vester Flanagan threatened coworkers, played the race card for years (Katie Zavadski, Kate Briquelet, The Daily Beast)

The Virginia shooting has nothing to do with #BlackLivesMatter (Zeba Blay, The Huffington Post)

What Millennials favorite porn can teach us about race in America (Kelsey Lawrence, Mic)

Will there be justice for Sandra Bland? Unfair system exposed when DPS shows lack of urgency (Jerry Ford II, Forward Times)

With the concerts and unity walks behind us, it's time to address our racial woes (K.J. Kearney, Charleston City Paper, South Carolina)

"You want a race war?" News crew killer's "manifesto" describes how he went "BOOM!" (Joe Saunders, BizPac Review)

 

25/8

 

10 years after Katrina, operators remember agonizing 911 calls (Video, Mark Strassmann, CBS News)

Afternoon links: Ferguson judge announces big changes (Radley Balko, The Washington Post)

American devotion to order over justice must end (Chaumtoli Huq, Al Jazeera America)

Atlanta police investigate racial Elmer Fudd graffiti (Video, Blayne Alexander, USA Today)

Bernie Sanders makes formal pitch to win black vote (Nadra Nittle, Atlanta Black Star)

Birthright citizenship is a hallmark of New World democracies (Jake Flanagin, Quartz)

The Black Lives Matter policy is practical, thoughtful - and urgent (Radley Balko, The Washington Post)

Black movements must operate under broad definition of "Blackness" (Simpson Spencer, The Daily Californian)

Blind people see race differently, and perhaps more wisely (Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post)

City of Prarie View votes to rename street after Sandra Bland (Mihir Zaveri, The Houston Chronicle)

Columnist: Donald Trump may not be a white supremacist, but he sure is their favorite candidate (Richard Prince, The Root)

Combating the resilience of black child poverty (Clio Chang, The Century Foundation)

Cornel West defends support for Bernie Sanders, says "will push him with integrity" (Suman Varandani, International Business Times)

Donald Trump vs. Jorge Ramos on immigration (Video, The Washington Post)

The Donald went down to 'Bama (Charles Hurt, The Washington Times)

End of the line (Jordan Hirsch, Slate)

Ferguson judge withdraws all arrest warrants before 2015 (Video, Greg Botelho, Sara Sidner, CNN)

Ferguson, Mo., judge withdraws thousands of arrest warrants (Radio, Joseph Shapiro, All Things Considered, NPR)

#FergusonSyllabus: How do we teach teens about injustice? (Dexter Thomas, Los Angeles Times)

First, Trump booted Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of his news conference. Then things got interesting. (Phillip Rucker, The Washington Post)

Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke throws support behind Donald Trump (Celeste Katz, Adam Edelman, New York Daily News)

Graham: Trump's immigration plan is "stupid" and "illegal" (Nick Gass, Politico)

A hard life is better than no life at all: New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina (Patrick Melon, Gawker)

How companies make millions off lead-poisoned, poor blacks (Terrence McCoy, The Washington Post)

Hurricane Katrina proved that if black lives matter, climate justice must be top priority (Elizabeth Yeampierre (Uprose), EcoWatch)

Hurricane Katrina: The life it stole, and the future it gave back (Video, Maya A. Jones, ESPN)

I'm a black gentrifier in Harlem - and it's not a good feeling (Video, Morgan Jerkins, The Guardian)

Is YOUR baby racist? Scientists discover a way to reverse racial bias in young children (Ellie Zolfagharifard, The Daily Mail, UK)

Katrina swept away failing school system in New Orleans (Gloria Romero, The Orange County Register)

King family joins Black Women Matter discussion (Mitch Mitchell, The Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas)

Listening back to the news coverage of Hurricane Katrina (Radio, Here & Now, WBUR, Boston)

Martin Luther King III defends Black Lives Matter after Mike Huckabee's "perplexing" comments about his dad (Kylie Cheung, Bustle)

Maryland restricts racial profiling in new guidelines for law enforcement (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, The New York Times)

A "new" New Orleans emerges 10 years after hurricane Katrina (Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor)

The New Orleans I watched suffer from afar is the city I now proudly call home (Michael Fitts, The Guardian)

"New Orleans West": Houston is home for many evacuees 10 years after Katrina (Tom Dart, The Guardian)

No Escape and erasure films: Hollywood's version of #AllLivesMatter (Monique Jones, The Mary Sue)

Note to Hillary: Hearts and minds must be changed on race (Keith Rushing, The Huffington Post)

NYT spins racial discord with bad evidence (The American Interest)

Oprah Winfrey created a planned community for Katrina refugees. How'd that work out? (Peter Moskowitz, New York Magazine)

Organizer says black residents were "left to die" after Hurricane Katrina (Taryn Finley, The Huffington Post)

Portrait of a city 10 years after Hurricane Katrina (PBS Newshour)

Preserving history after Hurricane Katrina (The Conversation, U.S. News & World Report)

Quakers revive Freedom Schools to provide historic clarity, healing, advancement of just society (Paul Ricketts, Frost Illustrated)

Racial profiling and Freddie Gray (Leder, The Baltimore Sun)

Report: New Orleans public schools see loss of black teachers and those with formal teaching credentials (Andrew Vanacore, The New Orleans Advocate)

The resilience strategy: what threats will New Orleans be facing in 50 years' time? (Jeff Hebert, The Guardian)

The right-wing hasn't read this Black Lives Matter textbook, but they are freaking out anyway (Kay Steiger, Think Progress)

#SayHerName highlights police violence against black women (Sofia Edelman, The Daily Tarheel, University of North Carolina)

The spectacle of American violence and the cure for Donald Trump (Henry Giroux, Chuck Mertz, CounterPunch)

Student starts #MyAsianAmericanStory in response to Bush remarks (Dexter Thomas, Los Angeles Times)

Study tracks vast racial gap in school discipline in 13 Southern states (Radio, Claudio Sanchez, All Things Considered, NPR)

Test scores don't tell us everything about New Orleans school reform (Hayley Munguia, FiveThirtyEight)

There is a Ferguson near you (Leah Gunning Francis, The Huffington Post)

What we don't know about policing, race and mental illness (Kelly Davis, The Intercept, First Look)

When it comes to New Orleans schools, who is making the choices? (J. Celeste Lay, The Conversation)

When it comes to the politics of immigration, the GOP's candidates are sinvergüenzas - shameless (Linda Sanchez, The Washington Post)

Why America needs a slavery museum (Video, Paul Rosenfeld, The Atlantic)

With Cornel West endorsement, Bernie Sanders could get second look from black voters (Aaron Morrison, International Business Times)

 

24/8

 

Ahead of border visit, Hispanic Republicans defend Jeb Bush over "anchor baby" (Video, Ashley Killough, CNN)

Alabama man with spoon killed by officer had a "mental episode", police say (Ciara McCarthy, The Guardian)

Alabama redistricting battle back in federal court (Brian Lyman, Montgomery Advertiser, Alabama)

Are New Orleans' post-Katrina flood defenses strong enough? (Video, PBS Newshour)

As New Orleans recovers, will the Dew Drop Inn swing again? (Radio, John Burnett, Morning Edition, NPR)

Autopsy indicates officer shot unarmed teen William Chapman from distance (Jon Swaine, The Guardian)

Ben Carson: #BlackLivesMatter misfire (Ben Carson, USA Today)

Bernie Sanders holds first campaign rally in South Carolina (Video, Democracy Now)

Beyond the breach (Wright Thompson, ESPN)

Cartoonist fired by LA Times after LAPD arrest says evidence "spliced and edited" (Steven W. Thrasher, The Guardian)

Cincinnati's race problem (Karl Ushanka, American Thinker)

Class notes (Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker)

Corruption and contempt, the hidden story of Hurricane Katrina. How the Bush machine destroyed America's emergency response agency (Russ Baker, Global Research, Canada)

A crime and policing expert critiques Black Lives Matter's police-reform plan (Harold Pollack, New York Magazine)

Deconstructing race: Remembering segregated schools (Radio, John Fleming, WYSO, Ohio)

The fearful and the frustrated (Evan Osnos, The New Yorker)

"Good breeders" (Marie Jenkins Schwartz, Slate)

Hurricane Katrina's legacy 10 years on - a whiter, more gentrified New Orleans (Andrew Buncombe, The Independent, UK)

The hurricane station (Raijini Vaidyanathan, BBC News)

It's too dangerous to elect prosecutors (Andrew Novak, The Daily Beast)

I was a civil rights activist in the 1960s. But it's hard for me to get behind Black Lives Matter. (Barbara Reynolds, The Washington Post)

Juror says Kerrick should have been convicted, but defense put victim on trial (Manny Otiko, Atlanta Black Star)

The lasting effects of Hurricane Katrina (Gary Rivlin, Rolling Stone)

Lightness/darkness of skin affects male immigrants' likelihood of gaining employment (Phys.org)

Lower Ninth Ward residents remember when the levees failed New Orleans (Radio, Debbie Elliott, Morning Edition, NPR)

Mississippi's often forgotten Katrina resurrection: Column (Kathleen Koch, USA Today)

NAACP's Journey for Justice: why a disabled veteran is marching 860 miles (Max Blau, The Guardian)

New Orleans mayor Landrieu kicks off week of Katrina commemoration (Richard Rainey, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans)

Op-ed: PC culture is going too far (Amanda Kerri, The Advocate)

Peggy Hubbard's attack on Black Lives Matter (Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic)

Quigley's Katrina pain index shows New Orleans not affordable for blacks (Louisiana Weekly, New America Media)

Race relations are everyone's concern (Sarah Day Owen, The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, Californien)

Racial identity of activist questioned but does it matter? (Scott Stroud, Phillip Lucas (Associated Press), ABC News)

St. Louis County v. the press: Round 1 begins without the reporters (Cristian Farias, The Huffington Post)

Stock photos of black people are finally moving beyond racist stereotypes (Hannah Giorgis, New Republic)

Ten years after Katrina, blight remains amid recovery in New Orleans (+video) (Jessica Mendoza, The Christian Science Monitor)

Trump's America: Walled in and majority white (Rafia Zakaria, Al Jazeera America)

White supremacist wants to name his all-white town after Donald Trump (Catherine Thompson, Talking Points Memo)

Why does the only black presidential candidate insist the US is post-racial? (Sidney Fussell, The Guardian)

Writer Jesmyn Ward reflects on survival since Katrina (Video, PBS Newshour)

 

23/8

 

America's sanctuary city nightmare (Hans A. von Spakovsky, The National Interest)

Author: Jefferson's slaves not a "black and white" issue (Paul Bremmer, WND)

Bernie Sanders and black vote: Problem or opportunity? (+video) (Mark Sappenfield, The Christian Science Monitor)

The bridge from Hurricane Katrina to #BlackLivesMatter (Will Bunch, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Challenge to NC voter ID law set for hearing in state court (Anne Blythe, The News & Observer, North Carolina)

Charlotte is the latest city with racial protests (Scott Beyer, Forbes)

Detroit residents answer police chief's call to arm themselves (Rick Moran, PJ Media)

Did religion make the American Civil War worse? (Allen Guelzo, The Atlantic)

History made as six black women make the cover of the prestigious September issue (Lauren Dorling, The News Hub)

How Sharpton could benefit from backing Iran nuclear deal (Isabel Vincent, Melissa Klein, New York Post)

If MLK was alive, he'd make white people just as uncomfortable as Black Lives Matter (Lincoln A. Blades, The Grio)

In conversation: Quentin Tarantino (Lane Brown, Vulture)

In South Carolina, Sanders discusses race, courts black voters (Radio, Sarah McCammon, Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR)

It was New Orleans' musicians - not its politicians - who saved the city post-Katrina (Jason Berry, The Daily Beast)

Jerame Reid's family calls for federal investigation into fatal police shooting (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Ken Burns reflects on the Civil War, present-day politics (Video, Rebecca Kaplan, Face the Nation, CBS News)

Making the case for Black with a capital B. Again. (Meredith D. Clark, Ph.D., Poynter)

Mike Huckabee's "Black Lives Matter" comments try to speak for Martin Luther King Jr., & it's embarrassing (April Siese, Bustle)

More racial unrest in St. Louis after police kill black suspect (Chelsea West, The Weather Space)

Municipal court reform law takes effect Friday; many warrants, fines are being canceled early (Jennifer S. Mann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Narrative fail: Majority of Americans, white and black, prefer "all lives matter" (Jerome Hudson, Breitbart)

New Orleans dares to dream, 10 years after Katrina (Tom Dart, The Guardian)

NPR assails objectivity as a dishonest white construct while "black lives matter" (Tim Graham, NewsBusters)

On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a pattern of neglect still plagues black lives in New Orleans (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

Police union slams circuit attorney over investigation into officer-involved fatal shooting (Koran Addo, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Rhode Island church taking unusual step to illuminate its slavery role (Katharine Q. Seelye, The New York Times)

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, another reminder #BlackLivesMatter (David A. Love, The Grio)

Unchecked immigration: A greater threat to the USA than ISIS (Awr Hawkins, Breitbart)

WaPo writer: Black votes should count for more than white votes (Blake Neff, The Daily Caller)

"We are an afterthought," says one black Mormon woman. Here's why. (Collier Meyerson, Fusion)

We live here: On being biracial (Shula Neuman, St. Louis Public Radio)

What black and white people really think about one another (Hugh Muir, The Guardian)

"What did Jonathan Ferrell do?": juror says defense put victim on trial (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Where Black Lives Matter began (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

Why Hillary Clinton's encounter with Black Lives Matter is her defining performance (Steve LeVine, Quartz)

"The Wire" humanized urban black people. In "Show Me a Hero," David Simon humanizes white racists. (Maya Dukmasova, In These Times)

 

22/8

 

10 years after Katrina, New Orleans still on the mend (Video, ABC News)

Alderman calls for change in St. Louis city leadership, following vigil for Mansur Ball-Bey (Kim Hudson, Fox2Now St. Louis)

American Airlines workers say they face racial taunts, discrimination (Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post)

Bernie Sanders courts black voters in South Carolina after criticism on racial issues (Jason Horowitz, The New York Times)

Black Iowa: The crisis in America's cities (Arnold Woods III, The Des Moines Register, Iowa)

#BlackLivesMatter's national platform calls for major policy change & the group's suggestions have eyes on the long run (Melanie Schmitz, Bustle)

Black mother gives Black Lives Matter protesters serious tongue lashing, viral video generates gigantic response (Video, Dave Urbanski, The Blaze)

Black students with learning disabilities are three times more likely to be suspended than white students with learning disabilities (Jonathan Hunter, North Dallas Gazette)

Campaign Zero: A "blueprint for ending police violence" (Nadia Prupis, San Diego Free Press)

Can a "bias workshop" help remedy racism in health care? (Nadra Nittle, Atlanta Black Star)

Circuit Attorney's Office launches investigation into death of Mansur Ball-Bey (Christine Byers, Jesse Bogan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Commemorating 52nd anniversary of the March on Washington for jobs and freedom (Clarence B. Jones, The Huffington Post)

A decade after Katrina, big problems plague New Orleans (Dan Taylor, National Monitor)

Dotson says 14-year-old witnessed Mansur Ball-Bey shooting, family attorney claims teen's account differs from initial police report (Rebecca Rivas, The St. Louis American)

Dr. Dre owes black women much more than an apology (Blue Telusma, The Grio)

Flag controversies and race politics in a civil war town (Graham Stinnett, Truth-Out)

From black August to Black Lives Matter (Yesenia Barragan (teleSUR English), Truth-Out)

George Wallacing: The proud ignorance of Trump's race-baiters at Politico (John Nolte, Breitbart)

Hate isn't a trait we have at birth (C.W. Gusewelle, The Kansas City Star)

Hillary Clinton and #BlackLivesMatter: An unproductive confrontation (Michael Barone, Washington Examiner)

How John Birch helped inspire a Dizzy Gillespie presidential run (Matthew Guerrieri, The Boston Globe)

Hurricane Katrina 10 years later: New Orleans still struggling to rebuild, but residents refuse to give in (Greg B. Smith, New York Daily News)

In South Carolina, Bernie Sanders confronts his black-voter problem (Vanessa Williams, The Washington Post)

It's time to separate the South from the Confederacy (Becca Andrews, Mother Jones)

Julian Bond, race man (George C. Gardner III, San Francisco Bay View)

The Justice Department's "grotesque" misconduct against New Orleans cops (Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review)

Landrieu: Post-Katrina, New Orleans is "on a roll" (Mitch Landrieu, Houston Chronicle)

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Why ‘Black lives matter’ resonates (Leonard Pitts Jr., Miami Herald)

Maryland man dies after being shot by officer following struggle, police say (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Md. state trooper fatally shoots suspect in North East (Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun)

Mistrial for officer and no justice for unarmed man: family vows to fight on (Christina Cooke, The Guardian)

The myth of the New Orleans school makeover (Andrea Gabor, The New York Times)

New Orleans neighborhoods scrabble for hope in abandoned ruins (Radio, Debbie Elliott, All Things Considered, NPR)

New Orleans rises decade after Katrina, with a changed face (Rebecca Santana (Associated Press), The Christian Science Monitor)

Number of homeless people in New Orleans drops, but per capita figure still high (Jaquetta White, The New Orleans Advocate)

On Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversary, half of New Orleans remains in ruins (Nancy LeBrun, Newsweek)

On Martha's Vineyard, black elites ponder the past year (Sarah Wheaton, Politico)

Peaceful night at scene of police shooting (Video, Brian Kelly, CBS St. Louis)

Prosecutors to investigate deadly St. Louis police shooting (Associated Press)

Remembering Julian Bond through his own words (Lydklip, Minnesota Public Radio News)

Sanders reaches out to black voters in South Carolina (Elliot Smilowitz, The Hill)

Scott Walker on meeting with Black Lives Matter: "Who knows who that is?" (Esther Yu-Hsi Lee, Think Progress)

Straight outta excuses: Rap culture blames police for black-on-black violence (Mary Ramirez, The Blaze)

THEN AND NOW: See how New Orleans has bounced back 10 years after Hurricane Katrina (Denis Slattery, New York Daily News)

Trump's audacious Southern spectacle is part of his strategy (Robert Costa, David Weigel, The Washington Post)

Trump's call to end abuse of US birthright citizenship divides GOP field, legal experts (Joseph Weber, Fox News)

What Katrina left behind: New Orleans' uneven recovery and unending divisions (Tom Dart, The Guardian)

The white guilt-white privilege shakedown (William A. Levinson, American Thinker)

Why a Virginia principal refuses to take down her school's Confederate flags (Peter Holley, The Washington Post)

Why Conservatives should care about Ferguson (John C. Goodman, Town Hall)

Why no justice for Jonathan Ferrell (Debbie Hines, The Huffington Post)

Will GOP's efforts to reach out to Hispanics survive these primaries? (Radio, Don Gonyea, Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR)

Yusef Hawkins, an African-American teen, is killed by a gang of white teens in 1989 (Larry Celona, Thomas Raftery, James Harney, Alfred Lubrano, Ruth Landa, John Marzulli, Claire Serant, Stuart Marques, New York Daily News)

 

21/8

 

7 things about Native Americans you'll never learn from the mainstream media (Zak Cheney-Rice, Mic)

10 years after Katrina, New Orleans renaissance leaves Lower 9th Ward in the wilderness (Associated Press, Fox News)

50 years later: Racial outrage and the importance of the 1965 Watts uprising (Shaun Ossei-Owusu, The Huffington Post)

"Anchor baby" and "illegal" are not insults (Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary)

Are Republicans for freedom or white identity politics? (Ben Domenech, The Federalist)

Autopsy shows St. Louis teenager killed by police was shot in the back (Al Jazeera America)

Baltimore records 212th homicide of the year, city more deadly than New York (Laurie Hannah, New York Daily News)

The beautiful half-truth of the Hawaiian melting pot (Eliza Berman, Time)

Bernie Sanders will introduce legislation to end private prisons (Paige Lavender, The Huffington Post)

Black Lives Matter, white supremacist liberals, and black-ifying Bernie Sanders (Michal Kranz, Chicago Monitor)

Black lives > white feelings: a Kingian defense of #BlackLivesMatter (Lawrence Ware, CounterPunch)

Chicago police officers shoot and wound 14-year-old boy after chase (Ciara McCarthy, The Guardian)

A conversation about Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders (Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic)

The curious case of Shaun King, blogger and conservative media target (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

Deconstructing race: Anxiety about racism travels with me (Radio, Katy Crosby, WYSO, Antioch College, Ohio)

Dem rep: Trump inspires "racially motivated violence" (Mark Hensch, The Hill)

Does Colorado's death penalty have a race problem? (Kelsey Ray, The Colorado Independent)

Donald Trump, Alabama and the ghost of George Wallace (Ben Schreckinger, Politico)

Editorial: Race is not the issue, but the hostility is real (Eve Edmonds, Richmond News)

Election 2016 and Black Lives Matter: What have the candidates said? (Clark Mindock, International Business Times)

Entrepreneurs revitalized New Orleans after Katrina (Rhonda Abrams, The Statesman-Journal, Salem, Oregon)

Even speech we hate should be free (Mick Hume, The Wall Street Journal)

FBI begins assisting in hate crime investigation (Video, Bill Barajas, KSAT, San Antonio, Texas)

Federal court rejects condemned inmate's racial appeal claim (Associated Press, KBTX, Bryan, Texas)

Fox News said Ferguson ignored shooting of 9-year-old girl. Here's what really happened (Zak Cheney-Rice, Mic)

How Katrina changed the face of New Orleans (Radio, Lizzie O'Leary, Raghu Manavalan, Marketplace)

I'm white. My husband is black. Why can't our child be both? (Brigitte Vittrup, Houston Chronicle)

In questions over Shaun King's race, activists see challenge to Black Lives Matter movement (Katie Rogers, The New York Times)

Inside the struggle for justice at the Texas jailhouse where Sandra Bland died (Eesha Pandit (Salon), AlterNet)

Is your neighborhood racist? (Tamara Shayne Kagel, Pacific Standard)

It's about working Americans, not race, stupid (Curtis Ellis, WND)

Joe Biden's role in '90s crime law could haunt any presidential bid (Nicholas Fandos, The New York Times)

John M. Barry: 10 years after Katrina, New Orleans is safe, but will it stay that way? (John M. Barry, The Dallas Morning News)

Katrina scars run deep in New Orleans, 10 years later (Ben Piven, Al Jazeera America)

Maher: Why is #BlackLivesMatter going after sympathizers like Hillary and Bernie? (Video, Ken Meyer, Mediaite)

Mayor Landrieu to displaced New Orleanians: "Y'all can come home" (Radio, John Burnett, All Things Considered, NPR)

Mistrial declared in case of police officer who killed former college football player (Associated Press, The Guardian)

The new anthems of resistance: Hip-hop and Black Lives Matter (Alexander Billet, In These Times)

Not just anti-Hispanic (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

On patrol with the Copwatchers who film the NYPD (John Surico, Vice)

On the trail: For Alderman Kennedy, police shooting shines spotlight on disparity and distrust (Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio)

Police indictments for murder are soaring, but is this an epidemic? (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

Poll: Most black people prefer "all lives matter" (Bradford Richardson, The Hill)

Post-Freddie Gray, interviewers want to hear what Baltimore teens have to say (David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun)

Prominent Ferguson protesters publish anti-police violence policy platform (Jeremy Kohler, St. Louis-Post Dispatch)

Protesters unveil demands for stricter US policing laws as political reach grows (Jon Swaine, Lauren Gambino, Oliver Laughland, The Guardian)

Race in the US: What if your identity was a lie? (John Metta, Al Jazeera)

Race riot marks one of Houston's darkest days (Joe Holley, Houston Chronicle)

Race splits the 2016 Democrats (Washington Examiner)

A racial gap in attitudes toward hospice care (Sarah Varney, The New York Times)

Remove the Southern belle from her inglorious perch (Elizabeth Boyd, The Washington Post)

Seattle's gang of four: A friendship that crossed racial lines (Radio, Ross Reynolds, KUOW, Seattle)

Shaun King's race is the latest distraction in the fight for justice (Keith Boykin, BET)

"Show me a hero": Where's the N-word? (Kriston Capps, CityLab)

Sociologists proclaim genes do not determine race, "misconception" hurts society (Matthew W. Hughey, Genetic Literacy Project)

Sorry Jeb, "anchor babies" is a slur (Video, Raul A. Reyes, CNN)

St. Louis teenager killed by police was shot in the back, autopsy finds (Jon Swaine, The Guardian)

Study reveals Americans' subconscious racial biases (Nick Kim Sexton, NBC News)

To acquaint youth with racial issues, try these books (Becky Shaknovich, The Notebook, Philadelphia Public School)

"To Kill a Mockingbird" actress says today's society can still learn from film's message (Frances Hubbard, Daily Press, Virginia)

Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn drama series gets CBS put pilot commitment (Nellie Andreeva, Deadline)

To the new culture cops, everything is appropriation (Cathy Young, The Washington Post)

Trans deaths, white privilege (Jennifer Finney Boylan, The New York Times)

Trump's immigration plan could spell doom for the GOP (George F. Will, The Washington Post)

We used to count black Americans as 3/5 of a person. For reparations, give them 5/3 of a vote. (Theodore R. Johnson, The Washington Post)

What 311 calls can tell us about gentrification (Benjamin Ryan, New York Magazine)

While I breathe I hope: The un-Southern perspective to the Confederate flag (Roshanda E. Pratt, The Huffington Post)

White critics and rap fans love "Straight Outta Compton," but they're missing half the story (Jamilah Lemieux, The Washington Post)

Why the Black Lives Matter crowd should give up on the Democrats (Leon Wolf, New York Post)

With "Campaign Zero, activists put teeth in demand for end to police violence (Liz Dwyer, TakePart)

 

20/8

 

10 things you didn't know were racist (John Leo, National Review)

Activist Shaun King criticized for allegedly misrepresenting his race (J.K. Trotter, Gawker)

Activist Shaun King denies claims he lied about race and assault (Ashley Southall, The New York Times)

Activist Shaun King says man on birth certificate isn't his biological father (Wesley Lowery, Michael E. Miller, The Washington Post)

After fatal St. Louis shooting, activists slam "aggressive" police tactics (Renee Lewis, Al Jazeera America)

Are traumatized students disabled? A debate straight outta Compton (Radio, Cory Turner, Morning Edition, NPR)

At least nine protesters arrested after St. Louis police shooting (Fox News)

Bail set at $1M for officer charged with attempted murder (Video, Justin Fenton, Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore police officer's bail set at $1m for allegedly shooting burglary suspect (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Black Lives Matter activist: Hillary Clinton's racial justice record is "abysmal" (Radio, All Things Considered, NPR)

Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King: I'm black (Eliza Collins, Politico)

#BlackLivesMatter and progressive activism in a presidential election season (Dana Beyer, The Huffington Post)

Black sheep: The people still defending Shaun King (Milo Yiannopoulos, Breitbart)

Can black art ever escape the politics of race? (Vinson Cunningham, The New York Times)

Can health care be cured of racial bias? (Katherine Streeter, NPR)

COINTELPRO 2.0? The police are spying on #BlackLivesMatter activists (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

Column: August is the month of our discontent (Deray McKesson, PBS Newshour)

Confronting our nation’s racial discord? It’s not brain surgery (Cynthia M. Allen, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas)

Conservatives should stay far away from Trump's ethnic polarization (Michael Gerson, The Washington Post)

Everything that's wrong with police training in one chart (Daniel Rivero, Fusion)

Ferguson police intensify abuse, but no amount of tear gas, hatred and contempt will deter us (The Organization for Black Struggle, San Francisco Bay View)

The fight for the soul of Black Lives Matter (Greg Howard, The Concourse)

Fires set off, police confront crowds hours after St. Louis police fatally shoot teen (Jesse Bogan, Doug Moore, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

George Houser, Freedom Rides pioneer and a founder of CORE, dies at 99 (Margalit Fox, The New York Times)

Hate group Council of Conservative Citizens conference in Nashville cancelled (The Southern Poverty Law Center)

How realistic is Donald Trump's immigration plan? (Radio, John Burnett, Morning Edition, NPR)

Imagining a better outcome for Sandra Bland (Michael Lindsey, The Conversation)

Is "anchor baby" a derogatory term? A history of the debate. (Amber Phillips, The Washington Post)

Jeb Bush: "Anchor babies" isn't offensive (Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post)

Justice Department reports on Ferguson could cost more than $1 million (Chuck Raasch, Christine Byers, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Loretta Lynch's tenure as attorney general is off to a dramatic start (Emily Bazelon, Vogue)

"Katrina truth" site details neglect of black New Orleans (Daniel Kerry, Ebony)

Marco Rubio asked about "anchor babies," responds with "human beings" (Sean Sullivan, The Washington Post)

New Orleans economic renaissance is not all it may seem 10 years after Katrina (Suzanne McGee, The Guardian)

New Orleans explores affordable housing options as demand grows (Richard A. Webster, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans)

New Orleans homeless rate among highest in country (Video, Antwan Harris (Eyewitness News), WWLTV, New Orleans)

New Orleans' post-Katrina repairs pose lead poisoning threat, magazine says (Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans)

New Orleans public housing remade after Katrina. Is it working? (Richard A. Webster, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans)

New Orleans reduces homeless numbers by 85 percent, but struggles with per capita rate (Richard A. Webster, The Times-Picayune)

Nina Turner on race, gender, and money in politics (Donovan X. Ramsey, Demos)

No charges against New Jersey police officers in fatal 2014 shooting (Associated Press, The Guardian)

No vote left behind (Reihan Salam, Slate)

Police say they must choose between a dead criminal and a dead cop. It's not that simple. (Nick Wing, The Huffington Post)

Race, love, hate, and me: A distinctly American story (Shaun King, Daily Kos)

Race: The ongoing American dilemma (Elwood D. Watson, The Huffington Post)

Rachel Dolezal 2.0? Shaun King, activist for the Black Lives Matter movement, outed as a white man (Candace Amos, New York Daily News)

Racially diverse friendships improve job performance (Rick Nauert PhD, PsychCentral)

Remarkable Bond: Civil rights legend remembered for a purpose-driven life (Kenya Vaughn, The St. Louis American)

Report: Far fewer homeless in New Orleans than after Katrina when homelessness was rampant (Cain Burdeau (Associated Press), U.S. News & World Report)

S.C. civil war reenactment canceled because of Emanuel AME church shooting (Lori Grisham, USA Today)

Select your jury on race-neutral criteria (Ken Broda-Bahm, Ph.D., The National Law Review)

Shaun King is no Rachel Dolezal: Look who's calling him white (Dexter Thomas, Los Angeles Times)

Social constructs: The date line, race, and the Confederate flag (Brennan Breed, The Huffington Post)

St. Louis neighborhood erupts with unrest following fatal officer-involved shooting (Mariah Stewart, Rebecca Rivas (The St. Louis American), The Huffington Post)

St. Louis officials meet with clergy to defuse tensions after shooting (Ben Kesling, The Wall Street Journal)

St. Louis police chief defends fatal shooting by officers (Video, Jim Suhr, Jim Salter (Associated Press), ABC News)

St. Louis police use tear gas on demonstrators protesting fatal shooting (Video, Dana Ford, Ben Brumfield, CNN)

St. Louis shooting: Armed or not, protesters question death of black teen (Kevin Truong, The Christian Science Monitor)

Suspect cites Trump after anti-immigrant assault, Trump responds by saying he has passionate fans (Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate)

Teen killed by St. Louis police was in wrong place at wrong time, not a criminal: family (Rachelle Blidner, New York Daily News)

Tensions high after St. Louis police shooting of black suspect (Ben Kesling, The Wall Street Journal)

Ten years after (Tegneseriestribe, Ronald Wimberly, The New Yorker)

"They will not take the street": Ferguson and colonial histories (Paddy O'Halloran, CounterPunch)

A Trump-inspired hate crime in Boston (Russell Berman, The Atlantic)

Watts 50 years later (Shannen Hill, Los Angeles Sentinel)

While former Ferguson officer Darren Wilson is free, St. Louis prosecutors decide to file mass charges against protesters (Manny Otiko, Atlanta Black Star)

White America needs to wake up: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders & the unacknowledged crimes of American justice (Brittney Cooper, Salon)

Who does and who doesn't get drug treatment in prison? (Lauren Kirchner, Pacific Standard)

Why a Black Lives Matter activist's race is under scrutiny (Josh Sanburn, Time)

Why US police are out of control (Daniel Lazare, Consortium News)

Why we need police reform (Daniel Payne, The Federalist)

 

19/8

 

"1 shot fired by officer" (Mark Joseph Stern, Slate)

ACLU blasts St. Louis County for belatedly charging Ferguson demonstrators (Steve Giegerich, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

After criticism, HUD says it's trying to give the boot to public housing families who earn too much money (Lisa Rein, The Washington Post)

After Hurricane Katrina, a man-made disaster in New Orleans (Polly Mosendz, Newsweek)

After vandalism, "black lives matter" sign is stolen outside a Maryland church (Perry Stein, The Washington Post)

America's most segregated cities (Alexander Kent, Thomas C. Frohlich, 24/7 Wall St)

Amid an era rife with rebellion, the Watts riots were a wake-up call (Georgia Skelton, Los Angeles Times)

Autopsy of inmate reveals homicide by prison guards (Infinite Wiz, The Source)

Bail reform urged after Sandra Bland's death (Leah Binkovitz, Houston Chronicle)

Civil rights activist Cornel West throws support behind Bernie Sanders (Joshua De Leon, Ring of Fire)

Confederate flag controversy: More US schools consider bans on display of Southern symbol as Charleston unveils new policy (Aaron Morrison, International Business Times)

Cop hate is going straight into the mainstream (Scott Greer, The Daily Caller)

Cornel West: The fire of a new generation (George Yancy, Cornel West, The New York Times)

Critique of Hillary from Bernie supporters shouldn't lead to the phrase "You sound like a Republican!" (H. A. Goodman, The Huffington Post)

Did Black Lives Matter organizer Shaun King mislead Oprah Winfrey by pretending to be biracial? (Milo Yiannopoulos, Breitbart)

Donald Trump and the politics of white male anger (COMMENTARY) (David Gushee (Religion News Service), The Washington Post)

Exploring racial bias among biracial and single-race adults: The IAT (Rich Morin, Pew Research Center)

Family of diabetic black man says he died in jail after being denied insulin (Zellie Imani, Atlanta Black Star)

Feds investigating claims of racial discrimination in Salt Lake City schools (Benjamin Wood, The Salt Lake Tribune)

The Ferguson problem: An African American struggle (Marque-Anthony, ThyBlackMan.com)

Hillary Clinton, pressed on race, issues her own challenge (Maggie Haberman, The New York Times)

I question whether we have learned "citizenship" in our generation (Terri Susan Fine (The University of Central Florida Forum), The Huffington Post)

Judge sets Ohio police officer's murder trial for November (Ginny McCabe, Reuters, Yahoo News)

Julian Bond: Immutable voice for environmental justice (Rhea Suh, Switchboard, Natural Resources Defense Council Staff Blog)

The lifetime earning gap black and Hispanic college graduates face (Eric Schulzke, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah)

Louis Stokes, first black U.S. congressman from Ohio, dies at 90 (Emily Langer, The Washington Post)

Making the battleground the black woman's body (Dawn M. Turner, Chicago Tribune)

Mike Huckabee misses the point of Black Lives Matter (Andrew Rosenthal, The New York Times)

More trans women of color murdered: Why we need to recognize systemic bias (Steve Williams, Care2)

Obama and Eric Holder think Rick Santorum is a racist (Alex Pfeiffer, The Daily Caller)

Officer's lawyer: Sanders death not racial (Zachary Oren Smith, The Jackson Free Press, Mississippi)

Promoting racial equality: Viewpoint 1: "You don't fight racism with racism" (KJ McElrath, Ring of Fire)

Promoting racial equality: Viewpoint 2: "Black rage is the only voice white people can hear" (KJ McElrath, Ring of Fire)

Prosecutor clears immigration officer who shot Detroit man in home raid (Ryan Felton, The Guardian)

Race and beyond: The enduring legacy of Julian Bond (Sam Fulwood III, Center for American Progress)

Race and gender matter for representation (Sean McElwee, Al Jazeera America)

Read TIME's report on the Crown Heights riots of 1991 (Lily Rothman, Time)

Rep. John Lewis, national civil rights leader, relives movement during visit to Fresno (Andrea Castillo, The Fresno Bee)

The seeds of the Black ghetto were sown in the 1880s, long before the Great Migration. (John R. Logan, Weiwei Zhang, Richard Turner, Allison Shertzer, The London School of Economics and Political Science)

Skirting race, ethnicity in Hartford's mayoral primary (Mark Pazniokas, The Connecticut Mirror)

Sorority recruitment videos show lack of diversity (Mary Bowerman, USA Today)

St. Bernard council rejects MLK Blvd. renaming amid racial tensions (Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans)

St. Louis County issues year-old charges against Ferguson protesters (Danny Wicentowski, Riverfront Times)

St. Louis police fatally shoot teen while trying to issue search warrant (Jesse Bogan, Doug Moore, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Surveillance of Black Lives Matter movement recalls COINTELPRO tactics (Julia Craven, The Huffington Post)

Suspect killed in St. Louis officer-involved shooting (Video, Jimmy Bernhard, USA Today)

Under fire, sanctuary cities draw comparisons to Harriet Tubman, George Wallace (Allie Yee, The Institute of Southern Studies)

Wake schools are growing separate and unequal (Chuck Liddy, The News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina)

What happened to Samuel Harrell? The New York inmate's death demands an investigation and prison reform (Madhuri Sathish, Bustle)

What I learned from a disgraced art show on Harlem (Holland Cotter, The New York Times)

Which of these 4 Emmett Till projects will be made first? Whoopi Goldberg gets behind another (Tambay A. Obenson, Shadow and Act)

Why all Detroit police officers are getting body cameras (+video) (Michelle Toh, The Christian Science Monitor)

Why Ben Carson is unexpectedly surging ahead (Ryan Struyk, Katherine Faulders, ABC News)

Why Republicans could have trouble winning the Latino vote, in one poll (Samantha Page, Think Progress)

Why we need 1 percent of GDP for justice, not for charity or football (Deborah Castillo, Cindy Duhigg, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Yes, pander to Trump on immigration (Rich Lowry, Politico)

 

18/8

 

300 men march protesters lead anti-violence trek from Baltimore to Washington D.C. (Richy Rosario, Vibe)

The alarming effect of racial mismatch on teacher expectations (Seth Gershenson, Brookings)

Ben Carson's focus on black abortions, Margaret Sanger and eugenics, explained (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

Black America has no leader. Not even Obama. (Noah Feldman, Bloomberg View)

Black colleges matter (Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek)

Black Lives Matter activist disputes portions of SAPD arrest report (Mark Reagan, San Antonio Current, Texas)

#BlackLivesMatter activists confront Hillary Clinton on incarceration (Video, Monica Alba, NBC News)

Black Lives Matter protesters: All lives matter is a violent statement [VIDEO] (Video, Steve Guest, The Daily Caller)

#BlackLivesMatter to Clinton, other presidential candidates: Get a real analysis on race (Danielle C. Belton, The Root)

Closing arguments begin in Charlotte cop's manslaughter trial (Video, Kevin Conlon, Eliott C. McLaughlin, John Murgatroyd, CNN)

Colorado launches effort to study racial profiling (Ivan Moreno (Associated Press), The Denver Post)

Considering motherhood and murdered black children (Monica Simpson, Ebony)

DNA shows Warren Harding wasn't America's first black president (Peter Baker, The New York Times)

Does asking white people for more self-reflection about race actually work? (Jesse Singal, New York Magazine)

Eric Garner case: coalition petitions state court to unseal grand jury documents (Lauren Gambino, The Guardian)

"Everybody" arrested in Ferguson last August is being charged, lawyers say (Mariah Stewart, Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post)

Examining post-unrest violent crime in Baltimore (Adam Marton, The Baltimore Sun)

Fewer from Baltimore go to prison, driving down number of Md. inmates (Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun)

Following Sandra Bland's death, lawmakers will study jail safety on interim committee (Bobby Blanchard, The Dallas Morning News)

From Watts yesterday to Ferguson today, riots and resistance (Charlene Muhammad, The Final Call)

George Zimmerman teams up with Fla. "anti-Muslim zone" gun-shop owner (Breanna Edwards, The Root)

Harlem voices anger, hope a year after Ferguson (Adam Phillips, Voice of America)

Helpless in the face of senseless violence (Melanie Bishop, The Huffington Post)

Hillary Clinton had a tense meeting with Black Lives Matter activists (Maxwell Tani, Business Insider UK)

How FEMA rebuilt New Orleans (Video, Sen. Mary Landrieu, Andrew Rotherham, Carl Cannon, Real Clear Politics)

How Hillary Clinton and other candidates talk about Black Lives Matter (Jack Martinez, Newsweek)

If African Americans are refugees in America, where should we go? (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

I'm a young, black female, and I may not vote in this presidential election (Arielle Newton, PBS Newshour)

Janelle Monáe marches against police brutality in Chicago after "secret" show (Rachel Cromidas, Chicagoist)

Janelle Monáe's forceful artistic argument that Black Lives Matter (Alyssa Rosenberg, The Washington Post)

Jesse Jackson and #BlackLivesMatter: The rift between respectability politics and the new protest movement (David Love, Atlanta Black Star)

John Kasich: I've led on Black Lives Matter issues (Video, CBS News)

Julian Bond: a leader with clarity, courage and strength (Jesse Jackson, CounterPunch)

Lena Dunham: Sandra Bland had big plans to help women before she died (Lena Dunham, Los Angeles Times)

Let's be honest, black lives don't matter (Louis DeBroux, Patriot Post)

The long distance revolutionary - Chris Hedges (Video, Chris Hedges, The Real News)

Marco Rubio: The newest member of Black Lives Matter (Colin Flaherty, American Thinker)

Much of Trump immigration plan not "radical" in GOP circles (Alan Gomez, USA Today)

New Mexico officers to stand trial for murder in homeless man's death (Associated Press, The Guardian)

New Orleans a decade after Katrina: "Waiting for Godot" courtesy of disaster capitalism (Gilbert Mercier, CounterPunch)

News organizations protest Ferguson charges against reporters (Dylan Byers, Politico)

"The Nightly Show": Larry Wilmore reflects on 100 episodes and losing Jon Stewart as a lead-in (Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter)

NY prisoner's death ruled homicide after reported beating from prison guards (Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root)

Parenting in the era of #BlackLivesMatter (Brandon L. Greene, The Huffington Post)

President Obama's Department of Injustice (Alec Karakatsanis, The New York Times)

The racial divide in the US revisited: An interview with Bishop Edward K. Braxton (Peter Jesserer Smith, National Catholic Register)

Racism in America: Children who don't have the "race talk" face negative psychological effects (Dana Dovey, Medical Daily)

Report: Blacks and Hispanics believe racism is a big problem; Hispanics less aware of Confederate flag debate (Nicole Akoukou Thompson, Latin Post)

Roorda pens Ferguson book (Colin Reischman, The Missouri Times)

Sandra Bland's death launches new hearings on jail suicides (Paul J. Weber, Associated Press)

Sandra Bland's death prompts Texas lawmakers to review jail safety (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Segregated housing still plagues USA: Column (David Person, USA Today)

Shooting unarmed black man was self-defense, officer's lawyer tells Charlotte jury (Jonathan M. Katz, The New York Times)

Stand up to "Black Lives Matter" bullies (Clarence V. McKee, Newsmax)

Trump showed how to speak truth on immigration; Now which GOP candidate will do the same on race? (Jared E. Peterson, American Thinker)

Two Atlanta area police officers charged with murder after using stun guns (Associated Press, The Guardian)

The unwelcome return of "illegals" (Emily Bazelon, The New York Times)

Video catches 14 cops gang up on homeless amputee "armed" with crutches (The Free Thought Project, AlterNet)

Video of man restrained by San Francisco police causes stir (Sarah Maslin Nir, The New York Times)

A vision for Ferguson, Baltimore, L.A. and everywhere (Gloria Walton, Newton Daily News,

What Hillary Clinton doesn't get about #Black Lives Matter (Video, Dorothy A. Brown, CNN)

What if black lives really mattered? (Armstrong Williams, The Root)

White progressives and the Black Lives Matter movement: Behind the struggle (Rick Cohen, Non Profit Quarterly)

Witnesses: 20 officers beat bipolar black inmate to death - and none of them have been punished (David Edwards, Raw Story)

Whose side are the Oath Keepers in Ferguson on? (Andy Cush, Gawker)

Why does no one seem to care about these two officer-related deaths? (Sharon Grigsby, The Dallas Morning News)

Why Latino children are scared of Donald Trump (Héctor Tobar, The New York Times)

Why New Orleans' black residents are still under water after Katrina (Gary Rivlin, The New York Times)

Why we didn't get president Julian Bond (Eleanor Clift, The Daily Beast)

 

17/8

 

4 Nashville criminal cases overturned in 35 days (Stacey Barchenger, The Tennessean)

9 perfect clapbacks to anyone who says #BlackLivesMatter activism isn't working (Zak Cheney-Rice, Mic)

95% of prosecutors are white and they treat blacks worse (Jay Michaelson, The Daily Beast)

100-year anniversary of the hanging of Leo Frank (Michael Sainato, New York Observer)

Activists "feel the Bern?" (Charles M. Blow, The New York Times)

After Ferguson, still in search of racial justice (Russell Moore, Philly.com)

Angry black radicals and the foolish white liberals who love them (David French, National Review)

The battle to save New Orleans' schools (Katy Reckdahl, Take Part)

Ben Carson's stance on race relations is pretty nonexistent & may not win over many black voters (Kim Lyons, Bustle)

Bernie Sanders on race: Did Black Lives Matter protest force his hand? (Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor)

Bernie Sanders takes Black Lives Matter activist up on offer to talk racial justice (Nick Gass, Politico)

Black Lives Matter and the 2016 election (Radio, Sacha Pfeiffer, Janell Ross, Charlton McIlwain, DeRay McKesson, WBUR)

Black Lives Matter and the 2016 elections (Leder, Socialist Worker)

Black Lives Matter protests matter (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

#BlackMenLove: Initiating a generation into the freedom movement (Trabian Shorters, NBC News)

Color blind: A pocket guide to race in America (Calvin Baker, Medium)

Consider North Carolina's anti-Confederate heritage, too (Timothy B. Tyson, The Charlotte Observer, North Carolina)

"Death to America" and "Black Lives Matter" (Jeremy Egerer, American Thinker)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to meet with Ferguson activist DeRay (Nicolas J.C. Pistor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

A distant mirror: The Leo Frank lynching (Steve Oney, New Republic)

The dos and don'ts of police car stops (David Gambacorta, Philly.com)

Fairfax, Va., police officer charged with murder in shooting of unarmed man (Andrea Noble, The Washington Times)

Ferguson - one year later (Jazelle Hunt, The Dallas Weekly)

A former cop on the subculture that leads to fatal police shootings (Mike Spies, The Trace)

Former Fairfax police officer charged with murder of unarmed Springfield man (Justin Jouvenal, Tom Jackman, The Washington Post)

Fulfilling the journalist's creed - correcting racial distortions (Rachel Godsil, The Huffington Post)

HBO's "Show Me a Hero," starring Oscar Isaac, tackles '80s race issue still relevant today (Rob Lowman, Los Angeles Daily News)

Honor Julian Bond's legacy by protecting voting rights (Ari Berman, The Nation)

Houston renamed its police headquarters after one of its first African-American officers (David Matthews, Fusion)

How "equality" was used to dismantle voting rights (Janson Wu, The Huffington Post)

How the L.A. county jail's version of democracy has changed life for inmates (Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times)

In emails, Prarie View A&M president calls Sandra Bland death a "wake up call" (Bobby Blanchard, The Dallas Morning News)

In light of recent Facebook post on Ferguson, what is police policy on social media (Video, Dan Greenwald, KMOV, St. Louis)

Is racial profiling a necessary evil? (C. Sheldon Smith, The Des Moines Register, Iowa)

Julian Bond reflects on today's racial inequality (Dedrick Muhammad, The Huffington Post)

Lil B talks Bernie Sanders, #BlackLivesMatter & more on MSNBC [VIDEO] (Video, Hip Hop Wired)

The long, sad slide from leading civil rights organization to anti-black lives matter group (Lee Fang, First Look)

Los Angeles police brutality: How much has LAPD changed from its image in "Straight Outta Compton"? (Aaron Morrison, International Business Times)

The meaning of Black Lives Matter, one year later (Bill Boegeman, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Monday morning thoughts: Do whites really want to be part of the race conversation? (David Greenwald, The People's Vanguard of Davis)

More damning details emerge about Black Lives Matter activists hate crime claim (Chuck Ross, The Daily Caller)

North Carolina police trial: shooting consistent with training, expert testifies (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Oath Keepers plan event for black citizens to openly carry rifles in Ferguson (Tim O'Neill, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Oath Keepers plan to arm black people with AR-15 rifles for "iconic event": Report (Breanna Edwards, The Root)

Obama's dishonest "I feel" Ferguson speech (Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage Mag)

Officer says police who shot homeless man knew he had schizophrenia (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Police training is seriously lacking in actual science (Sarah Zhang, Wired)

Prosecutors want subpoenas quashed in Freddie Gray case (Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun)

Protesting police shootings, but only some (Chip Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle)

Racism in the air you breathe: When where you live determines how fast you die (Charles D. Ellison, The Root)

Republicans should follow Ben Carson's lead on Black Lives Matter (Marc A. Thiessen, The Washington Post)

Scott Walker's false promise of racial unity (Brendan Fischer, PR Watch, The Center for Media and Democracy)

Showtime adapting Mat Johnson's novel "Loving Day" as comedy about racial identity (Nellie Andreeva, Deadline)

The startling effects of housing discrimination in Ferguson (Rahel Gebreyes, The Huffington Post)

Study finds education does not close racial wealth gap (Radio, Brakkton Booker, All Things Considered, NPR)

A tale of two Chicagos (Mary Tyler Mom, Chicago Now)

Teaching minority kids about race with a color blind approach might not be the best way to do it, according to a new study (Mehak Anwar, Bustle)

Trammell Crow wins, desegregation loses again at city council (Jim Schutze, Dallas Observer)

Trump outlines immigration specifics (Video, Jeremy Diamond, Sara Murray, CNN)

What happens when minority kids are taught not to talk about race (Jesse Singal, New York Magazine)

What the Black Lives Matter campaign gets wrong (The Economist)

What use does the Los Angeles Unified School District have for military grade weapons? (Eric Mann, The Huffington Post)

Why college fails to close the racial wealth gap (Video, Carolina Modarressy-Tehrani, Grace Kao, Maya Beasley, Jody Armour, William R. Emmons, The Huffington Post)

Why is Barack Obama mute about "hate speech" spewed by Louis Farrakhan? (John W. Lillpop, Enter Stage Right)

Why Sandra Bland? (Hermene Hartman, Chicago Now)

Why teaching kids to be racially colorblind is a big mistake (Ashley Trexler, The Huffington Post)

Zachary Hammond lawyer: police may need federal oversight after teen's death (Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian)

 

16/8

 

Activist at center of I-70 shutdown viral video details being "taken down" by police (Rebecca Rivas, The St. Louis American)

After Charleston, black churches straddle fine line between security, openness (Tyler Pager, USA Today)

The anti-Trump: Tom Bradley, a quiet giant who bridged divides (Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times)

Bernie Sanders says he did not send apology letter to Black Lives Matter (Amber Ferguson, The Huffington Post)

Black civil rights activist recalls white ally who took a shotgun blast for her (Michael E. Ruane, The Washington Post)

Commemorating North Carolina's anti-Confederate heritage, too (Timothy B. Tyson, The News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina)

Counterpoint: Pseudo-black revolutionary's hate for N.W.A. (Khalil Amani, All HipHop)

Curtis Institute and the case of Nina Simone (Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Donald Trump's immigration plan: Make America a police state (Rich Cromwell, The Federalist)

Editorial: Ferguson, a year later: no longer a movement (Leder, Southeast Missourian)

Editorial: Move cautiously in creating citizens police review board (Leder, The Tampa Tribune, Florida)

Editorial: Voting rights enforcement still needed in some states (Leder, The Des Moines Register, Iowa)

Exclusion of blacks from juries raises renewed scrutiny (Adam Liptak, The New York Times)

EXCLUSIVE: Muslim woman settles racial profiling lawsuit with NYC but says officials refused to meet with her to discuss police abuse (Stephen Rex Brown, New York Daily News)

FBI to investigate Texas football player's death by officer (Sentinel Republic)

For Rep. William Lacy Clay, a renewed focus on civil rights in wake of Ferguson (Chuck Raasch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Gangsta gangsta: "Straight Outta Compton" debuts to scorching $56.1 million (Reuters, NBC News)

Hundreds mourn teen killed by Texas police officer (Al Jazeera America)

Immigration reform that will make America great again (Donald Trump, donaldjtrump.com)

In Iowa, Sanders says he will address racial divisions (Ken Thomas (Associate Press), ABC News)

It might have happened in any city suburb. So why Ferguson? (Richard Wright, Richard Rosenfeld, Newsweek)

Julian Bond, civil rights leader and longtime NAACP chair, dies at 75 (Scott Neuman, NPR)

Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead at 75 (Associated Press)

NBC silences Janelle Monáe during Black Lives Matter speech (Martin Pengelly, The Guardian)

Officer beaten by a convicted felon hesitated for fear of being called racist: Welcome to post-Ferguson policing (Heather Mac Donald, National Review)

Race and the storm (Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker)

Racial bias in Louisiana jury selections spurs broader scrutiny (The Dallas Morning News)

Racial wealth gap persists despite degree, study says (Patricia Cohen, The New York Times)

Rage, and the suppression thereof (Roger Green, Albany Times Union, New York)

Rising up against police violence, from the Black Panthers to #BlackLivesMatter (Juan Thompson, First Look)

Separate. Unequal. Still. How public school segregation plagues New York City, and why it matters (Sarah Garland, New York Daily News)

Suspect dies after being shot with Taser by police (Brian Day, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Californien)

Thank you, Mara Jacqueline Willaford and Marissa Johnson (Erica Garner, The Huffington Post)

The tragic and complete collapse of racial relations (Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media)

"We're winning": Jesse Jackson on Martin Luther King, Obama and #blacklivesmatter (Steven W. Thrasher, The Guardian)

Without release of video, police shooting of white driver gets less publicity (Richard A. Oppel, Jr., The New York Times)

 

15/8

 

5 ways non-black PoC can help communities of color (Sidney Chase, The Huffington Post)

After protests for racial justice, activists ask: What next? (John Eligon, Mitch Smith, The New York Times)

At Sandra Bland vigils, activists say seeds of change must be sown in person (Radio, Syeda Hasan, All Things Considered, NPR)

Baltimore's interim police commissioner on mission to mend ties (Lynh Bui, The Washington Post)

Black Iowa: Why is racial profiling just the "way it is" (Video, The Des Moines Register, Iowa)

Blackout DC protest stops traffic on I-395 as activists march against racial discrimination (Julia Glum, International Business Times)

Can Bernie Sanders revive King's dream -- fusing the spirit of Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street? (Peter Dreier, The Huffington Post)

Christian Taylor: family prepares funeral for football player killed by police (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Creating a living memorial to Michael Brown (Maccanon Brown, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin)

A day with Baltimore's top cop (Fotos, The Washington Post)

Fired Los Angeles Times cartoonist hits back at newspaper for siding with LAPD (Sam Thielman, The Guardian)

Florida schools get failing grade due to re-segregation, investigation finds (Video, PBS Newshour)

The GOP 2016 field meets "Black Lives Matter" (Video, Eugene Scott, CNN)

Hanover man dead in officer-involved shooting (Madison Courier, Indiana/Kentucky)

HBO's Bill Maher & hip-hop's Talib Kweli square off over Bernie Sanders (Video, Greg Evans, Deadline)

How Section 8 became a "racial slur" (Emily Badger, The Washington Post)

How Watts changed journalism (Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune)

"I dream about it every night": what happens to Americans who film police violence? (Video, Oliver Laughland, Jon Swaine, The Guardian)

Improving relations between African Americans and law enforcement (Video, Brittany A. Bade, WBIR, Tennessee)

In measuring post-Katrina recovery, a racial gap emerges (Radio, Cheryl Corley, Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR)

"I will never get over it": Feidin Santana on filming the police shooting of Walter Scott - video (Video, Laurence Mathieu-Léger, Oliver Laughland, Melissa Golden, The Guardian)

"Key & Peele" ends while nation could still use a laugh (Dave Itzkoff, The New York Times)

Lawsuit seeks emails from St. Louis County prosecutor in Michael Brown case (Jim Suhr (Associated Press), St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Missouri police officer brags about spending "annual Michael Brown bonus" (Steven W. Thrasher, The Guardian)

Obama remembers Ferguson, one year later (Video, Reena Flores, CBS News)

One year after Ferguson: change still must come (Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., The Philadelphia Tribune)

Please tell Black Lives Matter to shut up and go away! (Lloyd Marcus, American Thinker)

Police: Suspect shot after struggling over gun (Lynh Bui, The Washington Post)

PopPolitics: How Tom Bradley bridged the racial divide (Listen) (Radio, Ted Johnson, Variety)

Racial bias affects how doctors do their jobs. Here's how to fix it. (Sam P.K. Collins, Think Progress)

The realest comic about growing up Asian American, and hating yourself (Kevin Wong, Kotaku)

Sanders: I'll fight hardest to end racism (Jesse Byrnes, The Hill)

"Show Me a Hero" review: A tale of race and politics that's worth the slow-burn (Yohana Desta, Mashable)

Slow poison (Ezekiel Kweku, Pacific Standard)

What Nixon can teach the GOP about courting black voters (Theodore R. Johnson, Politico)

White America dons the shroud of guilt (Margaret Wente, The Globe and Mail, Canada)

Who really runs #BlackLivesMatter? (Ben Collins, Tim Mak, The Daily Beast)

Why didn't higher education protect Hispanic and black wealth? (William R. Emmons, Bryan J. Noeth, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)

Will Walter Scott shape North Charleston's elections? (Brenda Rindge, The Charleston Post and Courier)

 

14/8

 

10 years after Katrina, New Orleans abounds with hard lessons (Dante Ramos, The Boston Globe)

50 years after riots tore up Watts, the now mostly Latino area still dealing with racial issues (Marcia Facundo, Fox News Latino)

Bernie Sanders must show he takes race as seriously as class struggle (Syreeta McFadden, The Guardian)

Black Lives Matter and the presidential primaries (Clarence B. Jones, The Huffington Post)

"Black Lives Matter" rally set for Fort Worth (Arezow Doost, CBS Dallas-Forth Worth)

Black lives tend to be five years shorter. That's why we interrupt you (Steven W. Thrasher, The Guardian)

Black persecution: Should African-Americans qualify for refugee status in other countries? An immigration lawyer says they do by US law (Aaron Morrison, International Business Times)

Childhood obesity in blacks and Latinos: California civil rights coaltion alleges racial discrimination by state education officials (Aaron Morrison, International Business Times)

Cops shoot black 14-year-old multiple times as he runs away (Simon McCormack, The Huffington Post)

Could black people in the U.S. qualify as refugees? (Raha Jorjani, The Washington Post)

Dangerous Minds at 20: has the ultimate white saviour story aged well? (Ashley Clark, The Guardian)

Did turmoil trigger PTSD among Ferguson residents and police? Psychologists measure the impact (Durrie Bouscaren (St. Louis Public Radio), The St. Louis American)

Donald Trump is the GOP's Black Lives Matter (David Marcus, The Federalist)

Don't be defined by disruption (Susan Milligan, U.S. News & World Report)

Don't make Christian Taylor's death a racial flash point, father says (James Ragland, The Dallas Morning News)

Ferguson state of emergency ends after week of Michael Brown protests (Reuters, The Guardian)

Here's what really happened in Jeb Bush's private "Black Lives Matter" meeting (Dana Liebelson, The Huffington Post)

High gun ownership linked to high rate of police officer deaths, study shows (Joanna Walters, The Guardian)

Jail logs show Ralkina Jones may have been improperly medicated (Mo Ahmad, Press Examiner, Ohio)

Johnson: Texas jail cells need constant video watch (Darryl Johnson, Houston Chronicle, Texas)

Martese Johnson to sue three Virginia officers involved in his bloody arrest (Joanna Walters, The Guardian)

Michael J. Larosa: Here's an idea: Try listening to police during stops (Michael J. LaRosa, The Dallas Morning News)

One of the racial minorities most likely to be killed by police is also the most overlooked (Tara Houska, Quartz)

Pardon the interruption, Bernie: Why Black Lives Matter is in politics to stay (Marcus Harrison Green, Yes! Magazine)

Report: Racial motivations in St. Louis County traffic practices (Victoria Bekiempis, Newsweek)

Stanford student op-ed: White people must call hate crimes against blacks "terrorism" (The College Fix)

Stop-and-frisk deal: shame on ACLU and Chicago, say anti-violence activists (Zach Stafford, The Guardian)

"Straight Outta Compton" calls out racial divide that lingers today (Video, PBS Newshour)

To work toward racial justice we need white wounding (Jesse Benn, The Huffington Post)

Transgender killings on the rise: "This is just so crazy" (Michael E. Miller, The Washington Post)

Urban legend about times reporting during Watts riots conceals a sadder tale (Daina Beth Solomon, Dexter Thomas, Los Angeles Times)

When N.W.A. was America's most dangerous group (Video, Dan Stewart, Time)

 

13/8

 

50 years after Watts: "There is still a crisis in the black community" (Joe Mozingo, Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times)

Abortion is the new slavery (Jayme Metzgar, The Federalist)

The anniversary of Ferguson: Challenges and opportunities for pastors (Richard Clark, Christianity Today)

Apple wants to be diveres, but white dudes still run things (Davey Alba, Wired)

Armed Black Panthers protest in front of Texas jail where Sandra Bland died: "Oink, oink! Bang, bang!" (Meg Wagner, New York Daily News)

Bernie Sanders, black lives matter, and the political wisdom of holding allies accountable (Vanessa Williamson, Brookings)

Bernie Sanders, Black Lives Matter and the search for a black agenda (Ericka Blount Danois, The Root)

Bernie Sanders is wrong to ignore "Black Lives Matter" (Darlena Cunha, Time)

Bernie Sanders' "racial justice platform" wins praise from Black Lives Matter (Rmuse, PoliticusUSA)

"Black Lives Matter" activists, Jeb Bush meet face-to-face (Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post)

Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders aren't natural allies (Colin Daleida, Mashable)

Black Lives vs. Jeb Bush: How candidates are dealing with the movement (Jessica Mendoza, The Christian Science Monitor)

Blacks, Jews no longer close (Paul Delaney, Philly.com)

"Blue" delivers arresting portrait of L.A.'s policing problems (Boganmeldelse, Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times)

Can you see me now: Raynette Turner, Sandra Bland and the invisibility of black women (Yohuru Williams, The Huffington Post)

Chicago, New Orleans, and rebirth (Kristen McQueary, Chicago Tribune)

The Clinton campaign could use a public disruption from Black Lives Matter (Jason Nichols, The Guardian)

Cop in Jonathan Ferrell shooting: "I thought I was going to die" (Associated Press, The Huffington Post)

Cops ignore me because I have light skin. That just reaffirms their racism (Linda Chavers, The Guardian)

Detroit's transgender community: "Police have no sympathy for us" (Ryan Felton, The Guardian)

Does "Black Lives Matter" include Latinos? Shooting of unarmed Hispanic men gets little attention, community says (Aaron Morrison, International Business Times)

Feds to investigate fatal police shooting of S.C. white teen (Andrea Noble, The Washington Times)

Ferguson protester faces four years' jail over charges of kicking SUV (Jon Swaine, The Guardian)

Ferguson's interim police chief suspended three times in the past (Joanna Walters, The Guardian)

Ferguson's police chief was suspended three times from his previous job (James King (Vocativ), The Daily Beast)

For a safer America, curtail traffic stops (Christopher Kutz, Los Angeles Times)

From New Orleans to Ferguson, a decade of asserting Black Lives Matter (Melissa Harris-Perry, James Perry, The Nation)

Hillary Clinton and Black Lives Matter feel each other out (Julia Craven, Ryan Grim, Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post)

How the Pentagon's distribution of military gear to police is about to tighten again (Dan Lemothe, Houston Chronicle)

Jail logs show Ohio woman who died in custody may have been improperly medicated (Erin Calabrese, NBC News)

Janelle Monáe leads protest against police brutality in Philadelphia (Tshepo Mokoena, The Guardian)

Jeb Bush supporters taunt black protesters: "White lives matter" (Carimah Townes, Think Progress)

Justice Department investigates police killing of unarmed white 19-year-old (James Queally, Los Angeles Times)

Larry Wilmore gets some bad news about America's racial progress [Video] (Video, Amber Phillips, The Washington Post)

Let's be generous when we measure the impact of Black Lives Matter (Natasha Lennard, Fusion)

Mumia Abu-Jamal on the meaning of Ferguson (Mumia Abu-Jamal, Truth-Out)

New Jersey teenager shot seven times by police was unarmed, lawyer says (Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian)

Not news: Unarmed white teen killed by cop; two white cops killed by blacks (Larry Elder, Real Clear Politics)

Obama administration must take action against rampant racial profiling, rights violations near U.S. borders (Christian Ramirez, Diego Iniguez-Lopez, The Huffington Post)

Obama's fave new book attacks 9/11 cops and firefighters as "not human" (Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage Mag)

One year after Ferguson, still no body cameras on cops (Susan Crabtree, Washington Examiner)

Police killings of Latinos spark less outrage than when victims are black (Haya El Nasser, Al Jazeera America)

Q&A: Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother, on the Black Lives Matter movement, racial justice, gun violence, and why she's not ready to forgive. (Margaret Hartmann, New York Magazine)

The rebirth of black rage (Mychal Denzel Smith, The Nation)

The revolution is socialized: Organization "live-tweets" Watts riots on 50th anniversary (Kirsten West Savali, The Root)

"This can't go on": John Legend backs bill against racial profiling (TJ Henry, NBC News)

Tony Robinson's mother files civil rights lawsuit over fatal police shooting of son (Zoe Sullivan, The Guardian)

The Voting Rights Act, changing laws and 2016 (Radio, Spencer Overton, Bruce Fein, Jim Rutenberg, The Diane Rehm Show, NPR)

Why Dr. Dre's "Compton" is not a post-Ferguson, and how it asserts the domination of L.A. hip-hop (Sasha Frere-Jones, Los Angeles Times)

 

12/8

 

2 Ferguson activists charged with attacking driver during I-70 shutdown (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

5 truths covered up or ignored by phony Black Lives Matter movement (Jerome Hudson, Breitbart)

Armed "Oath Keepers" roam Ferguson, Mo., streets amid protesters (Radio, Hansi Lo Wang, All Things Considered, NPR)

Behind protests, Ferguson remains community in transition (Kane Farabaugh, Victoria Macchi, Voice of America)

Bernie Sanders' platform: Where he stands on racial inequality, immigration and Iran deal (Philip Ross, Mic)

Black like me (Danielle Berrin, Jewish Journal)

Black Lives Matter is a demand, not a plea (Kai Wright, The Nation)

Black Lives Matter violence: Ferguson bad publicity requires better message control, experts say (Aaron Morrison, International Business Times)

A black man's journey through "Whitopia" (Linda Poon, CityLab)

Black poverty differs from white poverty (Emily Badger, The Washington Post)

Black-white mixed race identity rises in the South (William H. Frey, Brookings)

Black, white police officers declare "his life matters" in viral video (Jessica Chasmar, The Washington Times)

California is the first state to ban "Ferguson juries" in violent cases (Jack Martinez, Newsweek)

Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson is the ticket (William Kelly, The Daily Caller)

Christian Taylor and Ferguson: Is there a connection? (Tim Madigan, The Washington Post)

Christian Taylor's father feels for fired cop: "There isn't a winner in this ... We are both losers" (Michael E. Miller, The Washington Post)

Commentary: Kerrick drew a gun, neither black officer did. Is it wrong to ask why? (Eric Frazier, The Charlotte Observer, North Carolina)

Commentary: Where do we go from Ferguson? (Keith Boykin, BET)

Ferguson anniversary: white militiamen roam with rifles while black men wrongly arrested (Oliver Laughland, Jon Swaine, The Guardian)

Ferguson Black Lives Matter, Oath Keepers fight as one (Anhvinh Doanvo, The Huffington Post)

Ferguson forward: Words on my son, Mike Brown (Lesley McSpadden, The Huffington Post)

Ferguson's dark, twisted lesson: What police crackdowns & "Oath Keepers" reveal on the anniversary of a tragedy (Brittney Cooper, Salon)

Ferguson to keep state of emergency for at least one more day (Yamiche Alcindor, Doug Stanglin, USA Today)

Ferguson: Tyrone Harris "shown drawing gun" in video before shooting (Video, Oliver Laughland, The Guardian)

Four easy ways to be a white supremacist (Lisa Sharon Harper, Sojourners)

The fragile state of housing in Ferguson (Kriston Capps, CityLab)

From Watts to Ferguson: 50 years of lessons (not) learned (Video, Jared A. Ball, Makani Themba, Gerald Horne, The Real News Network)

The generational divide: Millennial rift exposed at TSU Sandra Bland community forum (Jerry Ford II, Forward Times)

Half of black people feel unfairly treated by police, new study finds, as race continues to affect perceptions of police violence (Josephine B. Yurcaba, Bustle)

The heritage of Ta-Nehisi Coates (Helen Andrews, The Federalist)

Hillary Clinton holds private meeting with Black Lives Matter activists (The Guardian)

How Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley want to address racial injustice (Dara Lind, Vox)

How Black Lives Matter can really matter (Barrett Holmes Pitner, The Daily Beast)

I am not Sandra Bland (Pegah Maleki, The Huffington Post)

In Nevada, Jeb Bush rally interrupted by Black Lives Matter demonstrators (Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times)

The insiders: The Black Lives Matter movement is bad for Democrats (Ed Rogers, The Washington Post)

In U.S., 65% favor path to citizenship for illegal immigrants (Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup)

Joe Domanick: “Blue: The LAPD and The Battle to Redeem American Policing” (Radio, The Diane Rehm Show, NPR)

Justice Department will investigate Zachary Hammond's police shooting death (Nick Wing, The Huffington Post)

Latest violence in Ferguson renews tension between protesters and police (Radio, Jason Rosenbaum, Morning Edition, NPR)

Loretta Lynch's police praise counters "Ferguson effect" (Leder, The Washington Times)

Lowe's manager bows to request after racist customer refuses black delivery driver (Video, Inae Oh, Mother Jones)

McKinney schools, police punish black students disproportionately, nonprofit says (Julieta Chiquillo, The Dallas Morning News)

Memphis police department posts "Their Lives Matter" photo with white woman, black man (The Grio)

Must-see late night clip: Wilmore marks Ferguson's first anniversary (Video, Matt Wilstein, Mediaite)

Oath Keepers in Ferguson: "The police have become tyrannical" - video (Video, Laurence Mathieu-Léger, Oliver Laughland, The Guardian)

"Of course all lives matter": Carly Fiorina isn't afraid to say it, explains to Megyn Kelly [video] (Twitchy)

The Pentagon just realized it gave too much military equipment to the Ferguson police (Molly Redden, Mother Jones)

Police abuse is a form of terror (Charles M. Blow, The New York Times)

Police-involved shootings in Ferguson, Mo., Texas, stir up debate (Video, ABC News)

Racial bias and its effect on health care (David R. Williams, Harvard School of Public Health)

Racial disparities in McKinney, Texas, extend well beyond pool parties (Christina Wilkie, The Huffington Post)

Racial profiling is a problem that Californians want fixed (Natasha Minsker, LA Progressive)

Ralkina Jones tells police at station: "I don't want to die in your cell" - video (Video, Cleveland Heights police department, The Guardian)

Real solutions, more than protests, will heal racial divide (Eric Pettigrew, The Seattle Times)

Republican candidate Ben Carson: Black Lives Matter activists are "creating strife" (Alan Yuhas, The Guardian)

A "selfie" or a body search: incidents show different police responses to black and white marijuana suspects (Andrew Buncombe, The Independent, UK)

Sharpton: From Watts to Ferguson - "all violence" was "sparked by police violence" (Video, Pam Key, Breitbart)

Snaps from Ferguson: The protest aftermath (Video, The Washington Post)

Speakers at Arlington vigil call for racial calm, say Christian Taylor shooting has hit two families (Danielle Grobmeier, The Dallas Morning News)

Stenger blasts legislature for presence of armed Oath Keepers on Ferguson streets (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Study: Hollywood movies ignore women, Latinos, Asians and black people (Tomás Rios, Fusion)

Trump says he'll fight #BlackLivesMatter if they go for his mic; Walker stuns on "racial discord" (Lynette Holloway, NewsOne)

Truth comes out: Police dashcams and audio exposing phony racial-abuse claims (Selwyn Duke, The New American)

Two journalists face a year in jail after covering Ferguson protests (Carimah Townes, Think Progress)

Tyrone Harris "drawing gun" before shooting at Ferguson protest - video (Video, St. Louis County Police, The Guardian)

Vandals cut "black" from church's "Black Lives Matter" sign -- twice (Carol Kuruvilla, The Huffington Post)

We stand with Ferguson (Pastor Michael McBride, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Rev. Tony Lee, The St. Louis American)

We've always been here: A portrait of the US by two black artists (Lenore Metrick-Chen, Hyperallergic)

What I saw in Watts 50 years ago and what I see today (Earl Ofari Hutchinson, The Huffington Post)

When the media misrepresents black men, the effects are felt in the real world (Leigh Donaldson, The Guardian)

Where are Chicago's poor white neighborhoods? (Radio, Odette Yousef, WBEZ Chicago)

White people problems (Jason Gots, Big Think)

Who sent the Oath Keepers to Ferguson? Paramilitary group called "unnecessary and inflammatory" (The Inquisitr)

Why are white people silent on racial injustice? Christian rapper Lecrae asks (Czarina Ong, Christian Today)

Why Bernie Sanders is no great white hope for black America (Paul Street, CounterPunch)

Why Democrats are struggling with Black Lives Matter (Alex Altman, Time)

Why I am a white liberal who supports both Bernie Sanders and the Black Lives Matter protestors (Ed Coffin, The Huffington Post)

A year after Ferguson, have white Christians learned anything? (Russell Moore, The Washington Post)

 

11/8

 

50 years after the Watts riots, the original Black Lives Matter protest (Rep. Janice Hahn, The Huffington Post)

Amid unrest in Ferguson, more children seen at demonstrations (Video, Ashleigh Jackson, KMOV, St. Louis)

Anger outruns the facts in Ferguson (Justin Glawe, The Daily Beast)

Another night of protests in Ferguson, and more arrests (Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic)

Another tense night in Ferguson (Video, Ed Payne, CNN)

Arlington police department releases audio amid questions of trust [Video] (Charlie Carlisle, CDA News)

Armed militia group Oath Keepers in Ferguson raises anger, concern among police, protesters (Associated Press, Fox News)

August 11, 1958: Congress of racial equality launches sit-in movement at Charleston lunch counters (Radio, West Virginia Encyclopedia, West Virginia Public Broadcasting)

Black Lives Matter dismisses criticism over Sanders disruption (Renee Lewis, Al Jazeera America)

Black Lives Matter has helped Bernie Sanders' racial justice agenda (Ben Spielberg, The Huffington Post)

Black Lives Matter vs. Bernie Sanders, explained (Dara Lind, Vox)

"Burn, baby, burn!": The Watts riots 50 years later (Jonathan Bean (Independent Institute), The Daily Caller)

Camera saves cop from racial hostility -- again (Colin Flaherty, American Thinker)

Christian Taylor police shooting: Arlington, Texas has history of racial tensions, embracing Confederate flag (Adam Lidgett, International Business Times)

Citizen journalists, social media made Ferguson "America's Arab spring" (Áine O'Connor, St. Louis Public Radio)

Dozens arrested overnight in Ferguson, but no repeat of violence (Nigel Duara, Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times)

Ferguson: clashes and arrests during state of emergency - as it happened (Claire Phipps, The Guardian)

Ferguson: dozens of arrests as police and demonstrators clash - video (Video, Associated Press, The Guardian)

Ferguson mayor James Knowles releases statement following night of unrest (KMOV, St. Louis)

Ferguson, Mo., residents grow tired of violent protests (Radio, Hansi Lo Wang, All Things Considered, NPR)

Ferguson on high alert after cops face gunfire (Owen Boss, Boston Herald)

Ferguson protests mark a year of outrage (Fotos, CNN)

Ferguson protests: state of emergency declared after violent night (Jon Swaine, The Guardian)

Ferguson's never-ending nightmare (Sarah Kendzior, Politico)

Ferguson, under state of emergency, falls into an uneasy calm (Alan Blinder, John Eligon, Mitch Smith, The New York Times)

Fox cancels "Empire" bus tour in St. Louis over Ferguson unrest (Kevin C. Johnson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

From outlaws to icons: N.W.A. goes big-screen mainstream (Sandy Cohen (Associated Press), The New York Times)

The horror of Ferguson, in a Lower East Side gallery (Sam Gillette, Bedford + Bowery)

In Ferguson, protesters challenge state of emergency (Abby Phillip, Mark Berman, William Wan, The Washington Post)

In her own words: The political beliefs of the protester who interrupted Bernie Sanders (Eli Sanders, The Stranger, Seattle)

Local law enforcement learning from events in Ferguson (Kendra Evensen, Idaho State Journal)

Michael Brown's father sends a message to Ferguson protesters (Video, Cassandra Vinograd, NBC News)

Michael Brown Sr and the society of grieving families (Jessica Lussenhop, BBC News)

More than 20 arrested in Ferguson; armed "Oath Keepers" walk streets (Bill Chappell, NPR)

More than 100 arrested in day of Ferguson protests; night brings no major incidents (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

The mother who defends stop and frisk: "What about my dead son's civil rights?" (Maria Smilios, The Guardian)

"My students are Mike Brown": Teaching after Ferguson (Liz Peinado, Leah Chernikoff, Elle)

Oath Keepers return to Ferguson, fueling racial tension (Al Jazeera America)

Oath Keepers say they're defending Ferguson; others say they're not helping (Hansi Lo Wang, Sam Sanders, NPR)

Oath Keepers turn up at Michael Brown protests in Ferguson, Missouri (Video, Cassandra Vinograd, NBC News)

Oath Keepers: What anti-hate groups are saying about them (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

One man now rules Ferguson (Noah Feldman, Bloomberg View)

One year after Ferguson, a white man assaults 7 cops and lives to tell the tale (Jake Flanagin, Quartz)

Our journey is America's too (Elizabeth Makumbi, The Star, Sydafrika)

Patriot group brings assault rifles to Ferguson protests (Video, NBC News)

Pentagon to reclaim Humvees from Ferguson amid militarisation concerns (Jon Swaine, Spencer Ackerman, Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian)

Police chief fires officer who fatally shot unarmed Texas college football player (Matthew Teague, The Guardian)

Police release Ferguson video they say shows Tyrone Harris pulling out handgun before they shot him (Video, Abby Phillip, The Washington Post)

Police shootings are about class as well as race (Rev. Jesse Jackson, The Huffington Post)

Racial troubles serve as mournful coda to film honoring Tom Bradley (Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times)

Republicans love Ben Carson's views on race. Most voters of color don't. (Janell Ross, The Washington Post)

Revive law-and-order conservatism (Stephen Eide, National Review)

Staten Island Yankees host "Blue Lives Matter" on anniversary of Michael Brown's death (Doyle Murphy, New York Daily News)

St. Louis County police chief regained control of security at latest Ferguson protests (Associated Press, Fox News)

Tea and Trumpism (Paul Krugman, The New York Times)

Tensions remain high between protesters and police in Ferguson (Michele Richinick, Newsweek)

Tensions simmer in Ferguson, dozens arrested during largely peaceful protests (Sarah Caspari, The Christian Science Monitor)

Ten years on, devastation from Katrina remains (Toby Harnden, Real Clear Politics)

Texas woman accuses police of sexual assault over body-cavity stirp search (Rory Carroll, The Guardian)

Top cop has message for vigilante Oath Keepers: Stay away from Ferguson (Video, Corky Siemaszko, New York Daily News)

The U.S. Supreme Court goes to Ferguson (Matt Ford, The Atlantic)

Vacating the pulpit, entering the streets made clergy relevant in Ferguson protests (Áine O'Connor, St. Louis Public Radio)

Violent crimes run rampant in Watts 50 years after race riots (Jennings Brown, Vocativ)

Virginia alcohol agency clears agents in bloody arrest of Martese Johnson (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Watts' elders reflect on riots' legacy: Too much change or not enough? (Sandy Banks, Los Angeles Times)

Watts riots eerily echo racial tensions 50 years later (Fotos, Olivia Kestin, Adam Howard, MSNBC)

What we haven't learned about race relations: From Watts in '65 to Ferguson (James Braxton Peterson, Reuters)

When a child has to navigate race relations on the playground (Patrice Gopo, The Washington Post)

When different wire photos on same story address different racial audiences: "Go Set a Watchman" (Katie Irwin, BagNews Notes)

Who are the Oath Keepers and why are they in Ferguson with an Infowars.com reporter? (Victoria Bekiempis, Newsweek)

Why Bernie Sanders' run-in with Black Lives Matter activists made me squirm (Heather Barmore, The Guardian)

Why Ferguson erupts (The Conversation)

Wisconsin church's "Black Lives Matter" banner vandalized (Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin)

 

10/8

 

Arrested in Ferguson last year, 2 reporters are charged (Ravi Somaiya, Ashley Southall, The New York Times)

As it grows, The Marshall Project finds plenty of partners, but fundraising is still not easy (Shan Wang, Nieman Lab)

Attorney General Lynch condemns unrest in Ferguson (Kevin Johnson, USA Today)

Bernie Sanders' new racial justice platform wins praise from Black Lives Matter activists (Alice Ollstein, Think Progress)

#BlackLivesMatter protesters are not the problem (Jamil Smith, New Republic)

Bland's jailhouse death: Haunting concerns from nation's past (Nia Hamm, NBC News)

Cedric Dover, the Anglo-Indian who sought worldwide solidarity with racial minorities (Elisabeth Engel, The Wire)

Christian Taylor's father says police "won't even talk to me" after son's death (Matthew Teague, The Guardian)

CNN's ex-cop shouts down black activist over latest Ferguson shooting: "Michael Brown was a criminal!" (Video, David Edwards, Raw Story)

Connecticut quiet as Ferguson remains tense (Daniela Altimari, Jenna Carlesso, Hartford Courant)

Fact-checking Ferguson, one year later (Amy Sherman, PolitiFact, Florida)

Family of man who died in jail custody: "All we want is answers" (Video, Kevin Schwaller, KXAN, Austin, Texas)

"Feels like August 2014 all over again": Ferguson on edge (Yamiche Alcindor, USA Today)

Ferguson 1 year later: Give us wisdom (1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14) (Lisa Sharon Harper, The Huffington Post)

Ferguson activists DeRay McKesson, Johnetta Elzie among those arrested in St. Louis (Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post)

Ferguson anniversary rally: man critically injured in police shooting (Jon Swaine, The Guardian)

Ferguson celebrates anniversary of shooting with... another shooting (Jazz Shaw, Hot Air)

Ferguson gunman in critical condition after exchanging fire with police on one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death (Jim Salter, Jim Suhr (Associated Press), National Post, Canada)

"Ferguson is everywhere" show goes on despite officer-involved shooting (Kenya Vaughn, The St. Louis American)

Ferguson protesters arrested for civil disobedience - video (Video, Reuters, The Guardian)

Ferguson protesters DeRay McKesson and Johnetta Elzie arrested (Ryan J. Reilly, Julia Craven, The Huffington Post)

Ferguson protesters, police gather on West Florissant Avenue; state of emergency declared in county (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Ferguson protests "no longer peaceful," police say; more arrests overnight (Andrea Noble, The Washington Times)

Ferguson protests turn violent (CBS News)

Ferguson shooting: gunfire and aftermath captured on video (Video, Fred McConnell, The Guardian)

"Fresno is Ferguson," protesters say in downtown demonstration (Video, Jim Guy, The Fresno Bee)

The Guardian view on Ferguson a year on: both moral vision and practical action are needed (Leder, The Guardian)

Gun battle during Ferguson anniversary protest ends with man shot by police (Fox News)

Gunfire erupts on streets of Ferguson (Video, CNN)

Hamill: Give the Ferguson cops who shot and wounded Tyrone Harris Jr. the benefit of the doubt (Denis Hamill, New York Daily News)

#handsup: Support the end racial profling act (The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D., The Huffington Post)

Heavy gunfire in Ferguson, Mo. - man shot by police in critical condition (Justin Wm. Moyer, Wesley Lowery, Nick Kirkpatrick, The Washington Post)

How much has Ferguson, Mo., changed since the death of Michael Brown? (Radio, All Things Considered, NPR)

If you want to understand Ferguson, understand how America is forcing segregation (Peter Rugg, Inverse)

Indianapolis police fatally shoot 15-year-old after alleged carjacking (Associated Press, The Guardian)

In Ferguson, a state of emergency. And frustration. (Abby Phillip, Mark Berman, William Wan, The Washington Post)

The latest: Police confirm shooting at Ferguson protest (Associated Press, The New York Times)

Lessons of Ferguson (Leder, The Baltimore Sun)

Man in critical condition after being shot by police in Ferguson (Video, Yamiche Alcindor, USA Today)

Man in critical condition after exchanging fire with police during Ferguson protest (Ben Kesling, Dan Frosch, The Wall Street Journal)

Mass arrests after Ferguson protesters block highway (Fotos, NBC News)

Michael Brown anniversary: Police shoot suspect in Ferguson, Missouri (Video, Cassandra Vinograd, M. Alex Johnson, NBC News)

The missing footage of Michael Brown's shooting (Jacob Sullum, Reason)

Nathan Bedford Forrest statue vandalized with "Black Lives Matter" (Eryn Taylor, Mike Suriani, WREG, Memphis, Tennessee)

One Ferguson protester's tweet exposes a heartbreaking truth about black women in America (Jamilah King, Mic)

One week in Cincinnati (Brandon Harris, The New Yorker)

One year after Ferguson protests, just a few reforms have succeeded (Steven Hsieh, The Nation)

One year after Ferguson: Why nobody knows how many people are killed by police (Video, Erin McClam, NBC News)

The plight of the unarmed perp (John Hinderaker, PowerLine)

Police shoot, critically injure man accused of opening fire during Ferguson anniversary protests (Wesley Lowery, Justin Wm. Moyer, J. Freedom Du Lac, The Washington Post)

Police shoot man in Ferguson amid anniversary protest for Michael Brown (John Eligon, Mitch Smith, The New York Times)

Post-Dispatch reporter recovering after attack while covering Ferguson (Kim Bell, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Protests and arrests rock Ferguson after state of emergency declared (Al Jazeera America)

Records show "racial breakdown" of those stopped by trooper in Sandra Bland case - even racial profiling researcher was surprised (Kaitlyn Schallhorn, The Blaze)

Sanders hires black press secretary; #BlackLivesMatter yawns (Joseph P. Williams, U.S. News & World Report)

Second night of protests, skirmishes in Ferguson, Mo. (CBS News)

She came at the cop with a knife. He shot her. And it was all captured on video. (Video, Petula Dvorak, The Washington Post)

Sheriff in Sandra Bland case tells pastor: "Go back to the Church of Satan" (Michael McLaughlin, The Huffington Post)

Shootout in Ferguson (Fotos, Reuters)

Shots fired in Ferguson 1 year after Michael Brown's death (Video, ABC News)

State of emergency declared after violent protests in Ferguson, Mo. (Video, Rachel Lippmann, All Things Considered, NPR)

Staten Island Yankees respond to "Blue Lives Matter Day" controversy (Michael Walsh, Yahoo News)

St. Louis County charges Washington Post reporter with two crimes for covering Ferguson (Elliot Hannon, Slate)

St. Louis County declares state of emergency; protesters at St. Louis DOJ office arrested (Breanna Edwards, The Root)

Tensions flare in Ferguson on police shooting anniversary (Loic Hofstedt, Yahoo News)

They helped make Twitter matter in Ferguson protests (Brent McDonald, John Woo, The New York Times)

Two years later, Black Lives Matter faces critiques, but it won't be stopped (Darnell L. Moore, Mic)

Tyrone Harris Jr., Ferguson shooting victim: 5 fast facts you need to know (Tom Cleary, Heavy)

Tyrone Harris Jr. "was pulling it together. And then, this happened." (Abby Phillip, William Wan, Robert Samuels, The Washington Post)

Video - #BlackLivesMatter protest turns violent in Texas (Bob Price, Breitbart)

Violence in Ferguson prompts question: How much progress has city made? (+video) (Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor)

Why the silence of moderate conservatives is dangerous for race relations (Christopher Parker, Megan Ming Francis, International Policy Digest)

A year after Ferguson, police killing of unarmed white teen attracts attention (Steven Nelson, U.S. News & World Report)

A year after Ferguson, there's still no peace (Allie Conti, Vice)

A year after Mike Brown's death, Ferguson activists fear little has changed (Kit O'Connell, MintPress News)

 

9/8

 

After Ferguson, a real reckoning: One year later, we still need national reforms (The Rev. Al Sharpton, New York Daily News)

Amid withering post-Ferguson critique, police around the country look inward (Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor)

Anniversary of police shooting marked in Ferguson, Missouri (Reuters, Newsweek)

Baltimore remembers Michael Brown and Ferguson (Video, Baltimore Sun)

Bernie Sanders adds racial justice platform to website, says he's "disappointed" by Seattle rally interruption (Sydney Brownstone, The Stranger, Seattle)

Bernie Sanders releases racial justice plan after Black Lives Matter protests (Radio, Adrian Florido, All Things Considered, NPR)

Bernie Sanders taps African-American organizer as campaign press secretary (Igor Bobic, The Huffington Post)

"Black Lives Matter" and the G.O.P. (Charles M. Blow, The New York Times)

Black Lives Matter has showed us: the oppression of black people is borderless (Steven W. Thrasher, The Guardian)

Can white people talk about book, race productively? It's worth a try (Joel Mathis, Ben Boychuk, Las Vegas Sun)

Christian Taylor tweeted his fears after Michael Brown killing in Ferguson (Cindy Boren, The Washington Post)

Civil whites (Christopher Caldwell, The Weekly Standard)

Coverage of the Ferguson shooting, protests on the one-year anniversary (Video, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Did busing slow Boston's desegregation? (Farah Stockman, The Boston Globe)

DOJ, Ferguson remain in talks a year after teen's death (Yamiche Alcindor, USA Today)

FBI asked to probe Christian Taylor shooting as new audio and video emerge (Video, Lynette Holloway, The Root)

Ferguson, 1 year later: Why protesters were right to fight for Mike Brown Jr. (Darnell L. Moore, Mic)

Ferguson and beyond: how a new civil rights movement began - and won't end (DeRay McKesson, The Guardian)

Ferguson: A look back at Michael Brown's death (Steve Osunsami, ABC News)

Ferguson marks anniversary of shooting that rocked nation (Video, Yamiche Alcindor, USA Today)

Ferguson marks Michael Brown anniversary with silence and protest (Jon Swaine, The Guardian)

Ferguson: One year later (Jeannette Cooperman, Rosalind Early, Brian Heffernan, Jarrett Medlin, William Powell, Alvin Reid, Stefene Russell, Lindsay Toler, Timoshanae Wellmaker, Tim Woodcock, DJ Wilson, Madeline Yochum, St. Louis Magazine)

Ferguson, one year later: "Justice is no more death" (Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams)

Ferguson, one year later: What others are reporting (Kelsey Proud, St. Louis Public Radio)

Ferguson one year later: Will changes last? (Video, Sara Sidner, Jason Kravarik, CNN)

The flawed "missing men" theory (Kay Hymowitz, The Wall Street Journal)

From Paris to Ferguson (Kira Banks, The Atlantic)

Hip-hop stars remember Michael Brown on anniversary of his death in Ferguson (Mitchell Peters, Billboard)

How Black Lives Matter reshaped the traditional narrative about police killings (Jennifer Swann, TakePart)

Hundreds rally on Capitol Hill to mark Ferguson anniversary (Beena Raghavendran, The Seattle Times)

In Ferguson and beyond, police militarization may be declining (Video, PBS Newshour)

In their words (Megan Specia, Mashable)

Keep "black" in "Black lives matter" (Petula Dvorak, Delaware Online)

March, moment of silence mark anniversary in Ferguson (Jim Salter, Jim Suhr, Associated Press)

Most diverse neighborhood in US welcomes you in Alaska (Julia O'Malley, Al Jazeera America)

One year after Ferguson, the nation's youngest and boldest movement debates reform vs. revolut (Rachelle Hampton, In These Times)

One year after Ferguson, technology is bringing racism to light (Victoria Massie, Blavity)

One year on, what we've learned from #BlackLivesMatter (The Rev. Madison Shockley, Truth Dig)

Photos: Remembering the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson (Helen Donahue, Quartz)

Police killings since Ferguson, in one map (German Lopez, Soo Oh, Vox)

Protesters drove Bernie Sanders from one Seattle stage. At his next stop, 15,000 people showed. (John Wagner, The Washington Post)

Remembering Michael Brown & others who died in police encouters, because they should be known for more than their deaths (Tiffany Thomas, Bustle)

Sanders' biggest rally yet comes with an undercurrent of racial issues (Video, Dan Merica, CNN)

Scott Walker: Don't focus on "racial discord" or you'll only create more (Igor Bobic, The Huffington Post)

Shots fired in Ferguson near march to mark anniversary of Michael Brown's death (Daniel Politi, Slate)

"There still is a lot stacked against us": Ferguson inspires year of art (Carey Reed, PBS Newshour)

Timeline: Dozens of unarmed African Americans killed since Ferguson (Aamer Madhani, USA Today)

The trouble with reform in Ferguson (Maya Park, Ben Wofford, Politico)

Under international human rights law, black lives matter (Jeremy I. Levitt, Orlando Sentinel)

Watch the Ferguson protests unfold on social media, again (Dhyana Taylor, Dayana Morales Gomez, Matt Ramos, Jacob Kerr, Yujia Pan, The Huffington Post)

What it's like to be a black cop in Ferguson (Jason Sickles, Yahoo)

What it's like to be black in the criminal justice system (Andrew Kahn, Chris Kirk, Slate)

"What the Hell is going on in Ferguson?!" how #MikeMike changed our world (Kirsten West Savali, The Root)

A year after Ferguson, an uncertain future (Video, Reuters)

A year after Ferguson, "Black Lives Matter" still wields influence (Dan Frosch, Scott Calvert, The Wall Street Journal)

A year after Ferguson: Obama tells NPR he feels "great urgency" (Radio, Scott Neuman, Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR)

A year after Michael Brown shooting, Ferguson marchers mourn in silence (Radio, All Things Considered, NPR)

A year later, Ferguson quietly struggles forward (Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times)

 

8/8

 

15 arrested as anti-police brutality demonstration turned ugly (Miriam Wassesr, Phoenix New Times, Arizona)

Answers sought in police shooting of unarmed Christian Taylor (Liam Stack, The New York Times)

Black and unarmed (Sandhya Somashekhar, Wesley Lowery, Keith L. Alexander, The Washington Post)

Black unemployment rate remains more than double whites while national number drops (Nekala Alexander, Atlanta Black Star)

Confederate holidays removed from Georgia calendar (Christopher B. Buchanan, 11alive, Atlanta, Georgia)

Cops change tactics as Ferguson protests return (Video, Reuters)

The Fairfax police officer who killed an unarmed man is finally fired (Leder, The Washington Post)

Ferguson: A shooting that caused the nation to shudder (Fotos, The New York Times)

Ferguson struggles to hire black cops (Video, Reuters)

Grief remains in Ferguson year after Michael Brown's death (Sarah Kendzior, New York Daily News)

How the Black Lives Matter movement changed the church (Antonia Blumberg, Carol Kuruvilla, The Huffington Post)

How the myth of Ferguson changed America for the better (John McWhorter, The Daily Beast)

An indelible black-and-white line (John Eligon, The New York Times)

Ken Herman: Race colors our perceptions about police (Ken Herman, The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Columbus, Georgia)

Legislator wrongly took focus away from real problems with police (Lisa Falkenberg, The Houston Chronicle)

A light-skinned Latina like me will never be able to live in the land of whiteness (Melissa Lozada-Oliva, The Guardian)

Marc Lamont-Hill: Carson's race remarks were "racial amnesia and racial blindness" (Video, Ian Hanchett, Breitbart)

Nearly a year after Michael Brown's death, Ferguson residents move toward healing (Yamiche Alcindor, USA Today)

One year later: Ferguson cast spotlight on nation's racial struggles (Video, Carol Guensburg, Voice of America)

Out of long-gone rubble of the Watts riots, scars and signs of healing (Radio, Arun Rath, All Things Considered, NPR)

Police Facebook group mocks death of Michael Brown (Lynette Holloway, The Root)

Police shoot college football player in Texas (Sandhya Somashekhar, The Washington Post)

Revisiting the Watts riots 50 years later: "the explosion was almost predictable" (Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News)

Tensing family: Officer "needed to protect himself" (Jason Williams, The Cincinnati Enquirer)

Texas officer who killed unarmed college athlete never shot gun before (Associated Press, The Guardian)

A year after Ferguson: 10 people who were there talk about the birth of a movement (Sharee Silerio, The Root)

A year after Ferguson, housing segregation defies tools to erase it (John Eligon, The New York Times)

A year on, Ferguson killing is recalled (Mitch Smith, The New York Times)

Young find voices, power in Ferguson's aftermath (Aisha Sultan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

 

7/8

 

15 youth movements to dismantle white supremacy rising this summer (StudentNation, The Nation)

314 black Americans have been killed by police since Michael Brown's shooting (Elizabeth Kiefer, Refinery29)

Attorney General Loretta Lynch: Ferguson "opened the eyes of America" (Video, NBC News)

Back to Ferguson, a year after Michael Brown (James Estrin, The New York Times)

Black lives don't matter, apparently, to Republican candidates for president (Steven W. Thrasher, The Guardian)

Black Lives Matter has become a global movement (Janaya Khan, The Root)

"Bloody Sunday's" youngest marcher talks voting rights in Knoxville (Video, Aaron Wright, WBIR, Tennessee)

Carson preaches racial healing, blasts "purveyors of hatred" (Al Weaver, Washington Examiner)

Chicago police department agrees to independent stop-and-frisk evaluations (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Children caught in a racist system (Leder, The New York Times)

Community divides are still wide a year later in Ferguson (Radio, Jason Rosenbaum, Morning Edition, NPR)

Confederate flag debate: 57 percent support South Carolina decision to remove flag, says Pew Research Study (Glenn Minnis, Latin Post)

De-policing: the scariest word of the year (Colin Flaherty, American Thinker)

Do the Democrats understand America's new racial politics? (Robert Draper, The New York Times)

Ferguson feels the agony and toil of healing its broken soul (Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio)

Ferguson: One year later (Fotos, NBC News)

Ferguson one year later: It is now fashionable to vilify police regardless of the facts (Ron Hosko, Fox News)

Ferguson: The other young black lives laid to rest in Michael Brown's cemetery (Jessica Lussenhop, BBC News)

Ferguson protesters take it off the streets to take on the system (Radio, Emmanuele Berry, All Things Considered, NPR)

For Democrats, #BlackLivesMatter is actually #BlackVotesMatter (Jazz Shaw, Hot Air)

Gallup: Americans' views of black-white relations crumble (Allahpundit, Hot Air)

Give Bobby Jindal a break - he's as Indian as the rest of us (Saurabh Jha, Quartz)

History review: "Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America," by Ari Berman (Boganmeldelse, Walton Muyumba, The Dallas Morning News)

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans see progress, room for improvement on voting rights (Janie Velencia, Ariel Edwards-Levy, The Huffington Post)

Identity is at the heart of brash, essential "Mulattos" (Boganmeldelse, Michael Schaub, NPR)

The impact of Michael Brown's death on America (Video, Marc Lamont Hill, Kayla Reed, Patrisse Cullors, Talib Kweli, Tef Poe, Tory Russell, HuffPost Live)

It's the one-year anniversary of Ferguson. But the Republican debate didn't touch it. (German Lopez, Vox)

It's time to redraw Maryland (Brian Doctrow, The Washington Post)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital: A failed promise renewed (Leder, Los Angeles Times)

Monitor proposes NYPD cops provide stop-and-frisk "receipts," cracks down on racial profiling in new guidelines (Barry Paddock, Dareh Gregorian, New York Daily News)

NYPD's federal monitor seeks to clarify stop-and-frisk guidelines (Associated Press, The Guardian)

One year after Ferguson, emotions remain raw as Americans wonder: Are we better off? (Eric Adler, Mará Rose Williams, The Kansas City Star)

One year in Ferguson (Multimedie, St. Louis Public Radio)

One year later, visible changes in Ferguson (Video, USA Today)

Opinion: Calls for calm are acts of violence (Christina D. Brown, The Cincinnati Enquirer)

Photographing life in Ferguson a year after Michael Brown's death (Marisa Schwartz Taylor, Time)

Police shoot college football player in Texas (Sandhya Somashekhar, The Washington Post)

Police use familiar tactics to justify horrific shooting, say former football player was in a supernatural "zombie state" (Manny Otiko, Atlanta Black Star)

Posing as the great emancipator: Obama's prison-posturing is nothing new (Paul Street, CounterPunch)

Race, presidential politics, and the challenge of creating a democracy for all of us (Rahna Epting, The Huffington Post)

The racial gaps in America's recovery (Gillian B. White, The Atlantic)

The real voter fraud is Texas' ID law (Leder, The New York Times)

The religious roots of domestic terror (Stuart Wexler, The Daily Beast)

Selma's lesson for Ferguson: Voting and protest go hand in hand (Montague Simmons, Christine Assefa, MSNBC)

Shooting of unarmed white teenager, Zach Hammond, enters national debate (Christine Hauser, The New York Times)

Some kind of normal (The Economist)

Texas voter ID rules discouraged Hispanic people from voting (Tom Dart, The Guardian)

Tracking police violence a year after Ferguson (Donovan X. Ramsey, FiveThirtyEight)

Virginia revokes license plates featuring Confederate flag (Associated Press)

Voting rights law, then and now (Nathaniel Persily, Constitution Daily, National Constitution Center)

"We do this for Mike Brown": a year on, Ferguson is a wound that won't heal (Jon Swaine, The Guardian)

What is the drug war? (Paul C. Bermanzohn, CounterPunch)

When oppression is the status quo, disruption is a moral duty (Bree Newsome, The Root)

Why a decline in black men enrolling in medical school may be bad for your health (Tracy L. Scott, The Root)

The woman behind #BlackLivesMatter on the real threat to black LGBTs (Alicia Garza, The Advocate)

A year of racial tumult brings potent lessons - and risks - to the classroom (Dan Berrett, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

 

6/8

 

9 moments the Internet forced us to think about race (Dexter Thomas, Los Angeles Times)

50th anniversary of Watts Riots (Inglewood Today, Los Angeles)

50 years after the Voting Rights Act, here's how far we still have to go (Lilly Workneh, Irina Dvalidze, Adam Glucksman, The Huffington Post)

50 years after the Voting Rights Act, we still have work to do (Barack Obama, The White House)

50 years later, beautician-turned-activist recounts living through Watts riots (Video, Pat Harvey, CBS Los Angeles)

50 years later: The Voting Rights Act is in greater danger than ever (Monique John, Michigan Chronicle)

50 years on, does the Voting Rights Act offer adequate protection? (Video, PBS Newshour)

Americans' views of black-white relations deteriorate (Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup)

Are we in the midst of a new civil rights era? (Rebecca Onion, Slate)

Baltimore firm accused of cutting corners on police psych evaluations (Associated Press, The Guardian)

#BlackLivesDoNotMatter - not yet anyway (Elizabeth Ann Thompson, Florida Courier)

Black lives don't matter at GOP debate, & that's a serious gap in the Republican platform (Melanie Schmitz, Bustle)

#BlackLivesMatter and so should the high unemployment rate (Jana Kasperkevic, The Guardian)

Black people can't vote if we're dead (William C. Anderson, TruthOut)

Blacks divided on whether police treat minorities fairly (Art Swift, Gallup)

Carson: We can't make every incident into "a race war," "move beyond" race (Video, Ian Hanchett, Breitbart)

Commemoration remembers John Crawford III one year after his death (Dylan Taylor-Lehman, Yellow Springs News, Ohio)

Congress must restore full protections of Voting Rights Act (Human Rights Campaign)

Cop justifies repeated shooting of unarmed black man with the "zombie" defense (Carimah Townes, Think Progress)

Court's new approach to fighting voter discrimination (Noah Feldman, Bloomberg View)

A Danish newspaper rated black celebrities on a scale of evil and integration (Ian Moore, Vice)

Dashcam video shows moments before Jonathan Ferrell's death - video (Video, Charlotte Police Department, The Guardian)

Debate over Coleman's dash cam video broadens to police unions (Madlin Mekelburg, The Houston Chronicle)

Felons and voting rights (Leder, Los Angeles Times)

Ferguson councilman says federal proposal could bankrupt city (The Washington Post)

Ferguson: One year later. The 24 (The Washington Post)

Ferguson, one year later: What's happening this weekend (The Globe and Mail, Canada)

Ferguson's radical knitters: "If someone asks me what I'm doing, I say, 'I'm knitting for black liberation'" (Sarah Kendzior, The Guardian)

The fight for voting rights, fifty years ago and today (Amy Davidson, The New Yorker)

Florida man denies "racial vendetta" in putting up noose after arguing with black man (Arturo Garcia, Raw Story)

For Latinos, 1965 Voting Rights Act impact came a decade later (Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News)

The GOP's ongoing rendezvous with racial politics (Elwood D. Watson, The Huffington Post)

A half-century after Voting Rights Act, black religious leaders say suppression is rampant (Daniil Eliseev, The Dallas Morning News)

Here's what presidential candidates' websites say about criminal justice reform (Radley Balko, The Washington Post)

Hillary Clinton courts blacks, slams GOP over civil rights on Al Sharpton's radio show (S.A. Miller, The Washington Times)

Hillary Clinton: Republicans warning of election fraud are "fear-mongering" (Ed Pilkington, The Guardian)

Hillary Clinton slams Republicans on voting rights ahead of tonight's debate (Jillian Jorgenson, New York Observer)

Housing equity is not a "war on suburbia" (Andre Shashaty, The Huffington Post)

How Michael Brown changed our perceptions of America (Collier Meyerson, Fusion)

How will Republicans use Cleveland? (Jamil Smith, New Republic)

I am Sandra Bland (Julianne Malveaux, Indianapolis Recorder)

Infant mortality rate hits record low, although racial disparities exist (Liz Szabo, USA Today)

Inmate jail deaths: As families search for answers, an opaque criminal justice system stands in the way (Elizabeth Whitman, International Business Times)

Is Ferguson really changing its ways? (Nicholas Carroll, CNN Money)

It's time to bring Texas jails out of the shadows (Michele Deitch, UTNews, University of Texas, Austin, Texas)

John Belmar and Ron Johnson look back on Ferguson and a long road yet ahead (Radio, Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio)

Jonathan Ferrell trial jurors shown dashcam footage of fatal police shooting (Video, Associated Press, The Guardian)

Justice or else: Malik Zulu Shabazz returns to Ferguson (Black Lawyers for Justice, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Let's celebrate the progress on voting rights (Washington Examiner)

Listen to the 1930s poem that is the perfect #BlackLivesMatter tribute (Christopher Mathias, The Huffington Post)

Louis Farrakhan urges crowd to "kill those who kill us," calls for retaliation in speech at Baptist church (Nicola Menzie, The Christian Post)

Man dies in handcuffs at hospital after pleading for help (Lauren Jacobsen, Dallas Sun Times)

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (Radio, Here & Now, WBUR, Boston)

Missouri's governor: Lessons from Ferguson (Video, Aspen Institute, The Huffington Post)

New poll reveals Ferguson, Black Lives Matter changing national views on race (Manny Otiko, Atlanta Black Star)

Nikki Haley to GOP: "We need to listen more" (Video, Ashley Killough, CNN)

Obama failed blacks with high unemployment rate, racial justice plan, Jesse Jackson says (Aaron Morrison, International Business Times)

Obama urges restoring voting rights provisions (Video, Julie Hirschfeld Davis, The New York Times)

Occupying a precarious space: Multicultural expats struggle with identity (Jin Kim, The Wall Street Journal)

One year after Ferguson, majority agrees the U.S. needs to improve racial equality (Chris Riotta, Mic)

On its 50th anniversary, the Voting Rights Act is under full-blown attack (Peniel E. Joseph, The Root)

On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, there's not a lot to celebrate (Brentin Mock, CityLab)

On the death of Raynette Turner (Bennett L. Gershman, The Huffington Post)

Oral history tells story of Voting Rights Act (Radio, Here & Now, WBUR, Boston)

Police walk fine line in wake of Ferguson shootings (Zusha Elinson, The Wall Street Journal)

The politics of racial identity in the superhero world (Udoka Okafor, The Huffington Post)

Post-Ferguson legislative push mostly fizzled (Zusha Elinson, The Wall Street Journal)

The reason I can't have white friends: Race talk in America (Jeremey Johnson, The Huffington Post)

The right message, the wrong messenger (Jamil Smith, New Republic)

Sandra Bland activist to Texas trooper: "You tyrannical f*cking pig" (graphic language warning) (Video, Lana Shadwick, Breitbart)

School busing didn't work. And to say so isn't raicst. (Ted Van Dyk, Politico)

Scott Walker fumbles on America's race issue (Julia Craven, The Huffington Post)

Struggle for voting rights isn't over (Donna Brazile, CNN)

The ugly message behind erasing "black" from "black lives matter" signs (Petula Dvorak, The Washington Post)

An "unarmed" white teen was shot dead by police. His family asks: Where is the outrage? (Abby Phillip, The Washington Post)

US Voting Rights Act turns 50 (Video, Chris Simkins, Voice of America)

The Voting Rights Act (Video, Barack Obama, John Lewis, Loretta Lynch, Melissa Harris-Perry, The White House)

The Voting Rights Act at 50: How the law came to be (Video, Maya Rhodan, Time)

The Voting Rights Act is 50 years old today. So why do things still seem so bad? (Samantha Lachman, Amber Ferguson, The Huffington Post)

Voting rights groups pushing for new districts to be drawn in public (Brandon Larrabee, Florida Courier)

The voting rights umbrella (William Jefferson Clinton, Yale Law & Policy Review)

What is the current state of the Voting Rights Act? (Radio, KALW, San Francisco)

When the justice system detains a sick mother of 8 for stealing food, it says black lives don't matter (Erica Garner, Reggie Harris, The Huffington Post)

White kids get medicated when they misbehave, black kids get suspended - or arrested (Jack Holmes, New York Magazine)

White people, stop being defensive about privilege (Angelina Chapin, The Huffington Post, Canada)

Who was Jim Crow? (Becky Little, National Geographic)

Why Latinos are still fighting for the Voting Rights Act (Cedar Attanasio, Latin Times)

Why schools need more teachers of color - for white students (Melinda D. Anderson, The Atlantic)

Why the Voting Rights Act is once again under threat (Ari Berman, The New York Times)

A year after Ferguson, many cities debate body cameras (Radio, Here & Now, WBUR, Boston)

 

5/8

 

9 moments that prove Michael Brown's death was definitely not about race (Zak Cheney-Rice, Mic)

Across racial lines, more say nation needs to make changes to achieve racial equality (Pew Research Center)

After a year of high-profile killings by police, Americans' views on race have shifted (David Lauter, Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times)

Ahead of Ferguson anniversary, Nixon preps for law enforcement announcement (Colin Reischman, The Missouri Times)

Al Sharpton promises to grill Hillary Clinton on race issues (Annie Karni, Politico)

Americans say racism is a bigger problem today than at any point in the past 20 years (Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post)

California city investigates incident of officer who drew gun on innocent man (Associated Press, The Guardian)

"Citizen: An American Lyric" meditates on the trauma of racism (Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times)

A dead lion and a dead black man (Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report)

Do American cops have a race problem? Or a class problem? (Damon Linker, The Week)

Dorian Johnson: A year after Mike Brown's death, he's still grappling with the fallout (Danny Wicentowski, The Riverfront Times)

Family of homeless man killed by Los Angeles police sues city and officers (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Ferguson: one year after (Leder, The St. Louis American)

Ferguson prepares for anniversary of Michael Brown's death (Video, Justin Worland, Time)

The Ferguson protests worked (Julia Craven, Ryan J. Reilly, Mariah Stewart, The Huffington Post)

Ferguson's legacy: for blacks, empowerment amid sense of injustice (Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor)

Ferguson turns down initial Justice Department plan, asks for time to come up with an alternative (Stephen Deere, Christine Byers, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Five other black lives that mattered (Leon Neyfakh, Slate)

Hate group calls for racial violence - where's Obama? (Nate Jackson, The Patriot Post)

How Ferguson changed once the media went home (Carima Townes, Think Progress)

In year since searing death, Ferguson sees uneven recovery (Monica Davey, The New York Times)

It's time to call out black racism (Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage Mag)

It turns out the United States might not be hopelessly doomed by intractable racial resentment (Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate)

Lessons in leadership from Ferguson: Communicate, educate, serve (Jo Mannies, Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio)

Mere sight of a gun makes police - and public - more aggressive, experts say (Alan Yuhas, The Guardian)

Michael Brown shooting to Ferguson unrest: 5 pivotal moments to remember (Philip Ross, Mic)

Michael Brown's mother on Darren Wilson: "He's evil" (Video, Justin Wm. Moyer, The Washington Post)

Morning Plum: Rapid cultural change on race - but Republicans and conservatives lag behind (Greg Sargent, The Washington Post)

O'Malley backs voting-rights constitutional amendment (Steve Benen, MSNBC)

One year after Ferguson, Americans are far more worried about black rights (Scott Clement, The Washington Post)

One year after Michael Brown's killing, his mother vows to "never forgive" (Video, Tony Harris, Al Jazeera America)

On the trail: The year-long education of Ferguson mayor James Knowles (Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio)

Prayer for Ferguson (Orvin Kimbrough, The St. Louis American)

Public opinion on the Voting Rights Act (Kathleen Weldon, The Huffington Post)

Racial discrimination is only one threat to elections (Jamal Greene, The New York Times)

Racism still a big problem in U.S., say majority of Latinos (Griselda Nevarez, NBC News)

Remembering Ferguson one year later (Rev. Christopher W. Keating, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Report: Ferguson is woke (Charing Ball, Madame Noire)

Revisiting Ferguson (Monica Davey, The New York Times)

Texas ID law called breach of Voting Rights Act (Erik Eckholm, The New York Times)

Thirty miles from Selma, a different kind of civil rights struggle (Kristen Lombardi, The Center for Public Integrity)

The truth about Selma (Michael Barone, The Wall Street Journal)

Twice detained and still fighting: Charles Jones's Homan Square story (Video, Zach Stafford, Phil Batta, Valerie Lapinski, Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian)

The unfortunate evolution of the Voting Rights Act (Edward Blum, The Wall Street Journal)

"Verbatim: The Ferguson case" (Video, Brett Weiner, The New York Times)

Video shows how Black Lives Matter gets away with police interference (Lee Stranahan, Breitbart)

A voting rights Q&A to stump the GOP's presidential candidates (Gary May, The Daily Beast)

Where are Ferguson key figures such as Darren Wilson, Michael Brown's parents and Dorian Johnson now? (Lisa Gutierrez, The Kansas City Star)

A year after Ferguson, 6 in 10 Americans say changes are needed to give blacks and whites equal rights (Scott Clement, The Washington Post)

A year after Ferguson, a crossroads for America (Harry Siegel, New York Daily News)

A year after Ferguson, blacks say police treat them unfairly (CBS News)

A year later, Ferguson sees change, but asks if it's real (Monica Davey, The New York Times)

A year later, Ferguson takes steps, but progress is slow (Dan Frosch, The Wall Street Journal)

Zachary Hammond autopsy challenges police account of fatal shooting (Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian)

 

4/8

 

Alabama man says cop threatened him with murder (Jon Schuppe, Gabe Gutierrez, NBC News)

Alabama officer kept job after proposal to murder black man and hide evidence (Jon Swaine, The Guardian)

Are millennials perpetuating racism? (Video, Taylor Swaak, CNN)

Barack Obama and the Voting Rights Act, 50 years later (Charles P. Pierce, Esquire)

Ben Carson talks "all lives matter," immigration reform (Video, PBS Newshour)

Black American lives are being erased. The victors still rewrite history (Lindy West, The Guardian)

Businesses along West Florissant down but not out (Radio, Maria Altman, St. Louis Public Radio)

Congress must act to restore original promise of Voting Rights Act (Vishal Agraharkar, The Hill)

Dallas police chief to kids: "Talk to us" after McKinney pool party, Sandra Bland (Naomi Martin, The Dallas Morning News)

Death of woman in New York jail sparks investigation by attorney general (Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian)

Family of Sandra Bland filing federal lawsuit (Adam Bennett, KHOU, Houston, Texas)

Ferguson, one year later: Are the racial divides in St. Louis better or worse? (Camille Phillips, Sarah Kellogg, St. Louis Public Radio)

Ferguson: One year later. The decision (The Washington Post)

Ferguson: One year later. The legacy (The Washington Post)

First on CNN: Martin O'Malley to call for a voting rights constitutional amendment (Video, Dan Merica, CNN)

For black soldier, a nasty reminder (William H. McMichael, USA Today)

The government is watching #BlackLivesMatter, and it's not okay (Nusrat Choudhury, ACLU)

How New York ended up with 1.2 million open arrest warrants (Allegra Kirkland, Talking Points Memo)

How to save the Voting Rights Act (Richard L. Hasen, Slate)

Interim police chief to bridge police, community gap (Brett Blume, CBS St. Louis)

Jonathan Ferrell asked for help - and cops killed him (Kate Briquelet, The Daily Beast)

Kentucky sheriff "steadfastly" defends officer who handcuffed 8-year-old (Ed Pilkington, The Guardian)

Latino America, united we stand (Christopher Cabanillas, The Huffington Post)

A man "elected before his time" in Miss. gives politics one more go (Scott Rodd, The Washington Post)

Martin O'Malley calls for constitutional amendment on voting rights (Hannah Fraser-Chanpong, CBS News)

Metropolitan Opera to drop use of blackface-style makeup in "Otello" (Brakkton Booker, NPR)

The new science of sentencing (Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Ben Casselman, Dana Goldstein, The Marshall Project)

Police, demonstrators gearing up for Michael Brown anniversary weekend in Ferguson (Christine Byers, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Poll: Ky. voters want to keep Jefferson Davis statue (Video, Mike Wynn (The Louisville Courier-Journal, Kentucky), USA Today)

The racism that put a target on Sam DuBose (Tim Joseph, Socialist Worker)

A remarkable look at the gap between black and white unemployment (Philip Bump, The Washington Post)

Robbins: Unpleasant truths on race, cops (Jeff Robbins, Boston Herald)

Sandra Bland lawsuit says jail ignored her "uncontrollable crying" (Collier Meyerson, Fusion)

Sandra Bland's alleged jail suicide highlights disturbing trend (Lindsey Cook, U.S. News & World Report)

Sandra Bland's family files civil rights lawsuit in push for answers (Tom Dart, The Guardian)

Sheriff defends deputy accused of illegally handcuffing disabled children at school (Video, Emma Brown, The Washington Post)

So you flunked a racism test. Now what? (Maanvi Singh, NPR)

Staged photographs reenact real, hostile encounters with NYPD (Priscilla Frank, The Huffington Post)

Swimming while black: the legacy of segregated public pools lives on (Rose Hackman, The Guardian)

Teen sues after alleged snowball throw at police sent him to juvenile detention (Ryan Felton, The Guardian)

Thousands of California convicts to regain voting rights (Julia Horowitz (Associated Press), ABC News)

"Unable to get any of the answers": Sandra Bland's family files lawsuit (Video, NBC Chicago)

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch discusses Sandra Bland tragedy, ISIL and more (Video, Aspen Institute, The Huffington Post)

Use of force: How the courts judge police violence doesn't always lead to justice (Michael Barajas, Houston Press)

The wages of racial discord (Jason L. Riley, The Wall Street Journal)

Why the police killing of this unarmed white man hasn't led to national outcry (James Queally, Los Angeles Times)

 

3/8

 

7 in 10 inmates who die in jail have not been convicted of a crime (Bonnie Kristian, The Week)

Activists demand DOJ intervention in #SandraBland case, take stand for black women targeted by cops (NewsOne)

The change we've been waiting for (James Clingman, Frost Illustrated)

Charlotte officer panicked before fatally shooting unarmed man, court hears (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Commentary: On the origins of the Ferguson movement, a year later (Jim Salter (Associated Press), Miami Herald)

Context for Cecil the Lion vs. #BlackLivesMatter debate (Joshua Adams, The Huffington Post)

Darren Wilson probably wasn't even the worst cop in Ferguson (Matt Taylor, Vice)

A dentist killing Cecil the Lion is outrageous, but so is an officer killing a black man or woman (Rev. Al Sharpton, The Huffington Post)

Did pot contribute to Sandra Bland's death? (Jacob Sullum, Reason)

Driving while black: A certain route to death (Jacqueline Bediako, Atlanta Black Star)

Ferguson: One year later. The police and the protests (The Washington Post)

Ferguson: One year later. The shooting (The Washington Post)

First day of testimony is finished in shooting trial of CMPD Officer Kerrick (Michael Gordon, Elizabeth Leland, The Charlotte Observer)

How to be socially conscious and humorously distracted at the same time (Nekala Alexander, Atlanta Black Star)

Jesse Jackson: Amend Constitution to add a right to vote (Jesse Jackson, Chicago Sun-Times)

Jose Antonio Vargas on White People, Trump and Bernie Sanders' Black Lives Matter problem (Karen Gwee, In These Times)

Journalists who recorded Ferguson protests will not face charges (Laura Shay, KMOV, St. Louis)

Kentucky deputy sheriff puts a third-grade student in handcuffs (Video, ACLU, The Guardian)

Kentucky sheriff's department sued over handcuffing of eight-year-old boy (Video, Ed Pilkington, The Guardian)

New York attorney general to investigate black mother's jail death (Reuters)

Obama's election was supposed to usher in a new post-racial era. Why has racist expression grown more vicious than any time since the 1960s? (David Theo Goldberg, Salon)

One year on, John Crawford's family is still searching for answers (Alex Mierjeski, ATTN:)

Police shootings shape Oklahoma debate on police videos (Associated Press, Tulsa World, Oklahoma)

Prosecutor: White Charlotte officer panicked before shooting black man (Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press)

Racial anger needs to be weighed against progress (Cathy Young, Newsday)

Rev. Sharpton will be in Ferguson for march, vigil (Brad Choat, CBS St. Louis)

Sam DuBose family files initial paperwork for wrongful death lawsuit (Adrianne Kelly, WLWT, Cincinnati, Ohio)

Samuel DuBose held up bottle of fragrance not alcohol, coroner says (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Sandra Bland's sister: "I had no idea that Sandy's story would move people in such a profound way" (Abigail Pesta, Cosmopolitan)

Sleepy county's history of discrimination (Video, Natasha Korgaonkar, CNN)

Today's racial violence has long roots in the past (Karen Feldscher, Harvard School of Public Health)

Talking race, faith 2 weeks after Sam DuBose killing (Carrie Cochran, The Cincinnati Enquirer)

Traffic stops under scrutiny: What to do to keep one from getting out of control (Lisa Gutierrez, The Kansas City Star)

You're killing us, white America: How the Samuel DuBose murder exposes a system designed to destroy Black lives (Lawrence Brown, Salon)

 

2/8

 

50 years after Selma march, activists walk again to restore voting rights in South (Liz Fields, Vice)

50 years ago today, MLK demanded "Freedom Now" in Philly. You'll never believe what happened next (Will Bunch, The Philadelphia Inquirer)

70 years of race wars since World War II (Leonard Pitts Jr., The Seattle Times)

589 days to justice? (Topher Sanders, The Florida Times-Union)

After police killings in Ferguson, Charlotte, NC lawmakers give little attention to body cams (John Moritz (Associated Press), The Daily Journal, Indiana)

Are police going too far or doing their job? (Statistik, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio)

Battle over Texas confederate monuments heats up (Patrick Strickland, Al Jazeera)

Ben Carson doesn't understand Black Lives Matter (Video, Marina Fang, The Huffington Post)

Bernie Sanders finds his #BlackLivesMatter message (David Weigel, The Washington Post)

Body cameras shine spotlight on police (Video, ABC News)

Body cams can capture abuse, but can they end police brutality? (Terrell Jermaine Starr, AlterNet)

Cities make police changes after unrest over citizen deaths (Associated Press, ABC News)

Coming to Ferguson: Resources for building a nonviolent movement (Ethan Vesely-Flad, Fellowship of Reconciliation)

Confederate flag supporters rally in North Carolina and Georgia (Jack Linshi, Time)

The cop (Jake Halpern, The New Yorker)

Copwatch vs. cops: After Freddie Gray (Video, Poh Si Teng, The New York Times)

Cose: Reform criminal justice now (Ellis Cose, USA Today)

Donald Trump on Black Lives Matter: "We have to give power back to the police" (Emily Atkin, Think Progress)

Doubting Thomas (Leder, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Editorial: Calfironia lobbyists block police body-camera laws (Leder, The Fresno Bee, Californien)

Editorial: Collaboration vs. confrontation (Leder, The Gainesville Sun, Florida)

An exclusive interview with the mother of Jonathan Sanders, the Miss. man who was allegedly choked to death by a cop (Kirsten West Savali, The Root)

Federal agents to embed with Baltimore homicide cops to quell unprecedented violence (Video, Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun)

Ferguson churches hope new center will serve as an "incubator" for justice (Camille Phillips, St. Louis Public Radio)

Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more (David A. Lieb, Associated Press)

Ferguson's yesterdays offer clues to the troubled city of today (Mary Delach Leonard, St. Louis Public Radio)

Ferguson timeline (Quad-City Times, Iowa)

How Ferguson changed America (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

The inclusive strength of #BlackLivesMatter (Amanda Teuscher, The American Prospect)

John Crawford's death still under review one year after fatal police shooting (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Lions and kings: Killing and the abuse of power (Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, The Huffington Post)

A look at state actions, a year after Ferguson's upheaval (Associated Press, ABC News)

Martin O'Malley calls for criminal justice overhaul amid racial tensions (Maggie Haberman, The New York Times)

A Maryland town fires its black police chief, exposing a racial rift (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, The New York Times)

Philadelphia police-related deaths plunge, but is reform enough? (Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian)

Pro-Confederate flag rally at "south's Mount Rushmore" draws hundreds (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Rubio, "deeply" concerned about racial profiling, does not see a congressional solution (James Hohmann, The Washington Post)

Selma to Washington: NAACP begins 860-mile march for voting rights (+video) (Sarah Caspari, The Christian Science Monitor)

Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag (Mark Scolforo, Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press)

Steve Nelson: Police, minorities and escalating violence (Steve Nelson, The Valley News, Vermont)

There was a big spike in the number of people killed by police last month (John Walker, Fusion)

The tragic civil rights moment that ignited a movement: Michael Brown, one year later (Radio, Callie Crossley, WGBH, Boston)

Trevor Noah, upcoming "Daily Show" host, isn't afraid to spotlight racial issues in his standup act (David Hinckley, New York Daily News)

An updated racial hustle (Scott W. Johnson, City Journal)

Voting against discrimination: The crucial step America took 50 years ago to affirm its democratic values is under unprecedented assault (Theodore M. Shaw, Vishal Agraharkar, New York Daily News)

Why I've never supported the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter (Morris O'Kelly, Business Insider, UK)

Will this trial be a test for Charlotte? (Peter St. Onge, The Charlotte Observer, North Carolina)

 

1/8

 

The adventures of Huckleberry Finn: how to write about race in the US (Benjamin Markovits, The Guardian)

After 50 years, reflecting on the Voting Rights Act and its impact, future (Travis Fain, Daily Press, Virginia)

Anonymous is targeting Brian Encinia & plans a day of rage for Waller County sheriff's department (Hope Racine, Bustle)

At least 6 arrested during Samuel DuBose rally (Scott Wartman, Emilie Eaton, Cameron Knight (The Cincinnati Enquirer), USA Today)

Ben Carson says the "Black Lives Matter" movement is "silly" (Kira Lerner, Think Progress)

Black churches play a pivotal role in Wichita (Oliver Morrison, The Wichita Eagle, Kansas)

Black Lives Matter: Coming to a museum near you? (Radio, NPR)

Can churches lead on racial harmony? (Carmen K. Sisson, The Christian Science Monitor)

Caravans of Confederate flag supporters arrive for rally at Stone Mountain (Daniel Funke, Atlanta Journal Constitution)

"Chicago Defender" celebrates 110 years of Black journalism (Eddy "Precise" Lamarre, Rollingout)

Confederate flag supporters rally in Georgia (Lindsay Ellis, The Wall Street Journal)

DOJ: St. Louis court discriminates against black children (Video, PBS Newshour)

Dylann Roof: not guilty plea for man accused of killing nine in US church (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Editorial: If not for Ferguson, Cincinnati might have gone differently (Leder, The Salt Lake Tribune)

Ferguson, one year later: From a city to a symbol (Kevin McDermott, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Harris-Perry: Black people need space to be fearful of cops (Video, Trent Baker, Breitbart)

July is the deadliest month of 2015 for police-related killings (Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian)

Lifting "the burden of race": What an Obama-led commission could learn from Clinton's failed One America initiative on race (Carol V.R. George, Salon)

The long march to true equality: The NAACP is embarking on a new journey to battle systemic racism (Cornell Brooks, New York Daily News)

Michael Brown, Sr.: "A piece of me is gone" (Video, Yamiche Alcindor, USA Today)

National Cathedral weighs removing images of Confederate generals (Gail Russell Chaddock, The Christian Science Monitor)

NYC's first black cop and a boy's racism (Arthur Browne, The Daily Beast)

Officer in Sandra Bland arrest warned of "unprofessional conduct" in 2014 (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Power of video will be tested at CMPD officer's trial (Michael Gordon, The Charlotte Observer, North Carolina)

President Obama's racial renaissance (Michael Eric Dyson, The New York Times)

Prince Edward County's long shadow of segregation (Kristen Green, The Atlantic)

Pull over: Practice of pretext police stops under fire (Glenn Smith, Tony Bartelme, The Charleston Post and Courier)

Race relations in America: Making a case for mutual respect (Mark Murphy, Savannah Morning News, Georgia)

Race relations in U.S. reveal separate societies (Rekha Basu, Poughkeepsie Journal, New York)

Racial makeup of some districts leaves them "segregated" (Richard H. Gilman, The Arizona Daily Star)

Republicans slam brakes on voting rights bill (Mike Lillis, The Hill)

Should Sandra Bland have complied first and contested later? (Carl Stoffers, Newsweek)

South Carolina police refuse to release name of officer who killed 19-year-old (Associated Press, The Guardian)

Suicide spike in California women's prison prompts inquiry (Ismat Sarah Mangla, International Business Times)

Texas trooper in Sandra Bland case cited before for "unprofessional conduct" (Lynette Holloway, The Root)

To live and die in LA (Tiffany Hobbs, Gawker)

Touching "nappy" hair (Frank H. Wu, The Huffington Post)

Trooper who arrested Sandra Bland was disciplined in 2014 (Elisabeth Ponsot, PBS Newshour)

US civil rights march sets out from historic Selma (BBC News)

W.Va. State Police offer new course (Curtis Johnson, The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, West Virginia)