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Black Democrat Coalition: 'We are sick and tired of being sick and tired'

BERKELEY MO -- A newly-formed coalition of African-American Democrats announced Wednesday they will not back any candidate that has exhibited "disrespect" for the black community on issues such as education, jobs and racial profiling. Headed by St. L ...

Fury and threats from Ferguson citizens

CLAYTON -- The fury of Ferguson descended on the seat of St. Louis County with a vengeance Tuesday night with demonstrators unleashing a torrent of chants, invective and threats at a County Council that listened for two hours in stunned silence. Prot ...

Ferguson protesters attempt to shutdown I-70

ST. LOUIS COUNTY -- Protesters intent on shutting down Interstate 70 Wednesday afternoon as part of their calls for justice in the Michael Brown shooting case were met by a large contingent of law enforcement intent on stopping them. Missouri State H ...

'Don't Shoot Coalition' demands removal of St. Louis prosecutor

A coalition of social justice organizations gathered Wednesday to urge again that St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch be removed from leading the grand jury investigation into the Michael Brown case. Brown, 18 and unarmed, was s ...

A very thin green line

SEATTLE (AP) — About a dozen demonstrators blocked railroad tracks Tuesday morning at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett to protest train shipments of oil and coal and proposed export terminals in the Northwest. Protesters included one pe ...

Labor organizers plan trouble in fast food wages fight

[caption id="attachment_25451" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday ...

Nation of Islam, NAACP try to keep Ferguson unrest alive

FERGUSON -- For several hours Saturday, hundreds of people demanding justice in the shooting of Michael Brown stood in front of the Ferguson Police Department with yellow police tape separating them from several dozen police officers. The protesters ...

Purported audio of Ferguson gunshots surfaces

Newly surfaced audio may reveal a pause in the gunshots fired by Officer Darren Wilson at Michael Brown, providing some insight into the sequence of events on August 9 in Ferguson. The FBI has reportedly interviewed a man who lives nearby where Brown ...

Ferguson latest stop in a long career of hustle

Stepping to the pulpit at Greater Grace Church — minutes from where a suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old — the Rev. Al Sharpton wielded the fiery words that have marked his long, often notorious career. "Th ...

Has Jay Nixon's national political future been lost in the smoke of Ferguson?

Until 16 days ago, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was in a position most politicians would envy. As the moderate two-term Democratic governor of a Republican-leaning state, he could tout a stellar state credit rating, a scandal-free personal resume and a fo ...


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