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  • Redskins name controversy heralds another season of discontent

    Redskins name controversy heralds another season of discontent
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amanda Blackhorse decided one afternoon to attend a rally outside a game between the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins. Being a member of the Navajo nation, she felt it was her duty to protest the use of Native...
  • Can Americans confront their fear of blackness?

    To the editor: Erin Aubry Kaplan poses a very serious question, a question we all need to ask ourselves. ("Seeing Michael Brown," Op-Ed, Aug. 18) After the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a handful of my fellow high school students, an equal mix...
  • Shock and awe in Ferguson

    For those of us who lived through the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, and for all of us who remember the Trayvon Martin murder, just two years ago, events surrounding the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown look all too familiar. As Yogi...
  • Opportunists fan the flames of racial unrest

    Violence following the recent fatal shooting of an unarmed robbery suspect in Ferguson, Missouri, has tragically followed a predictable script. On average, more than 6,000 African-Americans are killed by gun violence each year. That startling figure is...
  • Ferguson, Mo.'s truth: We have a human-rights problem

    A few years ago, I spoke at a human-rights conference at George Mason University. I had documented the number of unarmed African-American males killed by American police as well as the high rate of black men who are being held in county, state and federal...
  • In Ferguson, Holder recalls own 'humiliating' experiences with police

    U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. visited Ferguson on Wednesday, meeting with students, community leaders and the parents of Michael Brown in a fast-paced series of gatherings that coincided with one of the most peaceful days since the Aug. 9 fatal...
  • Officer in fatal Missouri shooting finds pockets of support

    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - On the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a community wracked by racial unrest, police officer Darren Wilson is vilified by protesters for shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager. Away from the front lines, however, a small...
  • Newport News police chief consulted on defusing Ferguson tensions

    Newport News police chief consulted on defusing Ferguson tensions
    Newport News Police Chief Richard Myers was one of several police chiefs from around the nation asked to share advice with a team of Missouri state police on how to defuse the tensions in Ferguson, Mo. Myers has experience with tense community...
  • NFL roundup: Browns pick Hoyer over Manziel

    The Sports Xchange NFL roundup: Browns pick Hoyer over Manziel Brian Hoyer was named the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns for the regular-season opener Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh. First-year head coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday he needed more...
  • Holder visits Ferguson as grand jury hearings begin

    U.S. Atty. General Eric H. Holder Jr. visited Ferguson on Wednesday, meeting with students, community leaders and federal investigators as the St. Louis County prosecutor opened grand jury hearings in the fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old...
  • Consequences in Ferguson, Mo.

    We in America have always fought to preserve freedom and the rights granted under our Constitution. The Constitution grants the right of assembly, demonstration and protest. We are have been inundated with the news of rioting, looting and arson in...