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  • Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge

    Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge
    Eric H. Holder Jr.'s planned trip Wednesday to the center of riot-torn Ferguson, Mo., in many ways began 5 1/2 years ago, when he became the nation's first African American attorney general and pledged to make federal civil rights enforcement a hallmark...
  • Former ref Carey declined Redskins games

    The Sports Xchange Former ref Carey declined Redskins games Retired NFL referee Mike Carey refused assignments in Washington because he believes the team nickname is a racial slur. Carey became the first African-American referee in Super Bowl (XLII)...
  • Is racism in America worse today than when Obama became president?

    Is racism in America worse today than when Obama became president?
          As racial tensions continue to escalate in Ferguson, Mo., the subject of racism in general is more prevalent. In particular, racism since the election of Barack Obama as President. We had the Trayvon Martin incident, of course. Now this in...
  • Ferguson, Mo. residents again clash with police despite calls for peace

    Ferguson, Mo. residents again clash with police despite calls for peace
    On a small hill overlooking an area of Ferguson where rioters ravaged stores Sunday night, a crowd of youths stared down police and reveled in the confrontation late Monday. Little could be seen of what lay at the bottom of the hill, where bright police...
  • Obama calls Missouri shooting death tragic, urges reflection

    Obama calls Missouri shooting death tragic, urges reflection
    President Barack Obama called the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy and called on Tuesday for thoughtful response after two nights of violent protests, looting, arrests and tear gas in a St. Louis suburb. He promised a full...
  • Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm

    Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm
    U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday called for calm and a change in police tactics in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which has been rocked by racially charged clashes and riots after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager 10 days ago. The violence...
  • In riot-hit Ferguson, traffic fines boost tension and budget

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - When calm and order is finally restored to Ferguson, Missouri, the city's leaders may find little room to maneuver to resolve an issue that has long inflamed racial tensions: traffic tickets. On the surface it would seem an easy...
  • Why don't we know how often a Michael Brown is killed by police?

    Why don't we know how often a Michael Brown is killed by police?
    The shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer in suburban St. Louis has spotlighted a wide range of policy questions and social issues, from police training and militarization (evident with the response to the post-shooting protests) to the...
  • Missouri racial violence recalls apartheid, U.N. rights chief says

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Clashes between police and protesters in the U.S. town of Ferguson are reminiscent of the racial violence spawned by apartheid in her native South Africa, the top U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday. Navi Pillay, who is due to...
  • 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...
  • China chides US over Ferguson violence, American racism

    BEIJING China, a country with its own ethnic tensions and record of excessive police action, remained quiet during the first week of clashes between protesters and law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo. That has changed in the last two days. On Monday and...