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  • Mexico releases 11 protesters from prison after international outcry

    Eleven people arrested in recent anti-government demonstrations and sent to maximum-security prisons have been released without charges after their detention created an international uproar. A 12th person arrested separately in connection with the...
  • Ferguson demonstrators begin 120-mile march to Missouri state capital

    Ferguson demonstrators begin 120-mile march to Missouri state capital
    Protesters angered by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, entered a pair of shopping malls in downtown Seattle on Friday and disrupted a tree-lighting ceremony. More...
  • Ferguson protesters take battle to St. Louis-area malls

    Ferguson protesters take battle to St. Louis-area malls
    After several days of calm in this region, more than 100 demonstrators gathered at the Galleria Mall in St. Louis at midday Friday, restarting protests over a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the shooting death of...
  • Shannon Frystak: What Ferguson riots say about race relations in America

    Shannon Frystak: What Ferguson riots say about race relations in America
    I was in Atlanta last weekend for the annual Southern Historical Association meetings, a city brimming with a rich historical past, from events of the Civil War to the civil rights movement, and, notably, the home of Martin Luther King Jr. On Saturday...
  • Ferguson police block clean-up brigade from entering damaged area

    Ferguson police block clean-up brigade from entering damaged area
    A group of people in Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday attempted to enter a main thoroughfare of the St. Louis suburb to clean up stores damaged in this week's racially charged rioting but a line of police blocked them from entering the area. West Florissant...
  • Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle in other cities

    Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle in other cities
    Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager....
  • Thanksgiving holiday quiets protests in Ferguson; 7 arrested in N.Y.

    Thanksgiving holiday quiets protests in Ferguson; 7 arrested in N.Y.
    Protest activity outside Missouri seemed to surpass the number of demonstrations in this St. Louis suburb where the Thanksgiving holiday and cold weather continued to keep tensions below the boil after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police...
  • If Obama can't bridge racial divide, who can?

    If Obama can't bridge racial divide, who can?
    After a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Michael Brown, President Barack Obama stepped up to perform his unofficial yet widely presumed role: racial explainer-in-chief. It is not a new role, but as he shared a split-...
  • Ferguson protesters take to Baltimore streets

    Ferguson protesters take to Baltimore streets
    Hundreds of demonstrators turned out in Baltimore to voice frustration and solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., marching through downtown streets and shutting down the entrance to Interstate 83. At Morgan State University, students blocked...
  • In L.A., anatomy of a protest in wake of Ferguson decision

    In L.A., anatomy of a protest in wake of Ferguson decision
    The protests in Los Angeles on Monday night over the decision in Missouri not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown offered a window into the tactics of both demonstrators and police. Below is a review...
  • After grand jury announcement in Missouri, it's time to build bonds in community [Letter]

    This week a Grand Jury in St. Louis County, Mo., announced that Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American male. After the announcement news outlets were filled with images of...