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John Legend Wears 'Don't Shoot' T-Shirt At Hollywood Bowl

John Legend Wears ‘Don’t Shoot’ T-Shirt At Hollywood Bowl

by Raven Rakia on August 21 2014, 5:43PM

‘Hands up! Don’t shoot’ has been a rallying call in Ferguson for the past week and a half.

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Following Ferguson: Why White People Struggle to Understand

Following Ferguson: Why White People Struggle to Understand

by Julianne Hing on August 21 2014, 5:31PM

And what about that ‘white-on-white’ crime?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Organizers Say St. Louis Police Harassing Church's School Used As A 'Safe Haven'

Organizers Say St. Louis Police Harassing Church’s School Used As A ‘Safe Haven’

by Raven Rakia on August 21 2014, 5:23PM

The says police have visited the church three times and promised that they’d be back

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

CHP Officer Who Beat Marlene Pinnock May Face Criminal Charges

CHP Officer Who Beat Marlene Pinnock May Face Criminal Charges

by Julianne Hing on August 21 2014, 2:35PM

The cop who beat Pinnock has been on paid leave.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Nearly 80% of Ferguson Protestors Taken to St. Louis Jail are Missourians

Nearly 80% of Ferguson Protestors Taken to St. Louis Jail are Missourians

by Aura Bogado on August 21 2014, 2:35PM

Many of the out-of-towner arrests may also be journalists, not demonstrators

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW

Eric Holder Recounts Being Harassed by Police

Eric Holder Recounts Being Harassed by Police

by Julianne Hing on August 21 2014, 2:15PM

‘I am the attorney general of the United States. But I am also a black man,’ Holder said.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Ramarley Graham's Parents Drop Off Petition, Rally For Federal Investigation

Ramarley Graham’s Parents Drop Off Petition, Rally For Federal Investigation

by Raven Rakia on August 21 2014, 11:51AM

The petition has more than 33,000 signatures

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

NYPD Accused of Coverup in Death of Japanese Student

NYPD Accused of Coverup in Death of Japanese Student

by Kai Wright on August 21 2014, 10:43AM

The student’s family has obtained video that contradicts police reports of the night an NYPD cruiser struck and killed the young man.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Listen: Ms. Lauryn Hill's 'Black Rage' Responds to Ferguson

Listen: Ms. Lauryn Hill’s ‘Black Rage’ Responds to Ferguson

by Aura Bogado on August 21 2014, 10:04AM

‘When the dogs bite, when the beatings, when I’m feeling sad’

Topics: Culture, Ferguson

Relative Calm in Ferguson, Twinkie Factory to Close and Selfie Queen

Relative Calm in Ferguson, Twinkie Factory to Close and Selfie Queen

by Aura Bogado on August 21 2014, 10:00AM

Some of the morning’s headlines

Topics: Ferguson, /NOW