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9-14-2018: Dallas police accused of smearing man killed by cop in his own apartment

9-13-2018: Milwaukee police chief says one officer in Sterling Brown incident has been fired

9-9-2018: Detroit food truck owner refuses to serve 'law enforcement agents'

9-8-2018: St. Louis jury orders Spire to pay $8.5 million in race discrimination lawsuit

9-8-2018: Nike sales surge 31% in days after Colin Kaepernick ad unveiled, analyst says

9-7-2018: Dallas officer faces manslaughter charge for shooting man in apartment she thought was hers, police chief says

9-6-2018: IBM Used NYPD Surveillance to Tag People by Skin Color, Ethnicity

9-5-2018: Speeding fines doubled in Natural Bridge ‘Travel Safe Zone’

9-5-2018: Police: Officer Violated Policy When He Used Taser On 11-Year Old Shoplifting Suspect

8-30-2018: St. Louis prosecutor says she will no longer accept cases from 28 city police officers

8-30-2018: Colin Kaepernick collusion grievance headed toward hearing

8-29-2018: When Bob McCulloch Addressed Oregon Prosecutors, a Bunch Walked Out

8-29-2018: White Cop found Guilty of Murder for Killing Black Teen

Editorial note: The sister of the convicted murder stated: 'I hope he gets what he deserves:' Key moments from Roy Oliver's sentencing phase.

8-29-2018: First a Confederate statue in Forest Park came down. Is the Christopher Columbus monument next?

8-22-2018: St. Louis Police Officer Adam Feaman Charged in Flashlight Beating of Suspect

8-20-2018: St. Louis agrees to stop forcing building inspections on occupants of houses raided by police

8-20-2018: 'I made it to see 17,' St. Louis teen posted on his birthday. An hour later, he was dead.

8-11-2018: South Florida Police Asked Not to Buy Dolphins Tickets After Players Protest During  Anthem

Editorial note: Colin Kaepernick and his 49ers teammate Eric Reid said they choose to kneel (symbolizing a flag at half mast) during the anthem to call attention to the issues of racial inequality and police brutality. Police brutality exist and police who boycott because NFL players speaking out against oppression side with the oppressors. To parephrase Dr. Martin Luther King's, 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' – "You deplore the demonstrations taking place in Miami. But your statement, I am sorry to say, fails to express a similar concern for the conditions that brought about the demonstrations.' 

8-10-2018: Michael Brown’s mother Lezley McSpadden announces 2019 run for Ferguson City Council

8-10-2018: UPDATE 1-Federal Reserve fines Citigroup $8.6 mln for faulty mortgage document practices

8-9-2018: Back to protesting! Players from five teams including the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks raise fists, take a knee or leave the field during national anthem at NFL preseason games

8-8-2018: Wesley Bell beats McCulloch, to become first African-American St. Louis County Prosecutor

8-8-2018: Butler beats 38-year incumbent Carpenter, becomes city’s first black recorder of deeds and first millennial elected citywide

8-8-2018: Karla May upsets incumbent Jake Hummel, St. Louis will now have two black women state senators

8-6-2018: A St. Louis Judge Gave Walter Kemp Probation. Then He Killed Again

Editorial note: An example of white privilege in the criminal justice system. As I read this, I couldn't imagine a black criminal getting a similar break with this sort of violent history.

8-6-2018: St. Louis mugshot website breaking law by seeking money to remove pictures, lawsuits claim

Editorial note: Missouri Revised Statutes 407.1150(2) states: "It shall be unlawful for any person engaged in publishing or otherwise disseminating criminal record information through a print or electronic medium to solicit or accept from a subject individual the payment of a fee or other consideration to remove or correct criminal record information."

8-3-2018: Father refuses to call 911 as 8-year-old son dies of meth overdose

8-2-2018: Judge orders noisy convict's mouth to be sealed with duct tape

8-2-2018: Lawsuit Confronts Extortion of Prisoners by Electronic Monitoring Firm

8-2-2018: In Violation of Texas Law, Most High Schools Aren’t Giving Students the Chance to Register to Vote

8-2-2018: Vietnam vet killed by police after fighting off naked intruder who attacked his grandson

Editorial note: Now that the presidence of allowing police to kill black people without accountability, it was just a matter of time that other groups would endure the same injustice. See our related post,

8-2-2018: Ohio police chief fatally overdosed on drugs taken from evidence room, investigators say

8-2-2018: Detroit police officer suspended after video shows him punching naked woman at hospital

8-2-2018: ‘All I Did Was Be Black’: Police Are Called on College Student Eating Lunch

8-1-2018: Memphis police accused of using fake accounts to surveil black activists

Editorial note: See our related information about COINTELPRO and the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, both organizations that monitored black civil rights leaders and organizations.

8-1-2018: St. Louis official accused of leaking sensitive information about election opponent

7-31-2018: Trump administration must stop giving psychotropic drugs to migrant children without consent, judge rules

7-31-2018: ‘Getting cold yet?’: Video shows Roswell cop leave teen in freezing car

7-30-2018: Former Deputy Who Made Child Porn Gets Probation Instead Of Prison Time

7-29-2018: Missouri Sheriff is charged with multiple felonies after he promoted his lover to run the county jail

7-26-2018: Heated moments between protesters and police outside St. Louis gas station

7-26-2018: Latest officer arrested for DWI is 5th St. Louis County cop facing drunken driving case this year

7-25-2018: Georgia lawmaker who came under fire after yelling 'n-word' on 'Who Is America?' says he'll quit

7-25-2018: In Missouri, a candidate for U.S. Senate is giving away a machine that makes guns

Editorial note: Americans can legally download 3-D printed guns starting next month

7-24-2018: To Ease Pain of Trump’s Trade War: $12 Billion in Aid for Farmers

7-24-2018: ‘This place is locked down’: Protestors get police to arrest gas station managers videotaped kicking woman 

7-23-2018: Chicago mayoral candidate shows up at church, hands out $200,000 

Editorial note: This is a much better use of funds then endless campaign tv commercials.

7-23-2018: Man won’t face charges after shooting father in Florida parking lot because of 'stand your ground' law

7-23-2018: Federal Jury Convicts Lawyer and Coal Company Executive for Bribing State Legislator

7-22-2018: Black owner of SF lemonade stand has police called on him while trying to open his business

7-21-2018: 'Twaddle': librarians respond to suggestion Amazon should replace libraries

Editiorial note:  See our related post, "What hundreds of American Public LIbraries Owe to Carnegie's Disdain for Inherited Wealth".  Article from Forbes – Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money

7-20-2018: Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans

7-20-2018: Americans can legally download 3-D printed guns starting next month

7-20-2018: Home Depot Reverses Course and Offers Employee Fired for Responding to Customer's Racist Rant His Job Back

7-19-2018: Home Depot employee says he was fired after responding to customer's racist rant

7-19-2018: Nearly 20,000 veterans subjected to unnecessary medical exams


7-18-2018: DISMANTLING THE DIVIDE: Crime-free nuisance ordinances are a public menace

7-16-2018: City of Clayton apologizes to 10 black Wash U students accused of leaving restaurant without paying

7-5-2018: Your judicial system – by design

6-19-2018: Federal gun prosecutions double in St. Louis in an effort to target violent crime

Editorial note: In 2015, predicted that federal prosecution of gun crimes would be the new mass incarceration tool. Since white communities are being impacted by opiods, drugs could no longer be used as the main mass incarceration tool.

6-19-2018: Protesters march for bail reform in St. Louis

6-1-2018: Insurer Sues City of Ferguson, Seeking Declaration of 'No Duty to Defend'

5-31-2018: Jury awards 4 cents to family of black man killed by deputy in own garage

3-12-2018: Ex-professor embezzled $375,000 from Webster University institute. She got probation and an order to write a journal

Editorial note: Ironically, another Webster employee was sentenced for more than two years for the same crime years ago: St. Peters man sentenced for defrauding university

3-11-2018: Hundreds of Missouri’s 15-year-old brides may have married their rapists

3-10-2018: Catholic Church opposes Georgia law extending time for sex victims to sue

3-9-2018: Asheville Police Officer Arrested For Choking, Strangling Black Man in Jaywalking Case

3-9-2018: St. Louis' 'buffer zone bill' violates First Amendment

3-8-2018: Lawsuit attacks constitutionality of gun ban in East St. Louis government housing

3-8-2018: Credit card debt surpasses $1 trillion in the US for first time

3-7-2018: Conviction overturned for man electrocuted by Texas judge

3-6-2018: Emergency rooms slammed with opioid overdoses in Missouri and Illinois

3-5-2018: 319 NYPD employees committed fireable offenses and kept their jobs: report

3-1-2018: Spanish Lake man forged $100 billion liens against judges, lawyers, others, charges say

2-28-2018: Talks on merging St. Louis City and County at Missouri Capitol

2-27-2018: St. Louis man says he was denied medical care over 50 cents

2-22-2018: Third Inmate Alleges He Was Held in St. Louis Jail After Release Date

2-22-2018: You Realize Arming Teachers Is Going To Lead To Black Students Getting Murdered By Their Teacher, Right?

2-19-2018: Some Missouri lawmakers want to privatize the public defender system. For one county, it starts March 1

2-19-2018: NYC rape case highlights loophole that allows police to dodge sex assault charges

2-18-2018: Third-graders are selling AR-15 raffle tickets in Missouri

Editorial note: See our relate, Missouri Gun Law page.

2-17-2018: Lending discrimination, redlining still plague St. Louis, new data show

2-16-2018: St. Louis police won't release kettle arrest video, citing federal grand jury investigation

2-15-2018: For people of color, banks are shutting the door to homeownership

2-11-2018: In the US, white supremacists have infiltrated police and military to get weapons training

2-10-2018: Sheriff recorded boasting after giving orders to kill unarmed man during slow-speed chase

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2-9-2018: Missouri guard says prison staff had sex on duty, gave inmate dog food

2-9-2018: Ex-judge to serve 20 years for sex trafficking

2-9-2018: 'Poor People's Campaign' calls for thousands of cooks, cashiers to walk off jobs on Monday

2-8-2018: White Guy Held Up Black Men in Downtown St. Louis — Then Had Them Arrested

2-8-2018: Held in Jail for Days After Charges Were Dropped, St. Louis Man Sues City, Sheriff

2-8-2018: St. Louis city alderman receives threatening letter from KKK over flag honoring Black History Month

2-8-2018: Fake homeowners association files real liens on Northland neighborhood after fake bills go unpaid

2-7-2018: As more people learn of their genetic makeup, unexpected African roots emerge

2-6-2018: Fight over St. Louis' parking revenue escalates as aldermen subpoena city treasurer

Editiorial note: Divide and conquer still in full effect in St. Louis. See our related, warning about St. Louis City parking meters.

2-4-2018: Super Bowl: Police remove protesters after brief shut down of light rail near U

2-4-2018: Debate on safety of reverse mortgages for U.S. seniors heats up

2-3-2018: Pagedale to repeal ordinances, dismiss tickets as part of class action settlement

2-3-2018: County office complex in St. Ann costs taxpayers, but fills Stenger's campaign coffers

2-3-2018: Kirkwood City Hall: 10 years after tragedy, a city reflects

Editorial note: See our related post: "COOKIE THORNTON – UNJUST REACTION TO AN UNJUST SYSTEM"

2-3-2018: Judge: Missouri convict has proven he's innocent and should be exonerated of murder

2-3-2018: The U.S. government is set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year

2-3-2018: Massachusetts orders utilities to lower rates after tax cut

Editorial note: Maybe Missouri should follow this example!

2-3-2018: YouTube’s new attempt to limit propaganda draws fire from PBS

2-3-2018: A college degree isn't all it's cracked up to be, and many US workers are 'over-educated' relative to their jobs: The Economist

2-2-2018: Ruling halts St. Louis judge's removal of Circuit Attorney's Office from police shooting case

2-1-2018: Justice Dept. Office to Make Legal Aid More Accessible Is Quietly Closed

2-1-2018: Florida's ban on felons voting ruled unconstitutional by judge

1-27-2018: St. Louis judge disqualifies Circuit Attorney's Office from police shooting case

1-27-2018: Man imprisoned for decades sues police, FBI after release

1-26-2018:Woman sues Walmart for racial discrimination over beauty products in case at Perris store

1-25-2018: Mayor quits FCC committee, says it favors ISPs over the public interest

1-11-2018: Hair braiders lose appeal of Missouri licensing requirements

1-11-2018: A Look Back • The day that Missouri finally freed its slaves

1-8-2018: Parents in Missouri can now claim tax deductions for private school tuition

1-4-2018: Don't let officials get away with hiding information that belongs to you

1-4-2018: Missouri faces choice: Improve prison system or build two new lockups, task force warns

12-29-2017: St. Louis launches web portal for public records requests

12-27-2017: 3 St. Louis officers won't be prosecuted in March shooting of man who pointed gun at police

12-12-2017: St. Louis Cops Lead Nation in Rate of Police Shootings

12-11-2017: Diner owner seeks to be the change she wants to see in her north St. Louis neighborhood

12-9-2017: Mother says school officer broke 7th-grader's arm; St. Ann police say boy hurt himself

Editorial note: See our related "Educational Oppression" page, and read my response when my son was treated harshly by school policy on our " School to Prison Pipeline" page.

12-8-2017: After 40 years, priest who used to be in the KKK finally apologized to couple he targeted in cross burning

12-8-22017: Americans are drowning in debt. Here's where they have it the worst.

12-7-2017: St. Louis officers were bribed to provide accident reports to chiropractor, feds say

12-7-2017: Ex-cop Michael Slager sentenced to prison for killing of unarmed black man

12-7-2017: Three Dallas cops charged in death of man who called 911 for help

12-6-2017: Medication denied: St. Louis inmates claim medical neglect in local jails

12-6-2017: My taxes probably are going up. Are yours?

12-6-2017: ACLU: New Mexico deputies kept pulling over black US agent

12-6-2017: Most open board seats were filled this year by women and minorities. That's the first time that's happened.

12-2-2017: Gun theft from legal owners is on the rise, quietly fueling violent crime across America

12-1-2017: Why the UN is investigating extreme poverty … in America, the world's richest nation

12-1-2017: 30 Black-Owned St. Louis Restaurants You Should Have Tried By Now

11-29-2017: St. Louis not on list of finalist cities for MLS expansion soccer teams

11-29-2017: Philando Castile's girlfriend to receive $800,000 settlement for emotional distress, false arrest

11-29-2017: Robot automation will 'take 800 million jobs by 2030'

11-27-2017: Judge: St. Louis comptroller must sign Scottrade Center finance contract with Blues

11-27-2017: St. Louis Named Fourth Most Sinful City in the U.S.

11-24-2017: Tax on personal property: The people who can afford it the least pay the most

11-24-2017: St. Louis Galleria reopened after protest and arrests on Black Friday

11-23-2017: Thanksgiving help for the homeless: 'We haven't seen numbers like this since the Great Depression'

11-23-2017: Prepaid Electricity being argued in Ontario, Canada

Editorial note: With a prepaid meter, electricity is paid upfront. Once the prepaid amount is used up, power is cut-off until the customer is able to load the meter with more credits.”

11-20-2017: St. Louis police under federal investigation for alleged civil rights violations

11-19-2017: No money, no trolley: Loop Trolley Co. says it won't begin operations without another $500,000

11-18-2017: FBI report on black 'extremists' raises new monitoring fears

11-20-2017: Despite guilty plea, Vinita Park man sues Missouri trooper who shot him at St. Louis casino

11-17-2017: City Orders Tests at Pruitt-Igoe Site

11-16-2017: ArchCity Defenders sues to close Workhouse, claims violations of the First, Eighth and Fourteenth amendments

11-16-2017: Mail carriers accuse USPS of faking Amazon delivery records so customers don't get free stuff

11-15-2017:Federal judge restricts St. Louis police conduct during protests

11-13-2017: Heat, mold, rats and spiders: Former workhouse inmates sue St. Louis over 'hellish' conditions

11-13-2017: Unions ignore long history of excluding minorities from jobs

11-13-2017: Tyrese Gibson to be his own attorney

Editorial note: See our related pages, "Representing Yourself in Court" and "Legal Research for Non-Lawyers"

11-10-2017: COGIC responds to Stockley verdict and protests, meets with Mayor Lyda Krewson

11-9-2017: Whose polls? Whose police? Whose mayor?

11-9-2017: Debt Company Makes Sheriffs Rich by Jailing the Poor, Lawsuit Claims

11-9-2017: Walmart shopper hurt while buying watermelon in Alabama wins $7.5 million verdict

11-8-2017: Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Relief

Editorial note: A combination of Tylenol and Advil worked just as well as opioids for relief of pain in the emergency room, a randomized trial has found.

11-8-2017: Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett are wealthier than poorest half of US

11-7-2017: St. Louis Man Ticketed After Honking at Cop Stopped at a Green Light

11-7-2017: After St. Louis 'Decriminalized' Weed, Police Cited 800+ People

11-7-2017: U.S. spending on post-9/11 wars to reach $5.6 trillion by 2018

Editorial note: See our related, "War is a Racket" page

11-7-2017: Mass. Trooper Sues Police Leaders After He Was Told To Alter Arrest Report Of Judge's Daughter

11-6-2017: State of Missouri fails to follow its own water quality guidelines

11-6-2017: LAPD captain accuses department of twisting crime statistics to make city seem safer

Editorial note: I'm certain police departments in the St. Louis area municipalities are also under reporting crime. There is a heroin epidemic where 90% of the addicts are white and mass shootings have reacted record setting levels. Drug addicts committ crimes to support their habbit. Heroin deaths have surpassed gun homicides and Norcan is being used to revive addicts who overdose, so those with the worst addiction are living longer and most likely committing a greater number of crimes. However, there is almost no mention of a major increase in crime in white communities, but common sense dictates must exist. 

11-4-2017: Woman went to St. Louis courthouse to stab judge who ordered her car repossessed, police say

11-3-2017: Black St. Louis Leaders Urge Boycott of Target, Other Stores

Editorial note: See our related post, "Protest Minus Disruption or Violence Equals Failure".

11-3-2017: Ava DuVernay: Hollywood 'intentionally' chooses not to hire black actors

11-2-2017: St. Louis Bars Cops from Moonlighting for 0311 Tactical Solutions, Alderwoman Says

10-31-2017: Abuse, neglect reported at St. Louis Veterans Home

10-31-2017: St. Louis Community College considers cuts, including 18 percent of full-time faculty

10-31-2017: Utah nurse reaches $500,000 settlement in dispute over her arrest for blocking cop from drawing blood from patient

Editorial note: When the victim is White – WOW! This incident just happened three months ago on July 26, 2017. The cop was wrong, however, she was not tased, thrown to the ground, punched or shot as many black victims have been who were also captured on video. Video of the incident is below.

In contrast, the City of St. Louis settled a wrongful death civil rights suit for $900,000 with the family of Anthony Lamar Smith, killed by St. Louis police officer, Jason Stockley, but was found not guilty by a retiring judge. This is why protesters are still active in the City of St. Louis. Until justice is served on a regular basis regarding police brutality, these sort of protest should happen all over the country. How can you be outraged about what happened to this nurse, but not when a similar action results in deaths, especially kids.


10-30-2017: St. Louis County Council sues Stenger over auditor hiring freeze

10-30-2017: Most Texans kneel following owner’s ‘inmates running the prison’ comment

10-29-2017: Judge rules in favor of teachers sued by St. Louis school district

10-28-2017: St. Louis municipal court limits cash bail

10-28-2017: NAACP asks new U.S. attorney to investigate police handling of protests

10-28-2017: New York police officers 'charged with raping handcuffed teenager in their van'

10-28-2017: Americans are retiring later and dying sooner — and are sicker in-between

10-27-2017: St. Louis, Long a Coal Capital, Votes to Get All of Its Power From Clean Sources

10-27-2017: Yes he can: Barack Obama plans to show up for jury duty, judge says

Editorial note: Check out, "The Importance of Jury Duty" and "Jury Nullification: The Top Secret Constitutional Right".

10-26-2017: Black protesting not open for white approval

10-26-2017: World's witnessing a new Gilded Age as billionaires’ wealth swells to $6tn

10-25-2017: Some Cook County Judges Often Deny Public Defenders When Defendants Post Bond

10-25-2017: Judge Removes Fatal Shooting of Black Man From Ex-Tulsa Officer’s Record

10-25-2017: Trump Administration Labels Blacks Concerned About Police Brutality as Potential Terrorists

Editorial note: See related "FBI War on Black  America" on our US Government Discrimination page.

10-24-2017: Missouri private University adds mandatory patriotism education for all freshman

10-24-2017: Colin Kaepernick Signs $1M Book Deal With Random House

10-23-2017: Man alleges judge offered reduced legal fee in exchange for sex

10-23-2017: ‘Pepper spray is the new firehose’: ACLU, city debate the legality of police actions at injunction hearing

10-23-2017: ‘My heart cries on the inside’: Families of those killed by police get emotional during protester in die-in

10-23-2017: This instructor calls on black women first and white men last. Critics want her fired

10-22-2017: Putting the 'village' in Ballpark Village – $261 million will transform the skyline

10-21-2017: St. Louis Public Schools sues 32 teachers for quitting their contracts

10-20-2017: 86-year-old in intensive care after Kingstree police used Taser against unarmed black motorist

10-20-2017: Wannabe Tulsa, Okla., Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Released From Prison After Serving Less Than Half His 4-Year Sentence

10-20-2017: In St. Louis, Protests Over Police Violence Disrupt Economy, and Win Attention

10-20-2017: Homeless services in St. Louis are stressed, seek more help

10-20-2017: St. Louis Community College plans $39 million revamp of Forest Park campus

10-20-2017: Missouri Supreme Court Rules on Public Defender Caseloads

10–20-2017: Black Protester Hugs Squirming Nazi, Quips, ‘Why Don’t You Like Me, Dog?’

Editorial note: Black protester hugs white nationalist and asks "why do you hate me"? After a pause the response was, "I don't know".  "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." – Martin Luther King, Jr.

10-20-2017: Why Don't We Build Amazon a Goddamn Stargate While We're at It

10-20-2017: Story of Missouri slave who murdered her rapist owner is back in national spotlight

10-19-2017: A month after Stockley verdict, demonstrators stay in the streets

10-19-2017: Homicide tally at 160 in St. Louis, six more than this time last year

10-19-2017: Judge: Testimony about St. Louis police conduct during recent protests 'very, very concerning'

10-19-2017: Missouri v. Celia, a Slave: She killed the white master raping her, then claimed self-defense

10-17-2017: Missouri appeals court tosses out $72 million dollar Johnson & Johnson talcum powder verdict

10-18-2017: Remembering Dick Gregory

10-18-2017: Judge rules prosecutor 'knowingly and purposefully' violated Missouri Sunshine Law

10-17-2017: LAPD becomes nation's largest police department to test drones after oversight panel signs off on controversial program

10-17-2017: St. Louis and St. Louis County libraries partner to offer online high school degree program

10-17-2017: No Aaron Rodgers? Packers fans start a petition for the perfect replacement — Colin Kaepernick

10-17-2017: NFL anthem policy unchanged after meeting, players angry Kaepernick wasn't invited

10-16-2017: 'I'm Playing My White Card': Drunk Man Berated Black Woman on St. Louis Flight

10-16-2017: 9 States Will Require Passports for Domestic Flights Within the U.S.

Editorial note: Missouri is one of the nine states.

10-16-2017: Without Kaepernick, what is NFL saying to black fans?

10-16-2017: DEA responds to explosive "60 Minutes" report about opioid crisis

10-16-2017: Georgia Supreme Court rules police cannot compel drivers suspected of DUI to take a breathalyzer

10-15-2017: It’s been a month of St. Louis protests, and slowly, change is happening

10-13-2017: Krewson names Judge Jimmie Edwards director of Public Safety

10-13-2017: Louisiana sheriff argues against releasing 'good' prisoners needed for money-saving menial labour

10-13-2017: ‘You are my slave:’ School’s Civil War Day sparks mom’s ire

10-12-2017: St. Louis County's 'Interfering' with Police Law Is Unconstitutional, Lawyers Argue

10-12-2017: White manager accused of enslaving black worker at Conway restaurant is charged in civil rights case

10-11-2017: Homicides, violent crime surging in St. Louis County

10-11-2017: Nine white supremacists among 44 arrested in gun, drug bust in Russellville, AK

10-10-2017: NFL owners to consider rule change that would require players to stand for national anthem: Report

Editorial note:

10-10-2017: New video released by Detroit police shows off-duty officer using baton during arrest at Meijer

Editorial note: Even when the police officer is black, excessive force should never be excused. However, black cops seem to always be held accountable when the victim is white, but black victims rarely receive justice. This needs to end and the peaceful St. Louis protest in response to Officer Stockley's acquittal is a step in the right direction. Only disruption will cause any meaningful change. If people with the power to change things aren't negatively affected, why would they bother to change things?

10-9-2017: Christopher Columbus statues vandalized across New England

Editorial note: See our related post, "Columbus Day: Celebrating Slavery & Genocide." 

10-9-2017: After screw-up, St. Louis again reigns as STD capital of America

10-9-2017: Who killed Alberta Jones, Louisville’s first black female prosecutor?

10-8-2017: Gangs in St. Louis may not be driving violence in the way you think

10-8-2017: Hazelwood 11-year-old goes viral for launching book club for boys

10-8-2017: Dove Drops Ad After It Draws Criticism for Being Racist

10-7-2017: FBI terrorism unit says 'black identity extremists' pose a violent threat

Editorial note: See related "FBI War on Black  America" on our US Government Discrimination page.

10-6-2017: The judge called it rehab, but it ended up being a 'slave camp' in Oklahoma

10-6-2017: Georgia sheriff, deputies indicted after body searches of 900 high school students

10-5-2017: On the streets: Medical discharge from hospital is no ticket into St. Louis' new Biddle House shelter

Editorial note: See our related post, "St. Louis – A Heartless City"

10-4-2017: Liquor commissioner in St. Louis should get his job back, judge says

10-4-2017: ‘Eminent Domain/Displaced’ opens at The Griot, sheds light on black neighborhoods lost to redevelopment

10-4-2017: Ex-Obama officials begin health insurance sign-up campaign

10-3-2017: Prosecutor wants independent team to lead investigations into all St. Louis police shootings

10-3-2017: Protesters canvass North side to lend support through voter registration, community resources

10-2-2017: U.S. conducted secret radiation testing during Cold War, author claims

10-1-2017: Officer shoots man armed with sword, handgun in south St. Louis County, police say


Editorial note: Over the past two decades, hundreds of Minnesota law enforcement officers have been convicted of criminal offenses. Most were never disciplined by the state.

10-1-2017: On-duty NYPD officers 'handcuffed 17-year-old girl, took her to deserted spot and raped her'

10-1-2017: Blacks — but not whites — had to pay before eating at this Denny’s

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