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Mike Brown’s Death Changed the World, but Local Activists Say It Hasn’t Changed Ferguson

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Today marks five years since Darren Wilson gunned down 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was far from the only black man to die at the hands of the police that year; other high-profile cases—Eric Garner died in New York months earlier, Laquan McDonald would be shot and killed […]

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Five Years After Mike Brown’s Killing, Should Policing Be Abolished?

The RangeLots of people have opinions, but very few have the range. So The Root is bringing people together who do to discuss what’s trending and why it matters.    “I know that if I call the cops, they’re not coming to protect me—even in moments when I need it.“ —David Johns, executive director, National […]

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Five Years After Mike Brown, Police Brutality Is Still Harming Black Communities

The RangeLots of people have opinions, but very few have the range. So The Root is bringing people together who do to discuss what’s trending and why it matters.    It’s been five years since Mike Brown, an unarmed teen from Ferguson, Mo., was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. Ahead […]

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