In New Book, Civil Rights Lawyer Benjamin Crump Takes On ‘Legalized Genocide’

Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump remembers being bused to a predominantly white school in Lumberton, North Carolina, in 1979. Crump and his white classmates played with each other and were cordial in class. Things were very different during lunch hour, however, when segregation became obvious. Most of the African American students came from poor families, … More In New Book, Civil Rights Lawyer Benjamin Crump Takes On ‘Legalized Genocide’

Film Connects A Physical Barrier Between Kinloch And Ferguson With The Legacy Of Segregation

As a child, filmmaker and artist Jane Gillooly was oblivious to the fact that Ferguson was an all-white town during the Jim Crow era. Gillooly did not realize this until the day she went home with her babysitter. Her sitter lived in Kinloch — Missouri’s first incorporated black city. It borders Ferguson. At the age of 5, … More Film Connects A Physical Barrier Between Kinloch And Ferguson With The Legacy Of Segregation

He Came To Be Part of Healing Ferguson, Now He’s Hoping A Coffee House Will Help

Jonathan Tremaine Thomas is not originally from Ferguson. He’s not even from the St. Louis region or Missouri. Thomas, a North Carolina native, moved here from Indianapolis in 2014, in the wake of Michael Brown’s killing and the ensuing unrest. The pastor and entrepreneur says he came to Ferguson not in spite of Ferguson’s troubles, … More He Came To Be Part of Healing Ferguson, Now He’s Hoping A Coffee House Will Help

Tenants in limbo as housing officials square off with property managers

Hundreds of residents in Park Ridge Apartments in Ferguson are concerned about where they will live next month because of mass-eviction notices sent to them by the landlord in November. Housing advocates say people who live in nearly 400 units in the low-income housing complex received letters from the company T.E.H. Realty asking them to … More Tenants in limbo as housing officials square off with property managers