aiThousands of articles have been published about the death of Michael Brown, who was shot on Aug. 9, 2014 by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson, Mo., police officer.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has provided the most thorough coverage. Find it here: http://www.stltoday.com/news/special-reports/michael-brown/ Recognition for the newspaper’s coverage included the Scripps Howard Award for Breaking News and the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. Read more about the coverage here: PD and Ferguson As It Unfolded.

Other media have weighed in, as have academics, advocacy groups, artists and others. Ferguson also was woven into and informed coverage of police killings in other cities, including Cleveland, Staten Island, North Charleston and Baltimore.

Here are 250 selected links to coverage or related content through Aug, 9, 2015. Some of this material appeared exclusively online.

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Aug. 9, 2014: Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson fatally shoots Michael Brown.

August 9th – August 11th #Ferguson Coverage on Twitter #neverforget (Deray McKesson, via Storify, Aug. 9-11, 2014) http://bit.ly/1sk9S1U

If They Gunned Me Down. (R.L. Nave, Jackson Free Press, Aug. 13, 2014) http://bit.ly/1AgO65S

Musings on #Ferguson, Mike Brown, fear and rage. (Wendi C. Thomas, Aug. 13, 2014) http://bit.ly/1oSDSYn

s140814a1In Defense of the Ferguson Riots. (Robert Stephens II, Jacobin, Aug, 14, 2014) http://bit.ly/1AgwirM

Ferguson is an occupation in plain sight and words aren’t enough to change that. (Roxane Gay, The Guardian, Aug. 14, 2014) http://bit.ly/1kEW45a

White St. Louis Has Some Awful Things to Say About Ferguson. (Julia Ioffe, The New Republic, Aug. 15, 2014) http://bit.ly/VrTZO1

You Can’t Understand Ferguson Without First Understanding These Three Things. (Jeffrey Smith, The New Republic, Aug. 15, 2014) http://bit.ly/1t71kPz

The front lines of Ferguson: The death of Michael Brown and 48 hours at the center of an American crisis in Ferguson, Missouri. (Rembert Brown, Grantland, Aug. 15, 2014) http://es.pn/VrdEh3

The Roots of Violence in Ferguson (William Powell, The Atlantic, Aug. 16, 2014) http://theatln.tc/1u8SP8R

A Movement Grows in Ferguson. (Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, Aug. 17, 2014) http://nyr.kr/1o3sYro

Aug. 19, 2014: Two St. Louis police officers fatally shoot Kajieme Powell.

A night in Ferguson: Rubber bullets, tear gas, and a jail cell. (Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept, Aug. 19, 2014) http://bit.ly/VDBCpj

Ferguson: A String of Betrayals. (Peter Downs, Labor Notes, Aug. 20, 2014) http://bit.ly/1vswjYN

From anarchists to Tibetan monks, here are some of the outsiders joining protests in Ferguson: Police and residents have complained about “looting tourism.” (Josh Harkinson, Mother Jones, Aug. 20, 2014) http://bit.ly/1BCEi84

In Ferguson protests, ‘a turning point.’ (Carol D. Leonnig, Krissah Thompson and Wesley Lowery, Washington Post, Aug. 20) http://wapo.st/1tkBU0Q

In Defense of Looting. (Willie Osterweil, The New Inquiry, Aug. 21, 2014). http://bit.ly/VIoBef

Love Me, Ferguson, I’m a Liberal. (Douglas Williams, Jacobin, Aug. 21, 2014). http://bit.ly/1twJBQO

Injustice in Ferguson, Long Before Michael Brown. (Peter Coy, Bloomberg Businessweek, Aug. 21, 2014). http://buswk.co/XCpw1K

I will not be returning to Ferguson. (Ryan L. Schuessler, Aug. 21, 2014) http://bit.ly/YEDEYw

Reporting on Ferguson ‘Without Hysteria,’ but ‘With Urgency.’ (Lisa Rossi, American Journalism Review, Aug. 21, 2014) http://bit.ly/ZzI82o

The Delmar DivideIn St. Louis, Delmar Boulevard is the line that divides a city by race and perspective. (Chico Harlan, Washington Post, Aug. 22) http://wapo.st/1q6r8eu

A tale of two cities. (Andre Jackson, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Aug. 23) http://on-ajc.com/1nqllMm

An Ill-Chosen Phrase, ‘No Angel,’ Brings a Storm of Protest. (Margaret Sullivan, The New York Times, Aug. 25) http://nyti.ms/XMRVlM

The Poorest Corner of Town. (Ben Casselman, FiveThirtyEight, Aug. 26, 2014). http://53eig.ht/VPlKQH

Why Civil Rights Groups Are Calling For The Ferguson Prosecutor To Step Down. (Nicole Flatow, Think Progress, Aug. 26, 2014) http://bit.ly/VPmRjB

Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown. Here’s why he probably won’t go to jail. (Amanda Taub, VOX News, Aug. 27, 2014) http://bit.ly/1lwguOz

St. Louis County’s racial profiling issue is bigger than Mike Brown. (Charing Ball, Madame Noire, Aug. 27, 2014)  http://bit.ly/1phjUXs

Is Ferguson Feeding on the Poor? City Disproportionately Stops, Charges and Fines People of Color. (Transcript, Democracy Now, Aug. 27, 2014) http://bit.ly/ZzIUwm


No More Fergusons: The SPP Approach. (Sylvester Brown Jr., Sept. 1, 2014) http://bit.ly/1z7OXGT

How Many Outsiders Does It Take to ‘Bear Witness’ in Ferguson? (Mark Leibovich, The New York Times Magazine, Sept. 3, 2014) http://nyti.ms/1uri5Wj

How municipalities in St. Louis County, Mo., profit from poverty. (Radley Balko, Washington Post, Sept. 3, 2014) http://wapo.st/1rO0xiM

Justice in St. Louis County: Inquiry Into Ferguson, Mo., Police Practices Is Just a Start. (Editorial, The New York Times, Sept. 6, 2014). http://nyti.ms/1vKfs4Z

A Step Toward Fairness in Ferguson. (Editorial, The New York Times, Sept. 9, 2014) http://nyti.ms/1zgaLCh

U.S.: Missouri Should Review Ferguson Response. (Human Rights Watch, Sept. 9, 2014) http://bit.ly/1BpsuVN

Ferguson’s massive cover-up: How police departments are protecting Michael Brown’s killer. (Paul Rosenberg, Salon.com, Sept. 14, 2014) http://bit.ly/1ANYosS

Tale of Two Ferguson: We knew blacks and whites saw Michael Brown’s killing differently. A new poll shows the gulf that divides them is greater than anyone guess. (Jamelle Bouie, Slate, Sept. 16, 2014) http://slate.me/1qV0aTe

Segregation’s Long Shadow. (Colin Gordon, Dissent, Sept. 18, 2014) http://bit.ly/1tLPibp


coverIs it a coverup? House of Cards level corruption in Ferguson and beyond. (Shaun King, Daily Kos, Oct. 3, 2014) http://bit.ly/1s0j7Yj

#FergusonFridays: Not all of the Black freedom fighters are men: An Interview with Black Women on the Front line in Ferguson. (Kristin Braswell, The Feminist Wire, Oct. 3, 2014) http://bit.ly/1xTcHw8

For some Ferguson whites, racial fault lines exposed by shooting come as a surprise. (Robert Samuels, Washington Post, Oct. 7, 2014) http://wapo.st/1vRLdph

Oct. 8, 2014: Off-duty St. Louis police officer fatally shoots Vonderrit Myers Jr.

After #Ferguson: The protests that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown created a network of youth in revolt. (Steven Hsieh and Raven Rakia, The Nation, Oct. 8, 2014, appears in Oct. 27, 2014 edition).  http://bit.ly/1wwouBs

New wave of protests reveal anger at high unemployment for black Americans. (Rose Hackman, The Guardian, Oct. 15, 2014) http://bit.ly/1vKb8Tp

In Ferguson, activists in search of a revolution (Amanda Sakuma, MSNBC.com, Oct. 19, 2014) http://on.msnbc.com/1vARxUr

New evidence supports officer’s account of shooting in Ferguson. (

Skepticism remains as leaked Mike Brown autopsy supports police account of shooting. (Alice Speri, Vice News, Oct. 22, 2014) http://bit.ly/1wl5TYa

Media Leaks And Governor’s Press Conference Set Stage For Darren Wilson Non-Indictment. (Justin Baragona, Politicususa.com, Oct. 22, 2014) http://bit.ly/1tQFCTD

75 Days Later, The Movement Only Grows.  (Deray McKesson, Ebony, Oct. 22, 2014) http://bit.ly/1yC2CnK

Darren Wilson’s lawyer speaks out on leaked Brown autopsy. (Trymaine Lee, MSNBC.com, Oct. 23, 2014) http://on.msnbc.com/ZIKewY

‘Don’t Shoot Coalition’ in wake of Michael Brown’s death offers extensive recommendations on how policing should improve. (Lewis Diuguid, Kansas City Star, Oct. 23, 2014) http://bit.ly/10rtpbn

What the Ferguson Leaks Tell Us About Michael Brown’s Death. (Alex Altman, Time, Oct. 23, 2014) http://ti.me/1wvu5qU

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what Michael Brown’s autopsy shows. (Sunil Dutta, Washington Post, Oct. 24, 2014). http://wapo.st/1sZOUsY

I went to Ferguson to protect the protesters. I got arrested instead. (Justin Hansford, Vox, Oct. 24, 2014) http://bit.ly/ZSeJ45

gbSt. Louis Post-Dispatch editor on Ferguson ‘leaks’: They’re ‘public accountability’ journalism. (Erik Wemple, Washington Post, Oct. 24, 2014) http://wapo.st/1D7Y0Xh

The Ferguson Collapse: Evidence discredits the progressive narrative. (Editors, National Review, Oct. 25, 2014) http://bit.ly/1tqtEiK

As Some Ferguson Protesters Turn On The Media, Others Cover Demonstrations Themselves. (Mariah Stewart and Ryan J. Reilly, Huffington Post, Oct. 27, 2014) http://huff.to/1tBngp7

In Ferguson, civil rights group works in shadow of youth movement. (Trymaine Lee, MSNBC, Oct. 27, 2014) http://on.msnbc.com/1wDanuk

Ferguson Police Department needs ‘wholesale change,’ Holder says. (Associated Press, via Los Angeles Times, Oct. 29, 2014) http://lat.ms/1zLQcOl

smashing pumpkinIn Democratic Election Ads in South, a Focus on Racial Scars. (Jeremy W. Peters, The New York Times, Oct. 29, 2014). http://nyti.ms/1sKUKe9

How racism stole black childhood. (Gary Younge, The Nation, Oct. 29, 2014) http://bit.ly/1u5KWko

On the Other Side of Ferguson’s Protest Lines, Officers Face New Threats. (Dan Barry, The New York Times, Oct. 30, 2014) http://nyti.ms/1qf4EoJ

Ferguson before #Ferguson. Behind every Michael Brown is a story of structural racism waiting to be told. (Lawrence Lanahan, Columbia Journalism Review, Oct. 31, 2014).  http://bit.ly/1wksYvn

Federal civil rights charges unlikely against police officer in Ferguson shooting. (Sari Horwitz and Kimberly Kindy, Washington Post, Oct. 31, 2014) http://wapo.st/1wPd8Yp


11-18-2014From Michael Brown to Assata Shakur, the racist state of America persists. (Angela Davis, The Guardian, Nov. 1, 2014) http://bit.ly/1zUyPLp

Young black males: The psyches of African-American boys are at risk because of police shootings, racial profiling and perception problems. (Maureen Foertsch McKinney, Illinois Issues, November 2014). http://bit.ly/1qFRozo

Sharing in Ferguson’s issues. (Marlon Millner, Philly.com, Nov. 3, 2014). http://bit.ly/1ws6w3x

Ferguson, Mo. plans for grand jury decision. (Wesley Lowery and Kimberly Kindy, Washington Post, Nov. 6, 2014) http://wapo.st/1uFeKG0

Ferguson Waits Uneasily for Grand Jury’s Decision. (Julie Bosman and Monica Davey, The New York Times, Nov. 7, 2014) http://nyti.ms/1zd5S9n

Ferguson anxiety grows ahead of grand jury decision. (Yamiche Alcindor, USA Today, Nov. 8, 2014) http://usat.ly/1xyjr2e

St. Louis on edge with looming grand jury verdict in Michael Brown case.  (Trymaine Lee and Amanda Sakuma, MSNBC, Nov. 10, 2014) http://on.msnbc.com/1waYHLB

Gun sales spike as Ferguson area braces for grand jury decision. (Jason Kravarik and Sara Sidner, CNN, Nov. 10, 2014)  http://cnn.it/11cDXLK

combined_edited-1After Midterms, Little Change in Troubled Ferguson.  (Taylor Wofford, Newsweek, Nov. 11, 2014) http://bit.ly/1v3cwQR

Ferguson protest organizers: ‘I sleep, eat and breathe this.’ (Sandhya Somashekhar, Washington Post, Nov. 11, 2014) http://wapo.st/11gIsoJ

The Truth About Anonymous’s Activism: A look behind the mask reveals a naïve techno-utopianism. (Adrian Chen, The Nation, Nov. 11, 2014)  http://bit.ly/1xShTQJ

Ferguson Prepares for the Grand Jury Decision in the Michael Brown Case. (Danny Vinik, The New Republic, Nov. 12, 2014) http://bit.ly/1u1rMLb

President Obama fears potential Ferguson fallout. (Jennifer Epstein, Politico, Nov. 12, 2014)  http://politi.co/1BcDtoJ

Ferguson protesters are using wood meant to board up shops as shields. (Todd C. Frankel, Washington Post, Nov. 13, 2014) http://wapo.st/1qFHZ5l

One night in St. Louis: How a peaceful vigil turned violent. (Dan Lieberman and the Fusion Investigative Unit, Fusion.net, Nov. 14) http://fus.in/1xppmKm

Tactics Are Set For a Decision From Ferguson. (John Eligon, Julie Bosman and Monica Daveynov, The New York Times, Nov. 16, 2014) http://nyti.ms/1yL4N82

FBI Warns Ferguson Decision ‘Will Likely’ Lead to Violence by Extremist Protesters. (By Mike Levine, Pierre Thomas, Jack Date and Jack Cloherty, ABC News, Nov. 17, 2014) http://abcn.ws/1vlc1BW

St. Louis Police Forum Urges Civilians To Get Guns. (Connor Adams, International Business Times, Nov. 18, 2014). http://bit.ly/1F1sMno

Racial gap in U.S. arrest rates: ‘Staggering disparity.’ (Brad Heath, USA Today, Nov. 18, 2014) http://usat.ly/1u8ETXA

Ferguson Protesters Fear Police Crackdown After Grand Jury Decision. (Ryan J. Reilly, Huffington Post, Nov. 18, 2004)  http://huff.to/1p1zxBJ

Failing to Indict Darren Wilson Won’t End the Movement Against Police Violence. (Mychal Denzel Smith, The Nation, Nov. 19, 2014) http://bit.ly/1F4VKkn

Prepare for the Worst: Missouri’s governor smears the residents of Ferguson and misunderstands the cause of last summer’s chaos. (Jamelle Bouie, Slate, Nov. 19, 2014) http://slate.me/1F4YTT6

‘This Is Similar to the way Jesus Was Treated’: Letters to Missouri Governor Shed Light on Racial Tensions in Ferguson Aftermath. (Jason Leopold, Vice News, Nov. 21, 2014) http://bit.ly/1uKTGvl

Nov. 22, 2014: Cleveland police fatally shoot 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who had a toy gun.

Women find their voice in Ferguson protest movement. (Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 22, 2014) http://lat.ms/1uWQcG9

Michael Brown’s Neighborhood In Ferguson Is Dying. No matter what decision the grand jury makes, the residents of Michael Brown’s apartment complex have made up their minds — they want out. (Joel Anderson, BuzzFeed, Nov. 23, 2014) http://bzfd.it/1qTOAP9

Nov. 24, 2014: A St. Louis County Grand Jury returns no indictment of Darren Wilson.

11-25-2014a1How Darren Wilson avoided criminal charges for killing Michael Brown.  The Ferguson police officer was entitled to use deadly force for two reasons, but both contradict eyewitness accounts. So how might have a grand jury decided? (Jon Swaine, The Guardian, Nov. 24, 2014) http://bit.ly/11rKv8X

It’s Incredibly Rare For A Grand Jury To Do What Ferguson’s Just Did. (Ben Casselman, FiveThirtyEight, Nov. 24, 2014). http://53eig.ht/1FlTLs4

The Second Victim of Ferguson. The Death of Business and Jobs. (John Hope Bryant, LinkedIn Pulse, Nov. 25, 2014)  http://linkd.in/1pk7f5y

What the Ferguson Grand Jury Missed. (Joe Domanick, The Crime Report, Nov. 25, 2014). http://bit.ly/1uTL0o7

Cover-Story-Ferguson-Arch-690-942-26114404Watching your former hometown burn in the Ferguson protests. (Todd C. Frankel, Washington Post, Nov. 25, 2014)  http://wapo.st/1HF762K

The St. Louis County Prosecutor Implicitly Conceded the Need for a Trial. (Noam Scheiber, The New Republic, Nov. 25, 2014) http://bit.ly/1ydQBpW

Ferguson: How can you blame McCulloch for blaming the media? (Erik Wemple, Washington Post, Nov. 25, 2014) http://wapo.st/1vVwJJs

Justifying Homicide: Why Darren Wilson was never going to be indicted for killing Michael Brown. (Jamelle Bouie, Slate, Nov. 25, 2014) http://slate.me/1FmxZV4

Ferguson grand jury decision: between the lines of the St Louis County prosecutor’s announcement. (Jon Swaine, The Guardian, Nov. 25, 2014) http://gu.com/p/43jch/sbl

Why Did Darren Wilson Think Michael Brown Had Superpowers? (Jesse Singal, The New York Magazine, Nov. 25, 2014) http://sciof.us/1uEJNMi

See how red tweeters and blue tweeters ignore each other on Ferguson.  (Emma Pierson, Quartz, Nov. 25, 2014) http://bit.ly/1xXMcZA

demon mikeFerguson and the malignant impact of racism. (Eric Zorn, The Chicago Tribune, Nov. 25, 2014) http://trib.in/1zCWWd8

What do the newly released witness statements tell us about the Michael Brown shooting? (Laura Santhanam and Vanessa Dennis, PBS Newshour, Nov. 25, 2014) http://to.pbs.org/1yY5WcO

Why We Won’t Wait. (Robin Kelly, CounterPunch, Nov. 25, 2014) http://bit.ly/1SFXBmG

Michael Brown’s parents on grand jury decision, violence in Ferguson. (CBS News, Nov. 26, 2014) http://cbsn.ws/1vO07RY

The Three Biggest Unanswered Questions About Ferguson. (Jacob Siegel, The Daily Beast, Nov. 26, 2014) http://thebea.st/1y1ZcNU

Telling My Son About Ferguson. (Michelle Alexander, The New York Times, Nov. 26, 2014)  http://nyti.ms/122ZDKD

Darren Wilson’s Demon. (Amy Davidson, The New Yorker, Nov. 26, 2014) http://nyr.kr/12fnO82

In week before Ferguson verdict, 12 killed by law enforcement across US. (Ehab Zahriyeh, Al Jazeera, Nov. 26, 2014) http://alj.am/1uQrcwF

Wake up America #fergusonAn Inconvenient Political Truth: That St. Louis Prosecutor Is a Democrat. (John Nichols, The Nation, Nov. 26, 2014) http://bit.ly/1yojz5G

Ferguson burns, South Africa simmers: Why America is but a matchstick away. (Richard Poplak, Daily Maverick, Nov. 26, 2014) http://bit.ly/1xTPNXr

Dehumanizing Ferguson. (Eugene Robinson, Washington Post, Nov. 27, 2014) http://wapo.st/1vqumLv

The Secret Darkness of Grand Juries. (Lauren C. Regan, Counterpunch.org, Nov. 28, 2014) http://bit.ly/1vuwwd9

Deep South justice in Ferguson. (Colbert I. King, Washington Post, Nov. 28, 2014) http://wapo.st/1zFEzUV

zisserStatus update: Dear white people, it’s OK to talk about Ferguson. Isn’t it on your mind? (Heather Barmore, The Guardian, Nov. 28, 2014) http://bit.ly/1trRF4h

‘That bullshit jury was fixed’: Ferguson seethes in response to Michael Brown verdict. (Jon Swaine, The Guardian, Nov. 28, 2014) http://bit.ly/1w70Zki

Darren Wilson: America’s ‘Model Policeman’: Even as activists are organizing against police violence, many Americans continue to see blacks as criminals — and want our police to act accordingly. (Khalil Gibran Muhammad, The Nation, Nov. 29, 2014) http://bit.ly/1B31QEt

Tangled Roots and Bitter Fruit: What Ferguson can teach the food movement. (Eric Holt-Giménez, Food First, Nov. 29, 2014)  http://bit.ly/1FGDDl3

Progressive Mythography: Officer Wilson should never even have been brought before the grand jury. (Andrew C. McCarthy, The National Review, Nov. 29, 2014) http://bit.ly/1z3BdLu

Crimes and Commissions. (Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, Dec. 8, 2014) http://nyr.kr/1uZHfbI


How a Conservative Backlash Silenced #Ferguson Reporters for All the Wrong Reasons. (David Weigel, Bloomberg, Dec. 1) http://bloom.bg/1rNkcq7

Hope for healing in Ferguson. (Mary Ann McGivern, The National Catholic Reporter, Dec. 1, 2014) http://bit.ly/1ywjBbG

Another Killing in Ferguson Leaves a Family Grappling With the Unknown. (Jack Healy, The New York Times, Dec. 1, 2014) http://nyti.ms/1FKLQEZ

After the Betrayal: Rewarding the Young Soldiers of Justice. (Sylvester Brown Jr., Dec. 2, 2014) http://bit.ly/1rUJCMS

Beyond Darren Wilson: Challenges to the System Starting in Ferguson and St. Louis. (James Anderson, Toward Freedom, Dec. 2, 2014) http://bit.ly/1vGtPq4

Darren Wilson Is Not an Outlier: Why cops are almost never indicted for shooting someone in the line of duty. (Josh Voorhees, Slate, Dec. 2, 2014) http://slate.me/1vOic0i

The Risk of Using Ferguson as a Metaphor. (Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker, Dec. 2, 2014)  http://nyr.kr/11OYvd0

Dec. 3, 2014: A Staten Island grand jury votes not to bring criminal charges in the death of Eric Garner. 

RosebudIf It Happened There: Courts Sanction Killings by U.S. Security Forces. (Joshua Keating, Slate, Dec. 3, 2014)  http://slate.me/12nVHDs

Revelations of “Postracial” Ferguson. (David Theo Goldberg, Truthout, Dec. 3, 2014) http://bit.ly/1vYy4fJ

The System That Failed Eric Garner and Michael Brown Cannot Be Reformed. (Mychal Denzel Smith, The Nation, Dec. 3, 2014). http://bit.ly/1vrXSC1

Journey For Justice Faces Racist Opposition. (Simon McCormack, The Huffington Post, Dec. 4, 2014)  http://huff.to/1ys0fpk

No Such Thing as Racial Profiling. (Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, Dec. 4, 2014) http://nyr.kr/1FRhAIz

What President Obama told me about Ferguson’s movement: think big, but go gradual. (Phillip Agnew, The Guardian, Dec. 5, 2014) http://bit.ly/1wGKsDX

The Police in America Are Becoming Illegitimate:  The crooked math that’s going to crash American law enforcement if policies aren’t changed. (Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone, Dec. 5, 2014) http://rol.st/12seP3m

Human anger #fergusonPolice Killings Reveal Chasms Between Races. (John Eligon, The New York Times, Dec. 5, 2014) http://nyti.ms/1wKEi5M

#Blacklivesmatter Till They Don’t: Slavery’s Lasting Legacy. The historical value of black life and the casual killing of Eric Garner. (Daina Ramey Berry and Jennifer L. Morgan, The American Prospect, Dec. 5, 2014)  http://bit.ly/1s9nvma

Why impact of Eric Garner case might be much bigger than Ferguson. Michael Brown’s death largely divided Americans along racial lines and political lines. The early reactions to the Eric Garner death suggest that Americans are far more united in their response. (Mark Sappenfield, Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 7, 2014)  http://bit.ly/1G5rk46

In Ferguson, real estate agents are using the protests as a selling point. The unrest has hurt the housing market there. But some agents are trying to turn that into a positive. (Todd Frankel, Washington Post, Dec. 9, 2014) http://wapo.st/12NxIOk

Some Ferguson Residents Wish The Commission Was Named Something Else. (Jo Mannies, St. Louis Public Radio, Dec. 9, 2014) http://bit.ly/1yyu6h3

The Late Show. We went to Ferguson to find a story, even if we had to make it ourselves. (Nigel Duara, Oregon Humanities, Fall-Winter 2014, Dec. 9, 2014) http://bit.ly/1wz0rm0

IMGP4379School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson: Michael Brown beat the odds by graduating from high school before his death — odds that remain stacked against black students in St. Louis and the rest of the country. (Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica, Dec. 19, 2014) http://bit.ly/1H0DVUJ

In Ferguson.  (Darryl Pinckney, The New York Review of Books, Jan 8, 2015 edition, posted Dec. 19, 2014) http://bit.ly/1CRrb4W

Dec. 20, 2014: Ismaaiyl Brinsley fatally shoots New York police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.

Dec. 23, 2014: Berkeley, Mo. police officer fatally shoots Antonio Martin.

fergusonJoining the movement in Ferguson.  (Mary Ann McGivern , National Catholic Reporter, Dec. 29, 2014) http://bit.ly/1HcL9H0

#Ferguson Was the Most-Tweeted News Story of 2014. (Matt Wilstein, Mediaite, Dec. 29, 2014)   http://bit.ly/1JYOfAM


America’s War Machine sells fear and loathing beyond Ferguson. Black and brown people pay the price. (Steven W. Thrasher, The Guardian, Jan. 5, 2015)  http://bit.ly/1QVHVMX


How Ferguson showed us the truth about police. (Molly Crabapple, Fusion.net, Feb. 1, 2015) http://fus.in/1urgYWY

Goodbye, St. Louis: Fleeing the Ghosts of My Hometown. (Fred McKissack Jr., The Progressive, Feb. 4, 2015)  http://bit.ly/1IgLUCY

St. Louis Puzzles Over Stubbornly High Murder Rate. (Erik Eckhold, The New York Times, Feb. 10, 2015) http://nyti.ms/16M8QZp

Was the Ferguson Grand Jury Misled? (Caleb Mason, The Crime Report, Feb. 24, 2015) http://bit.ly/1Mg9Jtk


March 4, 2015: Justice Department releases its investigation of Ferguson Police Department.

The Gangsters of Ferguson. Darren Wilson was innocent. If only the city’s cops offered their own citizens the same due process he received. (Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic, March 5, 2015) http://theatln.tc/1H1DvPo

This Drunk White Guy In A Pickup Explains All You Need To Know About Race And Policing. (Mariah Stewart, Huff Post Politics, March 5, 2015) http://huff.to/1A5jeDS

Ferguson’s Conspiracy Against Black Citizens. How the city’s leadership harassed and brutalized their way to multiple civil-rights violations. (Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic, March 5, 2015) http://theatln.tc/1EnsSbA

Ferguson shows how a police force can turn into a plundering ‘collection agency.’ (Terrence McCoy, Washington Post, March 5, 2015) http://wapo.st/1DTHv0R

Meet 3 Ferguson employees cited by DOJ for racism & corruption now in charge of cleaning up the city. (Shaun King, Daily Koz, March 6, 2015) http://bit.ly/1FkSgvC

This Police Brutality Map Shows ‘Ferguson Is Everywhere.’ (Tanvi Misra, CityLab from The Atlantic, March 6, 2015) http://bit.ly/1G6FMrytweeters_colorcorrected

DOJ’s Ferguson Report Reveals Systemic Racism, “Revenue Building.” (Fred McKissack Jr., The Progressive, March 6, 2015)  http://bit.ly/1DheXSU

Three Ferguson Employees Lose Their Jobs Over Alleged Racism, Misconduct. (Jim Dalrymple II, BuzzFeed, March 6, 2015) http://bzfd.it/1BQc9vH

Faith After Ferguson.  (Matt Wells, BBC, March 6, 2015)  http://bbc.in/1BWXr7C

Ferguson judge behind aggressive fines policy owe $170,000 in unpaid taxes. (Jon Swaine, The Guardian, March 6, 2015) http://bit.ly/1KyM5L2

Surprise: CNN Reports ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ is Based on Falsehood. (Matthew Balan, NewsBusters, March 6, 2015) http://bit.ly/1MlELjq

Ferguson and the Logic of Neoliberalism. (Rob Urie, CounterPunch, March 6-8, 2015) http://bit.ly/1F17YxP

Ferguson Became Symbol, but Bias Knows No Border. (Campbell Robertson, Shaila Dewan and Matt Apuzzo,The New York Times, March 7, 2015) http://nyti.ms/1ErvaX1

Selma and Ferguson. (Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, March 8, 2015) http://nyr.kr/1x7LBA1

March 12, 2015: Two police officers shot while guarding Ferguson Police Department headquarters. Both survive.

‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ was built on a lie. (Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post, March 16, 2015) http://wapo.st/1AOJtOs

Municipal Violations (HBO). (John Oliver, Last Week Tonight, March 22, 2015) http://bit.ly/1Bo6CHM

Who’s Accountable for Ferguson’s Crimes? No One, IT Seems. Here’s another reminder that “personal responsibility” is a principle relevant only to the poor and the black. (Gary Younge, The Nation, March 23, 2015) http://bit.ly/1WM1IT9

A P R I L 

Over 100 People Were Killed by Police in March. Have Police Gotten the Post-Ferguson Memo Yet? (Kanya Bennett, ACLU.org, April 1, 2015) http://bit.ly/1EVnFnb

On Ferguson, fragmentation and fiscal disparities. (Bruce Katz and Elizabeth Kneebone, Brookings, April 2, 2015) http://brook.gs/1HoVCyE

Editor’s Weekly: How journalism failed in Ferguson. (Margaret Wolf Freivogel, St. Louis Public Radio, April 2, 2015) http://bit.ly/1yS5C3O

April 4, 2015: Walter Scott is fatally shot by North Charleston, S.C., police officer Michael Slager after a traffic stop.

Who’s Accountable for Ferguson’s Crimes? No One, It Seems.  (Gary Younge, The Nation, April 6, 2015) http://bit.ly/19MYZ7Z

Four Pinocchios for ‘Hands Up;’ Time to own up, editor says. (William Freivogel, Gateway Journalism Review, April 3, 2015) http://bit.ly/1E1C9VP

The Man Who Loves Ferguson (Just as It Is)  (Jamil Smith, The New Republic, April 7) http://bit.ly/1yTlkXe

American violence from Ferguson to Fallujah. (Hugh Gusterson, The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, April 15, 2015)  http://bit.ly/1IL2AAs

April 17, 2015: St. Louis County police fatally shoot Thaddeus McCarroll, 23, of Jennings. 

FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades. (Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post, April 18, 2015) http://wapo.st/1O3oWCk

April 19, 2015: Freddie Gray, 25, dies from a spinal injury a week after being arrested by Baltimore police.

1.5 Million Missing Black Men. (Justin Wolfers, David Leonhardt, Kevin Quealy, The New York Times, April 20, 2015) http://nyti.ms/1EoAKuq

Howard Schultz: Starbucks to open Ferguson store. (Claire Zillman, Fortune, April 22, 2015) http://for.tn/1DQEj93

Baltimore is not Ferguson: Police violence and its aftermath. (Brad Knickerbocker, The Christian Science Monitor, April 25, 2015) http://bit.ly/1EBtF7Y

NYT magFerguson’s Fortune 500 Company. Why the Missouri city — despite hosting a multinational corporation — relied on municipal fees and fines to extract revenue from its poorest residents. (Walter Johnson, The Atlantic, April 26, 2015) http://theatln.tc/1OWdof9

Nonviolence as Compliance.Officials calling for calm can offer no rational justification for Gray’s death, and so they appeal for order.(Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic, April 27, 2015) http://theatln.tc/1IhkkDO

Social media analysis suggests links between Baltimore and Ferguson violence. (Catherine Herridge, FoxNews.com, April 28, 2015) http://fxn.ws/1OAvh8q

The Lawbreakers of Baltimore — and Ferguson. The racial diversity of local government doesn’t matter when people want to seize on an excuse to commit crimes. (Jason L. Riley, Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2015) http://on.wsj.com/1bbMiTW

Baltimore’s dual identity explains unrest. (Tim Swift, BBC News, April 28, 2015) http://bbc.in/1JP2WEK

From Ferguson to Baltimore: A problem of lawless law enforcement? (Arun Kumar, TwoCircles.net, April 29, 2015) http://bit.ly/1dd8YFl


Baltimore riots were caused by capitalism and cops, not poverty. (Ted Rall, rall.com, May 1, 2015) http://bit.ly/dd11EZmLvb

Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us.’ How a group of black social-media activists built the nation’s first 21st-century civil rights movement. (Jay Caspian, The New York Times Magazine, May 4, 2015) http://nyti.ms/1JM9Spy

This isn’t 1968. Baltimore isn’t Watts. And Hillary Clinton isn’t Michael Dukakis. (Radley Balko, Washington Post, May 6, 2015) http://wapo.st/1H0aOD8

FBI’s warning of white supremacists infiltrating law enforcement nearly forgotten. (Samuel V. Jones, The Grio, May 12, 2015) http://on.thegrio.com/1cO7Vvs

Why do US police keep killing unarmed black men?  (BBC World Service, May 20, 2015) http://bbc.in/1FzKt1o

If You Run, You’re Done: Why Cops Go Berserk When People Run From Them.  (David J. Krajicek , AlterNet, May 21, 2015) http://bit.ly/1JJNcFl

May 23, 2015: Cleveland P.O. Michael Brelo found not guilty in 2012 killing of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams

Why the judge found Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo not guilty. (Ida Lieszkovszky, Northeast Ohio Media Group, May 23, 2015) http://bit.ly/1Bj6P09

Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide. (By Kimberly Kindy, and reported by Julie Tate, Jennifer Jenkins, Steven RichKeith L. Alexander and Wesley Lowery, Washington Post, May 30, 2015) http://wapo.st/1SUxFXl

J U N E 

Ferguson Police Department from interim chief’s point of view. (Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times, June 7, 2015) http://fw.to/k4HhZkO

Cleveland Leaders Bypass Prosecutors to Seek Charge in Tamir Rice Case. (Michael S. Schmidt and Matt Apuzzo, The New York Times, June 8, 2015) http://nyti.ms/1GxDCpI

McKinney, Tamir Rice And The Liability Of Playing While Black. (Ben Railton, Talking Points Memo, June 9, 2015) http://bit.ly/1e1THru

Activists are trying to force the arrest of two police officers in the death of Tamir Rice. (David A. Graves, The Atlantic, June 9, 2015) theatln.tc/1HnDO9U

The War on Thugs. (Jason Stanley, The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 10, 2015) http://bit.ly/1SFXjMy

Blackness, Leisure and an American Dream. (R.L. Nave, The Jackson Free Press, June 10, 2015) http://bit.ly/1e3w4Pd

angelitos negrosFerguson: If Negligent And Careless Poor People Can’t Make Bail, It’s Their Fault. (Ryan J. Reilly and Mariah Stewart, The Huffington Post, June 10, 2015) http://huff.to/1B9X35x

‘Most cops are wonderful people’ and the usual blah blah blah. (Michael Miner, The Chicago Reader, June 11, 2015) http://bit.ly/1I7Ski9

In Ferguson, Mo., a long road getting back to business. (Ruth Simon, Ben Kesling and Leslie Josephs, The Wall Street Journal, June 14, 2015) http://on.wsj.com/1HHZX2R

Racism isn’t the only thing behind the increasing slaughter of black men (and boys) by police. (James Wolcott, Vanity Fair, June 15, 2015) http://vnty.fr/1cQZlLo

Before Charleston’s Church Shooting, a Long History of Attacks. (Douglas R. Egerton, The New York Times Magazine, June 18, 2015) http://nyti.ms/1SvsITK

White Terrorism Is as Old as America. (Brit Bennett, The New York Times Magazine, June 19, 2015) http://nyti.ms/1IpdzMt 

‘The Condition of Black Life Is One of Mourning.’ (Claudia Rankine, The New York Times, June 24, 2015) http://nyti.ms/1Cppxni 

Racism’s Psychological Toll. (Jenna Wortham, The New York Times Magazine, June 24, 2015)  http://nyti.ms/1I4resL

Justice Dept. Report Says Police Escalated Tensions in Ferguson. (Matt Apuzzo, The New York Times, June 30, 2015) http://nyti.ms/1LHc55y


Farewell to America. (Gary Younge, The Guardian, July 1, 2015) http://bit.ly/1f3fEXw

Ferguson Prosecutor Accused Of Misconduct Is Still Crusading Against Ferguson Arrestees. (Mariah Stewart and Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post, July 2, 2015) http://huff.to/1LP9OW2

site of new starbucksThe Troubling Link Between Ferguson and Charleston. (Cara Tabachnick, The Crime Report, July 6, 2015) http://bit.ly/1HJrqkr

A Study Documents the Paucity of Black Elected Prosecutors: Zero in Most States. (Nicholas Fandos, The New York Times, July 7, 2015) http://nyti.ms/1HJwCqz

July 10, 2015: Sandra Bland arrested by a Texas state trooper after a minor traffic stop. Dead three days later, an apparent jailhouse suicide.

An Art Exhibit Revictimizes Michael Brown. (Kirsten West Savali, The Root, July 13, 2015) http://bit.ly/1Mqv0zL

St. Louis County Still May Charge Journalists Arrested While Covering Ferguson Protests (Michael Calderone, Huffington Post, July 15, 2015) http://huff.to/1CHHQcV

How Eric Garner changed the national conversation on race and police. (Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post,July 16, 2015) http://wapo.st/1RDB6DA

ironicOne of America’s best-known companies has a real plan to fight racial inequality. (Abby Phillip, The Washington Post, July 17, 2015) http://wapo.st/1KbegMJ

A year after Ferguson, U.S. civil rights groups gather pace. (Edward McAllister, Reuters, July 17, 2015)  http://reut.rs/1gFjOW0

The Racist Killing Fields in America: The Death of Sandra Bland. (Henry Giroux, Truthout, July 19, 2015) http://bit.ly/1MkvmLn

Michael Brown exhibit sparks controversy. (Steve Johnson, The Chicago Tribune, July 22, 2015) http://trib.in/1MIT94M

Police Shootings Won’t Stop Unless We Also Stop Shaking Down Black People. (Jack Hitt, Mother Jones, July 31, 2015 [September-October 2015 issue]) http://bit.ly/1Ua30F4


08-09-2015 a1 croppedThe Cop. Darren Wilson was not indicted for shooting Michael Brown. Many people question whether justice was done. (Jake Halpern, The New Yorker, Aug. 3, 2015 [Aug. 10, 2015 edition])  http://nyr.kr/1Ijv6GD

One year after Michael Brown’s killing, his mother vows to ‘never forgive.’ (Tony Harris and Philip J. Victor, Al Jazeera, Aug. 5, 2015). http://bit.ly/1Upgvk

A Year Later, Ferguson Sees Change, but Asks if It’s Real. The mostly black town where Michael Brown died is divided between those who think reforms are significant, and those who see them as merely superficial. (Monica Davey, The New York Times, Aug. 5, 2015) http://nyti.ms/1OZQUe8

Dorian Johnson: A Year After Mike Brown’s Death, He’s Still Grappling With the Fallout. (Danny Wicentowski, Riverfront Times, Aug. 5 2015) http://bit.ly/1OV9vIc

Are We in the Midst of a New Civil Rights Era?  How the year since Ferguson does—and doesn’t—resemble the midcentury movement. (Rebecca Onion, Slate, Aug. 6, 2015)  http://slate.me/1K5WWWT

Un an de brutalité policière raciste aux Etats-Unis. (Kim Hullot-Guiot and Guillaume Gendron, Libération, Aug. 6, 2015) http://bit.ly/1PaQp1A

Fear, mistrust linger in Ferguson despite reform efforts by police. (Carey Gillam, Reuters, Aug. 8, 2015) http://reut.rs/1DExDhR

A Year After Ferguson, Housing Segregation Defies Tools to Erase It. (John Eligon, The New York Times, Aug. 8, 2015) http://nyti.ms/1f1NhIo

Black and unarmed. (Sandhya SomashekharWesley Lowery and Keith L. Alexander, The Washington Post, Aug. 8, 2015) http://wapo.st/1HA6Z4B

How Ferguson Became Ferguson: Rothstein on the First Anniversary of the Ferguson Uprising. (Richard Rothstein, Economic Policy Institute, Aug. 8, 2015) http://bit.ly/1Nbe43W


In Ferguson, the Seeds of Trump’s Defeat (Molly Ball, The Atlantic, Oct. 17, 2016) https://bit.ly/2s1cbEC

In This Together



ferguson vision 2015Shooting of Michael Brown (Wikipedia, undated, with multiple links) http://bit.ly/1CTJwPL

City of Ferguson Vision 2015 Plan Update. (Richard Shearer & Associates, August 1998) http://bit.ly/1yTdsoz

For the Sake of All: Improving the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis. (Various authors, affiliated with Washington University and Saint Louis University, May 30, 2014) http://forthesakeofall.org/

Municipal Courts White Paper (ArchCity Defenders, August 2014) http://bit.ly/1sTohUW

The Making of Ferguson: Public Policies at the Root of its Troubles. (Richard Rothstein, Economic Policy Institute, Oct. 15, 2014) http://bit.ly/ZGcJMf

The Municipal Courts Study (Better Together, Oct. 15, 2014) http://bit.ly/11nFTRx

O2n the Streets of America: Human Rights Abuses in Ferguson. (Amnesty International, Oct. 23, 2014) http://bit.ly/1wtRZlC

Written Statement on the Police Shooting of Michael Brown and Ensuing Police Violence Against Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. (#fergusontogeneva.org, Report slated for presentation to the  53rd Session of the United Nations Committee Against Torture, Nov. 3-28, 2014) FergusonReport

Ferguson: 100 days | 100 Seconds. (Christopher Phillips, Maverick Media Group, Nov. 21, 2014) http://vimeo.com/112466141

Louis Farrakhan (address at Morgan State University, Nov. 22, 2014)  http://nydn.us/1FI2Bk4  (full address: http://www.noi.org/webcast-archive/ )

Map: Here’s How #Ferguson Exploded on Twitter Last Night. (Inae Oh, Mother Jones, Nov. 25, 2014)  http://bit.ly/1vK3Xe9

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. (United Nations Committee Against Torture, Nov. 28, 2014) http://bit.ly/1vsT3Ij

State Terrorism and Racist Violence in the Age of Disposability: From Emmett Till to Eric Garner. (Henry A. Giroux, Dec. 6, 2014) http://bit.ly/15Vu47nLive Well Ferguson

Noam Chomsky discusses Ferguson: “This is a very racist society; it’s pretty shocking.” (Interview with GRITtv’s Laura Flanders, Salon, Dec. 11, 2014) http://bit.ly/1GurNLo

Preliminary Working Group Calls to Action for Policy Reform. (Ferguson Commission, March 2, 2015) http://bit.ly/1aOe0H0

The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. (Interim Report, March 4, 2015) http://1.usa.gov/1DLwDEV

Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department (U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, March 4, 2015) http://www.justice.gov/

The DOJ Ferguson Report Isn’t Just an Indictment of Ferguson Police, but of American Policing Writ Large (Ezekiel Edwards, ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project, March 6, 2015)  http://bit.ly/1wb92NU

Department of Justice Report Regarding the Criminal Investigation into the Shooting Death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson (Memorandum, March 4, 2015) http://bit.ly/1zMu4h4

Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden v. City of Ferguson, Missouri and Former Police Chief Thomas Jackson and Former Police Officer Darren Wilson (Mike Brown Lawsuit, April 23, 2015)

St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office Report Regarding the Review into the Shooting Death of VonDerrit Myers, Jr. (VonDerrit Myers Investigation, May 28, 2015)

#Ferguson strategic messaging: How local journalists and activists used Twitter as a communication tool. (Amber Hinsley and Hyunmin Lee,  #ISOJ, the official research journal of ISOJ, Volume 5, Issue 1 Spring 2015) http://bit.ly/1QYDzVs

Head of Civil Rights Division Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. (U.S. Department of Justice, June 3, 2015) http://1.usa.gov/1Iv8mIr

Was there a “Ferguson effect” on crime in St. Louis? Probably not. (Richard Rosenfeld, The Sentencing Project, June 16, 2015) sent.pr/1JTYoiD

After-Action Assessment of the Police Response to the August 2014 Demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri. (U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Critical Response Initiative, Sept. 2, 2015) http://ric-zai-inc.com/Publications/cops-p317-pub.pdf



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