Cornel West: ‘Disgusting To Have A Black President Unable To Keep Track Of What’s Going On Among The Black Youth’
Political activist Cornel West slammed President Barack Obama for his “disgusting” response to the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., by a white police officer.
A Democratic lawmaker from Missouri doesn’t believe President Barack Obama needs to visit Ferguson as violent protests over the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer enters its second week.
Analyst: Obama ‘Needs To Use His Bully Pulpit To Step Up And Articulate’ The Racial Tension In Ferguson
Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson is calling on President Barack Obama to “step up” and articulate to Americans what’s really fueling the protests in Ferguson following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer.
The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson, Missouri, for witnesses to the shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.
As Obama pleads for calm and understanding in Ferguson, Missouri, he’s struggling to determine what role — if any — the nation’s first black president can play in defusing a crisis that has laid bare the profound sense of injustice felt by African-Americans across the country.
The Federal Aviation Administration has extended a ban on flights operating below 3,000 feet over Ferguson, Missouri, for a week “to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities.”
Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters in a St. Louis suburb were peaceful, but warned that a small minority was undermining justice for the unarmed black man shot and killed by police.
Missouri’s governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has asked for the Justice Department to arrange an autopsy on the body of Michael Brown by a federal medical examiner.
After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, the city north of downtown St. Louis erupted into violent protests. Here’s a look at the key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed.