A year after the murder of 12 year old Tamir Rice – this baby, our child – by Cleveland police officers, the state has not even bothered to put up a pretense of fair process, instead making it explicit that justice does not apply to black people in this country, not even to black children.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri is committed to helping all who have been charged from Ferguson protests to find legal representation. Those charged should complete the form at http://bit.ly/1PwG6Ve. A representative will be in contact soon with next steps. If you are not sure if you have been charged, dial 314-615-8760, press 2, then 0 to check your status.
“We’ve been doing this for 50 years now,” Rodney Hubbard Sr. said Sunday, September 6 on the front steps of the Carr Square Community Center across from Loretta Hall Park. “I was 16 years old when they started, and I haven’t missed one yet.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri named Doris Mann the 2015 Missouri Big Sister of the Year. Mann is a three-time volunteer mentor for the local agency, whose mission is to build trusting and enduring relationships that encourage and support children, teens and young adults. Mann currently serves as Big Sister to Little Sister Denitra. They have been matched for over nine years.
Ava's Grace Scholarship Foundation, a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization, provides college scholarships to Missouri teens with parents in prison, has awarded scholarships to 16 Missouri students, including eight new scholars in 2015.
Free counseling services are available to individuals in the St. Louis region who continue to feel stressed or traumatized by the unrest in Ferguson. Interested residents should contact United Way 2-1-1 by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-427-4626 to be connected to resources.
Thirty college students from across the country came to St. Louis from July 23-25 for the fourth annual Anheuser-Busch Legends of the Crown leadership symposium, where they accepted $150,000 in scholarships while participating in workshops on career planning and leadership development.
The Ferguson Action Council has announced a series of events for Ferguson Commemoration Weekend, August 7-10, which includes the August 9 anniversary of the Ferguson police killing of Michael Brown Jr.