Ferguson’s Black Friday Sales Sluggish

exec (Ferguson, MO) – One week after Black Friday, stores in this town are still reporting sluggish holiday sales. It’s not hard to see why. The trouble in Ferguson began on August 9, when white police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed African-American Michael Brown. Wilson was responding to a report of Brown shoplifting…

Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson a Regular Riot

Ferguson, MO – Officials in Ferguson appealed for calm. Officials in Ferguson appealed for non-violent protests. Officials in Ferguson appealed for peace. Officials in Ferguson appealed for understanding. Instead, they got rioting. The trouble in Ferguson began on August 9, when white police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed African-American Michael Brown. He was…

Holocaust Selfies All the Rage

For most, the term “Holocaust” refers to the slaughter of six million Jews at the hands of the Nazis during World War II. Nearly 70 years later, with advances in technology and lessening memories of the genocide, some associate the term “Holocaust” with photographic opportunities. Earlier this year, Alabama teen Breanna Mitchell took a smiling…

Apologies All Around in Ferguson

(Ferguson, MO) – Police Chief Thomas Jackson, of Ferguson, issued a heartfelt, videotaped apology to the parents of slain teen Michael Brown. He then issued an apology for the apology. On August 9, white police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed the unarmed Brown, an African-American. The aftermath? Twelve days of rioting, looting, arrests, investigations,…

Cheers Turn to Jeers in New Orleans Regarding Michael Brown

(New Orleans, LA) – When residents of New Orleans heard about the shooting of Michael Brown, they initially felt it was a cause for celebration. After all, this was “Brownie” – the former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) who served during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. This was “Brownie” – the man who…