beyonce knowles

Beyonce Knowles will feature the parents and brother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin in her next music video. Martin, 17, was unarmed when he was executed by an overzealous security guard in 2012.

Additionally, Beyonce will also feature family members of Tamir Rice, 12, and Mike Brown, 18, who were also unarmed when they died at the hands of overzealous white police officers.

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Arson investigators in St. Louis are trying to determine who burned down 5 black churches in the St. Louis/Ferguson area.

Investigators say someone set fire to the New Life Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday. It was the fifth black church to go up in flames this month. A sixth church, which has a mixed-race congregation, was set ablaze on Sunday.

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Jeffrey Williams

A 20-year-old black man is being held on $300,000 bond in the shooting of 2 police officers during a peaceful demonstration in Ferguson, MO., on Thursday, Mar. 12. The police officers were wounded in the face and shoulder. They were treated and released on the day of the shootings.

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Mike Ditka

Former NFL coach and television sports analyst Mike Ditka is taking sides in the ongoing national debate over the shooting death of Missouri teenager Mike Brown at the hands of a former Ferguson police officer.

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St Louis Rams

The St. Louis players who came out onto the field with their hands up prior to the Rams vs Oakland NFL game will not be punished by the NFL.

Five Rams players raised their hands in protest as they emerged onto the field during pre-game introductions on Sunday. The protest was in response to a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a former Ferguson cop on murder charges in the shooting death of Michael brown.

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Russell Simmons

Celebrities have united to call for a one-day retail boycott. Celebs such as Russell Simmons have taken to social media to urge their followers not to spend money on Black Friday, Nov. 28 -- the day when Americans traditionally kick off their Christmas shopping.

The national news media expects us to destroy our own neighborhoods. What they don't expect is for us to organize and use our trillion-dollar buying power to negatively impact the economy.

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EJ Johnson

A loyal reader, who shall remain nameless, emailed this tweet to Sandrarose.com. I have no idea what this means.

EJ Johnson tweet

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  • Michael Brown funeral services

    Numerous national media outlets, including Ebony.com, are live streaming the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Mo. police officer on Aug. 9. Watch the live stream after the break.

    Thanks to Ebony.com for the live link.

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    Omar Slim White

    Friend of the blog Omar “slim” White has a solution to the mass murder of young black men by police officers. Mr. White is a Vegan/Health Guru, Philosopher, Human Behavior Expert, and Celebrity Club Promoter based in Atlanta.

    Click the link below to read Slim's guest post.

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    Iyanla Vanzant

    Life therapist Iyanla Vanzant will travel to Ferguson, MO. to film an episode of her popular OWN Network TV series "Iyanla: Fix My Life".

    Iyanla will use her life experiences to help the residents of Ferguson cope after 10 nights of civil unrest since an unarmed teenager Michael Brown was gunned down execution-style by a Ferguson police officer.

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