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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    Mike Brown

    The results of a private autopsy conducted on the body of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Mo. cop on Aug. 9, shows Brown was not shot in the back as previously reported by witnesses.

    The preliminary autopsy results show Brown was shot at least six times in the front -- 4 times in his right arm, once in the right eye and one shot to the top of the head, according to the report obtained by The New York Times.

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    surveillance

    Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson released the name of Michael Brown's killer in a press conference this morning. The officer's name is Darren Wilson.

    Jackson also released surveillance camera images from a convenience store where Brown is suspected of stealing cigars prior to being shot and killed by Wilson.

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    Ferguson protestor

    A change in police tactics led to peaceful, non-violent protests on Thursday after 4 nights of civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

    The residents of Ferguson were protesting the police shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown at the Canfield Green apartments on Saturday. Residents complained that the overzealous police stripped them of their constitutional rights to express themselves peacefully.

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    Nelly

    Black Twitter went IN on television pitchman Nelly for promoting Cheerios instead of commenting on the police shooting death of 18-year-old Mike Brown. Nelly's followers roasted the 39-year-old former rapper after he posted a photo of himself holding an "iced out" box of Cheerios on his Twitter.com account today. The unarmed Brown was shot to death after scuffling with a Ferguson, Mo. police officer on Saturday. Nelly and his family moved to nearby St. Louis, Mo. when he was a young boy, and he still owns a home in the area.

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    Mike Brown

    Anonymous, the group of cyber "hacktivists" who are known to wreak havoc on the Internets, continued their cyber onslaught on officials of the St. Louis and Ferguson police departments. The group hacked into city servers to retrieve personal information which they threatened to leak onto the Internet if the name of the officer who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Mike Brown was not released.

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    Ferguson

    Anonymous, the collective of cyber "hacktivists" who are known to wreak havoc on the Internets, reportedly hacked into the website of the city of Ferguson, Mo., Sunday night.

    To prevent any hacking attempts, the mayor of Ferguson ordered the IT department to take down the city's servers overnight. Despite the IT department's best efforts, none of the city's email servers were working Monday morning. The action came after Anonymous threatened to leak the personal information of Ferguson police officers in the wake of the police shooting of 18-year-old Mike Brown.

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    Which picture would they use

    Which picture would they use

    Whenever a young black male is unjustly murdered in a racially charged incident, the news media criminalizes the black male by purposefully broadcasting negative imagery of him.

    This time his name is Mike Brown.

    The 18-year-old was gunned down in the street on Saturday by a Ferguson, Mo. police officer who claims Brown went for his gun. The news media immediately set about to prove that Mike Brown was a thug who deserved to die.

    For instance, the media chose to ignore positive imagery of Mike Brown wearing his high school graduation cap and gown. He was set to start college today.

    Black Twitter united to expose the news media's racist agenda by creating the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown.

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    Louis Head

    Internet HACKtivist group Anonymous has spoken out against the senseless police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael "Mike Mike" Brown in Ferguson, Mo. on Saturday.

    Police say Brown was shot multiple times after he wrestled a police officer for his gun. But witnesses say Brown had his hands in the air when he was shot at least six times.

    The teenager had just graduated high school and was set to start college this week.

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