McGhee readily agrees that African-American boys need what she calls a “sacred space” with consistent mentoring, but she’s quick to add that we can’t alienate girls.
“It served as a symbol of what had transpired,” says Urban League President and CEO Mike McMillan. “It is our goal to take it into a phoenix rising from the ashes, so that we will then transform what was a tragedy and turn it into a triumph.”
The burned-out Ferguson QuikTrip that was destroyed during unrest following the shooting death of Michael Brown will not be rebuilt at the site – it will instead be donated to the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Officers arrested 17 protesters and used pepper spray to subdue some of them Sunday in a St. Louis neighborhood.
Rebecca Zoll, CEO of North County Inc. Regional Development Association, says she can’t name them, but a business owner plans to open in Fergson within 30 to 60 days.
A new order from police Monday for the crowds gathering in Ferguson: Keep it moving.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has called out the National Guard after another night of trouble in Ferguson, Missouri.
It wasn’t all violence near the Ferguson QuikTrip on Wednesday. While the sun was still up, gospel singers invaded the street in front of the burned-out gas station.
On Aug. 9, 18-year-old Michael Brown, a recent high school graduate about to start college, was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer. Brown was unarmed.
Authorities have taken into custody two suspects in the shooting of man who sought help at a gas station before dying.