race relations

The Ferguson Commission holds a public hearing in St. Louis on Dec. 15, 2014. (Jessica Machetta)

Standing Room Only, Impassioned Testimony at Ferguson Commission Public Hearing

The hearing focused on traffic practices and municipal court reform, and Wilson says this is not just a Ferguson problem.

12/16/2014

Demonstrators pray outside of the Buzz Westfall Justice Center where a grand jury is expected to begin looking at the circumstances surrounding the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 20, 2014 in Clayton, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

POLL: Race Relations in U.S. at Low Not Seen Since 1990s

The survey, in the wake of grand juries clearing white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men, finds 45 percent of Americans believe race relations in the U.S. are good.

12/10/2014

A protester displays signs and T-shirt during a rally in support of Officer Darren Wilson on August 23, 2014,  in St. Louis, Missouri. (Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

Wilson No Longer an Officer, But Still Has Security

“There’s tremendous solidarity in the law enforcement community at a time like this, and, in fact, a time like this makes it even stronger,” says the executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police.

12/04/2014

Protesters are greeted by a wall of police as they stop their progress onto Highway 70 during an attempted sitdown on the Highway in Ferguson, Missouri on Septmber 10, 2014. About 100 protesters threatened to walk onto and shutdown Highway 70 as a form of civil disobedience related to the Michael Brown shooting and riots in Ferguson, Missouri last month.  Over 200 police stopped the protesters from reaching the highway. About 25 people were arrested.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Tensions Between Minorities and Police in St. Louis Nothing New, Says Former Officer

A longtime St. Louis police officer says as bad as things have gotten in Ferguson, troubled race relations are certainly nothing new here.

09/24/2014

A person is arrested during an attempt by Ferguson protestors to  block part of Interstate 70 on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Arrests As Ferguson Protesters Plan Shutdown

Demonstrators were planning to block part of Interstate 70.

09/10/2014

Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., said he is not concerned about slain Ferguson teenager Michael Brown’s funeral reigniting tensions this week, but said if there is no “justice” brought to the situation then “there is going to be a problem in the streets.” (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Dem Rep: Without Ferguson Justice, ‘There Is Going To Be A Problem In The Streets’

Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., said he is not concerned about slain Ferguson teenager Michael Brown’s funeral reigniting tensions this week, but said if there is no “justice” brought to the situation then “there is going to be a problem in the streets.”

08/25/2014

Jeremiah Wright (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.

11/05/2012

A Congressional Conversations on Race session was held September 29, 2012 at the old courthouse in downtown St. Louis. Local youth were asked to come up with ways of improving race relations and fighting violent crime (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Youth Summit On Race Relations & Crime

St. Louis area students gather to learn about the past and share ideas for the future

09/29/2012

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