When officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the town of Ferguson, Missouri erupted into a justified rage. With local the police force increasing militarization, including the use of tear gas and violence against protestors and reporters in order to quell the riots, there has been an flood of information from every corner of the internet on what is going on, from protestors to citizen journalists and everyone else on Twitter.
As a feminist website, BUST stands for the equal rights of women and men and this includes fighting for the equal rights of the murdered unarmed teenagers like Michael Brown. In an effort to stay aware of the situation unfolding, I've gathered some important articles and pieces that explain what’s going on and why it should really matter to you:
This USA Today source provides a consistently updated timeline of what is happening in Ferguson.
Black Girl Dangerous takes on the media overload surrounding the events and points to the issue we all need to be thinking about: another Black teenager was murdered by police. His name was Mike Brown.
This covers the brutality and violent actions of the Ferguson police against journalists attempting to cover the story.
A New Yorker piece that attempts to analyze the possible racist & classist reasons behind Brown’s shooting.
Due to the protests, schools in Ferguson have been closed since Monday - the source of meals for many of the children in the city. This fundraiser is set to help feed these children who may be starving due to the violence in their streets.
For a brief background of the militarization of the police during the protests.
If there are any other articles, blogs, or relevant media that you think are useful to helping stay updated on Ferguson, please leave the link in the comments.
Image via CNN.