Posts Tagged ‘ferguson’

Oakland reacts to Ferguson grand jury decision

Ronald Cruz, center, an organizer with By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), directs protesters back to downtown Oakland from the 580 freeway as smoke from a burning mattress billows behind him. November 24, 2014. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

In this photo gallery, Oakland North photographers capture imagers of the local protests Monday night, following the announcement from Ferguson, Mo., that a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the August 9 shooting of teenager Michael Brown.

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After Ferguson shooting, groups OPEN and 100 Black Men host discussion on policing and race

Karen Kennedy (left) moderates panelists, Dr. James Lance Taylor (center) and Dr. Candice Harrison (right) on October 8, 2014 at Impact Hub. Photo courtesy of Diallo M. Jeffery

OPEN Conversation and 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, hosted an event last Wednesday evening to facilitate a discussion about the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager. 100 Black Men of the Bay Area is the local chapter of 100 Black Men of America. The members are professionals, such as doctors, lawyers, and businessmen. They mentor young people, and provide scholarships as well as a professional network for the Bay Area. OPEN Conversations is part of the larger non-profit, OPEN. Also aimed at professionals of color, the group holds events to discuss topics important to people in that community.

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