Photographer Daniel Schaefer captures the grief, anger, and resolve of demonstrators who took to the streets of Manhattan after the announcement that the police officer who killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown would not be indicted.
The streets of NYC thundered with the marching feet of demonstrators, all with the heavy knowledge that Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed eighteen-year-old Michael Brown earlier this year in Ferguson would not be indicted for his actions. Marchers' calls for justice, accountability, and their prayers for Brown's family filled the air and echoed across the island throughout the night. Protesters over the course of the night shut down Times Square, Union Square, and three major Manhattan bridges, flooding the city with the peaceful disobedience that so many had called for across the country last night.
Yesterday, Ella Jones became the first black, and first female, elected mayor of Ferguson, Missouri where an uprising kicked off in 2014 after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, and was not indicted. From the New York Times: Ms. Jones, 65, and her opponent, Heather Robinett, 49, had… READ THE REST
After St Louis police officer Jason Stockley, killed an unarmed black man named Anthony Lamar Smith with an unauthorized AK-47, planted a pistol on his body, and was then acquitted on murder charges in 2017, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Dustin Boone sent several texts in which he relished the prospect of beating up… READ THE REST
Smartphone video footage of police brutality being exercised against black Americans and other ethnic minorities living their lives within the nation's borders have become depressingly commonplace. While difficult to watch and, most likely for the videographer, difficult to stand by and film, such footage can be an important tool in bringing cops who abuse the… READ THE REST
No one wants to talk about it, but as the U.S. and the rest of the world are turning the corner on a worldwide pandemic, another ballooning healthcare crisis has taken shape. After an entire year of physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual upheaval, the effects of the COVID pandemic have exacted a heavy toll on… READ THE REST
Is there such a thing as too much information? In the world of stocks and investing, you might be surprised to find that sometimes, the answer is yes. Traders and the regular rank-and-file investors have so many indicators and other market signposts to monitor that it can turn into information overload, a sort of white… READ THE REST
With a world full of travel options starting to reopen as we speak, is it still really worth it to tote around a big, bulky suitcase or carry-on bag for getting all of your important stuff from Point A to Point B? Especially if there's an option that might just serve you better? Of course,… READ THE REST