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Brown family releases preliminary autopsy findings

By Sandra Jordan Of The St. Louis American Initial findings of a second autopsy performed on unarmed teenager Michael Brown confirm there were six shots fired, including two to his head, a chest wound and shots to his right arm and hand. The family commissioned the independent autopsy. Attorneys for Brown’s family, along with a…

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Unarmed teen Michael Brown killed by Ferguson Police

Contribution from the St. Louis American Tensions were high in North County Saturday afternoon after reports of the shooting death of an unarmed teen in Ferguson at the hands of police. Hundreds gathered outside the Canfield Green Apartments well into the night to protest the death of the young man who was later identified as…

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State Senator Rodney Ellis remembers Mickey Leland

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the untimely passing of Congressman Mickey Leland. While leading a relief mission to a refugee camp in Ethiopia, his plane went down in remote mountains, killing him, his staff, and a group of international leaders. Mickey was my boss, my mentor, and my dear friend. He died as he…

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THUMBS UP FOR “GET ON UP”

Sun Contributing Writer Lynelle Bacon James Brown. He was indeed super-bad in many ways. “Get On Up” is a biography based on James Brown’s life. The story journeys through James’s childhood and adulthood. Despite having an impoverished childhood, he has a determined disposition that keeps him strong throughout his entire life. Needless to say, James…