Today @essencemag stands in mourning with the many Black mothers who, throughout American history, have endured the unspeakable — seeing their sons killed — only to further suffer pain when our justice system fails to deliver.
ESSENCE photographed three women who survived being beaten, accosted and criminalized by overzealous police officers who turned disputes into brutal altercations. They are the faces of resilience in a society that still has trouble acknowledging our humanity.
The announcement of a Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson sent ripples through the country last night. Here, a glimpse at the Instagram reactions that stood out.
On Monday night, the Ferguson grand jury announced that Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the shooting of unarmed Black teen, Michael Brown. What happened next was an eruption of outrage and protests from every corner of the country.