I don't usually do "link round up" posts, but given the shoddy reporting the mainstream media has been doing in Ferguson, I want to share some links to good commentary, as well as places to find ongoing, on-the-ground updates in the wake of Michael Brown's death.
For the Sake of Michael Brown, from the St. Louis American
The Front Lines of Ferguson, by Rembert Browne, for Grantland
Black Kids Don't Have to Be College Bound for Their Deaths to Be Tragic, by Jasmine Banks, for The Root
Reparations for Ferguson, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, for The Atlantic
A Movement Grows in Ferguson, by Jelani Cobb for The New Yorker
How to Deal With Friends' Racist Reactions to Ferguson, by Jenée Desmond-Harris for The Root
fergu(losta)son: mourning michael brown, by J. Kameron Carter, for The Marginalia Review of Books
What Will I Do? A Call to Theologians, by Brian Bantum
For ongoing news updates from Ferguson, head to Twitter and follow:
Finally, if you're not already following @tanehisicoates and @AntheaButler, what are you waiting for?
Educate yourself. Keep paying attention. And get involved in your own city.