Solange Knowles did more than boycott shopping on Black Friday, she postponed the release of her business venture in order to protest the fatal shooting of slain teenager, Michael Brown.
Knowles decided to take part in protesting for Brown by delaying the release of her Puma sneaker collection.
"To echo my feelings shared surrounding the outcome of the Michael Brown case, I have solely decided to postpone the release of my Puma collaboration originally scheduled to release this Friday November 28th to Monday December 1st," Knowles wrote on her Instagram account. "I am truly grateful for everyone's support and excited to share this collection with you soon… – Solange." more >>
Darren Wilson is officially resigning from the Ferguson, Miss police department so that nobody else will get hurt because of him.
Wilson, the 28-year-old officer who was recently cleared of any charges in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, spoke to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about his reasons for officially stepping away from the police force after six years.
While Wilson insisted that the resignation was the hardest thing he has ever had to do, he also acknowledged that the police department received threats in the event that he would stay. more >>
An online petition on the White House's website calling for a federal prosecution of Officer Darren Wilson regarding the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has garnered over 120,000 signatures in three days.
Posted on the "We the People" site on Tuesday, the petition has, as of Friday morning, over 123,000 signatories.
Bollywood actress Veena Malik was sentenced to 26 years in prison by Pakistan's anti-terrorism court for appearing in a wedding scene based on the marriage of the Prophet Muhammad's daughter. Depictions of Quran figures are considered blasphemous in the Islamic country, though Malik has expressed hopes that a higher court will overturn the sentence.
"The malicious acts of the proclaimed offenders ignited the sentiments of all the Muslims of the country and hurt the feelings, which cannot be taken lightly and there is need to strictly curb such tendency," the court order read.
Malik's husband, Asad Bashir Khan, as well as Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman of Geo TV, which aired the daytime show that depicted the wedding scene, were also each sentenced to 26 years in jail. more >>
Darren Wilson is ready to resign from the Ferguson police force following the decision not to indict him on any charges for the death of Michael Brown in August. The grand jury decision not to indict the officer sparked renewed protests in Ferguson as well as major cities across the country.
Neil Bruntrager, Wilson's lawyer, spoke to CNN Wednesday about Wilson's plans to leave the police force after six years as a cop.
"It's not a question of if, it's a question of when. He's on paid leave, and there are discussions that are going on right now to separate from the department in an amicable fashion," the attorney told CNN. "Realistically, he can't go back to being a police officer...There's no illusion about any of this. But it's the way in which he leaves ... that's important to him on different levels." more >>
Pastors nationwide continued to dialogue and voice strong opinions about the issues surrounding the St. Louis grand jury decision, announced Monday evening, not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, as well as the subsequent demonstrations.
"None of us really knows exactly what happened in the Ferguson shooting. Sadder is that even many Christ followers don't seem to want to know," posted Pastor James MacDonald, founding and senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel based in the Chicago area, on Instagram (see below). "What we appear to prefer is lining up without nuanced analysis entirely on one side or the other."
MacDonald gave examples of the views people line up with. "'All police are driven by racial prejudice and out to get racial minorities' – oh please! Or 'all police actions are justifiable and there is no abuse of authority or pent up feelings of righteous anger in our urban centers' – oh please!" more >>