CultureHISTORY: #MikeBrown Funeral - August 2014
- Mike Brown casket w/ St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap
- Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden at her son’s service
- Attendees united in song
- Funeral attendees
- Memorial including long line of roses at Mike Brown’s murder site
- A painting & memorial from Atlanta, GA
More from Betsey Stevenson on I Love Charts: Read her take on the wage gap between men and women, and how it’s changed since the 1970s.
Ok, let’s get back to wages.
The earnings gap between men and women still exists today, but since the 1970’s:
- Women’s hourly earnings have grown more quickly than men’s, following a similar trend to GDP growth.
- Growth in median family income has largely come from increases in women’s earnings, rather than from men’s earnings.
- Earnings for both married and single mothers increased by about 33%.
- Married mothers’ contributions to total family income increased from less than one-third to about 40%.
In other words, women are bringing home more of the bacon, but we still have more work to do to ensure equal pay for equal work.
"across cultures, darker people suffer most. why?"
Andre 3000 at Lollapalooza,
August 2, 2014
Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.
The St. Louis suburb still had plenty of lively protest Tuesday over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. Tensions rose briefly when someone hurled a bottle at officers.
But the overall scene was more subdued than the past five nights, with smaller crowds, fewer confrontations and no tear gas. Police said they still made 47 arrests, mainly of people who defied orders to disperse. (AP)
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These individuals gave their versions of the Ferguson, Mo., teenager’s last moments.
Aug. 19 2014
As of press time, at least five eyewitnesses in the Michael Brown shooting case have come forward. All five witnesses had distinct vantage points: One person was with Brown during the incident, one woman was inside her vehicle, another woman observed the incident from her apartment balcony, one man was inside his apartment and another man was standing outside.
None of the eyewitnesses in this roundup—save for two—knew each other prior to the shooting. They could not have imagined that their lives would forever be intertwined as a result of what they allegedly witnessed that sunny afternoon in Ferguson, Mo.