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Last year, the St. Louis area became daily front-page news not only across the country but around the world following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Once the worldwide spotlight faded, many of the issues that arose – equality, racism, and justice system changes among several others – remained.
PORTFOLIO
WATCH ALL OF NINE NETWORK’S LOCALLY PRODUCED CONTENT BELOW AROUND THESE ISSUES.

Stay Tuned | Connecting Communities: A Different Perspective

The Divide Between Us

Understanding “the Other”

Circus Harmony brings cross-section of youth together

Being Black in St. Louis County

Soul of Ferguson

Suspended Futures: Teacher Conversation

Suspended Futures: Student Conversation

Suspended Futures: Understanding School Discipline

Suspended Futures: Terra’Nai’s Story

Suspended Futures: MO Education Commissioner Margie VanDeven

Ferguson Commission report released

Community Voices: Silent March

Rosa Parks inspired STL bus stop art

Ferguson Municipal Library

Living St. Louis: Ferguson Special

Ferguson by the Numbers

Black & Blue

Paint for Peace STL

Ferguson’s Central Elementary School

Director Doug Erwin named 2016 Arts Educator of the Year

Clifton Kinnie on Arts Speak Youth Summit

Muhammad “Mvstermind” Austin

Ferguson Commission

Melvin Bozeman

Brea McAnally

Art Speaks

Ferguson-Florissant Students: What People Don’t Understand

Ferguson-Florissant students on adult involvement

Operatic Singer Melvin Bozeman

Back-to-school in Ferguson

Photographer Brea McAnally

PBS NewsHour correspondent in Ferguson

nineLAB

Community producers received digital storytelling skills from nineLAB and used those to produce stories on issues in and related to Ferguson, Mo and the greater St. Louis region.

TIMELINE
A quick look back of where our region’s been and where we’re moving.
  • 2015
  • Ferguson Commission final report released

    The Ferguson Commission released its final 198-page report with recommendations for Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon.

    September 14, 2015
  • New Job Training Center Coming

    Urban League announces plans to open new job training and education center at the burned out QuikTrip on West Florissant in Ferguson. The QuikTrip was the center of several protests and was looted and robbed during riots.

    March 12, 2015
  • Department of Justice reports released

    The Department of Justice announces findings of patterns of racial discrimination in the Ferguson Police Department. The department also released a separate report concerning Darren Wilson, which determined no federal charges would be brought against the former officer.

    March 4, 2015
  • New Hope

    New Boys & Girls club announced and expected to open in Ferguson.

    February 27, 2015
  • 2014
  • Grand Jury Decision

    A St. Louis County grand jury announces there will be no charges brought against officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

    November 24, 2014
  • Ferguson Commissioners sworn in

    Gov. Nixon swears in 16 members of the new Ferguson Commission, which will look at the issues at the core of the protests and to make recommendations for “making the St. Louis region a stronger, fairer place for everyone to live.”

    November 14, 2014
  • Ferguson October

    A weekend of peaceful protesting in response to police brutality and in movement for economic, racial and social justice takes place known as “Ferguson October.” The protests draw thousands from across the country.

    October 10, 2014
  • U.S. Attorney General begins investigation of Ferguson PD

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder launches investigation into “unlawful policing” in the Ferguson Police Department.

    September 4, 2014
  • Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon deploys national guard

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announces the deployment of the Missouri National Guard to help in growing violence in the area. A few days prior, Gov. Nixon issued a state of emergency for the area.

    August 18, 2014
  • U.S. Justice Department launches federal investigation

    Justice Department announces a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown

    August 13, 2014
  • Michael Brown Shot, Killed

    Ferguson Police Officer shoots and kills Michael Brown after a reported struggle and confrontation between the two.

    August 9, 2014
EARLIER WORK
See some of Nine Network’s earlier content below and find the rest on our YouTube channel.

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