I’d already written an entry for today, but in light of last night’s decision in Ferguson, I’m postponing that. Instead, read (or re-read) the eloquent statement released by Michael Brown’s family.

We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequences of his actions.

While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen

Join us in our campaigns to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera.

We respectfully ask that you please keep your protests peaceful. Answering violence with violence is not the appropriate reaction.

Let’s not just make noise, let’s make a difference.

Then read Roxane Gay’s moving words.

Then consider donating to the Ferguson Public Library.