Angela Davis speaks at Jesse Auditorium [Photo]

Angela Davis talks about the differences between human and civil rights at MU's Jesse Auditorium on Thursday. Davis, a social justice activist, was invited to speak about human rights and dignity.

Final round of 'West Side Story' auditions [Slideshow]

Nearly 40 teens were called back to the final evening of auditions for "West Side Story" on Thursday after making it through the first round of auditions earlier in the week. Performing Arts in Children's Education is producing the musical, which is scheduled to run from July 23 through 26 at MU's Jesse Auditorium. Those auditioning for the parts took turns reading a scene for director Angela Howard.

2008 Arrests and Searches map [Graphic]

2008 racial profiling statistics [Graphic]

Matt Wilson Quartet at Lee Elementary [Slideshow]

The Matt Wilson Quartet with Jeff Lederer, Andrew D'Angelo, Chris Lightcap and Matt Wilson bring music to Lee Elementary school on behalf of the "We Always Swing" Jazz Series.

Racial profiling disparity data and analysis [Document]

This analysis, by MU economics professor Jeff Milyo, details concepts like "hit rates," which measure the accuracy of police traffic stops based on the race of those stopped in several Missouri communities. It includes information on frequency of traffic stops by race.

Columbia police's annual report to attorney general [Document]

This report provides the number of total traffic stops made in Columbia. It then categorizes them by race of stopped drivers and further by details of the stops such as locations and results.

Columbia's racial profiling statistics for 2008 [Document]

This report breaks down arrests made in 2008 by charge, race, and gender. It includes explanation and analysis from the Columbia Police Department.

Sample declaration of domestic partnership [Document]

Click here for an example of the document to be filled out declaring a domestic partnership.

'New Beach Scene' [Photo]

"New Beach Scene" is one of the paintings exhibited by Ming Zhou at Orr Street Studios.

City Council ordinance establishing domestic registry [Document]

Click here for the official Columbia City Council ordinance.

'Eating with a Fork' [Photo]

"Eating With A Fork" is part of artist Ming Zhou's display at Orr Street Studios.

'Good Taste' [Photo]

"Good Taste" is one of the paintings displayed by Ming Zhou at Orr Street Studios through May 15.

Ming Zhou celebrates at Orr Street Studios [Photo]

Ming Zhou, right, interacts with Dennis Murphy during the inauguration of her paintings at Orr Street Studios on Friday. Zhou said the paintings are her critique of China's new middle class, which she feels is mimicking the West and paying no attention to the spiritual aspects of traditional Chinese culture.

Redrawing College Avenue [Graphic]

Columbia residents commented at a public meeting on a proposed "bike boulevard" that would close the median of College Avenue between Windsor and Ash streets. This map represents the proposed boulevard.

From Rock Bridge to Rwanda [Photo]

Rock Bridge golfer Tyler Kolb, far left in second row, traveled to Rwanda with Kanakuk, a Christian athletic camp. While there, he learned first hand about the devastation still remaining from the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.

Levin leads Hickman tennis [Photo]

Hickman junior Ben Levin returns a serve during a practice session at Cosmo Park on April 8, 2009. Levin is the No. 1 singles player for the Kewpies this year.

Missouri baseball player Aaron Senne runs the bases [Photo]

Missouri's Aaron Senne rounds the bases in Wednesday's 20-5 victory.

Willie Smith Probable Cause State [Photo]

the beat 4/08 [Audio]