Michael Brown’s nickname was Mike Mike and he was scheduled to begin college courses today. Instead, he was an unarmed victim of a controversial police shooting that led to riots and fires in suburban St Louis over the weekend.

+ St. Louis Dispatch: Clean up, calm Monday morning after violent night in Ferguson

+ From The Wire: “Whether it’s the racial bias of photos used to represent the victim, or the fact that his shooting isn’t as newsworthy as the looting and riots that followed, major news outlets are playing into the stereotypes about young black men that will lead to the next death of an unarmed teenager.”

+ The Root reports on a very powerful hashtag campaign that attempts to show how black people are often portrayed in the media: If they gunned me down.