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The Rev. Al Sharpton has led a group of several hundred people on a march to the state Capitol to protest Florida's "stand your ground" law. PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Sharpton Leads March Against Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

The Rev. Al Sharpton has led a group of several hundred people on a march to the state Capitol to protest Florida’s “stand your ground” law.

03/10/2014

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Tyler Perry, Al Sharpton Among Influential Leaders Raising Awareness Of Missing Florida Men

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A trio of influential black leaders — movie mogul Tyler Perry, the Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP CEO and President Ben Jealous — are coming to Naples to bring attention to […]

01/09/2013

Parents Of Trayvon Martin Lead March For Justice In Miami (Photo by Angel Valentin/Getty Images)

Trayvon Martin Parents Elated By Zimmerman Arrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trayvon Martin’s parents expressed relief Wednesday over a special prosecutor’s decision to charge the man responsible for the 17-year-old’s death. Martin’s mother said if she could speak directly to George Zimmerman, she […]

04/11/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP President Benjamin Jealous march with Trayvon Martin supporters through the historically African American community of Goldsboro on their way to an NAACP rally in front of the Sanford Police Department on March 31, 2012 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Protesters March in Sanford Urging Zimmerman Arrest

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Thousands joined a march Saturday through the Florida town where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer, vowing to continue protesting until an arrest is made. […]

CBS Tampa–03/31/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP President Benjamin Jealous march with Trayvon Martin supporters through the historically African American community of Goldsboro on their way to an NAACP rally in front of the Sanford Police Department on March 31, 2012 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sharpton: ‘We Are Not Backing Down Until There Is Justice For Trayvon’

Protesters and civil rights leaders are vowing to continue marching until there is an arrest in the case of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

03/31/2012

Protestors organized at the Georgia State Capitol on Monday in memory of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. (credit: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

New Claims Cast Trayvon Martin As The Aggressor

A slain Florida teenager and the neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed him exchanged words before the teen punched him in the nose and began banging the man’s head on the ground, according to the watch captain’s account of the confrontation that led to the shooting.

03/27/2012

Tracy Martin, left, and Sybrina Fulton, parents of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, address supporters at a Million Hoodies March on March 21, 2012 in New York City. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Trayvon Martin’s Parents To Lead Rally In Sanford

The parents of an unarmed black teenager shot dead by a neighborhood watch captain in a gated community are leading a rally Monday in the city where he was killed to protest the lack of an arrest or prosecution.

CBS Tampa–03/26/2012

Reverend Al Sharpton will be joined by Georgia protesters in Sanford at a rally tonight. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images.

More Than 200 Georgians Heading to Sanford for Rally

SANFORD, Fla.   (AP) — More than 200 metro Atlanta residents are heading to Florida to join a rally over the shooting of an unarmed teenager by a neighborhood watch captain. Civil rights activists have […]

CBS Tampa–03/22/2012

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