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Topic - National Action
The Rev. Al Sharpton condemned the dangerous "knockout" attacks cropping up in cities all over the country, saying the "insane thuggery" of punching a defenseless stranger is far from being a game.
It is a new book with a monumental title from Newt Gingrich, and it arrives Monday. "Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America's Fate" singles out enemies and rallies the troops, grass-roots and otherwise.
The Rev. Al Sharpton threatened Saturday to boycott luxury retailer Barneys if the department store doesn't respond adequately to allegations by black shoppers that they were racially profiled there.
Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired the nation from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial with his "I Have a Dream" speech, the District hosts a series of events this week commemorating the historic day for civil rights.
Tens of thousands of people descended on the National Mall on Saturday to rally for a litany of civil rights issues in an event organizers billed as a continuation of the March on Washington 50 years ago.
A march promoted by Al Sharpton's National Action Network that is set to step off from the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday is billed as part of the official recognition of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Organizers commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington say they expect the case of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin to figure prominently in their events, but they insist the controversy won't overshadow the tribute to a milestone in the civil rights movement.
Despite the Rev. Al Sharpton's call for rallies and President Obama's insistence he could have been Trayvon Martin, last weekend's protests met with mostly indifference — except in the media.
As the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network organized "Justice for Trayvon" rallies in cities nationwide over the weekend, demonstrators at a Las Vegas rally went as far as urging Miami Heat players LeBron James and Dwyane Wade to quit their teams in protest of Florida's 'stand your ground' laws.
Beyonce and Jay-Z joined the Rev. Al Sharpton, Trayvon Martin's mother and thousands of New Yorkers on Saturday during a demonstration demanding justice for the slain teen.
Hundreds gathered outside the District's federal courthouse Saturday under an oppressive afternoon sun as part of a growing movement demanding the Justice Department file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, acquitted last week in Florida in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
The Rev. Al Sharpton, making the morning talk show rounds Monday, called for a Justice for Trayvon National Day of Action on Saturday.
Attorney General Eric Holder expressed "concern" Thursday evening that black men are unfairly served with longer prison sentences than white men and that America's prison system demands overhaul.
Detroit activists angered by the takeover of city finances by an attorney from Washington, D.C., are vowing to "educate and escalate" their protests on Monday, claiming racism is at play.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Wednesday that the Justice Department will take appropriate action in the killing of Trayvon Martin if it finds evidence that a federal criminal civil rights crime has been committed.