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  • Organizers insist civil rights events in D.C. aren't competing

    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.

  • Radio talk show host Joe Madison addresses a "Justice for Trayvon" rally outside the U.S. District Court for the District on Saturday (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times)

    Nationwide rallies demand 'Justice for Trayvon'

    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.

  • **FILE** Attorney General Eric Holder speaks April 2, 2012, in Washington. (Associated Press)

    AG vows thorough review in Trayvon Martin case

    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.

  • Tyler Perry honored by Sharpton organization

    Tyler Perry has gotten plenty of criticism from those who feel his popular movies like "Madea's Family Reunion" border on buffoonery and don't reflect well on the black community.

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