Stepping to the pulpit at Greater Grace Church — minutes from where a suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old — the Rev. Al Sharpton wielded the fiery words that have marked his long, often notorious career.
Selma Times-Journal reporting sixth-grade social studies instructor let students role play the shooting of Michael Brown.
Michael Brown was gunned down in Ferguson, and waves of rioting have convulsed the St. Louis suburb for more than 10 days.
Filmmaker Spike Lee says the fatal shooting of unarmed Ferguson teenager Michael Brown is indicative of a national “war on the black male,” and that the “uprising” in Missouri is a response to years of racial tension and discrimination between U.S. authorities and the black community.
Hundreds chant “No Justice, No Peace” & call for federal civil rights charges in Florida case.
A group will be hosting a rally in memory of Trayvon Martin in St. Louis, while a march and rally will also be held in East St. Louis.
About 100 protestors gathered on the steps of the Old Courthouse, upset with the “not guilty” verdict for Florida neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in the death of teenager Trayvon Martin.
“There are no words that can properly explain the fear that the parent of an African-American child has.”
Coalition spokeswoman Jamala Rogers says their group is trying to refocus the grief and anger that came out of the not guilty verdict.
When asked if racism played a role in Zimmerman’s acquittal, Nasheed said “Stevie Wonder can see that and he’s blind.”