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Rev. Al Sharpton and Gwen Carr, mother of police violence victim Eric Garner, march during a rally against police violence on Aug. 23, 2014 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. (credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Reverend: Sharpton ‘Always Seems To Be In The Right Places’

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.

08/25/2014

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Alabama Teacher Suspended For Ferguson Re-enactment Lesson

Selma Times-Journal reporting sixth-grade social studies instructor let students role play the shooting of Michael Brown.

08/22/2014

Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown outside Greater St. Marks Family Church while Browns family along with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and a capacity crowd of guests met inside to discuss the killing on August 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday in the nearby suburb of Ferguson. Ferguson has experienced two days of violent protests since the killing but, tonight the town remained mostly peaceful. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Many Police Killings, But Only Ferguson Explodes

Michael Brown was gunned down in Ferguson, and waves of rioting have convulsed the St. Louis suburb for more than 10 days.

08/21/2014

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.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Spike Lee: US ‘War On The Black Male’ Tearing The Country Apart

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.

08/20/2014

Hundreds turned out on Saturday July 20, 2013 near the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis for a rally on behalf of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Justice For Trayvon Day in St. Louis

Hundreds chant “No Justice, No Peace” & call for federal civil rights charges in Florida case.

07/20/2013

3/23/12-About 200 marchers followed Mo. State Rep. Jamilah Nasheed and St. Louis Board of Aldermen president Lewis Reed from St. Louis city hall down Market St. Friday morning, shouting "No justice, no peace!". They're responding to the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, calling on alleged shooter George Zimmerman to be arrested and charged in Martin's fatal shooting. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Trayvon Martin Rally: Downtown St. Louis, East St. Louis

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.

07/20/2013

Trayvon Protest

Trayvon Martin Protestors Gather at Old Courthouse

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.

07/18/2013

McCaskill IRS

Sen. McCaskill Calls For Candid Discussion On ‘Stand Your Ground’

“There are no words that can properly explain the fear that the parent of an African-American child has.”

07/18/2013

3/23/12-About 200 marchers followed Mo. State Rep. Jamilah Nasheed and St. Louis Board of Aldermen president Lewis Reed from St. Louis city hall down Market St. Friday morning, shouting "No justice, no peace!". They're responding to the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, calling on alleged shooter George Zimmerman to be arrested and charged in Martin's fatal shooting. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Trayvon Martin Rally in Front of the Old Courthouse Today

Coalition spokeswoman Jamala Rogers says their group is trying to refocus the grief and anger that came out of the not guilty verdict.

07/18/2013

Mo State Rep Jamilah Nasheed

Sen. Nasheed: Zimmerman Jury ‘Totally Out of Touch’

When asked if racism played a role in Zimmerman’s acquittal, Nasheed said “Stevie Wonder can see that and he’s blind.”

07/17/2013

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