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Reverend Al Sharpton speaks to students at Booker T. Washington High School about the importance of going on to college. (Source: CBS4)

Rev. Al Sharpton Speaks At Local High School For Career Awareness Day

A program that centers on getting more public high school students to continue to college was well received at a local high school Monday.

06/02/2014

(Source: CBS)

Senate Panel Backs Bipartisan Tweak To ‘Stand Your Ground’

A bipartisan bill that would tweak the controversial “stand your ground” self-defense law sailed through the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday, passing unanimously with the backing of both the National Rifle Association and Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown.

03/17/2014

Bishop Victor Curry (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Trayvon Martin Verdict – Bishop Victor Curry

In the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman of second degree murder in the death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin, civil rights activist Al Sharpton has tapped Bishop Victor Curry, with Miami’s New Birth Baptist Church, to lead the campaign to make South Florida ground zero in their fight to change or overturn Florida’s so-called “Stand Your Ground Law.”

07/23/2013

Source: CBS4

“Day Of Unity” In Death Of Trayvon Martin

Governor Rick Scott declared Sunday as “Day of Prayer for Unity” in the death of Trayvon Martin. The proclamation said, in part, “the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is a tragedy; and the Martin family, the family of George Zimmerman, and all those affected by Trayvon’s death remain in our thoughts and prayers.”

07/21/2013

Trayvon Rally

“Justice For Trayvon” Rally Held In Miami

In prayer and song, hundreds demonstrated in front of the Federal Courthouse in Miami Saturday as part of the 100 city “Justice For Trayvon” rallies.

07/20/2013

Source: CBS4

Protesters Kick Off Weekend Of Trayvon Martin Rallies

As Miami prepares for a major rally in honor of Trayvon Martin Saturday, members of the Hatian-American Community in North Miami gathered for an intimate but vocal demonstration Friday evening.

CBS4–07/19/2013

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

“Justice For Trayvon” Rallies Planned This Weekend Nationwide

The national “Justice for Trayvon” day in 100 cities, led by Rev. Al Sharpton, will take place this weekend to press for federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of charges in the fatal shooting of Miami Gardens teen Martin.

07/19/2013

Jahvaris Fulton (R), brother of Trayvon Martin, land his mother Sybrina Fulton watch a televised news conference on April 11, 2012 in Washington, DC, as special prosecutor Angela Corey announces charges against George Zimmerman. (Photo credit: Evan Vucci/AFP/Getty Images)

Martin’s Parents Attending Weekend Vigils In Miami & NY

Trayvon Martin’s parents will honor their son following the Zimmerman verdict, Saturday, at two separate vigils.

07/18/2013

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sharpton Urges Supporters To Stand Up To “Stand Your Ground”

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton are scheduled to address the NAACP conference in Orlando on Wednesday.

CBS4–07/17/2013

(Source: Martin Family Photo)

Sanford Marks Anniversary Of Trayvon Martin Shooting

This week marks the one year anniversary of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin which thrust the small central Florida city of Sanford into the national spotlight.

02/24/2013

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