Al Sharpton

Rev. Al Sharpton stands in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on October 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. The high court is scheduled to hear arguments on Fisher V. University of Texas at Austin and are tasked with ruling on whether the university's consideration of race in admissions is constitutional. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rev. Sharpton Ushers In Early Voters For ‘Souls To The Polls’

Thousands of Hispanic, Caribbean and African-American voters across Florida will head to polling precincts starting Saturday to usher in Souls to the Polls Weekend, as the state’s Early Voting period begins.


Democrat And Republican

Former Fla. GOP Chair Accuses Party of Suppressing Minority Voters

The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida is making charged accusations against his prior employer, claiming state party officials are intentionally trying to keep minority voters away from the polls.

CBS Miami–08/20/2012

The parents of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton (R) and Tracy Martin (L) watch a news conference on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Washington, DC as special prosecutor Angela Corey in Sanford, Florida, announces charges against George Zimmerman. (Source: Evan Vucci/AFP/Getty Images)

Trayvon’s Mom: “We Wanted An Arrest & We Got It”

The parents of Trayvon Martin did not express joy on Wednesday after charges against George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed their unarmed teenage son, were announced more than a month after the shooting.


(Source: CBS) Rev. Al Sharpton, flanked by the parents of Trayvon Martin, asks for no violence as a decision is made about charges for George Zimmerman.

Trayvon’s Parents, Al Sharpton Call For Calm

With a major announcement promised in the next three hours by the special prosecutor assigned to the Trayvon Martin death investigation, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin’s parents are urging everyone to remain calm.


Eric Holder (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

AG Holder Promises Thorough Review Of Trayvon Martin Shooting

If it finds evidence that a federal criminal civil rights crime has been committed in the death of Trayvon Martin, Attorney General Eric Holder has vowed that the Justice Department will take action.


Protesters at a "Justice for Trayvon Martin" rally in Sanford, Florida on March 31, 2012. (Source: WESH)

Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson Speak At “Justice For Travyon” March In Sanford

A march took place Saturday in the Florida town where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer.


Hundreds of students and church members from South Florida boarded buses or cars which would take them to a Trayvon Martin rally in Sanford. (Source: CBS4)

Miami Students, Church Members Take Part In Trayvon Rally

Dozens of rallies are planned across the state to mark the one month anniversary of the death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin. At the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Miami Gardens, where Martin and his mother were members of the congregation, hundreds gathered early in the morning hours to board buses or cars which would take them to the Sanford rally.



Sanford Bracing For Massive Trayvon Martin Rally

It appears Monday will be a big day in Sanford, Fla., where unarmed Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman exactly a month ago.


Members of the Praise Tabernacle International in Plantation wore hoodies to services on Sunday.  (Source: CBS4)

Hoodie Wearing Church Members Demand Justice In Trayvon Shooting

From the Windy City to the Big Apple, members of primarily African-American community churches wore hoodies to services on Sunday as a silent cry for justice in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.


(Source: CBS4) George Zimmerman

Zimmerman Could Be Charged With Hate Crime In Trayvon Martin Shooting

The self appointed Neighborhood Watch captain of a Sanford community who shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin could be charged with a hate crime.