The Reverend Jesse Jackson is standing by critical comments he made about Florida and has refused to offer an apology demanded by Gov. Rick Scott.
Gov. Rick Scott has taken the Rev. Jesse Jackson to task over remarks he made Tuesday while joining a protest in the Capitol.
More than two weeks after George Zimmerman was acquitted charges for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, a group of protesters continue to stand their ground in the hallway near Governor Scott’s office in Tallahassee.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton are scheduled to address the NAACP conference in Orlando on Wednesday.
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.
Well known civil rights leader, and sometimes controversial activist, Rev. Jesse Jackson is not one known for holding his tongue.
A march took place Saturday in the Florida town where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer.
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.
The calls for justice for Trayvon Martin continued into the evening Sunday, with a small rally in Sanford, where Trayvon lost his life to a bullet fired by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.