The Rev Al Sharpton speaks at the Greater St Mark church in Ferguson, Missouri, yesterday  as the community seeks answers about the police shooting of Michael Brown. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, yesterday effectively blamed the local police chief in Ferguson for the renewed violence in the city at the weeke(...)

Civil rights leaders stepped up plans for vigils and rallies in 100 US cities to press the government to bring charges against the former-neighbourhoo(...)

US Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to speak more about the Zimmerman case when he addresses the annual convention of the NAACP. Photograph:  Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Political pressure has grown on the Obama administration to bring a federal prosecution against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murdering the u(...)

A protester blocks an Expo Line train following the George Zimmerman verdict in Los Angeles, California. Photograph:  Jason Redmond/Reuters.

A Florida jury has acquitted George Zimmerman for the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, setting free a man who had become a po(...)