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The Rev Al Sharpton (second right) links arms with Georgia Democratic representative John Lewis next to Martin Luther King III (right) as they begin to march.  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington yesterday commemorating the 50th anniversary of his “I Have a Dre(...)

Students of Howard University march from campus to the Lincoln Memorial to participate in the Realise the Dream Rally for the 50th anniversary of the March in Washington . Photograph: James Lawler Duggan /Reuters

Tens of thousands of marchers converged on Washington DC on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr’s “I ha(...)

Opponents of the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy join members of the New York City Council at a news conference on the steps of City Hall. Photograph: Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times

Judge Shira Scheindlin’s ruling this week that New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy is tantamount to racial profiling has whipped up much debate. But(...)

Demonstrators march to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin in Beverly Hills, California. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Trayvon Martin’s parents were due to lead demonstrations in New York and Miami today, as protesters across the country rallied to express anger over (...)

US president Barack Obama  talks about the Trayvon Martin shooting yesterday. Photograph: Larry Downing/Reuters

US president Barack Obama made the most extensive comments on race of his presidential years as he responded yesterday to the fury of African-American(...)

Florida free: a demonstration supporting Trayvon Martin in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

In 2010, Marissa Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of three, fired a warning shot to scare off her abusive husband during a row at her home, in Florida,(...)

Making a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room, US president Barack Obama spoke in personal terms about the experience of being a black man in the US. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

President Barack Obama jumped into the debate over the acquittal of the man who killed black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, declaring that Martin “c(...)

Race, guns and justice
  • US
  • July 16, 2013, 01:00

The acquittal of George Zimmerman, a Florida neighbourhood watch volunteer, for the murder of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17 year-old African-American,(...)

Jediah Jones, 3, holds a sign as her mother Keiota Jones, stands behind her during a protest the day after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the 2012 shooting death of teenager Trayvon Marti, in Atlanta. Photograph: David Goldman/AP Photo

George Zimmerman’s acquittal of the murder of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin and the responding protests in major US cities have reheated the d(...)

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(...)

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