Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio spoke Saturday at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in Harlem.
De Blasio stressed that he’s looking out for the city’s middle-class and financially strapped residents.
Tens of thousands of people — including three New York City mayoral candidates — participated Saturday in a march on the National Mall ahead of the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Prior to a rally outside NYPD Headquarters on Saturday, the mother of Trayvon Martin said she is proud of her son, and that she will work to maintain a foundation in his name to help “other victims of senseless guns violence.”
Controversial comments made by Police Commissioner Kelly regarding gun violence in the city have prompted community leaders to call for a summit.
Activists are planning “a wave of civil disobedience” to protest the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., the Rev. Al Sharpton said Saturday.
Obama stressed that education was the civil rights issue of our time, stating it wasn’t enough to “just leave no child left behind. We’ve got to help every child get ahead.”
The civil rights battles fought by Martin Luther King Jr. are different from today’s problems, and the country must work together to end poverty and gun violence, state leaders said Monday.
The Rev. Al Sharpton and New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly have had their differences in the past, but now they’re teaming up.