Oakland youth took leadership of the event, spotlighting the effects of the shooting and verdict. They took turns to speak movingly of their reactions to hearing of the death of Martin.
One year ago, George Zimmerman shot and killed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin because he thought the young man looked suspicious. And one year later, what happened that night still outrages us.
The history of lynching in Florida has been the subject of much scholarly study. See Dr. Maxine Jones's FSU report to the Florida Legislature on the Rosewood massacre.
St. Louis protesters against tax dodgers say Bank of America made $4.4 billion in profits last year and paid no taxes -- they got a $1.9 billion refund!
The rally assembled across the street from Bank of America in Midtown Manhattan.
Many demonstrators enthusiastically supported proposed federal legislation that would require millionaires to pay a tax rate of at least 30 percent.
The judge found "probable cause" and ordered Zimmerman to be held pending a formal arraignment.
Sadness for the Martin family and outrage that Zimmerman has still not been charged permeated the peaceful crowd.
A resolution expressing the council's outrage was initiated by council members Letitia James, D-Brooklyn, and Melissa Mark-Viverito, D-Manhattan.
Several thousand New Yorkers gathered at Union Square for the "Million Hoodie March and Rally" to protest the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.