Rev. Al Sharpton

FILE - This 1990 file photo provided by Sundance Selects shows accused rapist Yusef Salaam being escorted by police in New York in 1990. Salaam is the subject of the documentary, "The Central Park Five," about the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. A city official said Friday, June 20, 2014 that New York City has agreed to a $40 million settlement in a civil rights lawsuit filed against police and prosecutors by Salaam and four co-defendants exonerated in the notorious case of a jogger attacked in Central Park in 1989. (AP Photo/Sundance Selects, NY Daily News, File)

AP source: Settlement in Central Park jogger case

NEW YORK (AP) — All but closing the books on one of the most sensational crime cases in New York history, the city has agreed to a $40 million settlement with five men who were […]

06/20/2014

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo)

Update: Sharpton led march over ‘Stand Your Ground’

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The Rev. Al Sharpton led several hundred people on a march Monday to the state Capitol, where they rallied against Florida’s “stand your ground” law. Among those present were the parents […]

03/10/2014

Demonstrators march holding a cut-out of Trayvon Martin during a protest against the acquittal of George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo)

Calif. cities join national day of Martin protests

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Carrying signs and chanting for justice, demonstrators walked in a series of rallies underway Saturday across California – and the nation – a week after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in […]

07/20/2013