Hundreds of union and community supporters of justice for Grant rallied outside City Hall Oct. 23, to demand the maximum sentence for Grant's killer, Johannes Mehserle.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced a federal investigation into possible fraud by big banks foreclosing on homeowners.
"The biggest and overarching question today is how we move forward with a modern racial justice agenda," said Rinku Sen, president and executive director of the Applied Research Center.
A protest rally calling for restoration of voting rights for ex-felons was held last week at the University of the District of Columbia.
A rally last week in Jackson, Miss., called for freedom for Jamie and Gladys Scott, two Black women given double life sentences in 1992 for allegedly being accessories to an armed robbery in which $11 was stolen.
The time is now put the fight to liberate Gerardo Hernandez, Ramón Labañino, René Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez on a campaign footing.
Justice Department attorneys investigating Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio for civil rights violations, are giving his lawyers until next Tuesday to turn over requested documents.
Although the encounter had been months in the making, actor Danny Glover's visit August 8 with Cuban Five Prisoner Gerardo Hernandez at the Victorville, California, maximum security federal prison came at just the right time.
According to a report released Thursday, July 28, by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, the state's eight juvenile detention centers have "serious deficiencies."
The House of Representatives may take action this week to drastically reduce inequality in sentencing between crack and powder cocaine users.