The development of the #BlackLivesMatter movement was given intense attention from many different perspectives.
"Individuals who can help move us toward an equal justice system are too busy to prioritize the death of a 12-year-old boy."
The marchers carried placards with the names and faces of the most recent victims of police brutality as family members marched at the front.
The News Guild denounced the St. Louis County prosecutor's criminal charges against the two reporters who were arrested a year ago during the protests against Michael Brown's death.
Fox News coverage of this week's events failed to place anything in context and amounted to a full-fledged attempt to stoke the flames of racism and violence.
Widespread protest, spurred on by destitute residents of Watts who were embittered after years of economic oppression and political isolation, eventually ranged over a 50-square-mile area.
"When I lived in Delaware and Maryland in the 1960s, societal racism was ugly and obvious to all who had eyes to see."
"We're here eight months later and there's still no justice," Tamir's cousin and the committee's coordinator told a rally and press conference before entering with a delegation to deliver the petitions.
St. Louis area residents gathered for the Violence in America: Exposure through Truth Telling presentation keynoted by Angela Davis.
One issue kept resurfacing: how to confront and deal with the virulent racism that remains a current in U.S. life.