Malik Z. Shabazz, the Washington-based lawyer who helped plan protests that began peacefully but ended in violence Saturday in Baltimore, is helping to organize another, even larger rally for this Saturday, he announced Tuesday.
In a funeral service that was both personal and political, family, friends and strangers alike said farewell on Monday to Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man whose death from injuries sustained in police custody has sparked a national furor.
The black church has always been on the front lines of the civil rights movement, the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant says. And it's in that spirit, he says, that he's taken a leading and controversial role in protesting the death of Freddie Gray.
The images were as overwhelming as the tragedy that stunned this Somerset County town two weeks ago.
They've been abstaining from meat, dairy and egg products for weeks, and this weekend they'll dive into a feast like no other on their religious calendar.
From the night Abraham Lincoln secretly rode a train into Baltimore en route to his inauguration in 1861, through April 24, 1865, when his body lay in a coffin at the Merchant Exchange downtown, his fate was a tragedy largely written in Charm City — by men and women who lived, worked, met and hid...