Ferguson protests focus on retailers for Black Friday

November 28, 2014 3:04 PM

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A group of African Americans, including some Hollywood power players, are calling for a retail boycott on Black Friday in a movement that is gaining traction on Twitter and other social media channels with the hashtag #BlackoutBlackFriday.

The boycott comes less than a week after a grand jury declined to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed African-American teenager in an encounter that occurred in August. That controversial decision, which meant the officer wouldn’t face criminal charges in the case,...

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