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Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton is a Baptist minister and radio talk show host. He is also a well-known civil rights activist.
Al Sharpton is a Baptist minister and radio talk show host. He is also a well-known civil rights activist. « Show less

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  • State bills would limit access to officer body camera videos

    State legislators around the country are pushing to make it much harder for the public to obtain police officer body camera videos, undermining their promise as a tool people can use to hold law enforcement accountable.
  • Service for Willie T. Barrow, Chicago civil rights icon, draws over 200

     Service for Willie T. Barrow, Chicago civil rights icon, draws over 200
    A gospel choir dressed in all black sang as more than 200 people gathered Thursday on the South Side to honor late civil rights leader the Rev. Willie T. Barrow. A visitation at the headquarters of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition invited many accolades for...

    Oklahoma frat fallout: Some speech protected, some punished

    WASHINGTON Three times in recent days, people uttering slurs against African-Americans were quickly punished. Yet such consequences are hardly automatic. Insults aimed at Muslims, Latinos, Jews, women and others are routinely decried but also often...

    New shooting in Ferguson sets right wing shrieking

    It didn't take long for America to assert its lesser self after two police officers were shot in what officials quickly called an ambush in Ferguson, Mo. Social media, so often a barometer of all that is wrong with the collective soul of America,...

    In Selma, thousands join commemorative 'Bloody Sunday' civil rights march

    In Selma, thousands join commemorative 'Bloody Sunday' civil rights march
    Thousands of marchers, many singing “We Shall Overcome” or “This Little Light of Mine,” turned out Sunday to retrace the steps their forebears took half a century ago on the infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge. The route was the same,...