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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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  • Hundreds question circumstances of Trayvon Martin's fatal shooting

    Hundreds question circumstances of Trayvon Martin's fatal shooting
    SANFORD — The national president and chief executive of the NAACP called for justice in the fatal Trayvon Martin shooting and the ouster of the Sanford police chief as he spoke tonight to about 400 cheering supporters at a Sanford church. "I am...
  • Trayvon Martin events in Florida

    Trayvon Martin events in Florida
    Here is a list of events related to the Trayvon Martin case scheduled to take place in Florida in the upcoming days and weeks. Keep checking back, the Orlando Sentinel will update and more information becomes available. Thursday, March 22 •1 p.m.:...
  • Sharpton: The 'War on Drugs' is waged on poor African-Americans

    Sharpton: The 'War on Drugs' is waged on poor African-Americans
    Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton was a guest host on MSNBC the other night, and he and guest James Peterson of Lehigh University made the case that the "War on Drugs" has largely been a war on poor African-Americans.  In a segment called "Crack...
  • National Baptist Congress opens today

    National Baptist Congress opens today
    Crisply marching drill teams of youths launched the National Baptist Congress today, a conference with three days of music, sacred dance and seminars. The 105th annual Congress, meeting at the Broward Convention Center and the nearby Hilton Fort...
  • Jean Harris dies at 66; forceful gay-rights organizer

    Jean Harris dies at 66; forceful gay-rights organizer
    Jean Harris, a feisty advocate for gay and lesbian rights and longtime Democratic Party activist who helped elect openly gay candidates in California, has died. She was 66. Harris, who had a number of serious health problems, was found June 25 in her...
  • Documentary honors ministers' storytelling art

    Documentary honors ministers' storytelling art
    The problem with preachers is that they preach. Their strength is their stories. Parrish Smith remembers how one put him to sleep and the other kept him awake. Now he introduces viewers to the difference in a new documentary trilogy, "The Scroll:...
  • Al Sharpton looks to be new host on MSNBC

    Al Sharpton looks to be new host on MSNBC
    After almost a week of speculation, it looks as if the Rev. Al Sharpton is going to be a new weeknight host on cable channel MSNBC. Sharpton, who has been filling in recent weeks on MSNBC, will reportedly be taking over the 6 p.m. timeslot that has...
  • Uygur, Olbermann and the sad, lost children of MSNBC

    Uygur, Olbermann and the sad, lost children of MSNBC
    MSNBC is built on a lie, and it's one that the cable channel is never going to be able escape as long as sticks to its leftist ideological guns. That's what I kept thinking as I watched Keith Olbermann's strange, coded, wink-wink interview with Cenk...
  • NAACP says it's time to end the drug war; what about you?

    NAACP says it's time to end the drug war; what about you?
    There was a quake last week, but you likely didn't feel it. See, this particular quake was not of the Earth, involved no shifting of the planetary crust. No, what shifted was a paradigm, and the implications are hopeful and profound. On Tuesday, you...
  • Trayvon Martin case sparks kids' questions, discussions

    Trayvon Martin case sparks kids' questions, discussions
    While adults continue the emotional debate over the circumstances of Trayvon Martin's death, kids are listening and asking questions of their own. Across Central Florida, conversations about racism, stereotypes and Florida's "stand your ground" law are...
  • Sarah Palin, doctored Trayvon Martin tape: Shame on NBC News

    Sarah Palin, doctored Trayvon Martin tape: Shame on NBC News
    Does anyone in charge at NBC News have any sense of journalistic standards? How about any sense of shame? I have been banging away at NBC News since at least the days of the suck-up White House interview the network's bowing anchorman, Brian Williams,...