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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

Top Al Sharpton Articles

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  • MSNBC to widen its scope and make other changes, its president says

    MSNBC to widen its scope and make other changes, its president says
    A change is going to come to MSNBC in 2015. “Technology is continuing to drive unprecedented changes across the media landscape — and we all should be taking a hard, honest look at how we need to evolve along with it,” Phil Griffin,...
  • 'Mad as Hell' documents wild trajectory of pundit Cenk Uygur

     'Mad as Hell' documents wild trajectory of pundit Cenk Uygur
    Political pundit Cenk Uygur and his cult talk show, "The Young Turks," went on a roller-coaster ride from public-access television to SiriusXM satellite radio, YouTube and Current TV — all detailed in the eye-opening, behind-the-scenes documentary...
  • Bridgeport Mayor Threatened After Appearing With Al Sharpton On MSNBC

    Bridgeport Mayor Threatened After Appearing With Al Sharpton On MSNBC
    BRIDGEPORT — The mayor received threats after appearing on MSNBC on Monday, a city spokesman said. Mayor Bill Finch appeared on the show PoliticsNation for an interview about the weather conditions in the city during the blizzard. According to...
  • Oscars 2015: Diversity is the biggest nomination snub

    Oscars 2015: Diversity is the biggest nomination snub
    Since its arrival in theaters last month, the civil rights drama "Selma" has earned critical praise and predictions of Oscar glory. But when Academy Awards voters on Thursday revealed their choices, the film was mostly overlooked. "Selma," about the...
  • New York mayor calls for pause in protests after police killings

    New York mayor calls for pause in protests after police killings
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio implored protesters on Monday to wait until after the funerals of two policemen shot dead in an ambush before resuming rallies that have roiled the city and beyond over the deaths of black men at the hands of police. But de...
  • 'This was an assassination': 2 NYPD officers killed in ambush attack

    A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers and then killed himself, police said, after a social media post indicated he may having been seeking revenge for the death of an unarmed black man during an arrest attempt. The two New York City Police...
  • Support police, fight bad policing

     Support police, fight bad policing
    In an ideal world, there should be no contradiction between support for police and opposition to bad policing. But after the coldblooded murder of two police officers in New York, it has become too easy for some to confuse one with the other. In...
  • No severance for Ferguson cop who resigned over safety concerns

    No severance for Ferguson cop who resigned over safety concerns
    The white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, this summer, got no severance deal when he resigned from the force, the mayor of the St. Louis suburb said on Sunday. The officer, Darren Wilson, announced...
  • No, there isn't a broad campaign against police

     No, there isn't a broad campaign against police
    On Saturday, Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot a former girlfriend in Baltimore. Hours later, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he ambushed and killed two police officers in their car and then killed himself. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio described the murders as "execution-style....
  • Parker: Ferguson and the media circus

    As the curtain closes on the latest episode of “Ferguson,” the media series, it is fair to wonder whether events might not have spiraled out of control to the extent they did had the media settled on another topic. Ebola, say. Remember that...
  • Dec. 2 Letters: The Virginia Way, civil rights protests

    Plenty of room for reform Your Nov. 30 editorial ("A thorough examination,") about legislative reform in Virginia, following the eight-part series "The Virginia Way," was encouraging. It is great that you will look for remedies to "… some of the...