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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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  • Civil rights leaders, protesters seek action after Zimmerman verdict

    Civil rights leaders, protesters seek action after Zimmerman verdict
    SANFORD, Fla. -- After a day of nationwide demonstrations protesting the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder case in Florida, civil rights leaders prepared to step up their calls for justice for Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager killed more than a...
  • Hundreds rally for Trayvon Martin: 'A child,' weeping mother says

    Hundreds rally for Trayvon Martin: 'A child,' weeping mother says
    NEW YORK--The mother of Trayvon Martin broke down and wept Saturday as she spoke to hundreds of people who gathered in New York City for one of scores of rallies held nationwide to honor the teenager shot dead by George Zimmerman. "It was a child, who...
  • Zimmerman verdict: Reaction ranges from 'heartbreak' to elation as many wonder what's next?

    Zimmerman verdict: Reaction ranges from 'heartbreak' to elation as many wonder what's next?
    As news of George Zimmerman's acquittal spread through the media and cyberspace Sunday, it became clear that the trial may be over, but the hurt feelings — and the debate — linger on both sides. In parks, church pews and diners across the...
  • George Zimmerman: A bigger issue than race

    George Zimmerman: A bigger issue than race
    The focus may be on race the day after George Zimmerman was acquitted, but in the end, the case could set off more off alarms about the state's power. About race, civil rights leaders were sending conflicting signals that will have people talking for...
  • National vigil planned Saturday for Justice for Trayvon Martin movement

    National vigil planned Saturday for Justice for Trayvon Martin movement
    The Rev. Al Sharpton announced on the Today Show this morning that his organization is planning a 100-city vigil for Trayvon Martin in the wake of the not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman. Sharpton, who hosts a show on MSNBC and is the founder of the...
  • Zimmerman verdict sends media on a Saturday night live scramble

    Zimmerman verdict sends media on a Saturday night live scramble
    The verdict finding George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin was announced at 10 p.m. (ET) Saturday, and it was a network news operation, ABC, not any of the all-news cable channels, that had the best initial TV coverage. By...
  • Zimmerman verdict: Grief, anger channeled into action

    Zimmerman verdict: Grief, anger channeled into action
    Two days after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in Trayvon Martin's shooting death, the initial grief among supporters of the dead teen is being channeled into protests, marches and calls for action echoing across the country. In Florida, elected...
  • Anderson Cooper stands out in wake of Zimmerman verdict

    Anderson Cooper stands out in wake of Zimmerman verdict
    Once again, as he did with the BP oil spill, Anderson Cooper rises to the top on a big story. And, man, is the actual journalism he's been doing at CNN this week needed now, in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, as MSNBC and Fox sink deeper...
  • Zimmerman Trial Turns MSNBC/Fox Divide From Blue/Red to Black/White

    MSNBC and Fox News have long been divided into blue and red camps. But since the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, the color palette has increasingly been reduced to black and white. Ugly and quarrelsome in the best of times, this polarization...
  • Nationwide vigil for Trayvon Martin set for Saturday

    Nationwide vigil for Trayvon Martin set for Saturday
    A week to the day George Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, thousands are expected to gather at federal buildings in 100 cities across the country for a Saturday vigil that will renew calls for a...
  • Lawmaker: Stand Your Ground law is about self control, not gun control

    Lawmaker: Stand Your Ground law is about self control, not gun control
    Florida's Stand Your Ground law came under attack from black legislators, journalists and civil rights activists today during the convention of the National Association of Black Journalists. The law, enacted in 2005, played a role in the acquittal of...