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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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  • The Mail 4/22/15

    The Mail 4/22/15
    Copistry The notion that the U.S. Department of Justice has any real interest in “reform[ing] the Baltimore City Police Department” is ridiculous, as they are hand-in-hand partners in fighting Baltimore crime (“Collaborating with...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Shooting Of Officers Doesn't Change Facts Of Oppression

    Shooting Of Officers Doesn't Change Facts Of Oppression
    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, erupted....
  • 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,...
  • Ferguson city employee fired, 2 others on leave over racist emails

    Ferguson city employee fired, 2 others on leave over racist emails
    Ferguson Mayor James Knowles says one Police Department employee was fired and two others are on administrative leave over racist emails uncovered in a Justice Department investigation into the city's law enforcement practices. Knowles' comments at a...
  • Is liberalism exhausted?

    Is liberalism exhausted?
    Canaries are not very formidable birds, but they have their uses. For instance, coal miners learned over a century ago that when canaries gag and drop dead at the bottom of the cage, it's a sign that maybe there's something wrong with the air in the mine....
  • George Zimmerman will not face federal charges in Trayvon Martin shooting

    George Zimmerman will not face federal charges in Trayvon Martin shooting
    George Zimmerman will not face federal civil-rights charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday, citing a lack of evidence. In a prepared statement, U.S. Attorney General...
  • Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios sues Comcast for $20 billion

    Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios sues Comcast for $20 billion
    Television entrepreneur Byron Allen has filed a $20-billion racial discrimination lawsuit against cable giants Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable. Allen, who is African-American, owns the Los Angeles television production and distribution company...
  • David Whitley: FSU valued its image more than Brian Bell

    David Whitley: FSU valued its image more than Brian Bell
    VALDOSTA, Ga. — Brian Bell has felt the eyes upon him for two years. Everywhere he goes, people look at him and wonder. Is he a football hero or a murderer? There is plenty of hard evidence for the former and barely a speck for the latter. But...
  • 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...