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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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  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Sony shake-up possible after hack, analysts say

    Sony shake-up possible after hack, analysts say
    Top management at Sony Pictures Entertainment are feeling the walls close in on them. Continued fallout over the Nov. 24 cyberattack that released derogatory missives not meant for public consumption, combined with the decision to cancel the Christmas...
  • Rush Limbaugh, Bobby Jindal on 'Fox News Sunday'

    Rush Limbaugh, Bobby Jindal on 'Fox News Sunday'
    UPDATED: The Sunday morning guest list this weekend: Radio host Rush Limbaugh and Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., visit "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Fox News says it is Limbaugh's first appearance in more than five years on the show....
  • 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...