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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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  • Obama's role in Ferguson is complicated

    WASHINGTON The morning after the St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson, reporters traveling on Air Force One with President Barack Obama to a Chicago speech on immigration had a question they came back...
  • 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....
  • Police killings prompt activists to seek 'new civil rights movement'

    Police killings prompt activists to seek 'new civil rights movement'
    The chants are angry, but simple: "I can't breathe!" "Hands up, don't shoot!" "Black lives matter!" They have echoed from the American heartland to the coasts in the wake of two recent grand jury decisions that cleared white policemen in the deaths of...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton calls national march in Washington against police brutality

    Rev. Al Sharpton calls national march in Washington against police brutality
    Civil rights activist Al Sharpton on Wednesday called for a protest march in Washington following a New York grand jury decision not to indict a white policeman in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man. "We have no confidence in local state...
  • Al Sharpton, activists vow new civil rights era after Eric Garner case

    Activists outraged over a grand jury’s decision to not indict a white policeman in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, vowed Thursday to launch a national campaign modeled on the 1960s civil rights movement to press the federal...
  • Sorting through the media's intentions in covering Ferguson

    Sorting through the media's intentions in covering Ferguson
    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 one? I'm...
  • Obama vows to address 'simmering distrust' between police, minorities

    Obama vows to address 'simmering distrust' between police, minorities
    President Barack Obama made a forceful pledge on Monday to use his last two years in office to address the "simmering distrust" between police and minority communities as he requested $263 million for the federal response to the civil rights upheaval...
  • Mitch Albom: Ferguson was never just about Ferguson

    Ferguson was never just about Ferguson. If it were, black Americans wouldn't have said, "Here we go again." And white Americans wouldn't have done the same. If it were, Michael Brown's memory would not be placed alongside dead black men he never knew....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Viewers tune out MSNBC, tune in Fox and CNN on Ferguson

    Viewers tune out MSNBC, tune in Fox and CNN on Ferguson
    Fox and CNN were the channels most Americans turned to Monday night for coverage of Ferguson. But the most striking story of the ratings was how few viewers went to MSNBC, where show host Al Sharpton has involved himself in the story as an activist....