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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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  • Sharpton adapts adversarial style to de Blasio's New York

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was not the first time the Reverend Al Sharpton made his way to City Hall in a fiery mood to scold a mayor about New York City police officers killing an unarmed black man. Still, something about Sharpton's appearance with Mayor...
  • Rand Paul on 'Meet the Press'; Paul Ryan on 'Face the Nation'

    Rand Paul on 'Meet the Press'; Paul Ryan on 'Face the Nation'
    Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, two of the most familiar Sunday morning guests, will be back this weekend. But the guest list also includes actor Gary Sinise, spokesman for the Disabled Veterans' Life Memorial Foundation. Sinise talks to CBS'...
  • Ferguson highlights generational gap between youth, civil rights-era marchers

    Ferguson highlights generational gap between youth, civil rights-era marchers
    It hasn't been so easy for traditional civil rights-era activists in this small St. Louis suburb in recent weeks, where the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer has put them on all-too-familiar turf: challenging...
  • Term limits off the ballot, and that's OK

    Term limits off the ballot, and that's OK
    Once again, term limits are dead in Illinois. A petition drive spearheaded by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner to place a binding referendum on the November ballot to impose an eight-year limit on state legislative terms was ruled...
  • Has Gov. Nixon's national political future been lost in the smoke of Ferguson?

    ST. LOUIS At the beginning of the month, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was in a position most politicians would envy. As the moderate two-term Democratic governor of a Republican-leaning state, he could tout a stellar state credit rating, a scandal-free...
  • Slain Missouri teen remembered with calls for peace, justice

    Slain Missouri teen remembered with calls for peace, justice
    Family and supporters of Michael Brown on Monday celebrated the life of the black teenager killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in a music-filled funeral service ringing with calls for peace and police reforms. Brown's body lay in a...
  • Michael Brown funeral: Mourners told to turn anger into action

    When the Rev. Al Sharpton called on mourners at the funeral for Michael Brown to begin a nationwide drive for change, Camille Foster thrust her right hand high and leapt from the church pew to her feet. “Yes, sir! Yes, sir!” Foster, 22,...
  • Michael Brown laid to rest with recollections and calls to action

    ST. LOUIS Shortly before Michael Brown died, his stepmother was admitted to the hospital. He became convinced she wasn't going to make it. "Because I've been dreaming about death," Cal Brown recalled her stepson saying, recounting a conversation at his...
  • Can the mourning of Michael Brown help us find our common language?

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday, Aug. 26: On the day the nation watched Michael Brown laid to rest in a nationally televised funeral, there were 16 death notices in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. That is...
  • 1 shot in Ferguson, Mo., after curfew imposed

    1 shot in Ferguson, Mo., after curfew imposed
    One person was shot and critically wounded and seven arrested early Sunday as police in Ferguson, Missouri, clashed with protesters when a curfew was imposed after days of unrest after a black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer. Scores of...
  • More violence in Ferguson as protesters defy curfew

    FERGUSON, Mo., Aug 17 - One person was shot and critically wounded and seven arrested early on Sunday as police in Ferguson, Missouri, clashed with protesters when a curfew was imposed following days of unrest over a black teenager being shot dead by a...