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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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  • Holder's race card

    Last week, the president's lap dog blew his dog whistle (a dog whistle, if you didn't know, is coded language intended for a special constituency). Speaking to the National Action Network, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said, "The last five years have...
  • NAACP planned to honor Donald Sterling, who's now beset by racism flap

    NAACP planned to honor Donald Sterling, who's now beset by racism flap
    A recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald J. Sterling making racist remarks emerged weeks before he was to be honored by the NAACP in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People had been...
  • NAACP drops plan to honor Donald Sterling amid recording controversy

    NAACP drops plan to honor Donald Sterling amid recording controversy
    The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People announced Sunday that Donald Sterling will not receive an honor amid controversy over a recording said to be of the Clippers team owner making racist remarks. The Los Angeles chapter of the...
  • Is Hillary Clinton wrong to compare Putin to Hitler?

    Is Hillary Clinton wrong to compare Putin to Hitler?
  • Book excerpt from Allen West's 'Guardian of the Republic'

    Book excerpt from Allen West's 'Guardian of the Republic'
    An excerpt from Chapter 10 of Guardian of the Republic   I always knew it would have to be a black president who was approved by the elites and the media, because anybody that they didn’t agree with, they would take apart. —Supreme...
  • Sharpton says he's a cat, not a rat, for helping FBI chase mobsters

    NEW YORK — The Rev. Al Sharpton, the long-time political agitator and TV personality famous for his willingness to take on law enforcement and the establishment, admitted Tuesday he had worked with the FBI years ago but insisted he was not a "rat."...
  • WGA Reaches Out to MSNBC Anchors to Help Unionization Bid

    The Writers Guild of America East has reached out to MSNBC anchors Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell, Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz and Chris Hayes to push for its unionization bid at Peacock Prods. Reps of the guild deliver more than 10,000 petition...
  • Texan faces hate-crime charges in 'knockout game' case

    Texan faces hate-crime charges in 'knockout game' case
    A white Texas man faces federal hate-crime charges in an assault on a 79-year-old black man during a form of the "knockout game," prosecutors said Thursday. Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, is charged with violating the federal Matthew Shepard and James Byrd...
  • The Seven Most Tiresome Media Trends of 2013

    In preparing to ring in the new year, let's bid a not-so-fond farewell to seven media trends that remained inordinately prominent - and especially tiresome - during 2013. Granted, this farewell is, at best, temporary. Media folk are, after all, creatures...
  • Renisha McBride, killed on porch while seeking help, buried in Detroit

    Less than a week after she was killed by a shotgun blast to the face while seeking help for a car accident, Renisha McBride went to her final resting place on Friday, the latest civil rights figure in a panoply of slain young African Americans. A steady...
  • MSNBC has full deck of race cards

    "Why do they seem so determined to also make it racial?" So asks Joy-Ann Reid, the managing editor of The Grio, a web magazine owned by NBC News whose mission is to "focus on news and events that have a unique interest and/or pronounced impact within the...