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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

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Civil rights leaders urged to condemn Oklahoma shooting

    Civil rights leaders urged to condemn Oklahoma shooting
    Christopher Lane was Australian. But his death in Oklahoma -- allegedly at the hands of three "bored" teenagers -- has become entangled in uncomfortable conversations and innuendo about race in the U.S. And nothing about the debate, of course, has...
  • Thousands from Baltimore expected to travel for March on Washington events

    Thousands from Baltimore expected to travel for March on Washington events
    Thousands of people are expected to descend on Washington this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington civil rights event. Several events are planned for the weekend and on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the anniversary of the day of...
  • Crowds head from Baltimore to D.C. for March anniversary

    Crowds head from Baltimore to D.C. for March anniversary
    Willie Bellamy III woke his 12-year-old son early Saturday to leave Columbia as the sun rose and gathered with others at the Baltimore offices of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers traveling to the 50th anniversary celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King...
  • Crowds gather for March on Washington 50th anniversary

    WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, thousands once again took to the streets of the nation's capital to call for economic and racial equality. As the crowd made its way down Constitution Avenue, one...
  • Martin O'Malley uses Al Sharpton show appearance to tout Maryland

    Martin O'Malley uses Al Sharpton show appearance to tout Maryland
    Gov. Martin O'Malley followed his Wednesday afternoon speech on the Mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by appearing on the Rev. Al Sharpton's MSNBC program to hold up Maryland as an example of a state that is striving...
  • TV coverage of the March on Washington 50th anniversary

     
    Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the Aug. 28, 1963, gathering for human rights that saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, an event...
  • Actor Alec Baldwin To Host Friday-Night Show on MSNBC

    Alec Baldwin has played a scheming TV-executive on "30 Rock" and a vicious gangster in the 2003 movie "The Cooler." And now, his newest role: playing himself as an opinionated talk-show host on MSNBC. The NBCUniversal cable-news outlet said Thursday that...
  • NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is stepping down

    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is stepping down
    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, who has led the nation's oldest civil rights organization for the last five years, announced Sunday that he would step down in December. Jealous, whose term as president and chief executive of the National Assn. for the...