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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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  • 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...
  • Small tune-in for O'Malley and Perry on CNN's 'Crossfire'

    Small tune-in for O'Malley and Perry on CNN's 'Crossfire'
    Not only was the fake CNN debate between Martin O'Malley and Rick Perry a sorry example of what political discourse has come to on the low road of cable news TV these days, it was also a ratings failure. Wednesday night's edition of CNN's "Crossfire,"...
  • Zimmerman verdict and double standards

    We are so programmed by our history with race in America that reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman on charges of murdering Trayvon Martin depends largely upon one's individual, even group experience. If you are African-American, you might...
  • 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...
  • ‘March’: Congressman reaches out to youth with civil rights comic

     
    Congressman John Lewis' wrists were restrained behind his back and he was escorted into a police car Tuesday, having been […]...
  • Dueling scenarios helped shape Trayvon story in epic media battle

    Dueling scenarios helped shape Trayvon story in epic media battle
    Robert Zimmerman Sr. arrived at the Orlando Sentinel lobby alone March 15. He was so nervous that he was trembling. Sad and resigned, he discussed death threats his family had received. But the father of George Zimmerman also was determined as he...
  • Zimmerman verdict: Reaction ranges from 'heartbreak' to elation as many wonder what's next?

    Zimmerman verdict: Reaction ranges from 'heartbreak' to elation as many wonder what's next?
    As news of George Zimmerman's acquittal spread through the media and cyberspace Sunday, it became clear that the trial may be over, but the hurt feelings — and the debate — linger on both sides. In parks, church pews and diners across the...
  • National vigil planned Saturday for Justice for Trayvon Martin movement

    National vigil planned Saturday for Justice for Trayvon Martin movement
    The Rev. Al Sharpton announced on the Today Show this morning that his organization is planning a 100-city vigil for Trayvon Martin in the wake of the not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman. Sharpton, who hosts a show on MSNBC and is the founder of the...
  • Orlando protesters rally 1,200 strong against gun violence in honor of Trayvon Martin

    Orlando protesters rally 1,200 strong against gun violence in honor of Trayvon Martin
    A crowd of about 1,200 people converged on the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday evening to honor Trayvon Martin days after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of the South Florida teen. Waving signs and chanting, the...