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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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  • 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 […]...
  • Today's young protesters see injustice through a different filter

    Today's young protesters see injustice through a different filter
    Najee Ali is an old hand at activism. Jesse Jackson was his mentor; he's Al Sharpton's protege. So Ali thought he had everything in place for a peaceful protest of the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case this week. But somewhere between the opening...
  • Andy Harris 'Crossfire' debate draws bigger audience than O'Malley's appearance

    Andy Harris 'Crossfire' debate draws bigger audience than O'Malley's appearance
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is supposed to be Maryland's political TV star. Just ask him. But it was Congressman Andy Harris who drew the bigger national audience in his appearance on CNN's "Crossfire." When O'Malley "debated" Texas Gov. Rick Perry Sept....
  • 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...
  • Kerry Washington helps 'SNL' address the elephant in the room

    Kerry Washington helps 'SNL' address the elephant in the room
    In case you missed it, here is a brief timeline of race relations regarding “Saturday Night Live” recently: Sept. 27: “SNL” cast member Jay Pharoah tells the Grio website that he thinks the show is “too white.” Oct....
  • Coroner: Rodney King on Cocaine, PCP Before Drowning

    Coroner: Rodney King on Cocaine, PCP Before Drowning
    RIALTO, Calif. (KTLA) -- Rodney King's death was the result of an accidental drowning, although a cocktail of alcohol and drugs in his system were contributing factors, the San Bernardino County coroner's office has determined. King, who became a...
  • Michael Jackson's will is 'a fake,' brother says

     
    In a interview with Rev. Al Sharpton, one of Michael Jackson's siblings ratcheted up the rhetoric against executors of the pop star's estate and accused them of exploiting the singer's children and faking the will -- the latest twist in......
  • Jackson family feud: Court orders probe of children's care

     
    A Los Angeles judge ordered an investigation into the care of Michael Jackson's children, capping a tumultuous week of family feuding in which some relatives of the late pop star accused others of kidnapping their elderly matriarch....