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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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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Peniel E. Joseph: Ferguson protests expose a civil-rights generational divide

    Peniel E. Joseph: Ferguson protests expose a civil-rights generational divide
    This past week's racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., has uncovered a divide within the black community — one based on generation, class and the cloudy political vision offered by African-American politics in the Obama age. When asked who is the leader...
  • In Ferguson, a race to be wrong

    The events in Ferguson, Missouri, have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man, was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The Washington Post had more on the story about...
  • Obama calls Missouri shooting death tragic, urges reflection

    Obama calls Missouri shooting death tragic, urges reflection
    President Barack Obama called the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy and called on Tuesday for thoughtful response after two nights of violent protests, looting, arrests and tear gas in a St. Louis suburb. He promised a full...
  • Imposed curfew in effect in Ferguson, Mo.

    Imposed curfew in effect in Ferguson, Mo.
    Rain did not deter hundreds of protesters, angry at the shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown a week ago, in Ferguson, Missouri from demonstrating in the streets Saturday night and early Sunday morning.  The state's governor, Jay Nixon, declared a...
  • David Gregory's exit becomes Sunday talk

    David Gregory's exit becomes Sunday talk
    A Sunday morning show, "Meet the Press," will become a Sunday morning topic this weekend. David Gregory is leaving NBC after two decades and being replaced on "Meet the Press" by Chuck Todd on Sept. 7. Andrea Mitchell fills in this weekend. CNN and...