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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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  • Percy Sutton dies at 89; civil rights attorney represented Malcolm X

    Percy Sutton dies at 89; civil rights attorney represented Malcolm X
    Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, has died. He was 89. Marissa Shorenstein, a spokeswoman for New York Gov. David Paterson,...
  • 'The Breakthrough' by Gwen Ifill, 'What Obama Means' by Jabari Asim

    'The Breakthrough' by Gwen Ifill, 'What Obama Means' by Jabari Asim
    In the year since Barack Obama's remarkable surge to the head of the pack of Democratic presidential candidates, we've been hearing a lot about the nation's new "post-racial" politics. The basic concept is this: Obama's acceptance by the white...
  • Legendary Singer Etta James Remembered at Funeral

    Legendary Singer Etta James Remembered at Funeral
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (CNN) -- Mourners remembered legendary singer Etta James on Saturday as an authentic voice whose velvety vocals bridged genres from blues to rock. The Rev. Al Sharpton presided over her funeral in southern California where she was...
  • Trayvon Martin shooting: Gun that killed teen was fired once

    Trayvon Martin shooting: Gun that killed teen was fired once
    SANFORD — The handgun that killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old, was fired once — not twice — by a neighborhood crime watch volunteer, according to information obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. Police found a single shell...
  • 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...
  • 'The James Brown Reader,' edited by Nelson George and Alan Leeds

    'The James Brown Reader,' edited by Nelson George and Alan Leeds
    The James Brown Reader 50 Years of Writing About the Godfather of Soul Edited by Nelson George and Alan Leeds Plume: 318 pp., $17 paper WHAT would the late James Brown make of Barack Obama? Most definitely, Brown would say he was down with the message...
  • Herman Cain says harassment claims won't derail his campaign

    Herman Cain says harassment claims won't derail his campaign
    Herman Cain said that he would not let "baseless" allegations against him derail his campaign, casting himself as the victim of an attempt to smear his character and deny a businessman like him from winning the White House. The Republican presidential...
  • Obama to speak at March on Washington anniversary

    WASHINGTON – President Obama will speak at the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, weeks after his comments on the George Zimmerman verdict stirred a national discussion on race in America....
  • Schwarzenegger, Bloomberg at White House for immigration meeting

    Schwarzenegger, Bloomberg at White House for immigration meeting
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads a list of 19 so-called "stakeholders" who will meet with President Obama at the White House to discuss immigration reform Tuesday afternoon. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this story...
  • 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."...