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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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  • Irreconcilable differences

    Irreconcilable differences
    Illinois lawmakers disappointed gay marriage advocates by failing to shepherd the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act to a vote in the state house during the past legislative session. Despite a recent poll from the Pew Research Center indicating...
  • Public viewing scheduled for Etta James

    Public viewing scheduled for Etta James
    A public viewing will be held Friday in Inglewood for R&B great Etta James, who died last week at the age of 73, a family representative said. The viewing will be from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Manchester Chapel at Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary, 3801 W....
  • 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...
  • Broward's Perry Thurston on MSNBC to discuss one-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin verdict

    Broward's Perry Thurston on MSNBC to discuss one-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin verdict
    Perry Thurston put in an appearance on the Rev. Al Sharpton's MSNBC show on Friday to discuss the one-year anniversary of the verdict in the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case. Thurston, a Broward state representative and criminal defense lawyer, is a...
  • 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...
  • Trayvon Martin: Thousands in Sanford park join Rev. Al Sharpton calling for 'justice'

    Trayvon Martin: Thousands in Sanford park join Rev. Al Sharpton calling for 'justice'
    They came by the busload from Atlanta. They came by the carload from throughout Central Florida and the rest of the state. They came wearing hoodies. They carried signs. And Skittles. They came seeking justice for Trayvon Martin. An estimated 8,000...
  • Timeline: The Trayvon Martin shooting

    <b>Timeline: </b>The Trayvon Martin shooting
    Feb. 26 Police are called to 1231 Twin Trees Lane, Sanford, after a report of shots fired. They arrive to find Trayvon Martin, 17, shot dead. A press release that night says that "there was an altercation between the two males and shots were fired."...
  • Zimmerman's new attorney: My client is a victim

    Zimmerman's new attorney: My client is a victim
    George Zimmerman's new attorney, Hal Uhrig, has come out swinging. Less than 72 hours after announcing he was on the defense team, he's done interviews on CBS, NBC, CNN and the Fox network, and he's aggressively pushing this message: George Zimmerman is a...