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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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  • Rev. Al Sharpton calls national march in Washington against police brutality

    Rev. Al Sharpton calls national march in Washington against police brutality
    Civil rights activist Al Sharpton on Wednesday called for a protest march in Washington following a New York grand jury decision not to indict a white policeman in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man. "We have no confidence in local state...
  • Al Sharpton, activists vow new civil rights era after Eric Garner case

    Activists outraged over a grand jury’s decision to not indict a white policeman in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, vowed Thursday to launch a national campaign modeled on the 1960s civil rights movement to press the federal...
  • Police killings prompt activists to seek 'new civil rights movement'

    Police killings prompt activists to seek 'new civil rights movement'
    The chants are angry, but simple: "I can't breathe!" "Hands up, don't shoot!" "Black lives matter!" They have echoed from the American heartland to the coasts in the wake of two recent grand jury decisions that cleared white policemen in the deaths of...
  • Obama's measured approach to race is a letdown for some backers

    Obama's measured approach to race is a letdown for some backers
    Faced with the most racially charged period of his presidency, President Obama is grappling with the persistent tensions of his relationship with African American leaders and activists — some of his most loyal supporters, but also the most ardent...
  • Far from Missouri, Baltimore readies for Ferguson ruling

    Far from Missouri, Baltimore readies for Ferguson ruling
    As the nation waited to see whether a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer would be charged in the killing of an unarmed black teen, criticism arose Sunday in Baltimore and around the nation about how the investigation is being handled. Speaking at...
  • Michael Brown family's lawyers condemn handling of grand jury case

    Michael Brown family's lawyers condemn handling of grand jury case
    The presentation of evidence to a St. Louis County grand jury was deeply flawed, leading to a wrong decision not to charge a white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, lawyers for the slain man’s family said on...
  • Viewers tune out MSNBC, tune in Fox and CNN on Ferguson

    Viewers tune out MSNBC, tune in Fox and CNN on Ferguson
    Fox and CNN were the channels most Americans turned to Monday night for coverage of Ferguson. But the most striking story of the ratings was how few viewers went to MSNBC, where show host Al Sharpton has involved himself in the story as an activist....
  • Obama vows to address 'simmering distrust' between police, minorities

    Obama vows to address 'simmering distrust' between police, minorities
    President Barack Obama made a forceful pledge on Monday to use his last two years in office to address the "simmering distrust" between police and minority communities as he requested $263 million for the federal response to the civil rights upheaval...
  • Mitch Albom: Ferguson was never just about Ferguson

    Ferguson was never just about Ferguson. If it were, black Americans wouldn't have said, "Here we go again." And white Americans wouldn't have done the same. If it were, Michael Brown's memory would not be placed alongside dead black men he never knew....
  • From Nate Silver to Jay Carney, more election coverage, less insight

    From Nate Silver to Jay Carney, more election coverage, less insight
    There is more media than ever covering American political life. And with each major election, the coverage seems to get worse – or, at least, more confused and misguided. That is certainly the story of national media performance in Tuesday’s...
  • Michael Brown's family disputes claim that officer feared for life

    Michael Brown's family disputes claim that officer feared for life
    A white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Missouri in August told investigators he was in fear for his life after the young man grabbed at his gun, which was discharged twice in his patrol car, the New York Times reported....