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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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  • Renisha McBride, killed on porch while seeking help, buried in Detroit

    Less than a week after she was killed by a shotgun blast to the face while seeking help for a car accident, Renisha McBride went to her final resting place on Friday, the latest civil rights figure in a panoply of slain young African Americans. A steady...
  • Crowds head from Baltimore to D.C. for March anniversary

    Crowds head from Baltimore to D.C. for March anniversary
    Willie Bellamy III woke his 12-year-old son early Saturday to leave Columbia as the sun rose and gathered with others at the Baltimore offices of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers traveling to the 50th anniversary celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King...
  • Crowds gather for March on Washington 50th anniversary

    WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, thousands once again took to the streets of the nation's capital to call for economic and racial equality. As the crowd made its way down Constitution Avenue, one...
  • Martin O'Malley uses Al Sharpton show appearance to tout Maryland

    Martin O'Malley uses Al Sharpton show appearance to tout Maryland
    Gov. Martin O'Malley followed his Wednesday afternoon speech on the Mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by appearing on the Rev. Al Sharpton's MSNBC program to hold up Maryland as an example of a state that is striving...
  • Actor Alec Baldwin To Host Friday-Night Show on MSNBC

    Alec Baldwin has played a scheming TV-executive on "30 Rock" and a vicious gangster in the 2003 movie "The Cooler." And now, his newest role: playing himself as an opinionated talk-show host on MSNBC. The NBCUniversal cable-news outlet said Thursday that...
  • NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is stepping down

    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is stepping down
    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, who has led the nation's oldest civil rights organization for the last five years, announced Sunday that he would step down in December. Jealous, whose term as president and chief executive of the National Assn. for the...
  • Reporte: Trayvon Martin habría atacado a Zimmerman

    Reporte: Trayvon Martin habría atacado a Zimmerman
    De acuerdo con información revelada por las autoridades al Orlando Sentinel, Trayvon Martin quien recibió un disparo de George Zimmerman habría golpeado varias veces la cabeza del vigilante vecinal contra la acera, dejándolo con heridas. Este es el...
  • Lawmaker: Stand Your Ground law is about self control, not gun control

    Lawmaker: Stand Your Ground law is about self control, not gun control
    Florida's Stand Your Ground law came under attack from black legislators, journalists and civil rights activists today during the convention of the National Association of Black Journalists. The law, enacted in 2005, played a role in the acquittal of...
  • 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,"...
  • National vigil planned Saturday for Justice for Trayvon Martin movement

    National vigil planned Saturday for Justice for Trayvon Martin movement
    The Rev. Al Sharpton announced on the Today Show this morning that his organization is planning a 100-city vigil for Trayvon Martin in the wake of the not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman. Sharpton, who hosts a show on MSNBC and is the founder of the...
  • 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...