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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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  • 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 laid to rest with recollections and calls to action

    ST. LOUIS Shortly before Michael Brown died, his stepmother was admitted to the hospital. He became convinced she wasn't going to make it. "Because I've been dreaming about death," Cal Brown recalled her stepson saying, recounting a conversation at his...
  • 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,...
  • What is a hate crime?

    What happened to Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, a young Knoxville couple out on an ordinary Saturday night date, was undeniably brutal. The two were carjacked, kidnapped, raped and finally murdered during an ordeal of unimaginable terror in...
  • Has Gov. Nixon's national political future been lost in the smoke of Ferguson?

    ST. LOUIS At the beginning of the month, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was in a position most politicians would envy. As the moderate two-term Democratic governor of a Republican-leaning state, he could tout a stellar state credit rating, a scandal-free...
  • Orlando protesters rally 1,200 strong against gun violence in honor of Trayvon Martin

    Orlando protesters rally 1,200 strong against gun violence in honor of Trayvon Martin
    A crowd of about 1,200 people converged on the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday evening to honor Trayvon Martin days after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of the South Florida teen. Waving signs and chanting, the...
  • Trayvon Martin: Sanford's tab is $35,000 for PR firm, big TV screen to broadcast meeting on case

    Trayvon Martin: Sanford's tab is $35,000 for PR firm, big TV screen to broadcast meeting on case
    The city of Sanford has spent $5,000 for a crisis-communications team and about $30,500 on two large video-display screens and related equipment to broadcast a City Commission meeting about the Trayvon Martin case, records show. The Sony JumboTron,...
  • 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...
  • Sharpton adapts adversarial style to de Blasio's New York

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was not the first time the Reverend Al Sharpton made his way to City Hall in a fiery mood to scold a mayor about New York City police officers killing an unarmed black man. Still, something about Sharpton's appearance with Mayor...
  • Jean Harris dies at 66; forceful gay-rights organizer

    Jean Harris dies at 66; forceful gay-rights organizer
    Jean Harris, a feisty advocate for gay and lesbian rights and longtime Democratic Party activist who helped elect openly gay candidates in California, has died. She was 66. Harris, who had a number of serious health problems, was found June 25 in her...
  • Zimmerman verdict: Grief, anger channeled into action

    Zimmerman verdict: Grief, anger channeled into action
    Two days after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in Trayvon Martin's shooting death, the initial grief among supporters of the dead teen is being channeled into protests, marches and calls for action echoing across the country. In Florida, elected...