| Nov 25, 2014
| 3:38 PM
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....
| Dec 1, 2014
| 6:34 PM
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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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....
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:58 AM
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...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 10:10 PM
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....
| Oct 11, 2014
| 3:58 PM
The family of a black New Yorker who died after a local police officer put the 43-year old man in a chokehold announced on Saturday it chose a new attorney for its planned $75 million wrongful death lawsuit, a spokesman for a civil rights organization...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil rights activist who heads the National Action Network, made an appearance in Eatonville, near Orlando, speaking at the Voting Rights Leadership Forum, Tuesday. Sharpton was joined by Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Lawanna...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:31 PM
The Rev. Al Sharpton pushed community leaders Tuesday to get black voters to the polls in Central Florida.
Speaking at a leadership forum in Eatonville, the firebrand civil rights activist reminded the roughly 120 people in attendance of the Jim Crow-era...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 12:51 PM
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...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 4:28 PM
A recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald J. Sterling making racist remarks emerged weeks before he was to be honored by the NAACP in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People had been...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 10:34 AM
The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People announced Sunday that Donald Sterling will not receive an honor amid controversy over a recording said to be of the Clippers team owner making racist remarks.
The Los Angeles chapter of the...