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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

Top Al Sharpton Articles

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  • New York mayor de Blasio faces backlash following police shootings

    New York mayor de Blasio faces backlash following police shootings
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career on Sunday after a gunman killed two police officers in an attack intended to avenge recent police killings of unarmed black men in the United States. New York police...
  • Dec. 2 Letters: The Virginia Way, civil rights protests

    Plenty of room for reform Your Nov. 30 editorial ("A thorough examination,") about legislative reform in Virginia, following the eight-part series "The Virginia Way," was encouraging. It is great that you will look for remedies to "… some of the...
  • 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....
  • Parker: Ferguson and the media circus

    As the curtain closes on the latest episode of “Ferguson,” the media series, it is fair to wonder whether events might not have spiraled out of control to the extent they did had the media settled on another topic. Ebola, say. Remember that...
  • No, there isn't a broad campaign against police

     No, there isn't a broad campaign against police
    On Saturday, Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot a former girlfriend in Baltimore. Hours later, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he ambushed and killed two police officers in their car and then killed himself. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio described the murders as "execution-style....
  • 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...
  • 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....