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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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  • Irreconcilable differences

    Irreconcilable differences
    Illinois lawmakers disappointed gay marriage advocates by failing to shepherd the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act to a vote in the state house during the past legislative session. Despite a recent poll from the Pew Research Center indicating...
  • Nationwide vigil for Trayvon Martin set for Saturday

    Nationwide vigil for Trayvon Martin set for Saturday
    A week to the day George Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, thousands are expected to gather at federal buildings in 100 cities across the country for a Saturday vigil that will renew calls for a...
  • Dueling scenarios helped shape Trayvon story in epic media battle

    Dueling scenarios helped shape Trayvon story in epic media battle
    Robert Zimmerman Sr. arrived at the Orlando Sentinel lobby alone March 15. He was so nervous that he was trembling. Sad and resigned, he discussed death threats his family had received. But the father of George Zimmerman also was determined as he...
  • Bad feelings have festered in Sanford, shattered community's trust

    Bad feelings have festered in Sanford, shattered community's trust
    In the heart of Sanford's poorest and largest black enclave — a stone's throw from decaying homes, broken sidewalks and vacant lots — stands the city's new, state-of-the-art public-safety complex. For a while, some residents saw the modern,...
  • 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...
  • Civil rights leaders, protesters seek action after Zimmerman verdict

    Civil rights leaders, protesters seek action after Zimmerman verdict
    SANFORD, Fla. -- After a day of nationwide demonstrations protesting the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder case in Florida, civil rights leaders prepared to step up their calls for justice for Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager killed more than a...
  • Where to watch the 2012 Democratic National Convention

     
    With the Republican National Convention winding down, it's the Democrats' turn to gather, with the Democratic National Convention taking place in Charlotte Sept. 4-6. There they are expected to formally nominate President Barack Obama and Vice President...
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ rips Obama’s debate performance

     
    Daniel Craig and Big Bird brought their charms to “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. But the episode will be remembered for skewering Barack Obama's performance in the first presidential debate. “You have to hand it to Mitt Romney...
  • Joe Biden-Paul Ryan debate: a draw or Biden’s win?

     
    CNN's Wolf Blitzer called the Joe Biden-Paul Ryan debate a draw.  But MSNBC's Chris Matthews said it was ”a clear victory” for Biden on Thursday night. ABC's Matthew Dowd agreed that Biden was a clear winner in the vice-presidential debate and...
  • Did strong Obama or agreeable Romney win last debate?

     
    For the last presidential debate, Barack Obama came ready to be tough on Mitt Romney, ABC's Diane Sawyer said. That theme echoed in the post-debate analyses Monday night. But the pundits disagreed on the results. The president won, because he came...
  • Election Night in America; vote so you can complain

     
    The lines to vote are long today in Florida, and that suggests people are following the example of Bob Schieffer's mother. The CBS journalist has often shared his mother's advice: “Go vote. It makes you feel big and strong.” On Sunday's &#...