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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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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • NYC chokehold victim's family hires new lawyer in $75 million lawsuit

    NYC chokehold victim's family hires new lawyer in $75 million lawsuit
    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...
  • Video, Photos: Sharpton rallies for voters' rights in Central Fla.

    Video, Photos: Sharpton rallies for voters' rights in Central Fla.
    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...
  • Al Sharpton pushes for higher turnout among black voters

    Al Sharpton pushes for higher turnout among black voters
    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...
  • Broward's Perry Thurston on MSNBC to discuss one-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin verdict

    Broward's Perry Thurston on MSNBC to discuss one-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin verdict
    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...
  • NAACP planned to honor Donald Sterling, who's now beset by racism flap

    NAACP planned to honor Donald Sterling, who's now beset by racism flap
    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...
  • NAACP drops plan to honor Donald Sterling amid recording controversy

    NAACP drops plan to honor Donald Sterling amid recording controversy
    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...