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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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  • 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...
  • 'Meet the Press' transition is only the latest gaffe for Comcast's NBC news division

    'Meet the Press' transition is only the latest gaffe for Comcast's NBC news division
    As Comcast awaited approval to acquire NBCUniversal, producer Peter Chernin interviewed CEO Brian Roberts at the 2010 Cable Show. Chernin wondered whether Roberts was truly ready for the headaches associated with owning NBC, particularly the controversy...
  • Obama's inner-Rev. Al

    Obama's inner-Rev. Al
    It's not hard to figure out why the Rev. Al Sharpton, of all people, receives a strange new respect in President Barack Obama's White House. Every president needs a good "anger translator." Fans of Comedy Central's "Key and Peele" show know what I am...
  • 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...
  • Term limits off the ballot, and that's OK

    Term limits off the ballot, and that's OK
    Once again, term limits are dead in Illinois. A petition drive spearheaded by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner to place a binding referendum on the November ballot to impose an eight-year limit on state legislative terms was ruled...
  • 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 funeral: Mourners told to turn anger into action

    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,...