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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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  • Holder's race card

    Holder's race card
    Last week, the president's lap dog blew his dog whistle (a dog whistle, if you didn't know, is coded language intended for a special constituency). Speaking to the National Action Network, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said, "The last five years have...
  • Sharpton says he's a cat, not a rat, for helping FBI chase mobsters

    Sharpton says he's a cat, not a rat, for helping FBI chase mobsters
    NEW YORK — The Rev. Al Sharpton, the long-time political agitator and TV personality famous for his willingness to take on law enforcement and the establishment, admitted Tuesday he had worked with the FBI years ago but insisted he was not a "rat."...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' skewers CNN, sinks Seth Rogen

    'Saturday Night Live' skewers CNN, sinks Seth Rogen
    In its finest sketch this weekend, "Saturday Night Live" spoofed CNN's breathless, inconclusive coverage of Flight 370 without mentioning the missing plane. "SNL" offered a blistering commercial for the CNN Pregnancy Test, which offers "relentless,...
  • Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC
    A Sanford judge today put an end to George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal. Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer is entitled to no money from the media giant. She issued a summary judgment in...
  • '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,...
  • 1 shot in Ferguson, Mo., after curfew imposed

    1 shot in Ferguson, Mo., after curfew imposed
    One person was shot and critically wounded and seven arrested early Sunday as police in Ferguson, Missouri, clashed with protesters when a curfew was imposed after days of unrest after a black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer. Scores of...