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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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  • Obama to speak at March on Washington anniversary

    WASHINGTON – President Obama will speak at the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, weeks after his comments on the George Zimmerman verdict stirred a national discussion on race in America....
  • Thousands from Baltimore expected to travel for March on Washington events

    Thousands from Baltimore expected to travel for March on Washington events
    Thousands of people are expected to descend on Washington this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington civil rights event. Several events are planned for the weekend and on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the anniversary of the day of...
  • Civil rights leaders urged to condemn Oklahoma shooting

    Civil rights leaders urged to condemn Oklahoma shooting
    Christopher Lane was Australian. But his death in Oklahoma -- allegedly at the hands of three "bored" teenagers -- has become entangled in uncomfortable conversations and innuendo about race in the U.S. And nothing about the debate, of course, has...
  • Crowds head from Baltimore to D.C. for March anniversary

    Crowds head from Baltimore to D.C. for March anniversary
    Willie Bellamy III woke his 12-year-old son early Saturday to leave Columbia as the sun rose and gathered with others at the Baltimore offices of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers traveling to the 50th anniversary celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King...
  • Crowds gather for March on Washington 50th anniversary

    WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, thousands once again took to the streets of the nation's capital to call for economic and racial equality. As the crowd made its way down Constitution Avenue, one...
  • Martin O'Malley uses Al Sharpton show appearance to tout Maryland

    Martin O'Malley uses Al Sharpton show appearance to tout Maryland
    Gov. Martin O'Malley followed his Wednesday afternoon speech on the Mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by appearing on the Rev. Al Sharpton's MSNBC program to hold up Maryland as an example of a state that is striving...
  • NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is stepping down

    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is stepping down
    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, who has led the nation's oldest civil rights organization for the last five years, announced Sunday that he would step down in December. Jealous, whose term as president and chief executive of the National Assn. for the...
  • Small tune-in for O'Malley and Perry on CNN's 'Crossfire'

    Small tune-in for O'Malley and Perry on CNN's 'Crossfire'
    Not only was the fake CNN debate between Martin O'Malley and Rick Perry a sorry example of what political discourse has come to on the low road of cable news TV these days, it was also a ratings failure. Wednesday night's edition of CNN's "Crossfire,"...
  • Andy Harris 'Crossfire' debate draws bigger audience than O'Malley's appearance

    Andy Harris 'Crossfire' debate draws bigger audience than O'Malley's appearance
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is supposed to be Maryland's political TV star. Just ask him. But it was Congressman Andy Harris who drew the bigger national audience in his appearance on CNN's "Crossfire." When O'Malley "debated" Texas Gov. Rick Perry Sept....
  • Kerry Washington helps 'SNL' address the elephant in the room

    Kerry Washington helps 'SNL' address the elephant in the room
    In case you missed it, here is a brief timeline of race relations regarding “Saturday Night Live” recently: Sept. 27: “SNL” cast member Jay Pharoah tells the Grio website that he thinks the show is “too white.” Oct....
  • Zimmerman verdict sends media on a Saturday night live scramble

    Zimmerman verdict sends media on a Saturday night live scramble
    The verdict finding George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin was announced at 10 p.m. (ET) Saturday, and it was a network news operation, ABC, not any of the all-news cable channels, that had the best initial TV coverage. By...