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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

Top Al Sharpton Articles

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  • In Ferguson, a race to be wrong

    The events in Ferguson, Missouri, have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man, was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The Washington Post had more on the story about...
  • Obama calls Missouri shooting death tragic, urges reflection

    Obama calls Missouri shooting death tragic, urges reflection
    President Barack Obama called the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy and called on Tuesday for thoughtful response after two nights of violent protests, looting, arrests and tear gas in a St. Louis suburb. He promised a full...
  • Imposed curfew in effect in Ferguson, Mo.

    Imposed curfew in effect in Ferguson, Mo.
    Rain did not deter hundreds of protesters, angry at the shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown a week ago, in Ferguson, Missouri from demonstrating in the streets Saturday night and early Sunday morning.  The state's governor, Jay Nixon, declared a...
  • David Gregory's exit becomes Sunday talk

    David Gregory's exit becomes Sunday talk
    A Sunday morning show, "Meet the Press," will become a Sunday morning topic this weekend. David Gregory is leaving NBC after two decades and being replaced on "Meet the Press" by Chuck Todd on Sept. 7. Andrea Mitchell fills in this weekend. CNN and...
  • MSNBC's Program Lineup Needs a Liberal Makeover

    MEMO TO PHIL GRIFFIN: For several years now your liberal bastion, MSNBC, has been assuring us that it's resolutely "leaning forward," but slogans can be dangerous -- especially for a news operation that appears to be listing backward. These are exciting...
  • Bruce Levenson, Owner Of NBA's Hawks, Under Fire For Racial Remarks

    The owner of the Atlanta Hawks announced on Sunday he would sell his controlling interest in the NBA franchise because of racially insensitive remarks he made, in an echo of a scandal involving the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team. Hawks...
  • Is Hillary Clinton wrong to compare Putin to Hitler?

    Is Hillary Clinton wrong to compare Putin to Hitler?
  • Book excerpt from Allen West's 'Guardian of the Republic'

    Book excerpt from Allen West's 'Guardian of the Republic'
    An excerpt from Chapter 10 of Guardian of the Republic   I always knew it would have to be a black president who was approved by the elites and the media, because anybody that they didn’t agree with, they would take apart. —Supreme...
  • 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...
  • Lawmaker: Stand Your Ground law is about self control, not gun control

    Lawmaker: Stand Your Ground law is about self control, not gun control
    Florida's Stand Your Ground law came under attack from black legislators, journalists and civil rights activists today during the convention of the National Association of Black Journalists. The law, enacted in 2005, played a role in the acquittal of...
  • Obama to speak at March on Washington anniversary

    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....