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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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  • 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...
  • Zimmerman verdict: Reaction ranges from 'heartbreak' to elation as many wonder what's next?

    Zimmerman verdict: Reaction ranges from 'heartbreak' to elation as many wonder what's next?
    As news of George Zimmerman's acquittal spread through the media and cyberspace Sunday, it became clear that the trial may be over, but the hurt feelings — and the debate — linger on both sides. In parks, church pews and diners across the...
  • George Zimmerman: A bigger issue than race

    George Zimmerman: A bigger issue than race
    The focus may be on race the day after George Zimmerman was acquitted, but in the end, the case could set off more off alarms about the state's power. About race, civil rights leaders were sending conflicting signals that will have people talking for...
  • National vigil planned Saturday for Justice for Trayvon Martin movement

    National vigil planned Saturday for Justice for Trayvon Martin movement
    The Rev. Al Sharpton announced on the Today Show this morning that his organization is planning a 100-city vigil for Trayvon Martin in the wake of the not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman. Sharpton, who hosts a show on MSNBC and is the founder of the...
  • Civil rights leaders, protesters seek action after Zimmerman verdict

    Civil rights leaders, protesters seek action after Zimmerman verdict
    SANFORD, Fla. -- After a day of nationwide demonstrations protesting the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder case in Florida, civil rights leaders prepared to step up their calls for justice for Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager killed more than a...
  • Zimmerman verdict: Grief, anger channeled into action

    Zimmerman verdict: Grief, anger channeled into action
    Two days after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in Trayvon Martin's shooting death, the initial grief among supporters of the dead teen is being channeled into protests, marches and calls for action echoing across the country. In Florida, elected...
  • Orlando protesters rally 1,200 strong against gun violence in honor of Trayvon Martin

    Orlando protesters rally 1,200 strong against gun violence in honor of Trayvon Martin
    A crowd of about 1,200 people converged on the Orange County Courthouse on Wednesday evening to honor Trayvon Martin days after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of the South Florida teen. Waving signs and chanting, the...