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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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  • Sharpton helps rally early voters

    Sharpton helps rally early voters
    Saturday in South Florida brought not only droves of early voters but a caravan of preachers led by activist minister Al Sharpton of New York, holding voter rallies near polling spots in Miami, Cutler Bay, Lauderhill and Pompano Beach. Called "Souls to...
  • Obama picks Perez to lead U.S. Labor Department

    Obama picks Perez to lead U.S. Labor Department
    Senate Republicans criticized the nomination Monday of former state labor secretary Thomas E. Perez to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, signaling the longtime civil rights lawyer will face a contentious confirmation over his approach to the law and...
  • Trayvon Martin case reveals undercurrent of racial tension, distrust in Sanford

    Trayvon Martin case reveals undercurrent of racial tension, distrust in Sanford
    Old Sanford eats at the Colonial Room. The menu hasn't changed in 30 years and, despite new owners, is unlikely to change much in the future. Old Sanford likes predictability, familiarity, tradition and meatloaf on Mondays, fried chicken on Thursdays. Old...
  • Top 10 lessons to take away from the Trayvon Martin case so far

    Top 10 lessons to take away from the Trayvon Martin case so far
    Act I may be over. George Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder. And Trayvon Martin's parents thanked prosecutors for holding him accountable for their son's death. But we're still a long way from the final scene of this tragedy. There are legal...
  • Brevard march seeks 'justice for Trayvon'

    Brevard march seeks 'justice for Trayvon'
    TITUSVILLE — Singing hymns and chanting "Justice for Trayvon," several hundred people gathered Sunday to demand that charges be filed in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The Miami teen was shot Feb. 26 in Sanford by neighborhood watch...
  • Goldberg: Sizing up a Gingrich-Romney showdown

    Whether the matchup between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney is the final bout on the GOP primary card is impossible to know. The whole season has been more like professional wrestling than boxing, with weird characters sporting implausible hair appearing...
  • Bad feelings have festered in Sanford, shattered community's trust

    Bad feelings have festered in Sanford, shattered community's trust
    In the heart of Sanford's poorest and largest black enclave — a stone's throw from decaying homes, broken sidewalks and vacant lots — stands the city's new, state-of-the-art public-safety complex. For a while, some residents saw the modern,...
  • Trayvon Martin: Thousands in Sanford park join Rev. Al Sharpton calling for 'justice'

    Trayvon Martin: Thousands in Sanford park join Rev. Al Sharpton calling for 'justice'
    They came by the busload from Atlanta. They came by the carload from throughout Central Florida and the rest of the state. They came wearing hoodies. They carried signs. And Skittles. They came seeking justice for Trayvon Martin. An estimated 8,000...
  • Timeline: The Trayvon Martin shooting

    <b>Timeline: </b>The Trayvon Martin shooting
    Feb. 26 Police are called to 1231 Twin Trees Lane, Sanford, after a report of shots fired. They arrive to find Trayvon Martin, 17, shot dead. A press release that night says that "there was an altercation between the two males and shots were fired."...
  • Zimmerman's new attorney: My client is a victim

    Zimmerman's new attorney: My client is a victim
    George Zimmerman's new attorney, Hal Uhrig, has come out swinging. Less than 72 hours after announcing he was on the defense team, he's done interviews on CBS, NBC, CNN and the Fox network, and he's aggressively pushing this message: George Zimmerman is a...
  • Trayvon Martin case sparks kids' questions, discussions

    Trayvon Martin case sparks kids' questions, discussions
    While adults continue the emotional debate over the circumstances of Trayvon Martin's death, kids are listening and asking questions of their own. Across Central Florida, conversations about racism, stereotypes and Florida's "stand your ground" law are...