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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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  • Today's young protesters see injustice through a different filter

    Today's young protesters see injustice through a different filter
    Najee Ali is an old hand at activism. Jesse Jackson was his mentor; he's Al Sharpton's protege. So Ali thought he had everything in place for a peaceful protest of the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case this week. But somewhere between the opening...
  • Hundreds rally for Trayvon Martin: 'A child,' weeping mother says

    Hundreds rally for Trayvon Martin: 'A child,' weeping mother says
    NEW YORK--The mother of Trayvon Martin broke down and wept Saturday as she spoke to hundreds of people who gathered in New York City for one of scores of rallies held nationwide to honor the teenager shot dead by George Zimmerman. "It was a child, who...
  • TV coverage of the March on Washington 50th anniversary

     
    Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the Aug. 28, 1963, gathering for human rights that saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, an event...
  • 20 things I think about the George Zimmerman case

     
    I've been watching (actually listening) to most of George Zimmerman's trial in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and am offering here for your dissection and response a numbered series of thoughts/conclusions about the story so far. 1. I think......
  • ‘March’: Congressman reaches out to youth with civil rights comic

     
    Congressman John Lewis' wrists were restrained behind his back and he was escorted into a police car Tuesday, having been […]...
  • 2013 State of the Union: Date, time, channels for President Obama address

     
    Updated Feb. 11, 2013, 3:45pm CT President Barack Obama will be delivering the 2013 State of the Union address — the fourth of his time in office, and the first of his second term as president — to a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, Feb....
  • Tonight: State of the Union, ‘Cliffhanger,’ ‘Justified,’ Westminster best in show

     
    President Barack Obama's State of the Union address will rearrange Tuesday prime time. The speech is scheduled to start at 9 on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox Business Network and Bloomberg. There will be responses by Sen....
  • Political finger-pointing

    Political finger-pointing
    Jesse Jackson is right. In response to the face-off in Arizona between President Barack Obama and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer last week, Jackson said, "Even George Wallace did not put his finger in Dr. King's face." And it's true; he didn't. Similarly, not...
  • Miami Book Fair 2010: Eugene Robinson and Bill Press talk politics as unusual

    Two of the country’s top political commentators will discuss their latest books this week at theMiami Book Fair International at Miami Dade College. Former Washington Post assistant editor and MSNBC contributor Eugene Robinson is supporting his...
  • Early voting events

    The Rev. Al Sharpton, the MSNBC commentator, is scheduled to appear Saturday at rallies in communities with large black populations: Noon at the Lauderhill Mall, where there’s an early voting site, and 2 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center,...
  • Hundreds question circumstances of Trayvon Martin's fatal shooting

    Hundreds question circumstances of Trayvon Martin's fatal shooting
    SANFORD — The national president and chief executive of the NAACP called for justice in the fatal Trayvon Martin shooting and the ouster of the Sanford police chief as he spoke tonight to about 400 cheering supporters at a Sanford church. "I am...