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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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  • 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...
  • Anderson Cooper stands out in wake of Zimmerman verdict

    Anderson Cooper stands out in wake of Zimmerman verdict
    Once again, as he did with the BP oil spill, Anderson Cooper rises to the top on a big story. And, man, is the actual journalism he's been doing at CNN this week needed now, in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, as MSNBC and Fox sink deeper...
  • Nationwide vigil for Trayvon Martin set for Saturday

    Nationwide vigil for Trayvon Martin set for Saturday
    A week to the day George Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, thousands are expected to gather at federal buildings in 100 cities across the country for a Saturday vigil that will renew calls for a...
  • 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...
  • Texan faces hate-crime charges in 'knockout game' case

    Texan faces hate-crime charges in 'knockout game' case
    A white Texas man faces federal hate-crime charges in an assault on a 79-year-old black man during a form of the "knockout game," prosecutors said Thursday. Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, is charged with violating the federal Matthew Shepard and James Byrd...
  • Renisha McBride, killed on porch while seeking help, buried in Detroit

    Renisha McBride, killed on porch while seeking help, buried in Detroit
    Less than a week after she was killed by a shotgun blast to the face while seeking help for a car accident, Renisha McBride went to her final resting place on Friday, the latest civil rights figure in a panoply of slain young African Americans. A steady...