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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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  • 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

    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...
  • 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 […]...
  • Goldberg: Political finger-pointing

    Jesse Jackson is right. In response to the face-off in Arizona between President 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 even...
  • Book Review: 'The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture' by David Mamet

    Book Review: 'The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture' by David Mamet
    The Secret Knowledge On the Dismantling of American Culture David Mamet Sentinel: 242 pp., $27.95 David Mamet's "The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture" comes with a built-in get-out-of-jail-free card: Dispute it and you're...