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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Trayvon Martin events in Florida

    Trayvon Martin events in Florida
    Here is a list of events related to the Trayvon Martin case scheduled to take place in Florida in the upcoming days and weeks. Keep checking back, the Orlando Sentinel will update and more information becomes available. Thursday, March 22 •1 p.m.:...
  • Schwarzenegger, Bloomberg at White House for immigration meeting

    Schwarzenegger, Bloomberg at White House for immigration meeting
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads a list of 19 so-called "stakeholders" who will meet with President Obama at the White House to discuss immigration reform Tuesday afternoon. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this story...
  • Sharpton: The 'War on Drugs' is waged on poor African-Americans

    Sharpton: The 'War on Drugs' is waged on poor African-Americans
    Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton was a guest host on MSNBC the other night, and he and guest James Peterson of Lehigh University made the case that the "War on Drugs" has largely been a war on poor African-Americans.  In a segment called "Crack...
  • National Baptist Congress opens today

    National Baptist Congress opens today
    Crisply marching drill teams of youths launched the National Baptist Congress today, a conference with three days of music, sacred dance and seminars. The 105th annual Congress, meeting at the Broward Convention Center and the nearby Hilton Fort...
  • Jean Harris dies at 66; forceful gay-rights organizer

    Jean Harris dies at 66; forceful gay-rights organizer
    Jean Harris, a feisty advocate for gay and lesbian rights and longtime Democratic Party activist who helped elect openly gay candidates in California, has died. She was 66. Harris, who had a number of serious health problems, was found June 25 in her...
  • Documentary honors ministers' storytelling art

    Documentary honors ministers' storytelling art
    The problem with preachers is that they preach. Their strength is their stories. Parrish Smith remembers how one put him to sleep and the other kept him awake. Now he introduces viewers to the difference in a new documentary trilogy, "The Scroll:...