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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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  • 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...
  • NAACP planned to honor Donald Sterling, who's now beset by racism flap

    NAACP planned to honor Donald Sterling, who's now beset by racism flap
    A recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald J. Sterling making racist remarks emerged weeks before he was to be honored by the NAACP in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People had been...
  • NAACP drops plan to honor Donald Sterling amid recording controversy

    NAACP drops plan to honor Donald Sterling amid recording controversy
    The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People announced Sunday that Donald Sterling will not receive an honor amid controversy over a recording said to be of the Clippers team owner making racist remarks. The Los Angeles chapter of the...
  • Holder's race card

    Holder's race card
    Last week, the president's lap dog blew his dog whistle (a dog whistle, if you didn't know, is coded language intended for a special constituency). Speaking to the National Action Network, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said, "The last five years have...
  • Sharpton says he's a cat, not a rat, for helping FBI chase mobsters

    Sharpton says he's a cat, not a rat, for helping FBI chase mobsters
    NEW YORK — The Rev. Al Sharpton, the long-time political agitator and TV personality famous for his willingness to take on law enforcement and the establishment, admitted Tuesday he had worked with the FBI years ago but insisted he was not a "rat."...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' skewers CNN, sinks Seth Rogen

    'Saturday Night Live' skewers CNN, sinks Seth Rogen
    In its finest sketch this weekend, "Saturday Night Live" spoofed CNN's breathless, inconclusive coverage of Flight 370 without mentioning the missing plane. "SNL" offered a blistering commercial for the CNN Pregnancy Test, which offers "relentless,...
  • Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC
    A Sanford judge today put an end to George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal. Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer is entitled to no money from the media giant. She issued a summary judgment in...
  • 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...
  • ‘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 […]...