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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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  • 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,...
  • 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

    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...
  • 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...