Al Sharpton responds to Tim Scott: ‘America was built on racism’

U.S. 05/05/21, 18:33

During the Monday funeral of Andrew Brown Jr., a man from the black community who was killed as a search warrant was being executed in North Carolina, Rev. Al Sharpton used the occasion to rebuke Sen. Tim Scott (R- S.C.)'s refusal of the conception that America was a racist country. Delivering ...

Sharpton says he still can’t understand why evangelicals, Christians ‘enthralled’ with Trump

California 09/23/19, 04:29

The Rev. Al Sharpton, host of MSNBC's "PoliticsNation," on Sunday Sept. 22, criticized President Trump about his suggestion to solve homelessness in California. Sharpton questioned Trump’s Christianity for saying homelessness was bad for business, saying he “subverted the humanitarian, called Jesus’s message to nurse a political grudge against California.”  He then said he does not “understand” how ...

President Trump on Al Sharpton: ‘Hates Whites & Cops’

U.S. 07/29/19, 10:52

President Trump on Monday criticized Al Sharpton, saying via Twitter that the  MSNBC host “Hates Whites & Cops.” “I have known Al for 25 years. Went to fights with him & Don King, always got along well. He 'loved Trump!' He would ask me for favors often”  “Al is a con man, ...

Harlem march highlights gun violence against minorities

New York 06/01/19, 16:46

Demonstrators are calling for the end of gun violence on the streets of New York City.The National Action Network joined other activists Saturday for a march in Harlem to call for peace and unity.The event highlighted gun violence among minorities and in the LGBTQ community.Activists and people who have been ...

Update: Memorial held for Texas woman shot by officer

U.S. 05/23/19, 13:29

The Latest on the Houston area woman who was shot and killed by a police officer (all times local):1:30 p.m.Community leaders, elected officials and relatives of a Houston-area woman shot and killed by a police officer say her death must be a call to action.The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a ...

South Bend’s Buttigieg, civil rights activist Sharpton meet

New York 04/29/19, 14:19

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) has met with the Rev. Al Sharpton as the Indiana mayor steps up his outreach to African Americans.Buttigieg had lunch with the civil rights activist on Monday at Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem, a cornerstone of black American culture.Buttigieg has faced increased scrutiny of his ...

Buttigieg plans meeting with civil rights activist Sharpton

Politics 04/28/19, 13:32

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is stepping up his outreach to African Americans by meeting with a leading civil rights activist, the Rev. Al Sharpton. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, plans to have lunch Monday with the founder of the National Action Network at the famed Sylvia's Restaurant in ...

2020’s missing issue? Criminal justice gets little mention

2022 Campaign 04/04/19, 02:16

The Democrats seeking the White House have issued proposals on overhauling education, agriculture, technology and immigration. But none of the candidates has made specific pitches on how he or she would transform the nation's criminal justice system. Although the Democratic candidates have talked broadly about systemic racism — with several backing ...

Sharpton, family seek change a year after Stephon Clark died

California 03/18/19, 17:26

Standing beside the family of a 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police a year ago Monday, the Rev. Al Sharpton called for California to make it easier to prosecute officers who kill civilians and to require that all cases go before a grand jury."The legacy is we're ...

Update: Family seeking justice for man killed by police

California 03/03/19, 18:55

The Latest on the decision by a prosecutor not to charge the police officers who shot an unarmed black man last year (all times local):3:45 p.m.The attorney for the family of a black man shot to death by police as he held a cellphone says his clients are hoping an ...

Family says it is seeking justice for man killed by police

U.S. 03/03/19, 14:38

Relatives of a black man fatally shot by police officers while holding a cellphone say they will press their "pursuit of justice" after prosecutors in California declined to bring charges against the officers.Stephon Clark's family reacted with anger and dismay to Saturday's announcement.They scheduled a Sunday afternoon news conference with ...

President Trump marks MLK day with memorial visit

Politics 01/21/19, 12:58

President Donald Trump paid a brief visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington on the holiday honoring the civil rights leader. Trump was joined by Vice President Mike Pence on a frigid and windy day. The two laid a wreath at the foot of the memorial, then held ...

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