Al Sharpton

Activist Born Alfred Charles Sharpton, Jr. on October 3, 1954, he is the founder of the National Action Network, an organization dedicated to promoting “the modern civil rights agenda.” At age 10, Sharpton became an ordained minister and has since emerged as a leading voice on social issues. In the ‘60s Sharpton joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). In the ‘80s, Sharpton became a polarizing figure, taking on high profile cases such as Tawana Brawley’s, an African-American teenager who claimed white men raped her. He has since made several unsuccessful bids for public office, including a 2004 run for the Democratic presidential nomination. “The Rev” is the host of MSNBC’s PoliticsNation, as well as his own syndicated radio show.  He is also the 2012 recipient of the BET Humanitarian Award.

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Bring That Week Back: Colleges Vie for Oakland Teen With 5.0 GPA

Rev. Al Sharpton "refuses to apologize" after FBI informant allegations arise, body of Michigan woman may have been found, plus more national news.

Sharpton, NYC Police Discuss Profiling of Shoppers

Civil rights leaders and representatives from the retail industry met Thursday with New York Police Department Commissioner William J. Bratton to discuss the role of police officers in allegations of racial profiling at department stores.

Prominent People Who Supported Justice for Trayvon

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Al Sharpton, Michelle Obama and more rallied for justice after Trayvon Martin’s untimely death.

Wendy Williams: Al Sharpton on Michael Sam’s Big News

Does he agree with his actions? (2/12/2014)

Guess Who Came to the White House State Dinner

Who was Who at the White House State Dinner for France.

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