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Back to the Future: All Roads Lead to Selma, Alabama

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.30.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Today, when voter ID laws have crept into dozens of states, and one of the toughest and most reprehensible anti-immigration bills passed in Alabama, we will gather once again in the deep South and march.

Trymaine Lee

Rev. Al Sharpton Might Sue NYPD Over Allegations It Spied On Him | Trymaine Lee | Posted 02.14.2012 | Black Voices

A day after a Huffington Post blogger and NYPD gadfly Len Levitt wrote a post alleging that the New York City Police Department planted spies inside t...

Spying on the Rev.

Len Levitt | Posted 04.14.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

An NYPD informant spied on the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network [NAN] as the group was organizing large-scale protests of the Sean Bell case acquittals, a police document shows.

Silence Is Not an Option

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.03.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

You'd think Romney would be more careful in his approach towards serious subject matters, but somehow the self-proclaimed rich guy still manages to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Mad Men About Diversity

Zack Isaacs | Posted 09.25.2011 | Media
Zack Isaacs

Munson Steed has more than just a unique name. He has developed an original "blueprint" to change the way Madison Avenue looks -- from a cultural perspective.

Notes on Getting Out of the Partisan Trap

Harry Kresky | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Harry Kresky

It's time to push the envelope on the nature of the political process itself and the ways in which, in its current form, it reinforces pre-existing economic, racial and social divisions and competition, all of which foster partisanship.

Can The DNC and Our President Break Their Establishment Ties?

Pearl Korn | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

For the DNC to become relevant again, it needs to truly embrace that spirit of "change" from 2008 and support some real Progressives for Congress in 2012.

Truce! Sharpton And Kelly Make Nice To Fight Guns

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton, often a vocal critic of the New York Police Department, is teaming up with the department...


New York Post | CARL CAMPANILE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An accounting firm hired by Al Sharpton's National Action Network found the civil-rights group in such financial disarray that it flunked its record-k...

The Content of our Foolishness

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

As much as the enlightened, historically correct bunch of us would hate to admit, Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally was a masterful stroke of PR geni...

Join Us in Reclaiming King's Dream

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

These are not the best of times for racial harmony, or economic or social justice. These certainly are not the best of times for nonviolence. But the America of 2010 is a lot different from the America of 1963.

Charles Ogletree: Sharpton Is Obama Link To The Streets

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — The Rev. Al Sharpton is a "lightning rod" for President Barack Obama on inner city streets, Obama's former Harvard mentor and friend ...

Rev. Sharpton's Convention Draws Big Leaders

AP | MEGAN K. SCOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that she is developing a national plan of action that would focu...

Sam Stein

New York Post Chimp Cartoon Compares Stimulus Author To Dead Primate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A cartoon likening the author of the stimulus bill, perhaps President Barack Obama, with a rabid chimpanzee graced the pages of the New York Post on W...