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Sharpton: Activists In Ferguson Are Ready

AP | Tom Hayes | Posted 11.19.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- Activists from across the country are gearing up for the highly anticipated announcement of a grand jury's decision over whether a wh...

Tavis Smiley and Black America: A Tale of Two Jilted Lovers

Billy Honor | Posted 11.17.2014 | Black Voices
Billy Honor

Tavis Smiley used to be the darling of black America. Once upon a time his keen critical commentary, ubiquitous media presence and undeniable charm brought delight to the hearts and minds of many black Americans. But things changed when Obama announced his candidacy for president.

James Brown Held the Spotlight, No Matter How Dark Life Got

Ted Fox | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
Ted Fox

From what Mr. Brown told me, and as the wonderful new movie, "Get On Up" powerfully shows, whatever frustrations he was dealing with then couldn't begin to match the pain, rejection and daily obstacles he endured as boy and young man.

Thousands Of Protesters To March Against NY Chokehold Death

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 10.23.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Police reported no arrests as thousands of people demonstrated peacefully in protest against the chokehold death of an unarmed black...

In Light of Missouri, de Blasio Looks Like a Genius

Dominic Carter | Posted 10.18.2014 | New York
Dominic Carter

In light of Missouri, do the critics still think NY Mayor Bill de Blasio is weak and that he caved in to Sharpton? Or perhaps, did de Blasio's actions avert violence?

Gilbert Arenas' Racist Comments Should Earn Him the Donald Sterling Treatment: A Permanent Ban From the NBA

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 10.14.2014 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

Rev. Al Sharpton and I at a press conference in Detroit, Michigan (photo credit: Joe Jones) Gilbert Arenas, the relatively unknown basketball player ...

Mom Of Chokehold Victim Thanked Jesus Upon Homicide Ruling

AP | Posted 08.02.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) -- The mother of a New York man who was placed in a chokehold while in police custody says her first words on hearing his death had been...

NYPD Chokehold Case: 'It Tore My Heart Out'

Dominic Carter | Posted 09.26.2014 | New York
Dominic Carter

Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner is in tremendous emotional pain. She has had to look at a cell phone video recording that has gone viral regardin...

Detroit Water Crisis: The Dangers of Putting Profits Before People

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 09.16.2014 | Detroit
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

We celebrate this year, 50 years since the signing of a Civil Rights bill that gave Blacks access to public accommodations that were segregated by race. Now, 50 years later we are marching to maintain public services that are human rights, but being segregated by class.

Terrence J Aims To Celebrate '365Black' During Essence Festival

Posted 06.25.2014 | Black Voices

As thousands of patrons are expected to attend this year’s 20th annual Essence Festival in New Orleans during the 4th of July weekend, McDonalds is ...

Michigan's Minimum Wage Bill Trounces Democracy and Shortchanges Low Wage Workers

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

The Republican-led legislature and the Governor of Michigan passed a watered-down anti-democratic semblance of a bill to increase the minimum wage recently, and critics wonder why no one is jumping for joy.

Staying Focused

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

History teaches us that negative forces will always try to smear and distort those on the side of justice, that is nothing new. But it is up to us to keep marching forward -- for victory is made up by those that remain focused and disciplined.

A Time for Action

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

This week, all roads lead to National Action Network's 16th annual convention at the Sheraton New York Times Square hotel. We have undoubtedly progressed as a society, but until social justice and fairness are achieved across the board, we cannot rest. The time for action is now, and you're all invited.

Thank God for Al Sharpton

Gene Marks | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Gene Marks

Thank God for Al Sharpton. I'm not a big fan of his. But that doesn't matter. Society needs people like him. Because it's guys like him that reminds ...

Al Sharpton On Obama And 'Real Black Pride'

OWN | Posted 11.19.2013 | OWN

The Rev. Al Sharpton has been a lighting rod for social change and national politics for more than four decades. On "Oprah's Next Chapter," he says it...

The Childhood Pain Behind Al Sharpton's Anger

OWN | Posted 11.15.2013 | OWN

Rev. Al Sharpton is considered to be one of the most prominent -- and controversial -- civil rights leaders of our time. On Sunday's episode of "Oprah...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Hopes New Documentary Series Will Change Education System

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 12.24.2013 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hopes that his latest PBS documentary, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will not only educate the public but also lead to reform in the nation's public school system.

Al Sharpton Moving To Chicago To Address Gun Violence

Posted 10.21.2013 | Chicago

Making good on his July plans to move to Chicago and help address the city's gun violence problem, Rev. Al Sharpton reportedly leased a West Side apar...

The Next Generation of Civil Rights Issues Are Upon Us: Now Lets Go To Work

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 11.11.2013 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

I had the pleasure to speak and participate at the March On Washington this year. We cheered, we cried, we remembered, we chanted, we commemorated and we marched, in the same spirit of those who fought for us in times past.

Dr. King's Dream and the Latino Community: 50 Years Later

Janet Murguía | Posted 10.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

We have a broken immigration system that has failed them and has failed us as a country. I hope Congress will heed the calls this weekend that true justice includes enacting comprehensive immigration reform.

March on Washington: Greatest Purveyor of Violence Is Still America

Michael Shank | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

While Dr. King's progressive dreaming of a world where racial and economic equality is commonplace may have been radical then, his most radical thinking -- and what would still get him in trouble with federal authorities to this day -- is his messaging on nonviolence.

Gay Civil Rights Leader To Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON — Months before Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" declaration galvanized a quarter-million people at the 1963 March on Washin...

As Kappa Alpha Psi Conclave 2013 Descends on Houston, What Would Don Lemon, Bill O'Reilly and Al Sharpton Think of Its 'Kappa League' Mentoring Program?

Dana T. Blackmore | Posted 10.08.2013 | Black Voices
Dana T. Blackmore

I think Don Lemon, Bill O'Reilly and Rev. Al Sharpton would all agree that we need more programs like the "Kappa League" to ensure the educational success of young black men. Doing so will increase the level of economic success of society, as a whole. What do you think?

My Week at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Headquarters

Robert Hoggard | Posted 07.30.2013 | Black Voices
Robert Hoggard

We are inching close to the 50th Anniversary of March On Washington and we live in a country that seems like no progress has been made.

Sharpton To Rally In 100 Cities Over Zimmerman's Acquittal

AP | SHAQUILLE BREWSTER | Posted 09.15.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — The Rev. Al Sharpton announced Tuesday that he will lead a national "Justice for Trayvon" day in 100 cities this weekend to press f...