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Why We Must Affirm Affirmative Action

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

How can we even talk about reducing (and slowly eliminating) affirmative action when such obvious challenges are present at our universities and colleges, and in other areas of society? We must not turn back the clock.

10 Things I Learned From Viewing 'Brave Spaces'

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

The basic question answered in the documentary is "how have faith leaders, LGBT advocates and broader communities been able to find common ground and work together to advance the causes of social justice."

Could Dr. Ben Carson Be Too Liberal for Some Conservatives?

John A. Tures | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Explaining why Dr. Carson was disinvited from speaking at the Southern Baptist Convention last month, Baylor University History Professor Thomas S. Kidd writes "Carson has also made statements about Muslims, Jews and Christians all being "God's children," perhaps implying that there are multiple paths to God."

Hands Up, Don't Shoot, Smile You're on Camera

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Ferguson, Missouri was only another lit match on the drought of an honest societal wide discussion about race and social class in America.

James Brown on HBO: Deconstructing Mr. Dynamite's Moves

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Alex Gibney's documentary, Mr. Dynamite, limns the extraordinary rise of James Brown's career, and more: Interviews with his sidemen give a history of rhythm and blues, and race.

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.

Christopher Mathias

How A Massive March For Justice In Staten Island Was Not Anti-Police | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.25.2014 | Black Voices

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Thousands of protesters marched in Staten Island on Saturday to call for justice in the death of Eric Garner, the unarmed black...

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...

The Key to Solving Absolutely Everything...

Dan Duffy | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Dan Duffy

His book Shake the World (now available in paperback from Penguin Books), is about people who decided to use their voices and ideas to change and enhance the lives of countless people all over the earth.

Al Sharpton Chicago-Bound To Address Gun Violence

Posted 07.01.2013 | Chicago

Civil rights activist and regular MSNBC pundit the Rev. Al Sharpton announced over the weekend that he plans to move temporarily to Chicago later this...

Leigh Owens

Al Sharpton | Leigh Owens | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

(Photo by Rayon Richards) "I don't know if I would have brought Al Sharpton on to do a show!" Rev. Al Sharpton himself admitted this fall at the on...

From Driving While Black to Presiding While Black

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 10.28.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Today, we have our first Black president in office and much like minorities behind the wheel, he is being asked to produce his papers.

Celebrities React To Trayvon Martin's Killing

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 03.24.2012 | Entertainment

Many celebrities -- from director Spike Lee to "View" co-host Sherri Shepherd and rapper Chuck D -- have used social media to speak out against the ki...

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.

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.

WATCH: Al Sharpton Gets Nervous About His Love Life

Posted 12.12.2011 | Media

Al Sharpton appeared on "The Wendy Williams Show" on Tuesday and covered quite the spectrum of topics including his hair, rumored girlfriends, Occupy ...

Al Sharpton Defends Himself

Posted 06.15.2012 | Media

Al Sharpton has faced a barrage of criticism since he debuted on MSNBC, but the network's newly minted anchor took the chance to respond in an intervi...

Cenk Uygur Out At MSNBC

Deadline | DAVID LIEBERMAN | Posted 09.19.2011 | Media

Cenk Uygur's run at MSNBC sure was short....

WATCH: Thomas Roberts Gets Heated With Head Of NOM

Posted 08.28.2011 | Media

Reverend Al Sharpton was not the only one getting worked up on last night's Ed Show. Visibly heated, guest host Thomas Roberts interjected several...

Sharpton's Rally for Equal Education for All

Mary Ann West | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education
Mary Ann West

The site of the rally is the Norwalk, Conn. school where homeless mother Tanya McDowell had placed her young 5-year-old son last fall in order to get the best education for him.

Bloomberg Embarrassed By Out-Dated Voting Laws

| Jill Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

CITY HALL -- Voting in your living room could be a reality next Election Day if Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Rev. Al Sharpton get their way. Bloomberg...

Should Black Leaders Debate Black Agenda?

Lola Adesioye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lola Adesioye

Many are divided on whether the president's doing enough for black people. But the black agenda is one for everyone within the black community, not just the president or certain black leaders, to address.

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...

Michael Mineo Worries For Safety After Accused Officer, Richard Kern, Is Acquitted

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The man who accused a New York policeman of sodomizing him with a baton says he's worried about his safety after the officer's acquit...

Dominique Sharption, Al Sharpton's Daughter, Assaulted By Boyfriend

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The boyfriend of one of the Rev. Al Sharpton's daughters was charged Thursday with punching her in the face and shoving her out of a ...