By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Long after the St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert M. McCulloch announced Officer Darren Wilson will not be prosecuted in connection with the killing of unarmed Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown and burning tempers and flames had subsided, African American leaders were still expressing their disappointment in a criminal […]
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By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Officials from the National Action Network, the National Urban League the National Bar Association, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other civil rights groups have urged the Justice Department to remain focused on the deaths of Michael […]
By Charlene Muhammad and Walter Umrani Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call NEW ORLEANS–The family of a 22-year-old black man, their attorneys and Rev. Al Sharpton held a press conference Sept. 4, expressing outrage and refuting claims by police that Victor White III committed suicide while handcuffed in back of a police […]
By Herb Boyd Special to NNPA NEW YORK—The Rev. Al Sharpton was in the middle of his speech recounting how Eric Garner, 43, had been killed in a chokehold by NYPD officer when Garner’s wife collapsed by his side on the stage of the National Action Network in Harlem on Saturday morning, July 19. “They […]
By Brenda Robinson He has been referred to as fake, opportunist, trouble maker, racist, and even a man who preys upon the very people he claims to help. However, his critics got it wrong. The Rev. Al Sharpton has historically held America accountable for unfair practices and downright racism. The most recent incident, a California […]
While some information has floated around regarding this for some time, leave it to the Smoking Gun to put your business in the street! (See http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/Al-Sharpton-918273 and http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/investigation/al-sharpton-764312) While the event being discussed below doesn’t seem to be impacted, we can’t help but wonder how this will affect people’s perceptions when considering taking a complaint to […]
Every once in awhile—especially when he’s somewhere unexpected—Reverend Al Sharpton looks around, surprised and pleased. He’s been working for social justice and civil rights since he was nine years old, and there are many things he never thought he’d see in his lifetime.