The Rev. Al Sharpton will take his support of President Obama’s Jobs Bill to the streets of Washington D.C. next month in a march including labor groups and civil rights organizations. The march, which will take place on October 15th, will convene a day before President Obama speaks at the Martin Luther King memorial unveiling. […]

Across our media landscape the number of Black faces representing us as anchors, pundits, and hosts are slim to none. But in the last decade, a number of esteemed journalists, politicians, and educators have made the transition from their respectful careers to the TV screen analyzing everything from civil rights issues to entertainment, sports, and […]

As I stood in the courtyard of Jackson State Prison in Georgia yesterday holding a prayer vigil for Troy Anthony Davis, I, like so many others held out hope for some sort of miracle. In the exact location where I joined Troy’s mother in 2008 when we received such a miracle 90 minutes before his […]

Rev. Al Sharpton will call upon the U.S. Justice Department to take the lead in capital punishment cases across the country, and strip states from prosecuting them. Check out our Troy Davis Execution coverage Top 5 most wrongful executions ever Sharpton, who called the execution of Troy Davis, a “bleak day in the American justice […]

On his MSNBC show last night, Reverend Al Sharpton called the decision to execute Troy Davis “a bleak day for anyone who cares about justice in this country.” Sharpton will be leading a march in Atlanta today to protest the execution. Risky? Troy Davis Willing To Take Polygraph To Prove Innocence Troy Davis’ Lawyers To […]

HARLEM — New York public leaders, community organizations and residents gathered Sunday to celebrate the 42nd annual African American Day Parade in Harlem. One focal point of the march was to attenuate the looming violence in neighboring and citywide communities. The march took place on Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., extending from 111th St. to 135th […]

NEW YORK — Activist and MSNBC Politicsnation host Rev. Al Sharpton continues to advocate for victims of police brutality by taking up the case of 56-year-old Denise Gay. Gay, who was sitting outside of her Brooklyn home last weekend, was shot and killed by a stray bullet during a shootout between police and two men. […]

A new article on the New Republic written by Randall Kennedy focuses on the career transformation Rev. Al Sharpton has experienced from firebrand civil rights activist to prime-time show host. Sharpton, who is now the host of PoliticsNation on MSNBC, has gone from an unpopular figure amongst many Americans to a mainstream darling for many […]

Whenever I hear people question Reverend Sharpton’s new show, ‘Politics Nation’ on MSNBC, I find myself thinking of the theory known as ‘crabs in the barrel.’ In the ensuing debate surrounding newsrooms and diversity, many forget that there is a massive difference between a journalist and an activist. A journalist reports the news, while an […]

Reverend Al Sharpton criticized GOP leaders, including Speaker of the House John Boehner, on his MSNBC show for the postponement of President Obama’s jobs speech for Congress due to the GOP Presidential debate being held on the same day. Obama’s speech was originally scheduled for next Wednesday — but was postponed because Boehner would not […]

Twenty years ago, race riots erupted in Crown Heights and an innocent Jewish student was murdered in response to the accidental killing of an African-American child. After the murder, the Rev. Al Sharpton came to Crown Heights and further whipped up an already incensed crowd, leaving some in the Jewish community to demand twenty years […]

In a new interview on, Rev. Al Sharpton has responded to the backlash he is receiving from his recent appointment as host on MSNBC’s Politics Nation. Many conservatives have decided to drum up the Tawanna Brawley case from nearly two decades ago, and criticize his relationship with President Obama. Check out an excerpt here: […]