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Al Sharpton

Alfred Charles "Al" Sharpton, Jr. (born October 3, 1954) is an American Baptist minister, civil rights activist, and television/radio talk show host. In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidential election. He hosts his own radio talk show, Keepin' It Real, and he makes regular guest appearances on Fox News (such as The O'Reilly Factor) CNN, and MSNBC. In 2011, he was named the host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation, a nightly talk show. Sharpton's supporters praise "his ability and willingness to defy the power structure that is seen as the cause of their suffering" and consider him "a man who is willing to tell it like it is". Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, a one-time foe, said that Sharpton deserves the respect he enjoys among African Americans: "He is willing to go to jail for them, and he is there when they need him." His critics describe him as "a political radical who is to blame, in part, for the deterioration of race relations". Sociologist Orlando Patterson has referred to him as a racial arsonist, while liberal columnist Derrick Z. Jackson has called him the black equivalent of Richard Nixon and Pat Robertson. Sharpton sees much of the

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Al Sharpton -- Kaepernick Has Something In Common with Jackie Robinson (VIDEO)

Al Sharpton
Kaepernick Has Something In Common ... With Jackie Robinson

Al Sharpton says Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem protest reminds him of Jackie Robinson -- because the MLB legend also said he refused to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner." It's true ... As… READ MORE >

Al Sharpton -- Calls Out USA Basketball ... Separate Digs Just Ain't American (VIDEO)

Al Sharpton
Calls Out USA Basketball ... Separate Digs Just Ain't American

Al Sharpton says it's downright UN-AMERICAN for the USA Hoops squad to get luxury treatment in Rio ... saying they should show some unity and rough it with the rest of the Olympic athletes. If… READ MORE >

- 57 days ago
Rev. Al Sharpton -- We Need Police (VIDEO)

Rev. Al Sharpton
We Need Police

Rev. Al Sharpton wants to make it clear ... he is NOT anti-cop. We got Rev Al leaving NBC in NYC Friday, when he groused the Dallas killer set the anit-police brutality movement back… READ MORE >

- 83 days ago
Rev. Al Sharpton -- Prez Obama Handled N-Word Only Way He Could ... But Larry Wilmore Was Wrong (VIDEO)

Rev. Al Sharpton
Prez Obama Handled N-Word Only Way He Could But Wilmore Was Wrong

President Obama was checkmated into smiling when Larry Wilmore dropped the N bomb on him -- and couldn't respond the way he should have ... according to Rev. Al Sharpton. Sharpton is pissed… READ MORE >

- 151 days ago
Taxi Commission To Kenny Smith -- We Didn't Racially Profile You ... Al Sharpton Disagrees (VIDEO)

Taxi Commission To Kenny Smith
We Didn't Racially Profile You Al Sharpton Disagrees

The NYC cab driver who REFUSED to allow Kenny Smith into his taxi DID NOT racially profile the former NBA star ... so says the government agency who oversees the drivers. TMZ… READ MORE >

- 202 days ago
Al Sharpton -- Ray Rice Got Screwed ... No Equal Justice In NFL (VIDEO)

Al Sharpton
Ray Rice Got Screwed ... No Equal Justice In NFL

The NFL is still screwed up when it comes to meting out justice for domestic violence -- so says Al Sharpton. Sharpton cannot understand how Ray Rice was ultimately banished from the NFL while… READ MORE >

- 318 days ago
Rev. Al Sharpton -- Shame on Rachel Dolezal's Parents (VIDEO)

Rev. Al Sharpton
Shame on Rachel Dolezal's Parents

Reverend Al Sharpton made it clear .... the parents of the white woman who claimed she was black while running the NAACP in Spokane betrayed their daughter by kicking her while she was down. As… READ MORE >

- 475 days ago
Al Sharpton on Floyd Mayweather -- He's Not Trying to Be a Role Model

Al Sharpton on Mayweather:
He's Not Trying to Be a Role Model

Here's an interesting video ... we asked Rev. Al Sharpton if he thinks Floyd Mayweather is a good role model -- and while he didn't exactly say yes, he didn't say no either.  Floyd's past is… READ MORE >

- 479 days ago
Al Sharpton -- Lose Weight, Tubby! Fat-Shames Kenan Thompson

Al Sharpton
Lose Weight Tubby! Fat Shames Kenan Thompson

If Kenan Thompson ever wants to host a late night show, Reverend Al Sharpton says he better drop some major poundage because nobody wants to fall asleep to a puffy porker. Our photog asked… READ MORE >

- 497 days ago
Rev. Al Sharpton Meet With Sony's Amy Pascal ... All Talk ... Let's See Some Action

Rev. Al Sharpton
Meets with Amy Pascal All Talk, Let's See Some Action

Al Sharpton is willing to give Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal a chance to prove she'll do the right thing for African Americans, but he says, "The proof is in the pudding and you don't know until… READ MORE >

- 652 days ago

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