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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 244 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 >

- 248 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 >

- 266 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 >

- 421 days ago
Rev. Al Sharpton -- Unleashes Classic AL-ISM On Hollywood!

Rev. Al Sharpton
Unleashes Classic AL-ISM On Hollywood!

Sony Pictures honcho Amy Pascal is turning to a high power -- she seems to think -- to make good after her arguably racist email leak regarding President Obama.So, is the Rev. Al Sharpton ready to… READ MORE >

- 423 days ago
Al Sharpton -- Hollywood's Like the Rockies ... The Higher You Go, The Whiter it Looks

Al Sharpton
Hollywood's Like the Rockies The Higher You Go, The Whiter it Looks

Al Sharpton made it clear to us ... Sony honcho Amy Pascal's head is on the chopping block, or as he put it, "I'm gonna give her a lotta heck about the hack."Al was in NYC when our photog… READ MORE >

- 423 days ago
Brooklyn Shooting Victim -- Rev. Al Sharpton Pulls Out of Funeral Due to Family Rift

Brooklyn Shooting Victim
Sharpton Pulls Out of Funeral Due to Family Rift

Rev. Al Sharpton is bailing on delivering the eulogy at services for the Brooklyn man who was gunned down by NYPD -- and he says it's because he's caught in the middle of a family… READ MORE >

- 433 days ago
Brooklyn Shooting Victim's Mother & Aunt -- Rev. Al Sharpton, Don't Crash our Funeral (UPDATE)

Bklyn Shooting Victim's Mom & Aunt
Reverend Al Don't Crash Our Funeral

4:30 PM PT -- Reverend Sharpton tells us he has questions about Hertenceia and her motives. He says, "I do not know that this Aunt has legal standing to speak for the family." He adds ... "When… READ MORE >

- 434 days ago
Al Sharpton -- PRAISES ST. LOUIS RAMS ... Every Athlete Should Follow Their Lead

Al Sharpton
PRAISES ST. LOUIS RAMS Every Athlete Should Follow Their Lead

Al Sharpton says he "respects and admires" the St. Louis Rams players who did the "Hands Up" tribute to Mike Brown before Sunday's game ... and is calling on ALL ATHLETES to follow their lead."I… READ MORE >

- 437 days ago

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