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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 -- GIlbert Arenas Has No Business Criticizing Me!

Al Sharpton
GIlbert Arenas Has No Business Criticizing Me!

Al Sharpton had some choice words for Gilbert Arenas (once we told him who he was) over the former NBA star's use of a racial slur in criticizing the good reverend for his role in the Michael… READ MORE >

Gilbert Arenas -- Calls Rev. Al Sharpton a 'Coon' ... Over Michael Brown Protests

Gilbert Arenas
Calls Rev. Al Sharpton a 'Coon' Over Michael Brown Protests

Gilbert Arenas uncorked a racial slur on Rev. Al Sharpton ... attacking him over his reaction to the police shooting of Michael Brown and the riots that have followed.Arenas posted his… READ MORE >

- 7 days ago
Al Sharpton -- Justin Bieber Videos Prove -- N-Word Should Be OFF LIMITS

Al Sharpton
Bieber Videos Prove N-Word Should Be OFF LIMITS

Justin Bieber's racist song underscores that the N-word has no place in our vocabulary ... so says Al Sharpton.Sharpton was out on the streets of New York on Wednesday when our photog asked him… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Rev. Al Sharpton -- I'm Meeting with NBA Commish ... To Prevent Another Sterling Debacle

Rev. Al Sharpton
I'm Meeting with NBA Commish To Prevent Another Sterling Debacle

The Rev and The Commish will meet face-to-face in NYC tomorrow -- for a closed-door meeting about the L.A. Clippers and how the league should handle civil rights issues in the future. Al… READ MORE >

- 79 days ago
Al Sharpton -- I'm Organizing a Boycott If the NBA Doesn't Suspend Donald Sterling TODAY

Al Sharpton
I'm Organizing a Boycott If the NBA Does Not Suspend Donald Sterling TODAY

Things are about to get real serious for the NBA ... Al Sharpton tells TMZ Sports he's planning on contacting the NBA's major advertisers to get them to pull their sponsorship if the league does… READ MORE >

- 115 days ago
Al Sharpton -- NBA Should Take Clippers from Sterling

Al Sharpton
NBA Should Take Clippers from Sterling

Reverend Al Sharpton is calling for the NBA to investigate Donald Sterling ASAP -- telling TMZ Sports, "No one should be allowed to own a team if they have in fact engaged in this kind of racial… READ MORE >

- 117 days ago
Jay Z & Beyonce -- Protest In NYC ... With Trayvon Martin's Mom

Jay Z & Beyonce
Protest In NYC With Trayvon Martin's Mom

Jay Z and Beyonce have made it clear -- they believe justice was NOT served in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin ... they spent Saturday protesting the laws which allowed his killer to walk.… READ MORE >

- 397 days ago
Al Sharpton on George Zimmerman -- We Won't Stop Until Justice Is Served

Al Sharpton on Zimmerman
We Won't Stop Until Justice Is Served

A battle was lost, but the war's not over ... Al Sharpton says he WILL NOT REST until justice is served for Trayvon Martin's death -- after yesterday's not guilty verdict for the man who pulled… READ MORE >

- 403 days ago
Rev. Al Sharpton -- Don't Judge Paula Deen for OLD Racist Comments

Rev. Al Sharpton
Don't Judge Paula Deen For OLD Racist Comments

Rev. Al Sharpton doesn't much care if Paula Deen used the n-word 27-years-ago ... he says it's more about whether she's still using it today. We asked Sharpton -- a renowned figure in the Civil… READ MORE >

- 423 days ago
Rev. Al Sharpton to Gov. Chris Christie -- I Can Help You KEEP the Weight Off!

Rev. Al to Chris Christie
I Can Help You KEEP the Weight Off

Al Sharpton wants to be the Mickey to Chris Christie's "Rocky Balboa" ... telling TMZ he'll personally train the Gov's obese ass to ENSURE he doesn't regain the weight he's lost after Lap-Band… READ MORE >

- 471 days ago

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