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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 Rejects 'Dancing w/ the Stars' -- Again!!

Al Sharpton Rejects 'Dancing w/ the Stars' -- Again!!

Rev. Al Sharpton just turned down ANOTHER offer to join "Dancing with the Stars" ... but not because he's scared of the competition -- in fact, Al insists, "I've got moves ... I'D BLOW 'EM OUT!!"… READ MORE >

Sharpton Looks to Stuff the Rush in NFL

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Looks to Stuff the Rush In NFL

Al Sharpton is playing some serious defense for the St. Louis Rams -- The Rev has launched an all-out blitz to keep Rush Limbaugh from buying the NFL franchise. In the wake of several reports that… READ MORE >

- 1733 days ago
Rev. Al's Raw Deal -- Sharpton Gets Booed

Rev. Al's Raw Deal -- Sharpton Gets Booed

Apparently wrestling fans aren't too keen on fighting ignorance and illiteracy, because as soon as Rev. Al Sharpton stepped into the ring at Monday Night Raw to promote his education reform tour… READ MORE >

- 1745 days ago
Rev. Al -- Ready to Rumble ... with Illiteracy

Rev. Al -- Ready to Rumble ... with Illiteracy

Reverend Al Sharpton is set to lay the smack down tonight on WWE Raw -- just don't expect to see him bodyslamming John Cena in the ring.Yesterday in D.C., the preacher man with the best bouffant… READ MORE >

- 1747 days ago
Rev. Al on Abdul -- 'I'll Try to Overcome!'

Rev. Al on Abdul -- 'I'll Try to Overcome!'

Paula Abdul's scatterbrained quotables on the "American Idol" panel will be missed by many people -- but Reverend Al. Sharpton sure ain't one of 'em. See Also What It Takes To Keep Paula on "Idol"… READ MORE >

- 1798 days ago
Sharpton Spanks the Monkey Cartoon

Sharpton Spanks the Monkey Cartoon

The Reverend Al Sharpton is putting the smack down on the New York Post, suggesting racism could be a factor in a political cartoon featured in this morning's edition. The cartoon (by Sean… READ MORE >

- 1969 days ago
Car Revs Over Al's Daughter

Car Revs Over Al's Daughter

TMZ has learned Rev. Al Sharpton's daughter was rushed to the emergency room earlier this week after she was run over by a car outside her dad's NY office building -- and all on the day before her… READ MORE >

- 2169 days ago
First A-Hole Talks First Lady

First A-Hole Talks First Lady

While political pundits debate whether the First Lady is fair game, Prince Von A-Hole reiterated his disdain for Michelle Obama -- and his fondness for Bush -- as in Laura.… READ MORE >

- 2242 days ago
Al Sharpton's Next Challenge: Uncle Sam

Al Sharpton's Next Challenge: Uncle Sam

The Rev. Al Sharpton may need to reach further into his pockets to pay his debts. A whopping 1.5 mil!Government records obtained by the AP suggest that the Rev and his business entities owe nearly… READ MORE >

- 2253 days ago
Rev. Al -- Making Peace, Not War

Rev. Al -- Making Peace, Not War

He might be a rabble-rouser of the first order, but when Rev. Al Sharpton gets his morning joe, he's all peace and love, man.insertBCSinglePlayer(1358275249);TMZ spotted the Rev. getting revved up… READ MORE >

- 2387 days ago

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