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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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- 577 days ago
Al Sharpton -- UNC Scandal Is Worse For Black People Than Donald Sterling

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Al Sharpton -- MEETS WITH NBA ... Over Handling of Racist ATL Hawks Owner

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- 658 days ago
Al Sharpton -- GIlbert Arenas Has No Business Criticizing Me!

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GIlbert Arenas Has No Business Criticizing Me!

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

Gilbert Arenas
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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 >

- 687 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

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- 757 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 >

- 759 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

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

Al Sharpton
NBA Should Take Clippers from Sterling

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- 797 days ago

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