Rev. Al Sharpton
NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas blasted civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton in a race-laced rant labeling him a “coon” that has made the incendiary Ferguson, Missouri situation even worse.
President Barack Obama says that while the shooting death of a Missouri teenager has prompted “strong passions,” people should remember Michael Brown through “reflection and understanding.”
The Rev. Al Sharpton is holding his annual civil rights conference amid a backdrop of questions about his cooperation with the FBI in the 1980s.
Alice Long planned months ago to use vacation time to travel from Huntsville, Ala., to the 50th anniversary events for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
The Rev. Al Sharpton announced Tuesday that he will lead a national “Justice for Trayvon” day in 100 cities this weekend to press for federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.
Some have asserted that black leaders have gone too far in using Trayvon Martin’s murder as a rallying point. Others, however, see a nation united in outrage – and maybe even fear – that is crying out, loud and clear, for change.