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Sharpton Planning National March On Washington Following Garner’s Death

Rev. Al Sharpton is planning a national march on Washington next week following a grand jury decision not to indict a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner.

12/04/2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a rally at Chicago State University on Oct. 19, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Pitches For Votes On Black Radio

President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don’t want him around in person.

10/21/2014

NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas blasted civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton in a race-laced rant, claiming he made the incendiary Ferguson, Mo., situation even worse. Phoenix, Arizona. (Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Gilbert Arenas Blasts Sharpton In Race-Laced Rant Over Ferguson Protests

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.

08/14/2014

Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown outside Greater St. Marks Family Church while Browns family along with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and a capacity crowd of guests met inside to discuss the killing on Aug. 12, 2014 in St Louis, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘The Death Of Michael Brown Is Heartbreaking’

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.”

08/13/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama greets Rev Al Sharpton as he arrives to speak at the 20th anniversary National Action Network Gala on April 6, 2011 at a hotel in New York City. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Attend NYC Sharpton Conference

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.

04/09/2014

People from across the globe arrive on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech on AUGUST 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event included a commemorative march and rally along the historic route followed in 1963. (credit: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

100,000 Expected To Participate In Civil Rights March In DC

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.

08/24/2013

File photo of the Rev. Al Sharpton. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sharpton to Lead ‘Justice for Trayvon’ Rallies in 100 cities

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.

07/16/2013

Rev. Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, and Benjamin Crump, attorney for the Trayvon Martin family, join together in a protest march just prior to a town hall meeting in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)

Is Trayvon Martin’s Name Being Exploited By Civil Rights Leaders?

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.

04/18/2012

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