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Topic - Al Sharpton
As much of the media failed to acknowledge that the "knockout game" involved mostly black-on-white crime, two well-known black leaders have decried the violence: the Rev. Al Sharpton and Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page.
A 76-year-old New York City woman is said to be the latest victim in the dangerous "knockout" game spreading across the country, in which black youths single out a stranger, in most cases a woman, and hit them in hopes of knocking them out with one blow.
Rapper Macklemore took the opportunity during an acceptance speech Sunday night at the American Music Award ceremony to talk a bit of politics, slamming what he characterized as the nation’s racist response to the shooting death of Florida teen, Trayvon Martin.
The Rev. Al Sharpton condemned the dangerous "knockout" attacks cropping up in cities all over the country, saying the "insane thuggery" of punching a defenseless stranger is far from being a game.
The Rev. Al Sharpton threatened Saturday to boycott luxury retailer Barneys if the department store doesn't respond adequately to allegations by black shoppers that they were racially profiled there.
Democrats forget their own history of prejudice
Let the dethroning of Rev. Al Sharpton begin — that's nearly the mood of four members of the clergy who live in Harlem, who have sent invitations to 100-plus churches to take down the controversial activist a peg or two from his leadership role in the black community.
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With the arduous campaign to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg finally in its final stage, New Yorkers now have their choices before them: stick with policies that have kept the city relatively safe and prosperous, or break from a past that some residents complain has nurtured income inequality and racial divisions.
Civil rights activist Al Sharpton suggested in a radio broadcast on Tuesday that’s making the rounds on YouTube that Apple is too white, and needs to add some black faces to executive-level positions.
Thousands of people gathered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington on Wednesday, but the historic event was missing the country's only black senator.
The Rev. Al Sharpton praised President Obama on MSNBC on Wednesday, saying that he is the John F. Kennedy "of today" and that he was elected to office all because of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Standing on the spot where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously urged Americans not to judge one another by the color of their skin, President Obama said Wednesday that Americans must use the example of the civil rights marchers of 50 years ago to press for his brand of economic justice for the middle class.
The Let Freedom Ring event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington today was missing the country's only black senator.
Al Sharpton, in which the Florida congressman said, "At this point, the Tea Party is no more popular than the Klan."
In UPI, he said: "I challenge anyone to match what we do every day, all day. We need to attack the issues, not each other. If you want to be the big guy, be the big guy, be that. Don't act like I'm not doing anything local. I am."