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  • Al Sharpton’s half-brother charged in murder after marching against guns

    03/27/2018 11:06:05 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 39 replies
    wash examiner ^ | March 2018 | Bedard
    The half-brother of Rev. Al Sharpton, also an activist whose group participated in Saturday’s anti-gun March For Our Lives, has been charged in a Sunday shooting death in Dothan, Ala. Dothan police said that Rev. Kenneth Glasgow was the driver in a car linked to the murder of 23-year-old Breunia Jennings of Dothan by passenger Jamie Townes, 26. Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish said that Glasgow and Townes allegedly searched for Jennings, who they believe had stolen Townes’ car. When they found her, Townes allegedly shot Jennings as she drove, hitting her in the head. She died later. Modern Conservatives:...
  • 36 Hours: From Leading Anti-Gun Violence Rally to Capital Murder Charges

    03/26/2018 4:09:14 PM PDT · by boycott · 38 replies
    DOTHAN - "Man, that's a brand new car," Reverend Kenneth Sharpton Glasgow told a bystander as he was escorted over to a Dothan Police Department vehicle Sunday night. The car he was referencing was a 2018 Toyota Camry that was in the middle of a murder crime scene at the intersection of Lake Street and Allen Road. Glasgow indicated to the bystander that the Camry belonged to him, and the vehicle may have had damage from gunshots. Glasgow, 52, wasn't wearing handcuffs, but he did ride in the backseat of the DPD vehicle away from the scene. "We were ducked...
  • Sharpton: Blacks Unemployed 'Cause of Racist Republicans (From Nov 2nd, 2010—Please help me analyze)

    01/19/2018 3:13:11 PM PST · by WeWaWes · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 11/02/2010 | Fox News Video
    A 1:50 short video from the Rev AL and Don Lemon that aired November 2nd, 2010. Don Lemon: "The big issue is money, jobs and the economy."
  • Sharpton Hits Trump With Fat Joke: You Should Order Three Big Macs Instead of Two

    01/15/2018 12:47:51 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 72 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | January 15, 2018 | David Rutz
    Al Sharpton hit President Donald Trump for his weight during comments marking Martin Luther King Jr., Day in Harlem, quipping he should order three Big Macs instead of two. According to New York Times writer Shane Goldmacher, Sharpton complimented New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D.) as a "national celebrity" and, perhaps alluding to potential White House ambitions, said Trump should "get your best gloves out" before making the joke about Trump's fondness for fast food. It's a noteworthy comment from Sharpton, given his former obesity. The now slimmed down-Sharpton once weighed more than 300 pounds. In 2014, the New York...
  • Trump is turning Dr. King's dream into a nightmare. Did civil rights martyrs die in vain?

    01/15/2018 8:01:12 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 15, 2018 | Rev. Al Sharpton
    In November of 2008, I was invited to Chicago to watch the election returns at Grant Park and be there with Barack Obama as he became the first African American ever elected U.S. president. I respectfully declined. Instead I spent election night in Atlanta, leading National Action Network’s (NAN) watch night service, similar to the New Year’s Eve service and countdown that we do every year. A half-century ago King led a movement — a movement that was predicated upon securing voting rights, job opportunities, fair housing, educational opportunities, an end to racial discrimination and ending income inequality. Today, in...
  • A media controversy ignites over the case of Tawana Brawley (1987)

    11/28/2017 8:01:57 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Tawana Brawley is found covered with feces and wrapped in garbage bags outside the Pavilion Condominiums in Wappingers Falls, New York. Brawley appeared to have undergone an extremely traumatic experience: parts of her hair were cut off, her pants were slightly burned, and there was a racial slur scrawled on her body. Brawley told authorities that for four days she had been held against her will and repeatedly raped by a gang of white men, one of whom she claimed had a police badge. The Brawley case became a ’cause celebre’ when controversial attorney C. Vernon Mason, Alton Maddox, and...
  • Sharpton: “Outlaw Semi-Automatic Weapons”

    11/12/2017 6:46:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One of the obstacles to rational discussion of guns in America is the profound ignorance about guns on the part of many pushing for tighter controls. Take Al Sharpton on his MSNBC show this morning. Debating the subject with Liberty University Professor Daniel Howell in the context of the Sutherland Springs church massacre, Sharpton decried the availability of automatic and “semi-automatic weapons.” A bit later, Sharpton suggested that “we should outlaw automatic weapons, semi-automatic weapons.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Al Sharpton’s daughter is hour late to own wedding, may have good excuse with her ‘$5 million leg’

    10/16/2017 11:05:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | October 16, 2017 | Carmine Sabia
    Al Sharpton’s daughter was on her last leg before marrying a fellow race activist on Sunday. Activist Dominique Sharpton, who is suing New York City for $5 million for a sprained ankle, despite being photographed climbing a mountain after her alleged injury, was an hour late to her wedding, the New York Post reported.
  • Al Sharpton Says Weed Is The Next ‘Civil Rights Cause’

    09/30/2017 12:19:39 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 43 replies ^ | 9/29/17 | Amber Randall
    Rev. Al Sharpton argued that the fight to legalize marijuana is the next civil rights cause in a Thursday op-ed for the Guardian. Sharpton, an activist and preacher, said it’s crucial to decriminalize marijuana because laws against it have oppressed minorities over the years, making it difficult for them to get good educations and other opportunities.“It is a civil rights cause that we should not postpone, but accelerate during these dark and difficult times,” Sharpton said. “For Democrats and progressives, the arguments have always been clear: generations of Americans, overwhelmingly people of color, have been imprisoned and starved of access...
  • Al Sharpton honored with James Joyce award — No, not a sick joke

    09/28/2017 9:29:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Irish Central ^ | September 27, 2017 05:22 AM | Niall O’Dowd
    It was shocking to see University College Dublin’s Literary and Historical Society present their James Joyce award to Al Sharpton. Al Sharpton? Not mentioned anywhere in the citation was Sharpton’s role in the Tawana Brawley case, during which he defamed and destroyed utterly innocent men over a rape that never happened. Nor were Sharpton’s former ties to the mob nor his role as an informer brought up, which is really no surprise. Sharpton joined a prestigious list of other honorees that includes Nobel Prize-winners anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Irish politician John Hume and poet Seamus Heaney. I have no...
  • Kid Rock gloats over Sharpton kid’s bust

    09/10/2017 3:14:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 10, 2017 | Linda Massarella
    Kid Rock was gloating online Sunday over the arrest of Al Sharpton’s daughter amid his feud with the Manhattan reverend activist. see also Al Sharpton daughter busted on birthday after tussle with cabbie The musician retweeted The Post’s story of Ashley Sharpton’s weekend arrest on charges she struck a cab driver and stole his keys and added, “These ‘activists’ are such nice people… not.” The move comes after Sharpton’s National Action Network announced plans to protest Kid’s upcoming concert and appearances because he raises the Confederate flag on stage. “Why is he retweeting this stuff?” Sharpton groused to The Post...
  • Kevin Jackson: Watch as Al Sharpton gets OWNED by a twelve year old!

    08/18/2017 12:09:20 PM PDT · by Syncro · 7 replies ^ | Aug 18, 2017 | Kevin Jackson
    Watch as Al Sharpton gets OWNED by a twelve year old!— Kevin Jackson (@KevinJacksonTBS) August 18, 2017
  • Al Sharpton: Defund the Jefferson Memorial

    08/17/2017 5:28:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | August 16, 2017
    New York activist Al Sharpton offered an emotional and personal case calling for the federal government to halt funding to Washington, D.C.'s Jefferson Memorial. Sharpton said America's third president and the author of the Declaration of Independence had several slaves. His iconic round-roofed memorial sits on the edge of Potomac River- the first of several monuments lining Washington's Ohio Drive. Sharpton also noted how Jefferson is said to have fathered a child with a slave named Sally Hemings. "People need to understand that people were enslaved," Sharpton told PBS' Charlie Rose. He said that his great-grandfather was a slave who...
  • Al Sharpton: America Should Stop Funding The Jefferson Memorial

    08/17/2017 6:26:58 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/16/2017
    Published on Aug 16, 2017 Al Sharpton tells Charlie Rose that the Jefferson Memorial should no longer be funded by American taxpayers because Jefferson was a slave holder. Video @ link
  • Al Sharpton: In America, bias, hate and racism move from the margins to the mainstream

    08/15/2017 1:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 14, 2017 | Al Sharpton
    This weekend, the world watched tragedy unfold in Charlottesville, Virginia. A young woman, Heather Heyer, lost her life and at least 19 others were injured when a car rammed into a crowd of people gathered to counter white supremacist protesters. What occurred in Charlottesville is a horrific example of hatred unleashing itself on American streets in 2017. But what we must keep in mind is that Charlottesville is a symptom and we must deal with the cause: hate, bias and racism have been empowered and taken from the margins into the mainstream. Now we must come to terms with the...
  • Sharpton: Trump encouraging police violence 'reprehensible'

    07/30/2017 1:38:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2017 | John Bowden
    Rev. Al Sharpton blasted President Trump on Saturday for appearing to encourage police to be "rough" with suspects during his Friday speech to law enforcement in Long Island, New York. The legendary civil rights advocate accused Trump of supporting "police violence" in his remarks to officers, and pointed out Trump's use of an anti-Irish slur. "As if the reprehensible statement by President Donald Trump encouraging police violence wasn't enough," Sharpton wrote on Instagram. "He used a slur against Irish regarding "Paddy Wagons."
  • Sharpton: African-Americans Who ‘Don’t Trust’ Trump to Protect Them From White Supremacists

    05/29/2017 11:48:58 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 64 replies ^ | 5/28/17 | Pam Key
    FULL TITLE.......................Sharpton: African-Americans Who ‘Don’t Trust’ Trump to Protect Them From White Supremacists Increasingly Buying Guns........................Sunday on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” host Al Sharpton said African-Americans diverse in age and gender are now increasingly taking up legal arms because “They don’t trust the Trump administration to protect them from the rise of white supremacists aggression that we have seen in the past year.” Sharpton said “The story of legal gun ownership among black Americans is as combustible as it is complex. Some have contended that modern gun control begins not with school shootings but with the Black Panther Party for Self Defense....
  • "All White People are Racist... Being a Racist is Not An Option, it is a Condition"

    05/08/2017 1:06:57 PM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    Frontpage ^ | May 8, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Anti-racism became racism a while back. But most lefties aren't as open in discussing the implications of that. 
  • Tax Day Cometh (For Most)

    04/13/2017 4:35:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | April 13, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Tuesday is tax day. I tell you this not to raise your blood pressure, but to remind you. If youÂ’re like me, you wait till the last minute because you have to cut a check to Uncle Sam. Since withholdings used to force me to give the government an interest-free loan before I started doing contracting work, I figured making them wait till the very last day was the least I could do to protest for the hand in my wallet they used to have for me.But I will cut that check again this year, as I do every year....
  • Al Sharpton Stands Up for Susan Rice and the ‘Litany of Our Women’ Attacked by GOP

    04/11/2017 11:05:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Observer ^ | April 10, 2017 | By Will Bredderman
    Rev. Al Sharpton claimed this weekend that former National Security Advisor Susan Rice is just the latest victim of a Republican campaign of calumny against influential African-American females—an effort the black activist argued has already targeted California Congressman Maxine Waters and journalist April Ryan. Sharpton declared during his weekly rally on Saturday that the allegations are part of a pattern of conservative attacks on black women. “Same time we saw that they want to jump on Susan Rice. Now, how many black women are ya’ll gonna try to demonize?” Sharpton told an applauding crowd at the Harlem headquarters of his...