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  • 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
    dailycaller.com ^ | 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
    theblacksphere.net ^ | Aug 18, 2017 | Kevin Jackson
    Watch as Al Sharpton gets OWNED by a twelve year old! https://t.co/VpXihQg4b2— 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg4XKIX1bs4
  • 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
    breitbart.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • Al Sharpton's Daughter Arrested at Anti-Trump Protest

    02/01/2017 5:34:51 PM PST · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Washinton Free Beacon ^ | February 1, 2016
    Al Sharpton's daughter and Eric Garner's mother were both arrested Tuesday night during a protest outside of Trump Tower against the president's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. "In an act of civil disobedience and in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Eric Garner's mom and others were arrested tonight ... over President Trump's SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch," Sharpton's spokeswoman, Rachel Noerdlinger, said in a statement, according to the New York Post.
  • Sharpton defends John Lewis' claim and says the process that elected Trump 'was not legitimate'

    01/18/2017 12:00:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 17, 2017 | Nikki Schwab, US political reporter
    Al Sharpton backed up his fellow civil rights leader, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who last week questioned the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump. 'I think there is no question that the process that elected him was not legitimate,' Sharpton said yesterday on MSNBC, the network where he also hosts a show. Since Lewis said that he didn't view Trump as a 'legitimate president,' he's been whacked around by the president-elect, who continued to tweet about the civil rights leader and Democratic congressman today. During the interview and citing intelligence reports that pointed to Russian interference, Sharpton said the electoral process...
  • Sharpton: 'Thank God we lived in the age of Obama'

    01/15/2017 4:33:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 15, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    The Rev. Al Sharpton on Sunday praised President Obama and touted his accomplishments while in office. "I am so proud of President Barack Obama, not just because he was and is my color, but because he was America's kind," Sharpton said on MSNBC's "Politics Nation." "He helped this country like no president I've seen in my lifetime. We should thank God we lived in the age of Obama." Sharpton said Americans must be "concerned" about the future of the country when President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated next week. He went on to tout Obama's record, including his work on improving...
  • Al Sharpton, Betrayed by Protege, Faces Embarassingly Low Turnout for Inaugural March

    01/10/2017 7:43:32 AM PST · by RightGeek · 27 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | 1/10/17 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Al Sharpton will be marching on Washington on Martin Luther King Day, just five days before President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. It may be a lonely walk. Sharpton’s “We Shall Not Be Moved” march has piqued the interest of fewer than 1,000 people on Facebook. A rival event, the Women’s March on Washington, has already secured 175,000 RSVPs, with an additional 250,000 people saying they’re interested in attending. Two key organizers of the Women’s March are former executive directors of National Action Network, the civil-rights nonprofit Sharpton founded in 1991. Led almost exclusively by women of color, the Women’s March is...
  • Sharpton Promises ‘Season of Civil Disobedience’ in Response to Sessions Nomination

    01/08/2017 7:21:18 AM PST · by Cheerio · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 7, 2017 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON -- National Action Network president Rev. Al Sharpton promised a “season of civil disobedience” in reaction to the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) for attorney general in the Trump administration. Sharpton, an MSNBC host, said activists have planned a march in Washington on Jan. 14 during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend to protest the Sessions nomination. Sharpton recalled spending 90 days in jail for protesting on U.S. Navy land against military exercises on the island of Vieques in 2001 when George W. Bush was president, adding that civil disobedience usually works because it changes policy. “We’re...
  • Sharpton Promises ‘Season of Civil Disobedience’ in Response to Sessions Nomination

    01/08/2017 1:01:33 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 7, 2017 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON -- National Action Network president Rev. Al Sharpton promised a “season of civil disobedience” in reaction to the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) for attorney general in the Trump administration. Sharpton, an MSNBC host, said activists have planned a march in Washington on Jan. 14 during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend to protest the Sessions nomination. Sharpton recalled spending 90 days in jail for protesting on U.S. Navy land against military exercises on the island of Vieques in 2001 when George W. Bush was president, adding that civil disobedience usually works because it changes policy.
  • Al Sharpton: Sessions as attorney general 'a nightmare'

    01/07/2017 2:47:22 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 6, 2017 | Mark Hensch
    The Rev. Al Sharpton says Americans cannot afford Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) serving as President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general. “To have Sen. Sessions as attorney general is a nightmare we cannot wake up from,” he said during a Friday press call with other civil rights leaders, according to the Washington Examiner. The NAACP’s president, meanwhile, said his organization mainly opposes Sessions over his record on voting rights.