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The call for affordable education

The call for affordable education

07/08/15 06:57PM

Earlier this year, President Obama called for college education to be more affordable. Today, two democratic lawmakers introduced a bill to make his plan for free community college a reality. It would help states waive tuition fees. Rev. Sharpton has more. watch

Giving Chicago hope during summer

Giving Chicago hope during summer

07/08/15 06:46PM

In the wake recent killings in Chicago, NBCNews.com has launched a special series called “Chicago’s Cruel Summer,” highlighting how the violence is affecting families. Rev. Sharpton talks to one mom making a difference. watch

NY special prosecutor for police killings?

NY special prosecutor for police killings?

07/08/15 06:14PM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order to appoint a special prosecutor to cases involving civilians killed by police. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will serve in this role. Rev. Sharpton talks to Gov. Cuomo for more. watch

Inside Obama’s ‘Amazing Grace’ speech

Inside Obama’s ‘Amazing Grace’ speech

07/07/15 06:53PM

Hear the story behind President Obama singing “Amazing Grace” during the eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney last month in South Carolina. It wasn’t in the script. Valerie Jarrett has the scoop. watch

Debunking Donald Trump

Debunking Donald Trump

07/07/15 06:33PM

Rev. Sharpton runs down some of Donald Trump’s most recent statements and fact checks them. Find out which ones past the smell test. watch

Fixing ‘No Child Left Behind’

Fixing ‘No Child Left Behind’

07/07/15 06:18PM

Today the Senate began a debate on an education bill that would overhaul the controversial “No Child Left Behind” law from the Bush era. Both Democrats and Republicans say the law should be fixed. Education Secretary Arne Duncan joins in for more. watch

2016 Bernie momentum on the rise

2016 Bernie momentum on the rise

07/06/15 06:31PM

There’s a hunger for equality in this country and that hunger’s being reflected in Bernie Sanders’ surging campaign numbers. He’s drawing huge crowds and donations. Rev. Sharpton talks to Bernie Sanders about his campaign and how he can keep momentum. watch

S. Carolina votes to remove Confederate flag

S. Carolina votes to remove Confederate flag

07/06/15 06:17PM

Late Monday, state lawmakers met and the Senate voted 37 to 3 to move the Confederate flag into a museum. A final vote will be held Tuesday. Rev. Sharpton talks to State Sen. Karl Allen, D - S.C., for more. watch

Donald Trump doubles down on immigration

Donald Trump doubles down on immigration

07/06/15 06:00PM

On Monday, Donald Trump released a statement refusing to back away from his immigration comments as more Republicans come out against him. Rev. Sharpton talks to Joan Walsh and James Peterson for more on Trump’s strategy. watch

Officials to re-enact Tamir Rice case?

Officials to re-enact Tamir Rice case?

07/02/15 06:19PM

In a new twist, the prosecutor in the Tamir Rice case is going to bring in the state highway patrol to reconstruct the entire scene. Rev. Sharpton talks to Marq Claxton about the evidence necessary to charge in the case. watch

The wage fight across America

The wage fight across America

07/01/15 06:48PM

President Obama made the case for a more inclusive economy on Tuesday. On Wednesday, we’re already seeing progress on that front. Minimum wage hikes hit Chicago, Louisville, Washington DC and Maryland. Robert Reich joins in for more. watch

Gotcha: Sen. McConnell flip flops on $10 bill

Gotcha: Sen. McConnell flip flops on $10 bill

07/01/15 06:31PM

Sen. Mitch McConnell isn’t too happy about the new plan to put a woman on the $10 bill. He called removing Alexander Hamilton a “terrible idea,” but not too long ago, he was trying to replace Hamilton himself! Rev. Sharpton has more. watch

South Carolina church fire investigation

South Carolina church fire investigation

07/01/15 06:18PM

Federal authorities are trying to figure out why a predominantly black church in South Carolina caught fire and burned. The Associated Press cites an official that says the fire was not arson. Joy Reid and Matthew Horace join Rev. Sharpton for more. watch

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