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Confronting an uncomfortable racial past

Confronting an uncomfortable racial past

06/29/15 06:17PM

South Carolina reportedly has the two-thirds support needed to take down the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds. Rev. Sharpton talks with South Carolina State Senator Paul Thurmond about his efforts to support that measure. watch

#HateWontWin

#HateWontWin

06/25/15 06:56PM

Rev. Sharpton reflects on his interaction with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley at the funerals for two of the Charleston victims Thursday, and how it’s a small step in the right direction. watch

Remembering the Charleston victims

Remembering the Charleston victims

06/25/15 06:26PM

The first funerals were held on Thursday for “The Beautiful 9.” Rev. Sharpton was there to honor Ethel Lance and Sharonda Singleton who were both killed in Emanuel AME Church. Journalist Nicholas Kristof joins in for more. watch

SCOTUS upholds the ACA

SCOTUS upholds the ACA

06/25/15 06:00PM

The Supreme Court upheld a key part of the Affordable Care Act -- subsidies. The decision is great news for the 6.4 million Americans who buy insurance on the federal exchange. Rev. Sharpton talks to Jeffrey Rosen and Rep. Jan Schakowsky for more. watch

Dealing with guns and gun culture

Dealing with guns and gun culture

06/24/15 06:58PM

People are debating whether gun culture in this country has gone to the extreme. Recent instances in Mississippi and Georgia of people exercising their Second Amendment rights have sparked debate about what is appropriate. Rev. Sharpton weighs in. watch

The most dangerous extremist in America

The most dangerous extremist in America

06/24/15 06:16PM

A new report is shedding light on acts of terror in the US. It shows extremist killers here are more often motivated by anti-government or supremacist views than by radical Islamic views. Rev. Sharpton talks to Brian Levin and Jim Cavanaugh for more. watch

The wake for Rev. Pickney

The wake for Rev. Pickney

06/24/15 06:00PM

On Wednesday, a horse-drawn carriage brought the body of State Senator Clementa Pickney to the South Carolina Statehouse, where he lay in state. Rev. Sharpton talks to Sen. Patrick Leahy and Rep. Terri Sewell for more on his wake and the day’s events. watch

Prison reform is making strange alliances

Prison reform is making strange alliances

06/23/15 06:36PM

Millions of Americans have been caught up in the criminal justice system. They’ve seen their lives destroyed even after they’ve done their time. Now, the issue is making unlikely allies. Rev. Sharpton talks to Grover Norquist and Wade Henderson for more. watch

Autopsy released in Freddie Gray case

Autopsy released in Freddie Gray case

06/23/15 06:18PM

The “Baltimore Sun” has obtained a copy of the medical examiner’s autopsy report and it concludes that Freddie Gray suffered a single “high-energy injury,” most likely caused when the police van decelerated. Rev. Sharpton talks to Areva Martin for more. watch

The new debate over ‘Old Dixie’

The new debate over ‘Old Dixie’

06/23/15 06:00PM

Politicians, corporations, and citizens are having a new conversation about slavery and about getting Confederate icons out of public spaces. Rev. Sharpton talks with South Carolina State Rep. Seth Whipper, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and EJ Dionne for more. watch

The doors of Emanuel AME are open

The doors of Emanuel AME are open

06/22/15 06:57PM

The front page of Sunday’s “Post and Courier” was dedicated to all nine lives cut short by tragedy at Emanuel AME Church. Hundreds gathered outside the grounds to mourn. Inside, more than a thousand came together for the first time since the shooting. watch

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