On Easter Sunday 1939, African American opera singer Marian Anderson provided what might be called a warm-up act for the civil rights era with her famous performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.... read more
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has joined the chorus of voices criticizing performers Jay-Z and Beyonce for their recent trip to Havana, arguing the Cuban government has used the trip for “propaganda purposes" and that the White House owes an explanation. read more
Former Obama staffer Ben LaBolt and Nia-Malika Henderson join Rev. Al Sharpton to explain how the president's second term will differ from his first, and how he'll work to accomplish his progressive goals. watch
With news of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., joining the GOP's minority outreach efforts this week, Rev. Sharpton remembers his past criticism of the Civil Rights Act and wonders how he intends to connect with students at a historically black university. watch
Fresh off the heels of the president's passionate speech on gun reform, Hardball's Chris Matthews and EJ Dionne join Rev. Sharpton to react, highlighting his criticism of Republicans threatening filibuster as a 'political stunt.' watch
As the nation honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 45th anniversary of his death, visiting his memorial in Washington can be hard for many--especially anyone who didn't live through the 1960's civil rights movement--to realize just how controversial civil rights leaders like Dr. King, Rosa Parks, and Rev. Ralph Abernathy were. read more
Rev. Joseph Lowery and Juanita Abernathy, widow of Rev. Ralph Abernathy, join Rev. Al Sharpton to talk about their experiences in the civil right movement and how far they think the country has come. watch
Since his 2011 MSNBC premiere, Reverend Al Sharpton has led a lively and informed discussion each night. With over 40 years of experience as a community leader, politician, minister and advocate, Sharpton shares his take on the top headlines of the day in his signature style. He also connects with viewers in his nightly ‘Reply Al’ segment where he answers viewer questions and concerns.