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
The president plans to make some pretty big compromises in his new budget proposal, but will the GOP leadership be willing to meet him halfway? Jared Bernstein and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell make their predictions. watch
The president has apologized to California Attorney General Kamala Harris for remarking that she was the "best looking" attorney general in the United States. Critics complained the president had objectified a powerful woman politician. read more
More members of President Obama's cabinet are following his lead and taking a 5% pay cut to help share in the sacrifice felt by federal workers facing furlough over the sequester.
Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew all said they will give back a portion of their salaries. read more
Most Americans seem to have been outraged by the video of Rutgers basketball coach abusing players, a tape that shows him shoving and screaming at players and using gay slurs during practice.... read more
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.