Days after two white police officers from Jasper, Tx., were fired when they were caught on camera assaulting a black woman, Carl Bernsen and Jasper City Councilman Alton Scott join Rev. Sharpton to explain why Jasper suffers from a racial divide. watch
A week before the 50th anniversary of the civil rights icon's death, former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder joined other dignitaries at Arlington National Cemetery to honor Medgar Evers where he was laid to rest.
Evers was shot in the back and killed by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith on June 12, 1963, as he and his family carried NAACP T-shirts that read "Jim Crow Must Go" into their home.
His widow, Myrlie Evers-Williams, spoke at the event about her husband's sacrifice and the importance of carrying on his legacy. read more
On July 3, 2013, Rev. Sharpton and the PoliticsNation team will travel to New Orleans to host a special edition of the show from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center where the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics will be operating a free clinic that will help care for people who have no health insurance. We need your help to make it a reality.
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Civil rights groups have filed an ethics complaint against a Texas federal court judge after allegations that she made discriminatory remarks about racial minorities during a February speech.
The complaint filed against Edith Jones, a judge on the Fifth Circuit Appeals Court, claims that at a speech at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Jones said that “racial groups like African-Americans and Hispanics are predisposed to crime.”
Jones also allegedly justified death sentences because they provide a public service by allowing inmates to "make peace with God." read more
The city of Jasper, Texas, has fired two white police officers after video emerged that showed them slamming a black woman’s head into a counter top and wrestling her to the ground.
That woman, Keyarika "Shea" Diggles and her attorney, Cade Bernsen, joined PoliticsNation on Tuesday to tell her side of the story.
"I was scared, I thought they were going to kill me," Diggles said on the show.
PoliticsNation reached out the Jasper Police on Tuesday and they declined to comment on this story.
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In a wide ranging interview with Rev. Al Sharpton on Tuesday's PoliticsNation, legendary actor Morgan Freeman talked about politics, why he supports President Obama, and why he remains hopeful.
"I'm not very political at all but I am very concerned," he said. "President Obama--he was a good choice otherwise we wouldn't have reelected him, and obviously he's succeeding against some serious odds. So he's a good man."
Asked how he feels about race relations in America on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Freeman insisted he is optimistic. read more
Two officers were fired after video emerged showing them beating Keyarika "Shea" Diggles. Ms. Diggles and her attorney, Cade Bernsen join Rev. Justice to explain what happened and why they want justice. watch
President Obama nominated three candidates to fill vacancies on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday morning in a tough Rose Garden speech that sets the stage for a confrontation with Republicans.
In his nomination of law professor Cornelia Pillard, appellate lawyer Patricia Ann Millett, and federal district judge Robert Wilkins, the president called Republicans out for using Senate rules to block many of his previous judicial appointees. read more
Attorney General Eric Holder has been no stranger to criticism in the four years, and controversy surrounding the Justice Department's investigation national security leaks to the press has given new life to Republican attacks.
Republican Congressman Peter King of New York joined fellow Republicans like RNC chair Reince Priebus in calling for Holder's resignation.
"If I were Eric Holder, I would resign," he said Monday. "I don’t see how he remains in office, though, very much longer, since he’s lost so much credibility with Congress and the American people."