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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

FLOTUS guest-edits 'More' Magazine

FLOTUS guest-edits 'More' Magazine

06/22/15 06:46PM

The first lady has been on magazine covers, but this one comes with a big twist. Michelle Obama is guest-editing the latest issue and President Obama contributed an article for the issue . Rev. Sharpton sits down with Lesley Jane Seymore for more. watch

Gov. calls for removal of Confederate Flag

Gov. calls for removal of Confederate Flag

06/22/15 06:00PM

South Carolina’s Republican governor is now calling to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds. Governor Haley said she wants the legislature to act this summer. Rev. Sharpton talks to Craig Melvin, Jamelle Bouie and Joan Walsh for more. watch

South Carolina’s battle with guns

South Carolina’s battle with guns

06/19/15 06:33PM

Right now, there is mourning in Charleston, but we also must take action to change the broken system that let this shooter get a gun. President Obama spoke about this late Friday. Rev. Sharpton talks to Dan Gross for more. watch

Victim to Roof: ‘I forgive you’

Victim to Roof: ‘I forgive you’

06/19/15 06:00PM

It was a rare and extraordinary scene at the bond hearing for 21- year-old Dylann Roof. He’s accused of murdering nine innocent people. Rev. Sharpton talks with Trymaine Lee, Rev. Gregory Eason and State Rep. David Mack for an update on the day’s events. watch

Remembering the Emanuel AME victims

Remembering the Emanuel AME victims

06/18/15 06:57PM

The victims from Wednesday night’s massacre ranged in age from age 26 to 87. Rev. Sharpton knew some of them. He reflects on those relationships and shares needs to happen in order to keep tragedies like this from happening in the future. watch

Emanuel AME’s legacy in Charleston

Emanuel AME’s legacy in Charleston

06/18/15 06:43PM

The founding of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston dates back almost 200 years ago. It’s the oldest AME congregation in the South and was at the heart of the slave rebellion in 1822. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke there. So did Booker T. Washington. watch

DOJ opens hate crime case in Charleston

DOJ opens hate crime case in Charleston

06/18/15 06:19PM

The 21-year-old suspected of killing nine people last night is on a plane headed back to South Carolina . Earlier today, Loretta Lynch said the Justice Dept. will open a hate crime investigation into the shooting. Candice Delong and Paul Butler have more. watch

FLOTUS fights obesity in America

FLOTUS fights obesity in America

06/17/15 06:57PM

A new headline from The Washington Post says the average American woman now weighs as much as a man from the 1960s. Men are a lot heavier too. Rev. Sharpton shares his own struggles with weight loss and its importance on his health and confidence. watch

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