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Rev. Al Sharpton

The Rev. Al Sharpton is an MSNBC columnist and civil rights leader. Over 40 years in public service, he has held such notable positions as youth director of New York's Operation Breadbasket, director of ministers for the National Rainbow Push coalition and founder of his own broad-based progressive civil rights organization, the National Action Network. He hosts "PoliticsNation," which airs from 5 to 6 p.m. ET on weekends on MSNBC. 

The Rev. Al Sharpton is an MSNBC columnist and civil rights leader. Over 40 years in public service, he has held such notable positions as youth director of New York's Operation Breadbasket, director of ministers for the National Rainbow Push coalition and founder of his own broad-based progressive civil rights organization, the National Action Network. He hosts "PoliticsNation," which airs from 5 to 6 p.m. ET on weekends on MSNBC. 

Latest from Rev. Al Sharpton

How to achieve true justice in America (and what that means)

Amid the often-arduous journey towards equality, it’s vital to take a moment to reflect upon where we are.
16d ago

Hunter Brittain's death in a police traffic stop is injustice. Period.

As in all the cases I have taken, it isn’t just about Black or white; it’s about what’s right and wrong.
115d ago

Derek Chauvin's trial shows police reform needs to come from cops

Holding bad officers accountable is the only way to reform policing. And officers are going to have to lead the way.
143d ago

Covid vaccine skepticism among Black Americans is falling — but there's a bigger issue

Black Americans are being called out for Covid vaccine skepticism. But the greater problem is access to vaccinations.
228d ago

Georgia Senate race has Rev. Raphael Warnock facing down a familiar racist playbook

For as long as Black churches have organized and mobilized voters, its pastors have been smeared and tarnished.
261d ago

Black voters turned out for Biden. Here's how he can repay them.

The 2020 election proved not enough has changed for Black voters in America. What will Biden do about it?
289d ago

We are all tired of trying to convince Trump racism is real. We have to keep trying.

When it comes to Trump, the argument isn’t how to fight systemic racism; it’s how to get him to admit that it even exists in the first place.

George Floyd couldn't breathe. We protest because now all of Black America can't either.

COVID-19 is ravaging us, and yet systemic racism has been tightening its grip on all of our throats for years.
479d ago

Coronavirus deaths in the U.S. reveal a startling truth about America's 'two pandemics'

We are watching a crisis within a crisis unfold before us. We must expose it and also ensure that when we rebuild and re-emerge, we take strategic steps to rectify it.
955d ago

Marijuana legalization in New York can't just be about making money. It should be about making amends.

The wounds from the war on drugs run deep in communities of color. We must reject legislation without reconciliation.