Clintons, Mariah Carey turn out for Barbra Streisand concert
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand's return to New York City's Madison Square Garden for the first time in 13 years attracted figures from pop superstar Mariah Carey to Bill and Hillary Clinton for...
National Cathedral condemns Trump’s ‘racialized rhetoric’
WASHINGTON (AP) — In unusually forceful language, the leadership of the Washington National Cathedral condemned what it called the "racialized rhetoric" of President Donald Trump and directly...
Federal probe of ‘I can’t breathe’ death nears possible end
NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly five years, federal authorities are signaling they may have concluded their investigation into the death of Eric Garner, the unarmed black man heard on video crying "I...
The Latest: Biden says comments taken out of context
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates in South Carolina (all times local):
Joe Biden says his controversial comments about segregationists...
NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators are calling for the end of gun violence on the streets of New York City.
The National Action Network joined other activists Saturday for a march in Harlem to...
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area police officer who fatally shot a woman with mental illness is back on the job but not the streets.
Baytown police Officer Juan Delacruz returned to work...
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Houston area woman who was shot and killed by a police officer (all times local):
Community leaders, elected officials and relatives...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Civil rights leader and activist the Rev. Al Sharpton and Georgetown University professor and author Michael Eric Dyson are speaking at graduation ceremonies at Tennessee...
South Bend’s Buttigieg, civil rights activist Sharpton meet
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg met Monday with the Rev. Al Sharpton, as the Indiana mayor faces scrutiny of his record on race and is stepping up his outreach to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is stepping up his outreach to African Americans by meeting with a leading civil rights activist, the Rev. Al...
Democratic candidates urged to offer ideas on justice reform
NEW YORK (AP) — The Democrats seeking the White House have issued proposals on overhauling education, agriculture, technology and immigration. But none of the candidates has made specific pitches...
O’Rourke, Castro talk reparations at civil rights conference
NEW YORK (AP) — On the opening day of a gathering of black leaders and voters in New York, two Texans seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination delved into the issue of reparations for...
The Latest: Sharpton defends prosecutor in Smollett case
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Jussie Smollett (all times local):
The Rev. Al Sharpton is defending Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, who has been criticized after her...
Media quick to declare Trump as Mueller’s winner
NEW YORK (AP) — A media narrative declaring President Donald Trump the clear victor of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian electoral tampering investigation settled in Sunday before more than...
Sharpton, family seek change a year after Stephon Clark died
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Standing beside the family of a 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police a year ago Monday, the Rev. Al Sharpton called for California to make it easier to...
Al Sharpton calls for VA governor’s resignation
Gillibrand MLK message: racism must ‘be my fight’
Trump marks MLK day with memorial visit
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump paid a brief visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington on the holiday honoring the civil rights leader.
Trump was joined by Vice President Mike Pence on a frigid and windy day. The two laid a wreath at the foot of the memorial, then held a brief moment of silence.
Trump told reporters as he departed that it was a "great day" and a "beautiful day," but did not respond to questions about the partial government shutdown, now in its 31st day.
MLK holiday represents big moment for 2020 Democrats
Monday's observance of what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 90th birthday is emerging as an important moment for Democrats eyeing the White House to talk about one of the most divisive issues in American politics: race.
At least a half dozen declared or potential presidential candidates will attend events and talk about what King's legacy means to Americans in 2019.
NYC mayor, faith leaders condemn synagogue mass shooting
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio joined New York's religious leaders and other elected officials Sunday to condemn the Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting and vowing to protect the city's Jewish communities from anti-Semitic violence.
The Democrat gathered outside a Manhattan synagogue Sunday afternoon with Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders, including Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the Rev. Al Sharpton.
Ali Center to host screening of new Ali-related documentary
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Muhammad Ali Center will host a screening of a documentary that follows the life and times of the boxing great, as shown through his appearances on The Dick Cavett Show.
Ali Center officials say the documentary — "Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes" — will be shown Nov. 1 in the center's auditorium in Louisville. The film will begin at 6 p.m.
Al Sharpton’s half-brother arrested again while on bond
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Already facing a capital murder charge, the Rev. Al Sharpton's half-brother has been arrested again while free on bond in Alabama.
Media outlets report the Rev. Kenneth Glasgow of Dothan was arrested Monday after authorities say he put a stolen license plate on his vehicle. He's charged with possession of stolen property.
Calls for respect for black America at Franklin funeral
DETROIT (AP) — As Aretha Franklin was remembered at her funeral Friday as a proud black woman who also used her magnificent voice to stand up for the black community she loved, several speakers used the moment to continue to demand respect for black America.
The Latest: Franklin funeral bishop apologizes to Grande
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for soul legend Aretha Franklin (all times local):
The bishop who officiated Aretha Franklin's funeral is apologizing to Ariana Grande for how he touched her onstage and a joke he made about her name.
Bishop Charles H. Ellis III led Franklin's funeral on Friday and awkwardly greeted Grande on stage after she performed "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman."
Rev. Al Sharpton ‘corrects’ President Trump at Aretha Franklin funeral
Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson to speak at Franklin funeral
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson will be among the speakers at Aretha Franklin's funeral next week.
DJ Khaled, Amber Rose and more at the VMAs
Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen and Rev. Al Sharpton meet ’n tweet
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and the Rev. Al Sharpton have met to renew a long acquaintance — and they've made a point of letting the public know.
Both tweeted about their Friday get-together but left the subject of it a cliffhanger: "I bet you're wondering what we could be talking about! Stay tuned," Sharpton wrote.
NEW YORK (AP) — Politicians and religious leaders vowed to ensure immigrant families separated at the U.S. border are reunited swiftly, as a crowd rallied Saturday outside a facility housing children bused from Texas to New York.
State Sen. Brian Benjamin's East Harlem district includes the Cayuga Centers shelter where he says 239 immigrant children have been receiving services. The Democrat said the children include a 9-month-old baby and a 9-year-old Honduran boy seeking asylum.
Sharpton: Migrant Family Separations ‘Immoral’
Sharpton, other leaders plan to visit children at border
WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling on the Trump administration to end its "insensitive policy," the Rev. Al Sharpton and a coalition of social justice leaders announced Tuesday that they plan to visit immigrant children separated from their families at the U.S. border with Mexico.
In a Capitol Hill news conference, Sharpton accused U.S. officials of applying a different standard to the children "because these are children of color."
Civil Rights Leaders Decry Family Separations
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Rev. Al Sharpton attended a town hall in Alabama to show support for a black woman whose contentious arrest at a Waffle House sparked anger when the video went viral online.
WALA-TV reports hundreds attended the meeting at Bethel AME church in Mobile, Alabama, to show support for Chikesia Clemons.
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A capital murder charge against the Rev. Al Sharpton's half brother will be forwarded to an Alabama grand jury.
Atlanta marks 50 years since King’s funeral services
ATLANTA (AP) — Relatives of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led more than 1,000 people on a march Monday in downtown Atlanta, where large crowds gathered 50 years earlier for the slain civil rights leader's funeral procession as a mule-drawn wagon pulled his casket through the streets.
Sharpton, school survivor, announce anti-gun violence rally
NEW YORK (AP) — A survivor of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting joined the Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday to announce a June rally in front of President Donald Trump's Manhattan apartment to protest gun violence eased by access to assault weapons.
Aalayah Eastmond, a junior at Stoneman Douglas High School, was at Sharpton's National Action Network in Harlem for the minister's weekly meetings.
JACKSON, Miss. — Sen. Bernie Sanders insists he hasn’t decided whether to run again for president, but a 14-hour sprint across the Deep South on Wednesday made clear that he is not only thinking about it but is already trying to remedy his most significant vulnerability in 2016: his lack of support from Black voters.
MLK honored as thousands march to ‘keep the dream going’
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands marched and sang civil rights songs Wednesday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the "apostle of nonviolence" silenced by an assassin 50 years ago.
Stephon Clark’s death tests Donald Trump’s police support
Police know that President Trump has their backs, and that message is clearer than ever in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by cops in Sacramento, California.
The Trump White House has carefully avoided calling into question law enforcement's actions in the March 18 death of Stephon Clark, who was shot eight times by police while holding only a cellphone in his grandparents' backyard.
Sharpton vows justice for Stephon Clark at packed Sacramento funeral
The Rev. Al Sharpton vowed to press for justice as he delivered the eulogy Thursday for Stephon Clark, an unarmed African-American man shot dead by Sacramento police.
The sanctuary at Bayside of South Sacramento Church, called BOSS Church, was overflowing with people, many of whom sat outside as the funeral for the 22-year-old Clark took place.
“We will never let you forget the name of Stephon Clark until we get justice,” Sharpton told mourners.
Protests block streets after funeral for man shot by police
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A standing-room-only crowd packed into a church Thursday to celebrate the life of a 22-year-old black man who was shot to death by Sacramento police, prompting angry protests in California's capital city and a resolve to force changes in police departments around the country.
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton's half brother faces a capital murder charge in Alabama, and he's challenging that charge in court.
Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish said the Rev. Kenneth Glasgow drove 26-year-old Jamie Townes around Sunday to look for his stolen car before Townes allegedly shot 23-year-old Breunia Jennings, believing she was the thief. In Alabama, a person aiding or abetting a criminal act is equally liable.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton says he plans to attend Thursday's funeral for an unarmed black man shot to death by Sacramento police officers who say they thought he was holding a gun that turned out to be a cellphone.
The civil rights advocate said on his MSNBC program Sunday that he's been concerned by the March 18 shooting of Stephon Clark and doesn't believe it's gotten the media attention it deserves.