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...
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...
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
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’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In other celebrity news, Rev. Al Sharpton will join the 910AM lineup with his show 'Keeping It Real,' and a MI native will appear on new reality dating show 'Love at First Flight.'
People gathered Tuesday inside Irvine Auditorium at the University of Pennsylvania to listen to a panel discussing Philadelphia's criminal justice system and Meek Mill's incarceration.
The discussion, "REFORM: Bringing Injustice to Light," was opened by Equal Justice Initiative Executive Director Bryan Stevenson.
A discussion of the rapper's probation and now incarceration was lead by his attorney, Joe Tacopina, along with the rapper's mother, Kathy Williams, and the Rev. Al Sharpton.
Activist and local social justice groups announced on Thursday that they will be holding a discussion at the University of Pennsylvania on March 13 to shed more light on the background of Meek Mill’s imprisonment and probation.
The announcement was tweeted out from the rapper’s social media account.
The event will also focus on more issues surrounding Philadelphia’s criminal justice system. REFORM: Bringing Injustice to Light will happen at Irvine Auditorium at 4 p.m.
On King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader
ATLANTA (AP) — They had gathered to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., but many of those who delivered speeches on the national holiday created to honor the slain civil rights leaders focused their remarks on another man: President Donald Trump.
Speakers take aim at Trump during Martin Luther King event
NEW YORK (AP) — Prominent lawmakers and community leaders took aim at President Donald Trump's racial rhetoric at a commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
The event was led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, who spoke to a crowd of 200 at the National Action Network in Harlem on Monday.
"Trump Tower is in the wrong state," said Sharpton, adding that it's embarrassing that the Republican president is from New York.
Rapper Common, city officials attend Erica Garner’s funeral
NEW YORK (AP) — The daughter of Eric Garner, whose dying words while in New York police custody became a rallying cry for national police reform, was a warrior for justice, called to the spotlight after her father died, the Rev. Al Sharpton said at her memorial.
Erica Garner dies; fought police brutality after dad’s death
NEW YORK (AP) — The daughter of key Black Lives Matter figure Eric Garner died Saturday after a weeklong hospital stay following a heart attack.
"She was a warrior to the end. She stood up for justice for her father," the Rev. Al Sharpton said in announcing the death of Garner, 27, at a New York hospital.
Garner's official Twitter account, run by her family and friends since she became ill, asked that she be remembered as a mother, daughter, sister and aunt with a heart "bigger than the world."
Mom: Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner’s daughter in coma
NEW YORK (AP) — Friends and activists are visiting the New York hospital where Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner's eldest daughter is in grave condition after a heart attack.
Erica Garner has been hospitalized in Brooklyn since Saturday. Family members gave conflicting reports about her status Thursday. The friend running her Twitter account posted she had suffered brain damage.
Garner's mother, Esaw Snipes, tells the Daily News she's in a coma but there's a "glimpse of hope" she could recover.
The eldest daughter of Eric Garner, who died after a New York City police officer put him in a chokehold, is in a coma after suffering a heart attack, according to multiple reports.
In a series of tweets, Erica Garner's verified Twitter account asked people to pray for the activist.
Witch huntRe: “Moore accuser: ‘Absolutely not’ paid to tell story; She says candidate’s stature in Alabama made her stay silent,” Nation & World, Nov. 21:In Bill Clinton’s day, the women who accused him of behavioral issues were run out of town, and they were fairly timely accusations.Now we are seeing 30- and 40-year-old claims. The witch hunt is on. History repeats itself — i.e., if you don’t pay attention to history, the Salem witch trial.Hasn’t anyone heard of due process? My goodness,...
Sharpton: Meek Mill represents victims of the justice system
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rev. Al Sharpton said a broken criminal justice system is responsible for Meek Mill's imprisonment and called Monday for the judge who sentenced the rapper to reconsider or step aside.
Sharpton said he met with the 30-year-old musician in a Pennsylvania prison and told reporters outside the facility that Mill has become a symbol for the thousands of people who have been "victimized by abusive probationary and parole systems."
Sharpton Protests Rapper’s Imprisonment
Al Sharpton plans to work with Meek Mill’s attorneys after visit to his prison
The Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of The National Action Network (NAN), visited Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill at State Correctional Institution in Chester on Monday.
Sharpton said he believes Meek Mill, whose given name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, “represents thousands of people in Pennsylvania, and even tens of thousands around the country,” who are going through the probation system.
Rev. Al Sharpton visits imprisoned Philly rapper Meek Mill
Philly-born rapper Meek Mill, behind bars for probation violations, got support Monday from the Rev. Al Sharpton, who visited the rapper at the state prison in Chester and emerged pledging to use his clout to help Mill and other prisoners stand up to the criminal justice system.
Rev. Sharpton will visit Meek Mill in prison Monday
The Rev. Al Sharpton plans to visit rapper Meek Mill on Monday at the Chester State Correctional Institution, where Mill is imprisoned for violating his probation.
The New York-based civil rights activist will meet with Mill, who has been incarcerated since earlier this month, as part of efforts by Sharpton’s criminal justice reform group, the National Action Network (NAN).
Jill Scott among headliners for Essence Festival Durban
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Neo-soul Grammy Award-winning songstress Jill Scott has been added to the lineup for the second edition of Essence Festival Durban in South Africa.
Scott joins the Rev. Al Sharpton and Bishop T.D. Jakes for the event scheduled Sept. 26-Oct. 1.