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A blunt Sharpton scolds state’s black Democrats

Posted 10/9/2011

Ohio black Democrats got a verbal tongue-lashing last night from the Rev. Al Sharpton, who complained that they “got comfortable” and “too low down to stand up for yourselves.” “You forgot how you got here, and that’s how they will take you out of here,” Sharpton told about 600 people at the Ohio Legislative Black…

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Jobs march planned before King dedication

Posted 10/6/2011

The Rev. Al Sharpton, flanked by nearly a dozen civil and labor rights leaders, has announced a national march to call on Congressional support of President Obama’s new jobs bill on the eve of the King Monument dedication. “The other night, President Obama, in his address to the CBC, said that it is time to…

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Al Sharpton Tears Into Rick Perry Over N-Word Controversy

Posted 10/4/2011

Al Sharpton lit into Rick Perry on his Monday show, criticizing the Texas governor for the still-swirling controversy surrounding an offensive rock pl…
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Michael Fauntroy: Herman Cain’s (and the GOP’s) Confusion About Black Voters

Posted 10/4/2011

For too long, conservatives have blamed Black leaders for Republican failures with Black voters. Herman Cain’s view suggests that looking inward is something the Republicans are unable, or unwilling, to do.
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The Rev. Al Sharpton to speak at Ohio Legislative Black Caucus convention

Posted 10/3/2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As dissension brews within the ranks, the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus will host a statewide convention for black elected officials — the first event of its kind in more than 25 years. The Rev. Al Sharpton, the well-known civil rights activist and MSNBC political commentator, will deliver the keynote address Saturday at the…

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Al Sharpton to Lead March for Jobs

Posted 10/2/2011

Forty-eight years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech, some critics are skeptical whether a march is an appropriate way to solve legislative problems. When Black unemployment is over 16 percent, however, others have a pointed response for those critics. “I say to them that had we not marched in the…

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“Jobs for Justice” march rescheduled for October 15

Posted 09/29/2011

A march on Washington originally scheduled to coincide with last month’s opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, but postponed due to Hurricane Irene, now will take place on October 15, the Rev. Al Sharpton announced Wednesday.  The march, organized by Sharpton’s National Action Network, hopes to “start a drive to bring forth…

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Sharpton to march with labor and civil rights leaders for Obama jobs bill

Posted 09/28/2011

The Rev. Al Sharpton is planning a march next month to bolster the president’s jobs bill and bring attention to the plight of the unemployed. The march, which will draw labor groups and civil rights organizations, is expected to bring thousands to the Mall on the day before the new memorial honoring the Rev. Martin…

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The Rev. Al Sharpton visits Palmyra church

Posted 09/25/2011

PALMYRA — A man internationally known as a minister, civil rights activist, presidential candidate, radio and television personality and even former tour manager of James Brown paid a visit to the Evergreen Baptist Church on Sunday. The Rev. Al Sharpton attracted a clapping-and-singing crowd of more than 1,000 to the church, where he was serving as guest preacher for…

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Obama right to tell Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to ‘stop complaining’: Rev. Al Sharpton

Posted 09/25/2011

President Obama hit the right notes when he told black congressional leaders to “stop complaining” and help him get the economy going and re-elected, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Sunday. Obama ran through what his administration has done for African-Americans and then told the audience at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation‘s Phoenix awards to stop…

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