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Rev. Sharpton meets with President Barack Obama along with other Civil Rights & Faith Leaders

Posted 02/26/2015

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2015   Readout of the President’s Meeting with African American Civil Rights and Faith Leaders   Today, President Obama met with African American civil rights and faith leaders to provide an update on the Administration’s priorities as described in the State of…

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United States First Lady Michelle Obama Recognizes National Action Network (NAN) Executive Director Janaye Ingram & Other Women In Civil Rights At The White House For Black History Month

Posted 02/23/2015

  (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)​ Monday, February 23, 2015 (Washington, DC)—First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a special panel discussion at the White House in celebration of Black History Month on Friday, February 20th co-hosted by Essence Magazine in which she recognized the National Executive Director of NAN, Janaye Ingram, and four women who have played critical…

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NAN’s National Executive Director, Janaye Ingram to Join First Lady Michelle Obama & Civil Rights Leaders at the White House Black History Month event today

Posted 02/20/2015

Washington, DC  4:00 PM ET – First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver remarks at “Celebrating Women of the Movement,” an event honoring Black History Month at the White House. At the event, the First Lady will introduce a panel of intergenerational women who have played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement – both past and present. The…

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Kirsten John Foy, Michael A. Hardy to Host Top NYPD Brass at House of Justice

Posted 02/10/2015

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** KIRSTEN JOHN FOY, NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK’S (NAN) NORTHEAST REGIONAL DIRECTOR ALONG WITH ATTORNEY MICHAEL A. HARDY, NAN’S GENERAL COUNSEL TO HOST TOP NYPD BRASS AT NAN’S HOUSE OF JUSTICE TO DISCUSS POLICE & COMMUNITY RELATIONS WHO: Meeting attendees: Minister Kirsten John Foy, Northeast Regional Director, National Action Network Michael A. Hardy, Esq., EVP…

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STATEMENT FROM NAN NEW JERSEY STATE CONFERENCE ON DISCRIMINATION AT PANASONIC

Posted 02/7/2015

The National Action Network (NAN) New Jersey State Conference is concerned about the allegations in a legal Complaint filed by three long-term African-American female executives at Panasonic Corporation of North America (PNA).  Not only are their allegations disturbing, but their complaint is cause for grave concern regarding the status of minorities and women as a…

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NYS Assembly’s 1st African American Speaker Carl Heastie to Speak at Saturday Action Rally

Posted 02/6/2015

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY’S FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPEAKER, CARL HEASTIE TO ADDRESS THE COMMUNITY AT NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK’S (NAN) SATURDAY ACTION RALLY / LIVE RADIO BROADCAST, ON FEB. 7TH WHO: Rev. Al Sharpton, President, National Action Network Carl Heastie, Speaker, New York State Assembly Kirsten Foy, Northeast Regional Director, National Action Network WHERE: National…

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STATEMENT FROM NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) ON THE OFFICER INVOLVED IN SHOOTING DEATH OF NEW JERSEY MAN JERAME C. REID

Posted 01/22/2015

NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK Reverend Al Sharpton, President Thursday, January 22, 2015 STATEMENT FROM NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) ON THE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING DEATH OF NEW JERSEY MAN JERAME C. REID “National Action Network (NAN) supports calls for the State Attorney General to investigate the case of Jerame C. Reid. The 36-year-old New Jersey man was…

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REV. AL SHARPTON TO TRAVEL TO THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR ATWO-DAY TRIP WHERE HE WILL MEET WITH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, SPEAK AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY, SPEAK AT VOTER UNITY RALLY, & PREACH IN BRIXTON

Posted 01/22/2015

Rev. Sharpton’s United Kingdom itinerary includes: Friday, January 23, 2015 • Rev. Sharpton to join as a special guest at a roundtable with Community Leaders at the House of Parliament in Westminster, London. • Rev. Sharpton to address the Oxford University event at The Oxford Union. • Rev. Sharpton to host his MSNBC PoliticsNation show,…

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NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) & REV. AL SHARPTON TO HOLD ‘BE LIKE KING’ DAY WITH FOUR EVENTS IN TWO CITIES, COMMEMORATING THE MLK HOLIDAY IN THE SPIRT OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.—URGING PEOPLE TO EMULATE HIS EXAMPLE IN STANDING FOR JUSTICE & AGAINST SENSELESS VIOLENCE

Posted 01/18/2015

WHEN: MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015  WASHINGTON, D.C. 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. EST Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN) to host annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, honoring leaders fulfilling the vision and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Last year United States Vice President, Joe Biden delivered the keynote address. This year NAN…

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STATEMENT BY NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) GENERAL COUNSEL & EVP MICHAEL A. HARDY ON THE NEW YORK STATE GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON YOUTH, PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUSTICE

Posted 01/18/2015

STATEMENT BY NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) GENERAL COUNSEL & EVP MICHAEL A. HARDY ON THE NEW YORK STATE GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON YOUTH, PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUSTICE  January 19, 2015 (New York, NY)– “I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve on the Governor’s Commission on Youth, Public Safety and Justice. I am confident that…

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