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Rev. Al Sharpton's Weekly Blogs

Rev. Al Sharpton's Weekly Blogs

Can’t Stop Now

Posted 09/30/2013

We’ve observed misinformation and fear mongering against the president’s Affordable Care Act, also referred to as ‘Obamacare’. But guess what, it’s going into effect tomorrow.

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‘Moral Man and Immoral Society’

Posted 09/23/2013

After a week which began with 12 killed at a Navy Yard shooting in Washington, and continued with 13 shot at a South Side park in Chicago, we still can’t get Congress to pass legislation on background checks.

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Five Years After Lehman, Recovery for the Majority

Posted 09/16/2013

Did we need to save the private sector? Absolutely. But we’re nowhere near done saving families who are still suffering from the effects of the financial crisis that they didn’t create.

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Activism’s Double-Duty

Posted 09/3/2013

People often think that activism is one-sided. That one must focus on a single issue and charge ahead. But true activism involves being able to tackle all the issues of the day — both inside and outside of our own communities.

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Now That We Have Marched, Let’s Get to Work

Posted 08/26/2013

Half a century after Dr. King’s momentous march, we must continue to push for justice and equality; anything less will be a disservice to the memory of this great leader and all those that paved the way 50 years ago.

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National Action to Realize the Dream

Posted 08/20/2013

As a new generation that grew up in the aftermath of the ’60s movement, we’ve worked diligently to make Dr. King’s dream a reality. But when jobs and justice are still key issues plaguing society today, we have no choice but to call on everyone to gather once again.

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Bloomberg Must Cease and Desist ‘Stop and Frisk’

Posted 08/12/2013

Parents and grandparents in this city are tired of having to warn their children about both criminals and the police. Do we want to see crime reduced? Absolutely, because they are doing it to us. But don’t criminalize us at the same time.

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Beware of Fatal Distraction

Posted 07/29/2013

It’s simply amazing how many on the right who never cared about ‘Black issues,’ or the fact that our youth are facing unequal access to education, jobs, housing and higher rates of incarceration, now suddenly want to act as if they are so concerned about what’s going on with us.

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We Need More Than Just a Conversation on Race; We Need Legislative Action

Posted 07/22/2013

Trayvon Martin went to store to buy Skittles and an iced tea. Trayvon Martin was shot dead by a civilian who had no authority to stop him. Trayvon Martin’s killer wasn’t arrested for weeks until after the horrible incident. Those are facts. And facts cannot be denied no matter how they may be twisted or spun.

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We Lost the Battle, But the War’s Far From Over

Posted 07/15/2013

If we allow the killing of an unarmed Black teenager to be turned into some sort of circus where the responsible party blames the victim, then we have reached the height of absurdity. But in this moment of frustration, we cannot become so disillusioned that we lose focus

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