Rev. Al Sharpton's Weekly Blogs

Rev. Al Sharpton's Weekly Blogs

Justice Has Prevailed

Posted 06/18/2013

Nobody should be denied the right to vote, or face additional hurdles because of a strategic method to disenfranchise them. Just as no one should be racially profiled, no one should be racially blocked from the voting booth.

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George Zimmerman Trial: Advocacy and Action Brought Us Here

Posted 06/11/2013

We never rendered our own verdict; we instead urged authorities to follow proper protocol and have Zimmerman arrested, an investigation put into place and a court of law to decide. This week, nearly a year and a half since Trayvon’s death, that day has finally arrived.

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George Zimmerman Trial: Advocacy and Action Brought Us Here

Posted 06/11/2013

We never rendered our own verdict; we instead urged authorities to follow proper protocol and have Zimmerman arrested, an investigation put into place and a court of law to decide. This week, nearly a year and a half since Trayvon’s death, that day has finally arrived.

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Don’t Celebrate Just Yet…

Posted 05/28/2013

Some would like to believe that because we now have a black president, that we no longer have a need to push for civil rights or equality. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Don’t Celebrate Just Yet…

Posted 05/28/2013

Some would like to believe that because we now have a black president, that we no longer have a need to push for civil rights or equality. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Jason Collins Is a Hero

Posted 04/30/2013

This is undoubtedly a breakthrough moment in athletics, and another step towards fairness and tolerance in the African-American community. As a civil rights leader who has advocated on behalf of LGBT rights, I can unequivocally say that this is a tremendous moment of encouragement.

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Jason Collins Is a Hero

Posted 04/30/2013

This is undoubtedly a breakthrough moment in athletics, and another step towards fairness and tolerance in the African-American community. As a civil rights leader who has advocated on behalf of LGBT rights, I can unequivocally say that this is a tremendous moment of encouragement.

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Profiling Helps the Terrorists

Posted 04/24/2013

Just as the appalling alleged acts of Jared Loughner, James Holmes, Adam Lanza, Timothy McVeigh and others do not represent their entire communities, we cannot allow the appalling acts of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar to speak for their respective communities whether it be Islamic, Chechen or any other.

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Profiling Helps the Terrorists

Posted 04/24/2013

Just as the appalling alleged acts of Jared Loughner, James Holmes, Adam Lanza, Timothy McVeigh and others do not represent their entire communities, we cannot allow the appalling acts of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar to speak for their respective communities whether it be Islamic, Chechen or any other.

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