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American Baptist minister, civil rights activist and talk show host

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Al Sharpton: American Baptist minister, civil rights activist and talk show host
Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, talk show host and politician. Sharpton is the founder of the National Action Network. In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidential election. He hosts his own radio talk show, Keepin' It Real, and he makes regular guest appearances on cable news television. In 2011, he was named the host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation, a nightly talk show. In 2015, the program was shifted to Sunday mornings.

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Al Sharpton Shares That Obama Has Called George Floyd's Family [Video]

Al Sharpton Shares That Obama Has Called George Floyd's Family

Former President Barack Obama has brought "solace" to George Floyd's family. Obama and Floyd's family had an emotional 25-minute phone call recently, reports Business Insider. Al Sharpton spoke with..

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Americans mark Juneteenth from coast to coast [Video]

Americans mark Juneteenth from coast to coast

Thousands marched in U.S. cities to mark Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of Black slavery that carries special resonance this year. Gavino Garay has more.

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Mourners demand justice at George Floyd's funeral [Video]

Mourners demand justice at George Floyd's funeral

"We are fighting wickedness in high places," said civil rights leader Al Sharpton in his eulogy at George Floyd's funeral.View on euronews

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Rev Al Sharpton gives powerful eulogy at George Floyd's Houston funeral [Video]

Rev Al Sharpton gives powerful eulogy at George Floyd's Houston funeral

Hundreds attended a funeral in Houston for George Floyd. During his eulogy, the Rev Al Sharpton highlighted the racial inequities inherent in the US justice system.

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George Floyd's life celebrated at funeral, family calls for justice [Video]

George Floyd's life celebrated at funeral, family calls for justice

George Floyd, the African-American man whose death in police custody roused worldwide protests against racism, was extolled on Tuesday as a "gentle giant" and a symbol of the oppressed's struggle for..

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Sharpton calls out NFL during Floyd's funeral [Video]

Sharpton calls out NFL during Floyd's funeral

Speaking at the funeral of George Floyd, Reverend Al Sharpton, during his eulogy, called out the National Football League and the handling of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick..

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George Floyd's 'crime was that he was born black' -Rep. Al Green [Video]

George Floyd's 'crime was that he was born black' -Rep. Al Green

U.S. Representative Al Green of Texas said on Tuesday that, in the wake of George Floyd's death, "we have got to have reconciliation" and called for the creation of a new government office to handle..

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Biden says George Floyd 'is going to change the world' [Video]

Biden says George Floyd 'is going to change the world'

After Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden met George Floyd's family in Houston on Monday, Biden said in an interview with CBS News, "I think what has happened here is one of those great..

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Al Sharpton Announces New March on Washington [Video]

Al Sharpton Announces New March on Washington

Reverend Al Sharpton shared the news during a memorial service for George Floyd on Thursday.

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US civil rights leader on state of race relations

Leading US civil rights activist, the Rev. Al Sharpton, has lamented the state of race relations in America as the nation marks independence day amid a surging pandemic. (July 4)  
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Houston Bids Goodbye to George Floyd, Whose Killing Galvanized a Movement

The funeral served as both a national reckoning and a moment of personal mourning. The Rev. Al Sharpton demanded more action against police brutality.
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Two weeks after his death, George Floyd's life celebrated at Houston funeral

Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and other dignitaries joined friends and family of George Floyd at a Houston church on Tuesday to mourn the African American whose death in police custody inspired..
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'Get your knee off our necks,' activist Sharpton says at Floyd memorial

U.S. civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton told mourners that George Floyd's death in police custody and the nationwide protests it ignited marked a reckoning for America over race and justice,..
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Floyd mourned, celebrated as death used as call to action

floyd mourned, celebrated as death used as call to action
Minneapolis: A mural honouring George Floyd was projected above his golden coffin, where mourners knelt and cried, paused and prayed Thursday at his memorial service. Its simple message: I can breathe..
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George Floyd's memorial on Thursday was more powerful TV than Trump's photo op. Here's why

With the Rev. Al Sharpton in fine rabble-rousing form, George Floyd's memorial on Thursday was more powerful TV than Trump's photo op on Monday.
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George Floyd: 'Pandemic of racism' led to his death, memorial told

A memorial service in Minneapolis also saw Rev Al Sharpton vow to "change the whole system of justice".
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Al Sharpton announces march in Washington on anniversary of historic demonstration

Sharpton announced a march on Washington on August 28, the anniversary of the March on Washington where MLK made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
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Watch live: George Floyd's memorial service in Minneapolis

The Rev. Al Sharpton will be among those eulogizing George Floyd at the invitation-only service on the campus of North Central University.
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Hundreds Gather at a Memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis

The Rev. Al Sharpton was to deliver the eulogy in a memorial that was to be followed in coming days by events in Mr. Floyd’s memory in North Carolina and Texas.
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What Time Is the George Floyd Memorial?

At a time when funeral gatherings are rare because of the coronavirus, a memorial service will honor the man who died in police custody. The Rev. Al Sharpton will give the eulogy.
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Buttigieg, Klobuchar meet with Sharpton's NAN

Several of the Democratic hopefuls for president joined Rev. Al Sharpton for a breakfast Thursday, hosted by Sharpton's own National Action Network. (Nov. 21)  
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Al Sharpton on Donald Trump: 'He's a white nationalist'

al sharpton on donald trump: 'he's a white nationalist'
Among the many framed mementoes that clutter the white vinyl walls of the Rev Al Sharpton’s midtown Manhattan office, there is one he treasures just a little more than the others. It’s an official..
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Trump presses race as 2020 tactic, draws rebuke from Republican governor

President Donald Trump, again stoking racial divisions, on Monday renewed his attacks on a black U.S. congressman from Baltimore and slammed black civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton, drawing a..
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Trump called Al Sharpton a 'con man'. Sharpton said he makes 'trouble for bigots'. A look at their Twitter feud

"He 'loved Trump!' He would ask me for favors often," Trump tweeted of his long relationship with Sharpton, whom he also called a "con man."
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Al Sharpton Says If He Were Truly a 'Con Man,' Trump Would Be 'Nominating Me for His Cabinet'

al sharpton says if he were truly a 'con man,' trump would be 'nominating me for his cabinet'
Responding to recent criticism levied by President Donald Trump, Reverend Al Sharpton said on Monday that if he were truly a "con man," as Trump recently accused him of being, then the president would..
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Trump presses race as 2020 tactic, slams Cummings and Sharpton

President Donald Trump on Monday renewed his attacks on a prominent black U.S. lawmaker from Baltimore and slammed black civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton, further fueling racial tensions as..
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Trump Lashes Out at Al Sharpton, Saying He ‘Hates Whites’

President Trump extended his attacks on critics of color with an early-morning Twitter blast calling Mr. Sharpton “a con man” and “a troublemaker.”
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Biden, in Interview With Sharpton, Tries to Defuse Criticism of Remarks on Segregationists

Mr. Biden said his words about Southern segregationists who served with him in the Senate were misunderstood and stopped just short of an apology.
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