Shows featuring Rev. Al Sharpton

  • Rev. Sharpton: Legacy of Civil Rights Movement Shows Need for Feds to Bring Justice if State Fails 2014-1126_seg1_ferguson-newser-2
    On Tuesday, the family of Michael Brown held a press conference at a church not far from Ferguson. Michael Brown Sr. was present but did not speak. He wore a red St. Louis baseball cap similar to the one his son had on when he was killed by Officer Darren Wilson, and a T-shirt that read, "No Justice, No Peace." The...
    November 26, 2014 | Story
  • 50 Years After March on Washington, Tens of Thousands Say Struggle for MLK’s "Dream" Continues Marchdc
    Tens of thousands of people gathered in the nation’s capital on Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, originally held on August 28, 1963. People filled the National Mall as speakers reflected on the progress in achieving the goals outlined by the event’s most famous...
    August 26, 2013 | Story
  • Rev. Al Sharpton: Jena Rally Marks "Beginning of a 21st Century Rights Movement" Sharptonweb
    Civil rights leaders from across the country, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Congresswoman Maxine Waters, traveled to Jena to take part in Thursday’s march. Rev. Sharpton joins us on the phone from Baton Rouge. [includes rush transcript]
    September 21, 2007 | Story
  • "You Cannot Allow the Airwaves to Become the Toilet of Racist Language in America"–Sharpton Calls for Imus to Be Fired Imus20070409
    Calls are increasing for the dismissal of talk show host Don Imus over racist comments he made on his nationally syndicated program. Imus referred to the Rutgers women’s basketball team as "nappy-headed hos" on his show on Wednesday. We speak with the Rev. Al Sharpton, who is calling for Imus to be fired, and with Maretta Short, president of the New Jersey chapter of the...
    April 09, 2007 | Story
  • Chained, Shaved, and Blindfolded: War Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Insists the Treatment Oftaliban Prisoners in Cuba Is Humane
    War Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced yesterday that the treatment of the Taliban and al Qaeda prisoners detainedat Guantanamo Bay is both "humane" and "appropriate". Rumsfeld’s unusual hour-long briefing came just days after theDefense Department released photographs of some of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Their heads bowed, they kneltbefore their captors. Their...
    January 23, 2002 | Story
    A right-wing paramilitary group forced a human rights commission, including two U.N. delegates, to leave a region of northwest Colombia under threat of death. Paramilitary and military repression is escalating in Colombia, whose military is considered the worst violator of human rights in the hemisphere.
    July 30, 1997 | Story
  • Temple Pulls Democracy Now! as it Airs Mumia Abu Jamal
    Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, yesterday
    unilaterally canceled Democracy Now! and pulled all
    Pacifica programming, including the Pacifica Network News,
    from its radio station WRTI. Also affected were 11 other
    radio stations across Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and
    Delaware — all part of the Temple University radio network.

    The sudden decision was made as Democracy...

    February 25, 1997 | Story