Saturday, August 09, 2014
The Rev. Al Sharpton says demonstrators protesting the death of Eric Garner will convene on Staten Island but will not march on foot across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
The funeral for Ramarley Graham, the 18-year-old, unarmed Bronx man shot by a police officer who said he thought Graham had a gun, was both a celebration of a young life cut short and also a call to action.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Chris Smith has a good point about the changing nature of Harlem, and its politics:
Rangel’s district was 63 percent black when he was first elected; today it’s 37 percent black and 46 percent Hispanic. “Bensonhurst ain’t Bensonhurst anymore, and guess what? Harlem ain’t Harlem anymore, either,” says the Reverend Al Sharpton, who made the neighborhood his base of operations twenty years ago and is still resented as an interloper by many of the clubhouse stalwarts. “But a lot of Harlem politicians are just trying to hold on to something that’s not there anymore,” Sharpton says. “Somebody that puts together the new blacks and the Latinos and the whites is going to be able to flip the whole Harlem leadership.”