Al Sharpton


Al Sharpton Vs. Al Smith

Thursday, October 02, 2014

A sign that Al Sharpton has entered the city's political establishment: a speaker took a potshot at him during the Alfred E. Smith Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria.

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Sharpton and Staten Island Protesters Will Drive, Not March

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.



Mourners at Ramarley Graham Funeral Demand Justice

Saturday, February 18, 2012


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.

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Azi Paybarah

Harlem's Changes

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.”

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