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al sharpton, Aretha Franklin, Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, National, News, the view, Video, Whoopi Goldberg -

Comedienne Whoopi Goldberg had choice words for critics upset over Minister Louis Farrakhan‘s presence at […]

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al sharpton, aretha franklin, aretha franklin funeral, jesse jackson, louis farrakhan, michael eric dyson, rev jasper williams jr -

DETROIT—A stage is a stage, even when it’s a church and the performance is a marathon of a funeral. Clocking in at more than nine hours long for those who showed up at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning to view her body, perhaps Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul and daughter of Detroit, wouldn’t have had it any other way.

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Al Sharpton, Aretha Franklin, Entertainment, Featured, Music, Video -

  From an A-list roster of attendees and performers to multiple outfit changes, Aretha Franklin was laid to rest today in grand style today. The street outside Greater Grace church was filled Friday morning with pink Cadillacs and her gold casket was carried to the church in a 1940 Cadillac LaSalle hearse that also took […]

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al sharpton, aretha franklin, black community, misspellings, respect, warren g -

On the list of unsolved mysteries I have stored in my brain, one near the top is why Warren G didn’t go back and punch in a bar with the correct spelling of the word “next” in his song “What’s Next.” For whatever reason, the version that went to mastering and to the three million people who purchased it includes…

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2018 Midterm Election, Al Sharpton, Featured, Markeis McGlockton, News, Politics, Stand Your Ground -

Politicians, some up for election, on Saturday announced plans to attend a rally in Clearwater, Fla., to protest the state’s controversial Stand Your Ground law amid the death of Markeis McGlockton. Indeed, election time is around the corner in contentious races around the nation. And Florida’s governors race is no exception. Tampabay.com, however, noted that it took until Saturday evening for […]

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Al Sharpton, Donald Trump, Featured, Michael Cohen, News, Politics, Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Sharpton, Trump -

As the Russia-Washington situation grows more convoluted and scandalous by the day comes word that one of the NYC activist community’s most well-known advocates, the former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen met with Rev. Al Sharpton, on Friday and had breakfast. TheGrio does not know what was served at the meal, but the FBI has a […]

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In response to the royal wedding, Rev. Al Sharpton declared Meghan Markle sitting next to […]

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Al Sharpton, Chikesia Clemons, MSNBC, News, PoliticsNation, Waffle House -

Chikesia Clemons, the woman at the center of the violent Alabama Waffle House arrest, spoke publicly for the first time on Sunday morning about the harrowing incident last weekend. “I’m just taking it day by day, it’s just so hard on me, I can’t eat I can’t sleep, I’m constantly crying, I have a six-year-old […]

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2020 Presidential Election, Al Sharpton, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, News, Politics, Video -

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has caught the ire of Black Twitter after making comments about Black voters last week at Al Sharpton's National Action Network event.

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MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Audriana Thomas made a trip to Memphis and found herself in the midst of making history. The Florida A&M University student, one of dozens selected as a delegate for the I AM 2018 Mountaintop Conference honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and other great leaders, was front and center for […]

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Al Sharpton, Colin Kaepernick, Criminal Justice System, Entertainment, Featured, Jay Z, Meek Mill, News, Police Brutality, Prison -

Meek Mill, and his legal team, may have found a new way to get him released from prison. Page Six reports that the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has included Mill’s testifying officer Reginald V. Graham on a list of “dirty” cops, with the intention of getting them blocked from testifying in court. The list of accusations against […]

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Al Sharpton, Donald Trump Jr, Jesse Jackson, News, Politics, Racist -

 Trump Jr. said that the Democrats do a “disservice” to those who “are actually oppressed and hurt by real racism" when they call people racist too quickly. And, there's no way his father could ever be a racist because he actually knows some Black people.

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Rev. Al Sharpton makes a visit to Meek Mill. Sharpton said Meek “wanted to serve […]

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Al Sharpton, Black Voters, Democratic Party, News, Politics, Progressives -

In an op-ed, Al Sharpton claimed that Democrats are not paying attention to their African-American base and that progressives are not taking "real action."

The post Sharpton says progressive Democrats are ‘shortchanging’ African Americans appeared first on theGrio.

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al sharpton, Entertainment, future, Jay-Z 4:44, Jay-Z diss songs, Kanye West, Lil Boosie, Music -

It’s been less than a week since Jay-Z dropped his platinum album “4:44” and several […]

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Al Sharpton, Entertainment, Selfie -

Al Sharpton is unbothered by the jokes online about his recent selfie posts, which have gone completely viral.

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Al Sharpton, Marijuana, News, Rev. Al Sharpton -

Even though Rev. Al Sharpton doesn’t personally consume marijuana, he is calling for the weed industry to fix its diversity problem. The Cannabis World Congress Business Exposition in New York is on Friday, and Sharpton will be a keynote speaker. He is expected to address the lack of diversity in the marijuana industry as well as its […]

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Al Sharpton, Bill Maher, N-word, News -

On Sunday, Rev. Al Sharpton condemned Bill Maher's use of the N-word on “Real Time with Bill Maher Show.”

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Al Sharpton, Fox & Friends, Immigration, News, Refugee -

The hosts of Fox & Friends either don't understand what a refugee is or haven't read their Bible recently.

The post Fox News spars with Al Sharpton over claims Jesus was refugee appeared first on theGrio.

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In what could be a sign of the week to come, the weather on Jan. 14 in Washington, D.C., mimicked the mood at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network “We Shall Not Be Moved” march. The protest kicked off the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in the nation’s capital and was the first of a […]

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On Thursday morning, Reverend Al Sharpton was surprised by a phone call from none other than the president-elect, Donald Trump.

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Al Sharpton, Donald Trump, March, News, Washington DC -

On Jan. 14, Al Sharpton is planning a march in DC, days before Donald Trump's inauguration.

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al sharpton, Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter, News Video, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Sean "Diddy" Combs charter school, Video -

On the Sept. 4 edition of MSNBC’s “Politicsnation,” music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs discussed his […]

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Al Sharpton, Birth Of A Nation, Entertainment, Hollywood, Nate Parker, Rape -

The Reverend Al Sharpton believes that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the right-wing media are actively trying to smear Birth of a Nation creator Nate Parker in order to prevent the narrative of a slave rebellion from being told. In an interview with The Root, Sharpton criticized the fact that recently, the media has […]

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Al Sharpton, Arizona, Lawsuit, News -

The Reverend Al Sharpton is being sued for $1.75 million by a trucker who claims that the civil rights leader took $16,000 from him with promises to help him in a discrimination suit against Verizon that, the trucker said, never got off the ground. Reggie Anders Sr. claims he paid $16,000 in cash, in exchange […]

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al sharpton, Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, media diversity, msnbc, National, News, News shows, President Barack Obama, presidential elections, talk show host, token -

Melissa Harris-Perry, a Wake Forest University professor and television talk-show host, is no longer an […]

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