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#SharptonSays: Al Sharpton Thinks Young People Don’t Have a Movement

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By diamond 12:49 pm February 10, 2015 Al Sharpton doesn’t think that young people have a movement. He said as much in a recent Washington Post profile. This: “The issue with my generation is we’re more about the Occupy organizing model,” she told Sharpton now. “You know, everyone can be a leader, that kind of […]

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Here’s why 2014 should be another Freedom Summer

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:25 am June 18, 2014 The following post originally appeared on the Huffington Post, and was written by Rev. Al Sharpton. The original title is , “Why 2014 Should Be Another Freedom Summer.” By: Al Sharpton During this very week 50 years ago, Americans — many of them students and young folks […]

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Al Sharpton denies claims he was an FBI informant

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:55 am April 8, 2014 Reverend Al Sharpton is downplaying claims that he served as an informant for the FBI.  The claims originally surfaced via The Smoking Gun, which stated that Sharpton worked as a mob informant for the FBI in the 1980s. 

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Rev. Al Sharpton, Tom Joyner to lead Stand Your Ground protest

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:57 pm March 7, 2014 The Rev. Al Sharpton, radio personality Tom Joyner and the parents of slain teenagers Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis will lead a march and rally against Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law. The rally is set to take place in Tallahassee on Monday. 

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Tracy Martin: ‘America values guns more than the lives of our kids’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:03 am February 27, 2014 It’s been two years since Tracy Martin lost his son Trayvon, and seven months since his killer George Zimmerman was acquitted for the crime. Despite the unfortunate result, Martin has vowed to continue to fight for justice, and against the controversial stand your ground law responsible for Zimmerman’s […]

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Rev. Al Sharpton, panelist say jobs are the key to solving gun violence

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:03 pm December 24, 2013 Rev. Al Sharpton seems to be keeping his promise of placing a spotlight on Chicago violence. During a town hall meeting on Thursday at Hyde Park Academy on the city’s south side, Sharpton and other leaders echoed the notion that jobs are the key to reducing crime […]

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Rev. Al Sharpton to address gun violence, speak with students in Chicago

Rev. Al Sharpton was serious about moving to Chicago to continue efforts that curb gun violence in the city. So serious that he actually rented an apartment on Chicago’s west side. Now, the civil rights activists is turning his attention to a group of students at Frazier International Magnet School.

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Al Sharpton’s National Action Network seeks to meet with Barney’s CEO amid racial profiling allegations

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:24 am October 25, 2013 NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights group said Thursday it was seeking a meeting with the CEO of Barneys New York in the wake of racial profiling claims by two shoppers at the high-end department store. The Brooklyn chapter of the Rev. Al […]

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Al Sharpton advances plan to move to Chicago to combat violence

Several months ago, Reverend Al Sharpton vowed to move to Chicago in an effort to highlight and help curb gun violence in the city. Now, sources are getting more details about how Sharpton plans to do this. He will rent an apartment in Chicago.

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Harlem pastors aims to “dethrone” Al Sharpton

A group of pastors in Harlem have made it their mission to put a stop to Rev. Al Sharpton’s growing political power. Critics argue that Sharpton has used his power for personal gain, fame and fortune, leaving behind the interested of the black community.

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