Skip to comments.Rev. Al Sharpton to receive BETís Humanitarian Award
Posted on 06/14/2012 8:10:22 AM PDT by kevcol
The Rev. Al Sharpton has made his mark fighting for the voiceless.
For that and much more BET is honoring him with its Humanitarian Award at the cable networks annual showcase, the Daily News has learned.
Recent examples of his activism include the fights he helped wage with the families of a pair of slain teenagers, Trayvon Martin, of Florida, and Ramarley Graham of the Bronx.
The Harlem-based civil rights activist has also led the charge against the NYPDs controversial street interrogation practices, which have been used disproportionately in the black and Latino communities, and hes marched for voter rights.
What he does better than anyone else is, he gives a voice to the voiceless, said Stephen Hill, BETs president of music programming and specials. Obviously, Trayvon Martin is the most recent example.
It will be a very proud moment for me, Sharpton said. Im going to dedicate it to the memory of my mother.
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He can add this award to his impressive collection of awards for (posted here on FR 5 years ago):
TAX EVASION: In a 1988 interview, Sharpton said he saw no reason why blacks should pay taxes. If we do not have a justice system that protects us, what are we paying for? Sharpton has faced multiple chargesand one convictionof tax evasion.
TAWANA BRAWLY: 1987. Al Sharpton, during the infamous Tawana Brawley case, falsely accused a former assistant district attorney of raping and sodomizing Ms. Brawley. Young Tawana stated that white racists abducted, raped, and sodomized her, scrawling the initials KKK on her in human feces. A grand jury later found the entire incident a complete hoax. Most likely, Ms. Brawley, afraid of punishment for staying out too late, fabricated the entire story. This did not stop Reverend Al Sharpton, who accused Pagones an assistant district attorney, of the crime. We stated openly that Steven Pagones did it. If were lying, sue us, so we can go into court with you and prove you did it. Sue ussue us right now.
Pagones did. After receiving death threats, and threats against his child, Pagones sued Sharpton and two others for defamation. A jury unanimously concluded that Sharpton defamed Pagones, ordering Sharpton to pay $65,000 to Pagones. The Reverend promptly announced his intention not to pay. A couple years later, Sharptons buddies passed the hat and paid off Sharptons debt, which totaled $87,000 with interest and penalties. To this day, never having paid one penny of his own to Pagones, Sharpton refuses to apologize, I did what I believed .They are asking me to grovel. They want black children to say they forced a black man coming out of the hard-core ghetto to his knees .Once you begin bending, its did you bend today? or I missed the apology, say it again. Once you start compromising, you lose respect for yourself.
CENTRAL PARK JOGGER: In 1989 the jogger, a young white woman, was monstrously raped and nearly beaten to death in Central Park. Sharpton insisteddespite the defendants confessionsthat her black attackers were innocent, modern-day Scottsboro Boys trapped in a fit of racial hysteria. Sharpton charged that the joggers boyfriend did it, and organized protests outside the courthouse, chanting, The boyfriend did it! and denouncing the victim as Whore! He brought Tawana Brawley to the trial, to show her white justice and arranged for her to meet the attackers. Sharpton appealed for a psychiatrist to examine the victim, generously saying, It doesnt even have to be a black psychiatrist .Were not endorsing the damage to the girlif there was this damage. (While it doesnt excuse his calling the victim a whore and denigrating any damage to her, or his accusations against the boyfriend, the convictions of the accused were eventually vacated, despite their taped confessions, after another manwhose DNA matchedconfessed to the rape in 2002.)
CROWN HEIGHTS/ DIAMOND MERCHANTS: In 1991, Gavin Cato, a seven-year-old black child was killed in a traffic accident in Crown Heights (in Brooklyn), when a car driven by a Hasidic Jew went out of control. Sharpton turned it into a racial incident. Sharpton led 400 protesters through the Jewish section of Crown Heights, with one protester holding a sign that read, The White Man Is the Devil. There were four nights of rock- and bottle-throwing, and a young Talmudic scholar was surrounded by a mob shouting, Kill the Jew and stabbed to death. A hundred others were injured. Sharpton said, The world will tell us that [Gavin Cato] was killed by accident .What type of city do we have that would allow politics to rise above the blood of innocent babies? Talk about how Oppenheimer in South Africa sends diamonds straight to Tel Aviv and deals with the diamond merchants right here in Crown Heights .All we want to say is what Jesus said: If you offend one of these little ones, you got to pay for it. No compromise. Pay for your deeds. Later Sharpton said, If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.
ARAFAT: When Sharpton announced a 2001 trip to the Middle East, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach helped plan his itinerary. Sharpton, according to the Rabbi, promised not to meet with Yassir Arafat, yet only days later, Jewish New Yorkers opened the morning paper to see a smiling Arafat and Sharpton, meeting and shaking hands in Israel. Furious, Rabbi Boteach said, Prior to our recent trip to Israel, U.S. black leader Reverend Al Sharpton and I discussed several times that there were to be no meetings with Arab or Palestinian leaders, not because I wished to set preconditions for our travel, but because the express objective of our mission was to show solidarity with Israeli victims of terror. The idea was to provide a magnanimous gesture of friendship and solidarity with the Jewish nation that would hopefully have strong reverberations for the relationship of the Jewish and black communities back home.
FREDDYS FASHION MART/WHITE INTERLOPER: 1995. A Jewish store owner in Harlem was accused of driving a black record store owner out of business, when the United House of Prayer, one of the largest black landlords on 125th Street, raised the rent on the Fashion Mart owned by a Jew, Freddy Harari, who then raised the rent on his subtenant, Sikhulu Shange, who ran a record store. At one of many rallies meant to scare the Jewish owner away, Sharpton said, There is a systematic and methodical strategy to eliminate our people from doing business off 125th Street. I want to make it clear that we will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business. Following a demonstration three months later, one of the protestors, a black man, stormed Freddys Fashion Mart with a pistol, screaming, Its on now! All blacks out! In addition to shooting, he set fire to the building, eventually killing himself and seven others. Initially, Sharpton denied having spoken at any rallies. When tapes surfaced, he said, Whats wrong with denouncing white interlopers? Eventually, he apologizedbut only for saying white, not interloper.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE: During the Million Man March in Washington, civil rights activist Al Sharpton thundered, O.J. is home, but Mumia Abu Jamal aint home. And we wont stop till all of our people that need a chance in an awkward and unbalanced criminal justice system can come home.
OUT OF THE KING MOVEMENT: Although he was 14 when Martin Luther King was assassinated, Sharpton claims he came out of the King movement. Sharpton once explained, I was on some show this week, and people said, Why dont you just let it go? Why dont yall just get over it? Get over what? Get over Dr. King dying? Get over Medger Evers dying? Get over Goodman, Chaney and Schwerner dying? Get over those four girls in Birmingham dying? We are never gonna get over it, and we are never gonna let you forget it!
FBI TAPES/COCAINE: In 2002, HBO aired a 19-year-old FBI surveillance of Sharpton with self-described mobster Michael Franzese and an undercover FBI agent posing as a Latin American businessman. The three were discussing promoting boxing matches and musical events. HBOs Real Sports got a hold of a hidden camera video that shows undercover agent Victor Quintana posing as a drug dealer trying to convince Sharpton to play a middleman in a big cocaine buy.
Sharpton asks the undercover agent, What kind of time limit are we dealing with?
Coke? the agent asks.
Yeah. Sharpton says.
The phony drug dealer says, Could be about the same time we have 4 million coming to us.
Sharpton: End of April?
End of April. Six weeks from now. Is that a good time you think? the agent asks.
Probably, Sharpton replies.
Later on, the undercover agent offers Sharpton a finder's fee for help with the drug deal and says to Sharpton, I can get pure coke for about $35,000 a kilo ... Every kilogram we bring in, $3,500 to you. How does that sound? Sharpton nods in response.
Congratulations on your Humanitarian Award Al!
Shouldn’t he be human first? /sarc
When is he going to win an award for learning how to speak a type of English I can understand?
Why don’t they go ahead and give him the Nobel Peace Prize, too? What a joke— both of them.
Well, I hope the WET gives THEIR award to that stalwart, couragesous American patriot, Sheriff Joe Arpaio who may end up saving us from another 4 years of destructive RaceMarxism.
Humanitarian? Is that what they’re calling parasites nowdays?
Your post #1 was devastating. Excellent summary.
Dat be racist...
When will some blacks wake up? Seems like never!
BET obviously doesn’t have a clue where Marxism leads.
I imagine Inigo Montoya saying, “That word you keep using. I don’t think it means what you think it means”
BET appears to have no shame - or judgment.
Good research. Thank for posting. I wonder if O’Reilly or Hannity will read your summary? Would only take a few minutes. Why not? . . First announce the BET award and then just read what you wrote. Fair and balanced. . .
Just another celebration of racism.
Gib the man I.T. and skillets!
This really makes me throw up in my mouth a little. Okay.. a lot.
“Just another celebration of racism.”
Exactly; further proof that many blacks will not assimilate in America, serving as entertainment while beholden to the white hands that feed them.