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  • Al Sharpton’s daughter gets $95K settlement for sprained ankle

    12/08/2018 6:51:06 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec. 7, 2018 | Julia Marsh
    She is her father’s daughter. Dominique Sharpton, daughter of shakedown artist Al Sharpton, scored a $95,000 settlement from the city over a sprained ankle — even though she had posted snaps of herself on social media climbing a mountain in Bali and strutting around in high heels just seven months after the fall. It took nearly four years, but de Blasio administration lawyers finally threw in the towel in the case. “After a thorough evaluation, we determined that settling this case was in the best interest of the city,” said a spokesman for the city Law Department. The 32-year-old Brooklyn resident,...
  • Al Sharpton sells his life story rights for $531,000 — to his own charity

    12/01/2018 8:03:41 PM PST · by aimhigh · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/01/2018 | Melissa Klein
    The Rev. Al Sharpton has found an eager buyer for the rights to his life story — his own charity. The National Action Network agreed to pay the activist preacher $531,000 for his “life story rights for a 10-year period,” according to the non-profit’s latest tax filing, which was obtained by The Post. . . The document does not indicate when Sharpton, who is president of NAN, gets the cash, which is above and beyond the $244,661 he already pulled down in compensation from the group in 2017.
  • Nancy Pelosi Applauds Al Sharpton: 'Thank You for Saving America'

    11/15/2018 5:37:07 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 17 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 11/15/2018 | Fox News
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who could soon retake the House Speaker gavel, praised Rev. Al Sharpton and thanked him for "saving America" by helping Democrats win back the majority.
  • Pelosi Thanks Al Sharpton for ‘Saving America’

    11/14/2018 4:47:32 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Pelosi Thanks Al Sharpton for ‘Saving America’ BY: Cameron Cawthorne Follow @@Cam_Cawthorne November 14, 2018 5:59 pm House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Wednesday praised MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton and thanked him for "saving America." Pelosi spoke at the National Action Network's (NAN) legislative and policy conference, where she laid out the Democratic Party's agenda before introducing Sharpton, who founded the non-profit civil rights organization in 1991. The organization was focused on turning out voters during the midterms. "We are going to be visionary. We are going to be unifying. We are going to be healing. We...
  • Al Sharpton Slams Trump at Aretha Franklin Funeral, Would Teach Him What RESPECT Means

    08/31/2018 11:18:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 31, 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    At the funeral for Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," on Friday, the Rev. Al Sharpton took a pot-shot at President Donald Trump. "You know, the other Sunday on my show, I misspelled 'Respect,'" Sharpton started, referencing the hit song by Aretha Franklin. "And a lot of y'all corrected me. Now I want y'all to help me correct President Trump to teach him what it means." The crowd broke into loud applause. "And I say that because when word had went out that Miss Franklin passed, Trump said she used to work for me," Sharpton continued. He proceeded to "correct"...
  • Resist We Much: Al Sharpton Misspells Aretha Franklin's Classic 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T' Lyric

    08/19/2018 11:29:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | August 19, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Today, The Washington Free Beacon picked up an incredible soundbite of MSNBC’s Rev. Al Sharpton misspelling the late great Aretha Franklin's classic lyric, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T," as he attempted to lambaste President Donald J. Trump for saying that former White House staffer Omarosa Maginault Newman was "fired like a dog."Rev. Sharpton began by noting how often President Donald J. Trump loves to use the term “fired like a dog” or some variation of it, such as saying “Sally Yates choked like a dog” during her Senate confirmation hearing. He even highlighted how the President referred to Steve Bannon, who is often vilified...
  • Al Sharpton Messes Up Spelling of Legendary Aretha Franklin Song: 'R-E-S-P-I-C-T'

    08/19/2018 11:04:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 19, 2018 | Paul Crookston
    MSNBC’s "PoliticsNation" host Rev. Al Sharpton called on President Donald Trump to be respectful in his rhetoric toward women but inadvertently misquoted legendary singer Aretha Franklin's most famous lyric. Sharpton was addressing Trump’s insults toward Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former White House aide and "Apprentice" contestant who wrote a new tell-all book criticizing him. Trump called Newman a "dog," a favorite insult of his that Sharpton called an "animalistic slur." "I think you might’ve learned the lesson this week, sometimes the dog bites back with a book deal," Sharpton said. Sharpton concluded his comments with a reference to Franklin's 1967...
  • Al Sharpton: royal wedding proves ‘white male supremacy is on its last breath.’ But then, Trump

    05/20/2018 12:56:34 PM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 5/20/2018 | Tom Tillison
    Leading the way was race hustler Al Sharpton, the MSNBC host who carved out a very comfortable living for himself shaking down corporations. Speaking at a rally Saturday put on by his National Action Network, Sharpton took the lovely union of two people in love to say the royal wedding is proof that white male supremacy is coming to an end, the New York Daily News reported.
  • Al Sharpton: Royal wedding shows white supremacy is ‘on its last breath'

    05/19/2018 2:47:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/19/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Rev. Al Sharpton said Saturday’s nuptials between the U.K.’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a biracial American actress, show that white male supremacy is “on its last breath.” "When you got little white girls in Wales saying, 'I want to be like Meghan,' there's a shift worldwide that white male supremacy is on its last breath," Sharpton said. Sharpton was speaking during his weekly National Action Network rally in Harlem as the couple were wed at Windsor Castle, The New York Daily reported. Etc...
  • Al Sharpton’s half-brother charged in murder after marching against guns

    03/27/2018 11:06:05 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 39 replies
    wash examiner ^ | March 2018 | Bedard
    The half-brother of Rev. Al Sharpton, also an activist whose group participated in Saturday’s anti-gun March For Our Lives, has been charged in a Sunday shooting death in Dothan, Ala. Dothan police said that Rev. Kenneth Glasgow was the driver in a car linked to the murder of 23-year-old Breunia Jennings of Dothan by passenger Jamie Townes, 26. Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish said that Glasgow and Townes allegedly searched for Jennings, who they believe had stolen Townes’ car. When they found her, Townes allegedly shot Jennings as she drove, hitting her in the head. She died later. Modern Conservatives:...
  • 36 Hours: From Leading Anti-Gun Violence Rally to Capital Murder Charges

    03/26/2018 4:09:14 PM PDT · by boycott · 38 replies
    DOTHAN - "Man, that's a brand new car," Reverend Kenneth Sharpton Glasgow told a bystander as he was escorted over to a Dothan Police Department vehicle Sunday night. The car he was referencing was a 2018 Toyota Camry that was in the middle of a murder crime scene at the intersection of Lake Street and Allen Road. Glasgow indicated to the bystander that the Camry belonged to him, and the vehicle may have had damage from gunshots. Glasgow, 52, wasn't wearing handcuffs, but he did ride in the backseat of the DPD vehicle away from the scene. "We were ducked...
  • Sharpton: Blacks Unemployed 'Cause of Racist Republicans (From Nov 2nd, 2010—Please help me analyze)

    01/19/2018 3:13:11 PM PST · by WeWaWes · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 11/02/2010 | Fox News Video
    A 1:50 short video from the Rev AL and Don Lemon that aired November 2nd, 2010. Don Lemon: "The big issue is money, jobs and the economy."
  • Sharpton Hits Trump With Fat Joke: You Should Order Three Big Macs Instead of Two

    01/15/2018 12:47:51 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 72 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | January 15, 2018 | David Rutz
    Al Sharpton hit President Donald Trump for his weight during comments marking Martin Luther King Jr., Day in Harlem, quipping he should order three Big Macs instead of two. According to New York Times writer Shane Goldmacher, Sharpton complimented New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D.) as a "national celebrity" and, perhaps alluding to potential White House ambitions, said Trump should "get your best gloves out" before making the joke about Trump's fondness for fast food. It's a noteworthy comment from Sharpton, given his former obesity. The now slimmed down-Sharpton once weighed more than 300 pounds. In 2014, the New York...
  • Trump is turning Dr. King's dream into a nightmare. Did civil rights martyrs die in vain?

    01/15/2018 8:01:12 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 15, 2018 | Rev. Al Sharpton
    In November of 2008, I was invited to Chicago to watch the election returns at Grant Park and be there with Barack Obama as he became the first African American ever elected U.S. president. I respectfully declined. Instead I spent election night in Atlanta, leading National Action Network’s (NAN) watch night service, similar to the New Year’s Eve service and countdown that we do every year. A half-century ago King led a movement — a movement that was predicated upon securing voting rights, job opportunities, fair housing, educational opportunities, an end to racial discrimination and ending income inequality. Today, in...
  • A media controversy ignites over the case of Tawana Brawley (1987)

    11/28/2017 8:01:57 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Tawana Brawley is found covered with feces and wrapped in garbage bags outside the Pavilion Condominiums in Wappingers Falls, New York. Brawley appeared to have undergone an extremely traumatic experience: parts of her hair were cut off, her pants were slightly burned, and there was a racial slur scrawled on her body. Brawley told authorities that for four days she had been held against her will and repeatedly raped by a gang of white men, one of whom she claimed had a police badge. The Brawley case became a ’cause celebre’ when controversial attorney C. Vernon Mason, Alton Maddox, and...
  • Sharpton: “Outlaw Semi-Automatic Weapons”

    11/12/2017 6:46:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One of the obstacles to rational discussion of guns in America is the profound ignorance about guns on the part of many pushing for tighter controls. Take Al Sharpton on his MSNBC show this morning. Debating the subject with Liberty University Professor Daniel Howell in the context of the Sutherland Springs church massacre, Sharpton decried the availability of automatic and “semi-automatic weapons.” A bit later, Sharpton suggested that “we should outlaw automatic weapons, semi-automatic weapons.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Al Sharpton’s daughter is hour late to own wedding, may have good excuse with her ‘$5 million leg’

    10/16/2017 11:05:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | October 16, 2017 | Carmine Sabia
    Al Sharpton’s daughter was on her last leg before marrying a fellow race activist on Sunday. Activist Dominique Sharpton, who is suing New York City for $5 million for a sprained ankle, despite being photographed climbing a mountain after her alleged injury, was an hour late to her wedding, the New York Post reported.
  • Al Sharpton Says Weed Is The Next ‘Civil Rights Cause’

    09/30/2017 12:19:39 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 43 replies ^ | 9/29/17 | Amber Randall
    Rev. Al Sharpton argued that the fight to legalize marijuana is the next civil rights cause in a Thursday op-ed for the Guardian. Sharpton, an activist and preacher, said it’s crucial to decriminalize marijuana because laws against it have oppressed minorities over the years, making it difficult for them to get good educations and other opportunities.“It is a civil rights cause that we should not postpone, but accelerate during these dark and difficult times,” Sharpton said. “For Democrats and progressives, the arguments have always been clear: generations of Americans, overwhelmingly people of color, have been imprisoned and starved of access...
  • Al Sharpton honored with James Joyce award — No, not a sick joke

    09/28/2017 9:29:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Irish Central ^ | September 27, 2017 05:22 AM | Niall O’Dowd
    It was shocking to see University College Dublin’s Literary and Historical Society present their James Joyce award to Al Sharpton. Al Sharpton? Not mentioned anywhere in the citation was Sharpton’s role in the Tawana Brawley case, during which he defamed and destroyed utterly innocent men over a rape that never happened. Nor were Sharpton’s former ties to the mob nor his role as an informer brought up, which is really no surprise. Sharpton joined a prestigious list of other honorees that includes Nobel Prize-winners anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Irish politician John Hume and poet Seamus Heaney. I have no...
  • Kid Rock gloats over Sharpton kid’s bust

    09/10/2017 3:14:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 10, 2017 | Linda Massarella
    Kid Rock was gloating online Sunday over the arrest of Al Sharpton’s daughter amid his feud with the Manhattan reverend activist. see also Al Sharpton daughter busted on birthday after tussle with cabbie The musician retweeted The Post’s story of Ashley Sharpton’s weekend arrest on charges she struck a cab driver and stole his keys and added, “These ‘activists’ are such nice people… not.” The move comes after Sharpton’s National Action Network announced plans to protest Kid’s upcoming concert and appearances because he raises the Confederate flag on stage. “Why is he retweeting this stuff?” Sharpton groused to The Post...