Have you heard? Five of our courageous and compassionate mayoral candidates ventured into heart of darkness over the weekend-- into a land of "moldy walls ... urine-soaked elevators ... darkened hallways," as the Daily News noted, where they "braved rooms without air-conditioning, and endured shower ... More >>
The man who will never be mayor could decide who the next one will be
Tim Kaine, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, has no problem with Al Sharpton's refusal to endorse Andrew Cuomo for governor. Derrick Plummer, a DNC spokesman, e-mailed the Voice, calling Sharpton "a trusted voice on issues of importance to millions of Americans." Plummer s ... More >>
Can I start with the final straw and work my way backwards? While I was away on vacation last week, Al Sharpton, one of the worst tax scofflaws in New York, endorsed Eric Schneiderman for the state's top law enforcement office. No big deal. Any one of the four other Democrats running for att ... More >>
Thank God for Rush Limbaugh. So long as he's calling George Steinbrenner a "cracker" who "made a lot of African-Americans millionaires," there's still a white guy with power in America that Al Sharpton is free to attack. So yesterday, "Silent Al" found his voice and called Rush "repugnant." ... More >>
Al Sharpton's rush to issue a statement this week denouncing Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney's use of the n-word in a magazine interview has once again made him a potential kingmaker. Thanks to Sharpton, Maloney may not stay in the 2010 senate race, making things easier for incumbent Kirsten Gillib ... More >>
The last thing I want to do is get into a fight with sweet Rachel Noerdlinger, the spokeswoman for sour Al Sharpton. It's not her fault that the Rev refused to answer my questions about his bizarre bonding with Designated Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, but had Noerdlinger issue a mocking written res ... More >>
Al Sharpton knows how to play this game. Though he endorsed the opposition last election, he has since been a good friend to Mayor Bloomberg for years, keeping reasonably quiet even when you'd expect him to talk up -- like during the term limits fight. "Al Sharpton has been very stabilizing influenc ... More >>
If Al Sharpton owes you money, you better not count on collecting any time soon. Last year the Rev hosted a convention for his National News Network at the famous Peabody Hotel in Memphis -- and what a party it sounds like, with invited guests including Harry Belafonte, Mo'Nique and Danny Glover (th ... More >>
By Jana KasperkevicNothing much surprises us anymore about the charmed life of Reverend Al Sharpton, but even he must have wondered in recent weeks just how he gets away with it all. Hanging at the White House with Mike Bloomberg. The governor, David Paterson, launching his comeback rally at Sharpto ... More >>
The Federal Election Commission has been on Reverend Al Sharpton's case for years, and this morning the Post reports that the Feds will soon announce a deal with the minister, whereby he will pay $285,000 in fines for illegal handling of funds in his hilarious 2004 Democratic Presidential campaign. ... More >>
I owe Al Sharpton an apology. He was in rare form Monday night on NY1, ranting as if he had turned the clock back to his old sweat-suit days (NY1 actually ran classic footage of him in his favorite, all-black outfit). He took several runs at me during this extended interview and did manage to get on ... More >>
The governor of New York is having lunch today with a tax dodger who owes the state nearly a million dollars. The mayor is chowing down, too. Tomorrow the vice president will wrap his arms around the same celebrity cheat who stiffed the IRS for nearly $2 million. David Paterson, Mike Bloomberg and ... More >>
The odd-ball marriage of Al Sharpton and schools chancellor Joel Klein -- who have been teaming up to tout their version of education reforms since last summer-- resulted in a sweet $500,000 wedding gift for Sharpton's National Action Network, reports the Daily News' indefatigable Juan Gonzalez this ... More >>
The Neighborhood Retail Alliance, in the midst of a rant about Rev. Al Sharpton's involvement in the Michael Mineo sodomy case, mentions that Sharpton "has been incognito for the past four weeks while the city has been roiled in the term limits controversy." This is functionally if not literally t ... More >>
Al Sharpton's disorderly conduct trial, obtained for his civil disobedience (blocking the Brooklyn Bridge) during the Sean Bell verdict protests last May, has resulted in a guilty verdict. But the Reverend was sentenced to time served (Sharpton spent five or six hours in jail after his arrest), so S ... More >>
When it comes to the Sean Bell trial, verdict and aftermath, the Daily News continues to place this story prominently in the paper, including a full-color photo of Al Sharpton and Nicole Paultre-Bell's arrest at the Manhattan entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge and photos of other protestors and shootin ... More >>
Take a peek today at NYPD Rant, a self-billed gathering ground for law enforcement/military types with an ax—or several axes—to grind. One of its December 8 posts, "Savages Brawl in Union Square," crystallizes the complaint, at least from one sector of the Finest, with African American l ... More >>
This week, National Public Radio has been proving just how white a broadcast network can be. For the "Conversations on Black Leadership" series, running each day on Morning Edition, NPR hosts have interviewed African American luminaries from Newark mayor Cory Booker to Young and Rubicam CEO Ann Fudg ... More >>
How Al Sharpton rose from 'racial arsonist' to racial healer, and changed New York City
Freddy Ferrer and Al Sharpton went shopping Tuesday, leading a throng of onlookers into a Pathmark supermarket in the heart of Harlem, taking questions from the press and greeting shoppers and employees in the produce section. When someone suggested to Sharpton that he run for president in 2008, he ... More >>
"Well, of course he did," you said to yourself as you read the headline of this piece. After all, Rev. Al Sharpton is never far from a controversy that might involve race. But Sharpton raised a valid concern during his remarks to reporters Wednesday after meeting with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly t ... More >>
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After a long-awaited showdown with Hillary Clinton, an ally of Al Sharpton triggers a vicious debate about guilt by association
The First Lady may not have the belly for a street fight with Rudy Giuliani. Enter Al Sharpton.