Al Sharpton

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Al Sharpton's Sleepover Gimmick Brings Mayoral Candidates' Public Housing Promises to Forefront

    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 >>

  • Columns

    August 17, 2011

    Sharpton's Racket

    The man who will never be mayor could decide who the next one will be

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    DNC Chair Tim Kaine Seemingly Unconcerned About Al Sharpton's Sabotaging New York Democrats

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Al Sharpton and the 'Times' Endorse Eric Schneiderman: You Gotta Be Kidding

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Al Sharpton Attacks Rush Limbaugh, the Last White Guy He Isn't In Bed With

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Barrett: Sharpton Scolds Maloney, and Naturally There's an Ulterior Motive

    ‚ÄčAl 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Barrett: Let's Look at Al Sharpton's Shot at Runnin' Scared

    ‚ÄčThe 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Sharpton Endorses Thompson, FWIW

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Dine and Dash: Memphis Hotel Says Al Sharpton Owes Them $87,300

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Sharpton Forced To Return Campaign Funds...To Himself

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Post: Sharpton to Pay $285K FEC Fine for 2004 Campaign Violations

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Barrett: Al Sharpton Gets an Apology

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Pols, Press Party with Sharpton and His Corrupt Network

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    News' Juan Gonzalez: Sharpton Got a $500K Present

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008

    Term Limits: Hey, Where Was Al Sharpton?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008

    Sharpton Guilty, Sentenced to Time Served

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    The Sean Bell Protests in the Papers: Peaceful and Orderly

    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 >>

  • Film

    May 1, 2007
  • Blogs

    December 8, 2006

    Cop Site: Where Is Sharpton Now?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2006

    Sharpton vs. NPR

    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 >>

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Father of the Movement

    How Al Sharpton rose from 'racial arsonist' to racial healer, and changed New York City

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2005

    Freddy & Al: Brief Encounter

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2005

    Rev. Al Weighs In On Subway Searches

    "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 >>

  • News

    April 12, 2005

    Al's Secret Admirers

    F.E.C. Filings reveal that Sharpton has friends with friends in high places

  • News

    December 14, 2004

    The Right Rallies For Al

    Machiavellian minister wins DNC subsidies and plots mayoral moves

  • News

    November 30, 2004

    On a New High, Sharpton Hits a New Low

    TV's Democratic minister of 'moral values' takes a hypocritical plunge

  • News

    July 27, 2004

    Shovin' It

    Democrats and hardballing pundits, pleasantly embedded in the economic elite

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2004
  • News

    February 10, 2004

    We Need You

    It's Time to Call for New Black Leadership

  • News

    April 15, 2003

    From Sideshow to Big Tent

    A Campaign Plan for Making Al Sharpton Matter

  • News

    December 24, 2002
  • NYC Life

    July 30, 2002

    The Sharpton Chronicles

    Reverend Al Sharpton Is Furious About the Airing of a 1983 Drug Sting Videotape. On His Side?

  • News

    July 9, 2002

    Keepin' It Real?

    Music Revolution or a King on the Loose?

  • News

    November 13, 2001

    Al Sharpton’s Jewish Problem

    So What’s Not to Like?

  • News

    November 6, 2001

    Lunch With Arafat

    Inside Al Sharpton’s Controversial Meeting With the Palestinian Leader

  • News

    October 9, 2001

    October 13: A Day of Protest

    Al Sharpton and Others Rally for Peace

  • News

    August 14, 2001

    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    Inside Al Sharpton’s Family Reunion

  • News

    August 7, 2001

    The Unfinished Mayoralty

    David Dinkins Bares His Soul About Mark Green, Al Sharpton, a Black-Latino Coalition, Crown Heights, Rudy Giuliani, and His Own Legacy

  • NYC Life

    June 5, 2001

    President Sharpton

    Reverend Al Sharpton Says He’ll Seek the Democratic Presidential Nomination. Right Guy for the Job?

  • News

    April 24, 2001

    King Sharpton Gets Courted

    Feel-Good Rabbi Fetes Reverend, Lands Literacy Project

  • News

    February 27, 2001

    Coalition Confusion

    McCall Crowns Ferrer, but Sharpton, Rivera, Rangel Skip the Coronation

  • News

    November 7, 2000

    Nader Reaches Out to Sharpton and the Black Vote

    Green Party Candidate Starts Northeast Swing in Harlem

  • News

    October 31, 2000

    Fast-Food Politics

    Jesse Jackson–Al Sharpton Beef Over Burger King Boycott

  • News

    June 20, 2000

    The Racist Factor

    Exploiting Politics and Hysteria Over the Park Sex Attacks

  • News

    February 29, 2000

    Blaming the Bronx D. A.

    Al Sharpton Privately Accused Robert Johnson of... "Throwing the Diallo Case"

  • News

    February 1, 2000

    The Talented Mr. Hardy

    How a Self-Described 'Grunt' Went From Being Al Sharpton's Lawyer to Defending the Accused Killers of a Manhattan Millionaire

  • News

    January 25, 2000

    Reverend Norris's Big Mouth

    After a long-awaited showdown with Hillary Clinton, an ally of Al Sharpton triggers a vicious debate about guilt by association

  • News

    August 3, 1999

    Do It My Way

    The First Lady may not have the belly for a street fight with Rudy Giuliani. Enter Al Sharpton.

  • Music

    April 27, 1999
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