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New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

4 Emergency Workers Now Suspended In Wake Of Eric Garner’s Death In Police Custody

A group of demonstrators is calling for the resignation of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton after a Staten Island man died in police custody last week.

07/21/2014

FILE -- A New York Police Department car. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Family Demands Grand Jury Investigation After Bronx Incident Leaves Teen In Stitches

The Reverend Al Sharpton said that the cop overreacted when the boy and his friend mouthed off after being arrested for allegedly assaulting a man for a cigarette.

05/24/2014

New Yorkers rally in support of hundreds of girls who were captured in Nigeria. (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

New Yorkers March From Harlem To Midtown, Rally In Support Of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Dozens of people are marching from a Harlem church to the Nigerian consulate in New York in support of captured Nigerian girls.

05/10/2014

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 19: (2nd L) Team owner Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers watches the San Antonio Spurs play against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 19, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

NBA To Make Announcement On Donald Sterling Investigation Tuesday

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is under pressure to swiftly bring some sort of resolution to the scandal surrounding Clippers owner Donald Sterling and the racially charged comments he allegedly made in a recorded conversation.

04/28/2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Kicks Off Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend With Speech At Sharpton Headquarters

In his brief Saturday appearance at the National Action Network meeting hall, Cuomo talked about his initiatives in education, criminal justice policy and gun control.

01/18/2014

Bill de Blasio (Photo EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)/Ray Kelly (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

De Blasio Says He’s ‘Cleared The Air’ With Kelly

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio spoke Saturday at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in Harlem.

11/16/2013

NYC mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Speaks At Sharpton Headquarters As Votes Being Counted

De Blasio stressed that he’s looking out for the city’s middle-class and financially strapped residents.

09/14/2013

March On Washington Anniversary

Mayoral Candidates Join Tens Of Thousands In March On National Mall

Tens of thousands of people — including three New York City mayoral candidates — participated Saturday in a march on the National Mall ahead of the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

08/24/2013

(credit: Al Sharpton on Twitter)

Trayvon Martin’s Mother Speaks Out With Sharpton At Rally Outside NYPD

Prior to a rally outside NYPD Headquarters on Saturday, the mother of Trayvon Martin said she is proud of her son, and that she will work to maintain a foundation in his name to help “other victims of senseless guns violence.”

07/20/2013

Gun Violence

Community Leaders Call For Summit To Address Gun Violence, Stop-And-Frisk

Controversial comments made by Police Commissioner Kelly regarding gun violence in the city have prompted community leaders to call for a summit.

07/14/2012

Protesters demonstrate at a rally for slain teenager Trayvon Martin on March 22, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Al Sharpton: “Wave Of Civil Disobedience” Planned To Protest Fla Teen’s Death

Activists are planning “a wave of civil disobedience” to protest the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., the Rev. Al Sharpton said Saturday.

03/25/2012

President Barack Obama (credit: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

President Flees Washington For Rev. Sharpton Event In Midtown

Obama stressed that education was the civil rights issue of our time, stating it wasn’t enough to “just leave no child left behind. We’ve got to help every child get ahead.”

04/06/2011

NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attends the 25th annual Brooklyn tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on January 17, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

NY Civic Leaders Gather To Mark MLK Day

The civil rights battles fought by Martin Luther King Jr. are different from today’s problems, and the country must work together to end poverty and gun violence, state leaders said Monday.

01/17/2011

Rev. Al Sharpton (L-Getty Images), Commissioner Ray Kelly (R-Getty Images)

Sharpton, Kelly Team Up To Combat Gun Violence

The Rev. Al Sharpton and New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly have had their differences in the past, but now they’re teaming up.

11/20/2010