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New York Governor 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