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FILE -- The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks to parishioners at the Greater St. Marks Family Church in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 17, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Rev. Sharpton Leads Vigil For Police Shooting Victim Walter Scott In South Carolina

Scott was shot April 4 and former officer Michael Slager initially said he fired after a tussle over his department-issued Taser.

04/12/2015

Rev. Al Sharpton calls on Senate to hold confirmation hearing for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch at National Action Network conference on April 11, 2015 (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Rev. Sharpton Calls For Senate Confirmation Hearing For Attorney General Nominee

At the National Action Networks’ annual convention Saturday, a crowd chanted “call the vote.”

04/11/2015

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Sharpton, De Blasio Sound Off On Fatal Shooting Of South Carolina Man By Cop

Sharpton addressed the killing of Walter Scott at the beginning of his annual National Action Network conference in New York on Wednesday.

04/08/2015

P.S. 243 The Weeksville School in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. (Credit: CBS2)

Parents Think Brooklyn Principal Behind Obscenity-Laced Facebook Tirade

Hurtful and horrific comments about a Brooklyn elementary school student and his mother appeared on Facebook recently, but the source is questionable.

03/30/2015

The Rev. Al Sharpton (Photo by Michael Graae/Getty Images)

Sharpton Fires Back At NY Post Report Saying Eric Garner’s Daughter Slammed Him

The New York Post, citing a video released by conservative activist James O’Keefe, claims that Eric Garner’s daughter is caught on video saying Sharpton is only interested in money.

02/24/2015

The "Fifty Shades of Bill" mock poster by New York State Republicans featuring the faces of Rev. Al Sharpton and Mayor Bill de Blasio. (credit: NYGOP)

De Blasio Laughs Off ‘Fifty Shades Of Bill’ Attack Ad

Mayor Bill de Blasio is laughing off an attack ad that depicted him as a character in the sexually charged blockbuster “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

02/19/2015

Akai Gurley, man shot to death inside the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing complex by a rookie police officer. (credit: Exploretalent.com)

Rookie NYPD Officer Peter Liang Indicted In Fatal Shooting Of Akai Gurley

The rookie NYPD officer who shot and killed Brooklyn man Akai Gurley has been indicted, an attorney for Gurley’s girlfriend told WCBS 880 Tuesday afternoon.

02/10/2015

New York state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (Credit: CBS2)

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Joins Sharpton’s Saturday Morning NAN Rally

New York State Assembly’s first African American speaker joined Saturday morning’s Action Rally.

02/07/2015

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein (credit: Getty Images)

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein Files Civil Suit Against Woman Who Made Rape Claims

Last month, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office announced no criminal charges would be filed in the case.

02/02/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio embraces the Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday, Jan. 19. (Credit: CBS2)

Experts Say De Blasio’s Relationship With Sharpton May Not Be Good Politics

A hugfest between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Rev. Al Sharpton has been raising eyebrows.

01/20/2015

Freedom Plaza filling up in D.C. ahead of march against police violence (Credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Thousands March Against Police Violence In Washington, D.C.

Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, the Urban League and the NAACP are sponsoring the demonstration.

12/13/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network,  Esaw Garner, widow of Eric Garner,  and Emerald Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, hold a press conference December 3, 2014. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Garner Family Plans Trip To DC Protest; 220 Protesters Arrested In NYC Friday

The National March Against Police Violence is scheduled for next Saturday in Washington, D.C.

12/06/2014

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Protesters Close Thoroughfares, Clash With Police To Decry Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision

City officials were bracing for another night of protests across the city Thursday night, a day after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.

12/04/2014

Esaw Garner speaks at National Action Network rally (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Rev. Sharpton Begins Countdown To Grand Jury Decision In Death Of Eric Garner

The grand jury began hearing evidence in the case on Sept. 29, and the lawyer for the officer who placed Garner in the apparent chokehold said he expected the grand jury to take about a month to come to a decision.

11/29/2014

Protesters march through the streets of New York after learning at police officer Darren Wilson, of the Ferguson, MO police department, who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown on August 9, would not be indicted by a grand jury on November 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Protesters Take Over FDR, West Side Highway Night After Ferguson Decision

The website of the National Action Network is calling for noontime rallies around the country, including in New York City and in New Jersey in Newark, Atlantic City, Paterson and Camden.

11/25/2014

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