Rev. Al Sharpton
The group is holding its annual convention at a Times Square hotel. Some major traffic problems are expected in the area as a result of the president’s visit.
Although revelations that the Rev. Al Sharpton worked with the FBI surfaced this week, the topic came up in outtakes from a 2011 ’60 Minutes’ interview with Lesley Stahl.
Sharpton acknowledged Tuesday that he helped the feds investigate New York Mafia figures, even making secret recordings that appeared to help bring down a mob boss.
The Smoking Gun website said Monday that it obtained hundreds of pages of secret court filings and FBI memos providing new details about Sharpton’s relationship with the feds.
The Smoking Gun reported Monday that Sharpton recorded conversations with associates in the mob using a bugged briefcase.
Under the agreement, police won’t enter a store to investigate a report of shoplifting unless a store employee has called 911, creating a public record of the incident.
Playing before a crowd that included reporters and dignitaries in the ballroom of the Manhattan Midtown Hilton, the Democrat delivered a solid comedic performance by mocking his own tendency to be late and his goofy habit of making fun of himself.
Mayor de Blasio has called for a tax on New Yorkers earning at least $500,000 a year to fund universal pre-K and after-school programs.
The Rev. Al Sharpton says civil rights leaders met Monday with representatives from retail chains including Barneys, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor and The Gap.
Soon-to-return NYPD Commissioner William Bratton was making the rounds with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio Saturday, including a stop at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.
From Harlem to Hollywood, Paris to Beijing, people hailed Nelson Mandela’s indomitable courage in the face of adversity as an inspiration for all.
The Rev. Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders have launched a social media campaign in an effort to stop the violent “knockout game.”
Four suspects were being held Saturday morning in a string of violent attacks in Brooklyn, known as the “knockout game.”
In a report released Tuesday, Barneys said it never asked its employees to check out two African-American customers who said they were victims of racial profiling.
The meeting follows an incident in which a leading actor on the HBO series “Treme” was detained nearly an hour by police after buying his mother an expensive watch.