Rev. Al Sharpton
The spiritual and musical tribute attracted celebrities including Will Smith, Samuel Jackson, Queen LAtifa, Jay Z, Lil’ Kim, Sean Diddy Combs, and Don King.
Zurana Horton died instantly when bullets hit her in the face and chest, but thanks to her, 11-year-old Cheanne McKnight was only shot in the cheek and arm.
On Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said “Occupy Wall Street” protesters can stay and have their say as along as they’re law-abiding. But also expressing themselves were the business owners around Zuccotti Park, who are angered.
To veterans of past social movements, the Occupy Wall Street protests that began in New York and spread nationwide have been a welcome response to corporate greed and the enfeebled economy. But whether the energy of protesters can be tapped to transform the political climate remains to be seen.
Rev. Al Sharpton Declines Invitation To Speak At Panel On Black-Jewish Relations Following Controversy
The decision by Sharpton comes following strong and vocal criticism from the family of one of the Crown Heights riots’ victims.
The family of Yankel Rosenbaum is incensed that Sharpton will be present at the forum because they believe he helped escalate the violence with some of his comments during the unrest.
Tuesday evening, Rev. Al Sharpton will be coming to Norwalk to rally support for a homeless woman who is facing criminal charges because she sent her child to a school in a district where she did not reside.
Tricia Fraser filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Texas-based group Life Always, which put up the billboard earlier this year before it was taken down.
Rep. Peter King’s hearings took an emotional turn when Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, tried to speak of the heroism and patriotism of Mohamad Salman Hamdani, a New York City EMT who died on 9/11.
“The reasons the hearings are focusing on the Muslim community, the president’s own national security advisor said al Qaeda is attempting to radicalize the Muslim-American community,” King said.
A coalition of over 100 interfaith, nonprofit and governmental organizations plans to rally in New York City against a planned congressional hearing on Muslims’ role in homegrown terrorism.
The smiling faces of loved ones lost to gun violence decorated signs, shirts and buttons as the crowd marched to Times Square.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo were among those scheduled to participate in Sharpton’s annual event at held at his National Action Network headquarters in Harlem.
The working title is “Mountain Highs and Valley Lows” and additional details are scheduled to be announced later this month.
“The current system is not helping our kids. It isn’t helping tax payers and it isn’t helping public safety,” Mayor Bloomberg said.