U.S. civil rights activists vowed on Saturday to defend hard-fought gains in voting rights and criminal justice during the presidency of Donald Trump, kicking off a week of protests ahead of the Republican’s inauguration. The Rev. Al Sharpton said Democrats in Congress needed to be sent a simple message: “Get some backbone.”
“There are still very real barriers holding back African-Americans from fully participating in our economy and our society,” Clinton said
Bernie Sanders will have breakfast with one of America’s most prominent civil rights activists, just hours after trouncing Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire.
The unrest slowly built up steam in the early afternoon, beginning with a few individuals confronting a phalanx of officers then growing to hundreds of people swarming through the area.
Conservative reformers appreciate the attention; they’re also concerned that the legislation can only pass if they, and not President Barack Obama and civil rights leaders, are the faces of changes.
The far right lashes out at Al Sharpton, Ben Carson is pretty sure we’re Nazi Germany, and much more.
By Emily Ngo, Newsday NEW YORK — The Reverend Al Sharpton said Tuesday that he cooperated with federal officials in wiretapping interactions with Mafia contacts in the 1980s and would do it all again if his life was threatened. He said he has made mistakes in his decades as an activist but has always made the […]