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Trump, Protesters, Civil Rights

Washington Protesters Vow To Fight For Civil Rights Under Trump

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.”

January 14, 2017
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton introduced by U.S. Representative Rangel for address in Harlem in New York City

Hillary Clinton, In Push For Black Support, Promises To Tackle Racial Disparities

“There are still very real barriers holding back African-Americans from fully participating in our economy and our society,” Clinton said

February 17, 2016

A Breakfast In Harlem Underscores Key Challenge For White House Hopeful Sanders

Bernie Sanders will have breakfast with one of America’s most prominent civil rights activists, just hours after trouncing Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire.

February 10, 2016

Baltimore Police Injured During Protests After Freddie Gray Laid To Rest

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.

April 27, 2015

Rand Paul And The GOP’s New Civil Rights Movement

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.

April 6, 2015

Activists Responding To Police Killings See Potential For A New Civil Rights Era

The protests breaking out across the nation could be the start of something big.

December 5, 2014

This Week In Crazy: Al Sharpton Is A Terrorist Czar, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

The far right lashes out at Al Sharpton, Ben Carson is pretty sure we’re Nazi Germany, and much more.

December 5, 2014

Al Sharpton Says He Cooperated With FBI

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 […]

April 8, 2014