She has largely spent her life peacefully and quietly all her life while her son rose to prominence.   GREENVILLE, SC. — The mother of Reverend Jesse Jackson has died, according to his Twitter page. Helen Burns Jackson had been in hospice care for the past few weeks after years of declining health. Rev. Jackson […]

*For the second time three weeks, President Barack Obama will speak at the funeral of a dear friend. He and Vice President Joe Biden will attend the funeral services for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, according to a White House official. Rev. Pinckney and eight other members of his Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. were gunned […]

We are emotionally devastated following the horrific terrorist act against the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina that left nine dead and the Black community reeling. In the wake of the tragedy, civil rights activist Al Sharpton released this statement: “I am shocked and outraged about the killing of nine innocent people at Emanuel AME […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –Rev. Al Sharpton is speaking out following Cleveland Judge Adrine’s decision in the Tamir Rice case. “The National Action Network praises Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Ronald Adrine for finding probable cause Thursday to charge Cleveland police Officer Timothy Loehmann with murder in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice last year. We […]

In a Newsweek cover story titled “The Reinvention of the Reverend,” writers Allison Samuels and Jerry Adler give their perspective of  the “indefatigable” Al Sharpton. Read a snippet of the News Week article below If the Rev. Al Sharpton didn’t exist, he would have had to be invented. In fact, the novelist Tom Wolfe has […]