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  NPR : Al Sharpton, The 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidates
Sharpton was Brawley's most recognizable defender, and even when Brawley's tale turned out to be a hoax, Sharpton never repudiated or apologized for his efforts on her behalf.
Sharpton is attempting to become a voice for the disaffected, the poor, the unemployed, the alienated.
Sharpton disagrees, saying that he is so well known that he doesn't have to raise the millions the other candidates are seeking.
www.npr.org /programs/specials/democrats2004/sharpton.html   (1176 words)

  
  Al Sharpton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Al Sharpton was born in 1954 to a prosperous family in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
In 1999, Sharpton led a protest in the shooting death of Amadou Diallo, a West African immigrant.
Sharpton recently announced that he is a supporter of equal rights for gays and lesbians, including their right to marry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Al_Sharpton   (2230 words)

  
 Inside Al Sharpton’s campaign - - MSNBC.com
Sharpton, who placed a distant third in his home state, signaled for the first time tonight that he is considering not staying in the race until the Democratic National Convention.
Sharpton, who is not taking sides on the matter, says his goal is to stop the bloodshed and bring stability back to the country.
Sharpton, standing in front of the former slave market area, said the "past is ugly," but there is hope in the "brightness of the future." Sharpton selected the slave market to show that African-Americans have gone from being sold as "property" to running for President.
msnbc.msn.com /id/3087356   (3401 words)

  
 Al Sharpton - dKosopedia
Sharpton's first attempts at protest were in high school, where the Reverend protested cafeteria food and the dress code.
Sharpton rose to prominence as a civil rights activist in New York City in 1986 after a fl man was runover by a car while fleeing a white mob.
Sharpton said that to cooperate with the state Attorney General Robert Abrams, a Jew, would be "to sit down with Mr.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Al_Sharpton   (1446 words)

  
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Sharpton focused not on the fact that the youths were preparing to assault and rob Goetz, but rather on the allegation that Goetz used a racial epithet when shooting his tormenters.
Sharpton was one of a number of fl politicians and clergy who rightly protested the racial beating, but Sharpton and activist attorneys C. Vernon Mason and Alton Maddox then claimed that the police were engaged in a cover-up to protect Blum, whom they alleged was part of the conspiracy.
Sharpton's humiliation in the 1998 Pagones trial, as well as his efforts to enter the political mainstream, may have caused him to become quieter in recent years, but the radical and ultimately self-aggrandizing nature of his agenda cannot be in doubt.
www.discoverthenetwork.org /individualProfile.asp?indid=1527   (1745 words)

  
 The Black Commentator - The Problem with Al Sharpton - Issue 76
Al Sharpton’s race for the Democratic presidential nomination should be considered a resounding success — for just about everyone except the candidate himself.
Sharpton gave voice — at times, brilliantly — to the core progressive principles of the Black political consensus, causing big-footed white men to step lightly and in the right general direction.
Sharpton’s candidacy has had a magical effect on the racial chemistry of the Democratic dialogue, in starkest contrast to the White Citizens Council-type language of the GOP.
www.blackcommentator.com /76/76_cover_sharpton.html   (1798 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Meet the Candidates: Al Sharpton
AL SHARPTON: First of all, I would not have gone to the United Nations and told them that, "you do it my way or no way." I certainly would have tried to cooperate and participate in the United Nations Security Council's review of what was or was not done with the weapons inspectors.
AL SHARPTON: Well, first of all, I think that clearly I don't know of anyone that thinks Saddam Hussein is a fine person or a great head of state.
AL SHARPTON: No, I think as I said I would have taken him on by working with the United Nations and by under-girding and supporting to the fullest ability we could as a country the Security Council and the process laid out by Mr.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/politics/jan-june03/sharpton_3-4.html   (1484 words)

  
 Talknet : Al Sharpton Bio
Sharpton’s stance, in his own words, has taken him “from the streets to the suites” and his irrefutable impact on national politics has been applauded by both supporters and non-supporters alike.
Sharpton continues to challenge the American political establishment to be inclusive to all people regardless of race, gender, class or beliefs.
Sharpton will draw on his experience as a grass roots organizer, community activist and politician to offer “real deal” commentary, practical answers and solutions.
www.sharptontalk.net /bio.html   (266 words)

  
 Sleeping With the GOP: A Bush Covert Operative Takes Over Al Sharpton's Campaign
Sharpton denounced the Voice's inquiries as "phony liberal paternalism," insisting that he'd "talk to anyone I want" and likening his use of Stone to Bill Clinton's reliance on pollster Dick Morris, saying he was "sick of these racist double standards." He did not dispute that Stone had helped generate matching contributions and staff the campaign.
Sharpton stirred the crowd, yelling from the podium: "Anytime we can give a party 92 percent of our vote and have to still beg some people to come talk to us, there is still an ax-handle mentality among some in the Democratic Party." Sharpton said he doesn't remember whether Stone gave him the ax handle.
Sharpton and Stone are, in a sense, brothers under the skin, outlandish personalities too large to be bound by the constraints that govern the rest of us.
www.commondreams.org /headlines04/0204-09.htm   (3547 words)

  
 Al Sharpton
Sharpton denounced the Voice's inquiries as "phony liberal paternalism," insisting that he'd "talk to anyone I want" and likening his use of Stone to Bill Clinton's reliance on pollster Dick Morris, saying he was "sick of these racist double standards." He did not dispute that Stone had helped generate matching contributions and staff the campaign.
Sharpton stirred the crowd, yelling from the podium: "Anytime we can give a party 92 percent of our vote and have to still beg some people to come talk to us, there is still an ax-handle mentality among some in the Democratic Party." Sharpton said he doesn't remember whether Stone gave him the ax handle.
Sharpton and Stone are, in a sense, brothers under the skin, outlandish personalities too large to be bound by the constraints that govern the rest of us.
www.oilempire.us /sharpton.html   (4353 words)

  
 Al Sharpton, Jr. — Infoplease.com
Sharpton's reputation as a tough defender of civil rights was badly tarnished, however, by the notoriety of the 1987 Tawana Brawley case, in which a fl teenager claimed she was raped repeatedly by six white men over the course of several days.
Her wild and elaborate claims were eventually exposed as a hoax, and Sharpton, who served as one of Brawley's spokesmen, fanned the flames of the fraud with further reckless and unfounded accusations.
Decades later, Sharpton still refuses to admit the case was a hoax, or to apologize for the damage and racial divisiveness the case generated.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0921148.html   (687 words)

  
 That other Al - Salon
Sharpton received one-third of the Democratic vote in the 1997 New York mayoral primary, and 2001 mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer credits Sharpton's support as helping boost him into the runoff against Mark Green.
When Al Gore came to New York during his presidential campaign, a meeting with Sharpton was arranged.
Sharpton answers these criticisms by pointing out that Jackson was shunned by most fl-elected officials, and did not even earn the support of Martin Luther King's family.
dir.salon.com /story/politics/feature/2002/11/21/sharpton/index.html   (887 words)

  
 The Primary Source Online - The Rotund Rev: Al Sharpton
Sharpton says that his candidacy is motivated by a desire to bring disaffected voters back into the Democratic coalition.
Al Sharpton was Brawley's representative and framed the case in racial terms, accusing white officials of being involved in a cover-up.
Angry Al's advisor, Vernon Mason, dismissed the decision, saying, "What should we expect from 21 whites from Dutchess County?" Mason then declared, "It is clear they never intended to arrest and prosecute those people who did this to Tawana Brawley." Pagones sued Sharpton and his cronies and was eventually awarded $345,000 in damages.
www.tuftsprimarysource.org /issues/21/07/bleiberg.htm   (789 words)

  
 Inside Al Sharpton’s campaign - - MSNBC.com
Sharpton, who is not taking sides on the matter, says his goal is to stop the bloodshed and bring stability back to the country.
Sharpton, standing in front of the former slave market area, said the "past is ugly," but there is hope in the "brightness of the future." Sharpton selected the slave market to show that African-Americans have gone from being sold as "property" to running for President.
Sharpton’s campaign was not happy with ABC News’ decision to remove their “off-air reporter” from covering his campaign.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/3087356   (3338 words)

  
 Article | Al Sharpton Just Won't Let Racial Wounds Heal
Sharpton's highplaced admirers are indifferent to his history of racial rabble rousing and character assassination (exemplified by the neverrepudiated Tawana Brawley hoax), they should visit New York to see what their ambassador for minority rights is doing for racial harmony and policecommunity relations there.
Sharpton might behave if he were indeed the statesman his Washington allies pretend he is. If he had even a scintilla of interest in actually improving policecommunity affairs, he would seize this moment to restart the dialogue between the NYPD and minority New Yorkers.
Sharpton fills young fl men with hatred of the police, the more tensions there will be on the streets, and the greater the likelihood of enforcement actions going astray.
www.manhattan-institute.org /html/_wsj-al_sharpton.htm   (913 words)

  
 NPR : Al Sharpton Interview Transcript, The 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidates
The Rev. AL SHARPTON: Well, I'm in the race because I believe that there needs to be a fundamental shift in the direction of the country.
SHARPTON: I think one of the things that is of grave concern to me is education, which is part of the amendments that we're driving.
SHARPTON: Well according to polls, I think his father was higher than that at this time in his presidency and he was defeated.
www.npr.org /programs/specials/democrats2004/transcripts/sharpton_trans.html   (3299 words)

  
 BlackNews.com - Senator Barack and Michelle Obama: America's Next First Couple?
Sharpton mounted a long-shot bid for the White House in 2004, in which his wit and fiery denunciation of President Bush often enlivened Democratic primary debates.
Sharpton said the candidate who impressed him most so far was former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, who has made poverty the central issue of his campaign.
Sharpton ran for the Senate from New York in 1988, 1992 and 1994, and ran for New York City mayor in 1997.
www.blacknews.com /pr/alsharpton_president101.html   (285 words)

  
 A GOP trickster rents Al Sharpton - Salon
To anyone familiar with the buccaneering careers of Al Sharpton and Roger Stone, their convergence in the 2004 presidential campaign is not quite as "unlikely" as the
For Sharpton himself, the attraction of endless publicity (and luxurious lodging) remains irresistible, along with the opportunity to supplant his former mentor Jesse Jackson as fl America's political spokesman.
Among the states where Stone helped Sharpton to raise qualified matching funds is Florida, where Stone and his wife, who gave $250 to Sharpton, maintain their residence.
dir.salon.com /story/opinion/conason/2004/02/03/sharpton/index.html   (1091 words)

  
 The New York Observer Politicker: Al Sharpton Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Al Sharpton doesn't think that the indictment of three of the five officers involved in the fatal shooting of Sean Bell goes far enough.
Sharpton said everything from the 50 shots fired at Sean Bell to a double parking ticket given to Rev. Calvin Butts weeks earlier are "indicative of a problem that is a pattern in this city" with the police department.
Sharpton waded once again into the murky waters of the 11th District controversy at a private event last night, accusing David Yassky of reviving racial politics before going on to criticize Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Mark Warner for failing to prioritize the issue of poverty.
thepoliticker.observer.com /al_sharpton   (1516 words)

  
 Al Sharpton-2004 Presidential Candidate
Sharpton, founder of the Harlem-based National Action Network, started to think about the possibility of running for president in the wake of the November 2000 presidential election; he was troubled by voter disenfranchisement.
Sharpton was arrested in Vieques, Puerto Rico on May 1, 2001 for trespassing while protesting the Navy bombing exercises that are conducted there.
Sharpton announced in an August 20, 2001 press conference that he would establish by November 2001 a presidential exploratory committee headed by then Harvard professor Cornel West.
www.gwu.edu /~action/2004/sharpton.html   (561 words)

  
 Sharpton: Comedian's apology not enough - CNN.com
But Sharpton said he did agree to meet with Richards to try to start a process to address racism in America.
Sharpton said Letterman's show was not the appropriate venue for such an apology.
Sharpton said he also chastised Richards, telling him, "Here you are, somebody we had in our living room, you were Kramer.
www.cnn.com /2006/SHOWBIZ/TV/11/22/sharpton.richard/index.html   (621 words)

  
 Al Sharpton: The Democrat's David Duke by Jeff Jacoby -- Capitalism Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Al Sharpton says he is running for president.
1987: Sharpton spreads the incendiary Tawana Brawley hoax, insisting heatedly that a 15-year-old fl girl was abducted, raped, and smeared with feces by a group of white men.
If Sharpton were a white skinhead, he would be a political leper, spurned everywhere but the fringe.
www.capmag.com /article.asp?ID=2411   (961 words)

  
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Sharpton focused not on the fact that the youths were preparing to assault and rob Goetz, but rather on the allegation that Goetz used a racial epithet when shooting his tormenters.
Sharpton was one of a number of fl politicians and clergy who rightly protested the racial beating, but Sharpton and activist attorneys C. Vernon Mason and Alton Maddox then claimed that the police were engaged in a cover-up to protect Blum, whom they alleged was part of the conspiracy.
Sharpton's humiliation in the 1998 Pagones trial, as well as his efforts to enter the political mainstream, may have caused him to become quieter in recent years, but the radical and ultimately self-aggrandizing nature of his agenda cannot be in doubt.
www.discoverthenetworks.org /individualProfile.asp?indid=1527   (1779 words)

  
 Skeleton Closet - Al Sharpton, The Dark Side
Al Sharpton is showbiz -- a former boy preacher, turned reckless demagogue, turning (he hopes) into an elder statesman of Black America.
Sharpton claimed the tape was a "total attempt to set up and criminalize people," that it was leaked to scuttle his possible presidential bid, and that HBO distorted the evidence by showing only selected portions of the tape.
The other turning point came in 1991 when Sharpton was stabbed by a drunk white man during a protest march in Bensonhurst; after that he began to mellow.
www.realchange.org /sharpton.htm   (1281 words)

  
 Sharp Tongues for Sharpton
Sharpton reminded Americans that African-Americans waited decades for the Republicans to fulfill their promise of forty acres and a mule before deciding to ride the donkey "as far as it would take us," and recalled the martyrdom of countless innocent people in the struggle for fl inclusion into the Democratic Party.
This wasn't reporting, this was a substantive construction of his remarks built on a questionable assumption--that Sharpton's decision to respond to Bush's implication that fl people were unwise in their loyalty to the Democratic Party was not a message the Kerry people wanted.
Al Sharpton's telling of civil history violates their sense of civility, even though everything he said was absolutely true, and to millions of Americans, absolutely relevant.
www.thenation.com /doc/20040816/crenshaw   (1329 words)

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