Rev. Jesse Jackson continues to fight injustice

Dignitaries were being escorted to their seats in a green space on Clark Atlanta University’s campus on Jan. 11 for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ address. There were three men, however, who brought a crowd with them wherever they went: Rev. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Ambassador Andrew Young. “These are living […]

Joe Biden, VP Harris visit AUC; demand passage of John Lewis Voting Rights Act

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris visited the Atlanta University Center Consortium on Jan. 10, 2022, to passionately demand passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021 by the Senate. The House of Representatives passed the bill in a 219-212 vote in August 2021. “In the days that followed John […]

Defense in Arbery trial asks for no more ‘Black pastors,’ so 500 are on the way

The trial involving the death of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was shot and killed during a routine jog in Brunswick, Georgia, is underway. Defense lawyer Kevin Gough said he didn’t want any more high-profiled Black pastors present in the courtroom to prevent influencing the jury. “Obviously, there’s only so many pastors they […]

James Brown’s longtime ‘cape man’ Danny Ray dies at 85

James Brown’s concert emcee and famed “cape man,” Danny Ray, died on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the age of 85. The entertainer was known for draping the cape over the Godfather of Soul while he sang the classic ballad “Please Please Please,” to the ladies. Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen confirmed to the Augusta Chronicle […]

Al Sharpton blasts racism in America during George Floyd’s memorial

The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy for George Floyd during a memorial service that took place on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Along with Sharpton, the nationally televised service featured speeches from members of Floyd’s family and attorney Ben Crump. Other notable attendees included Kevin Hart, Ludacris, Tiffany […]

Al Sharpton shares advice for worshiping at home on Easter Sunday

Respected community leader and activist Al Sharpton recently called for a closure of Black churches during this global health crisis. Rolling out publisher Munson Steed spoke with Sharpton on our Power and Company segment about the important message that he wants to spread to our community as we approach Easter Sunday. Why was it important […]

Al Sharpton calls for all Black churches to close during pandemic

Al Sharpton called for all Black churches to close during the global pandemic. During a conference call with several prominent religious leaders in America, Sharpton made a plea to cancel all in-person services. Sharpton wanted to get the message out to the masses as Easter approaches. The call to action was prompted by the arrest […]

President Obama, Naturi Naughton, others celebrate Al Sharpton, Triumph Awards

The spirit of Black culture can be felt when walking into the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. Images of past legends who have graced the Apollo stage such as James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and a multitude of others are featured on the walls in photos and paintings. […]

Al Sharpton, Tamika Mallory explain why Black people must vote in 2020 election

The 2020 election could define the future of the next generation. With so much at stake, it’s imperative that every person in the Black community take time to exercise their right to vote. To drive home the point, Al Sharpton and Tamika Mallory shared their thoughts at the National Urban League Conference. Held at the […]

Aretha Franklin’s homegoing in Detroit fit for a queen

The homegoing service for Aretha Franklin surpassed all expectations. For nearly nine hours, family members, friends, celebrities, politicians, members of the clergy, and fans honored the “Queen of Soul.” Held at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, the service began shortly after 10 a.m. and concluded just before 7 p.m. Memorable moments included a sea of […]

Innocent until proven guilty: A recent breakthrough could help free Meek Mill

A myriad of movements and calls to action have spawned hashtags such as #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter and #FreeMeek. In the case of the latter hashtag, the Philadelphia native and former battle rapper’s case has become an example of how the American judicial system contains many potholes and areas with a lack of continuity. As many celebrities, including […]

Al Sharpton’s half-brother, Kenneth Glasgow, charged with capital murder

Pastor Kenneth Glasgow is being charged with capital murder. Glasgow, who is reportedly the half-brother of Al Sharpton, is being accused of being a driver in a crime that led to a woman’s death. According to reports by police in Dothan, Alabama, Glasgow, 52, was with Jamie Townes, 26, when the crime occurred. Townes claimed […]

Atlanta’s 1st Black mayor immortalized in ‘Maynard’ doc; debuts at DOC NYC

Maynard Holbrook Jackson was the first black Mayor of Atlanta, and the longest serving. At age 35, he was first elected to office in 1973 and served a total of three terms, 1974-1982 and 1990-1994. Directed by Academy Award-nominee, Emmy Award-winner and four-time Peabody Award winner Sam Pollard (Slavery by Another Name, Sammy Davis, Jr.: […]

Details about cable TV’s 1st couple’s engagement and nuptials

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, the co-hosts of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, got engaged this past May while in France. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Brzezinski admitted, “Over the past year and a half, I realized I had to face these feelings and that it was time to stop putting them in a box. […]

Pulling a Michael Flynn: The biggest Black snitches of all time

Man, it’s been a while since I’ve heard the “stop snitching” phrase. But it has recently been given new life with the revelations that former national security adviser Michael Flynn was now willing to testify about the Trump team’s dealings with Russia—but only if immunity was offered in exchange for his testimony. The implications here […]

Common, Al Sharpton, Mona Scott-Young attend Circle of Sisters Expo

Circle of Sisters kicked off Oct.15-16 at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in New York City. For 15 years, the expo has proudly served as the largest expo for women of color, hosting a variety of panel discussions, seminars, inspirational services, a fashion show in addition to 200 vendors selling unique products for an exclusive […]

Larry Wilmore criticized for using word ‘nigga’ at Correspondents’ Dinner

This past weekend, President Barack Obama attended his last White House Correspondents’ Dinner to great applause and humor. The event was tinged with biting satire and political jabs at the current presidential candidates as well as political issues. The comedic host this year was Larry Wilmore, host of the popular cable program “The Nightly Show” on […]

Why does White media still define Black Leaders?

If you watch mainstream media today, you know that every time a Black leader gets national media coverage for discussing issues that affect the Black community, he is often vilified as popularity increases. From Al Sharpton, Min. Louis Farrakhan and even President Obama, Blacks leaders are pigeonholed into what a “responsible” leader for the Black community should say […]

Tichina Arnold tapped to host 2015 Triumph Awards

As awards season kicks into full gear, popular network TV One will partner with Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network to throw its hat in the ring with its planned exclusive broadcast of the 2015 Triumph Awards. Versatile actress Tichina Arnold (Martin, Everybody Hates Chris) has been tapped to host what promises to be a […]