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Attorney General Eric Holder was the special guest speaker on the opening day of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Conference in New York City. After a few words from Rev. Sharpton, Holder spoke to the attendees about social responsibility and emphasized the work that NAN has done in the community and throughout the country in the name of justice.

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National Action Network Holiday Toy giveaway Just before the Christmas holiday Al Sharpton’s National Action Network hosted a toy giveaway for local students. Held at the organization’s Atlanta headquarters, adolescents were given gifts that ranged from bicycles to dolls and action figures. Attendees included Sharpton’s daughter Ashley, singer Bobby V and rapper Kwony Kash of…

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Trayvon Martin‘s father, Tracy Martin, joined the National Action Network’s southeast regional chairman and Florida chapter at the Miami “100-city Justice for Trayvon” vigil. Martin was joined by a crowd of hundreds singing the protest song “We Shall Overcome.” He demanded that George Zimmerman, acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter exactly a week ago, should…

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Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network paid homage to the extraordinary careers and humanitarian efforts of Sean “Diddy” Combs, George Lucas and Coca-Cola’s senior vice president Ingrid Saunders Jones during the third annual Triumph Awards in New York. Samuel L. Jackson, the record-breaking box-office star of Lucas’ Star Wars prequel, helped give a…

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Music impresario Sean “Diddy” Combs, Coca-Cola Company SVP Ingrid Saunders Jones and Star Wars mastermind George Lucas will headline the honorees at the National Action Network’s 3rd annual Triumph Awards in New York. Created by NAN founder and president Rev. Al Sharpton, the Triumph Awards honor humanitarians in the fields of arts, entertainment and sports and…

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When Rev. Al Sharpton made a call to action to expand National Action Network’s (NAN) reach around the country, Tamika Mallory answered. “It’s Rev. Sharpton’s vision [for NAN to be] 100 chapters strong. We are more than halfway there. Chapters are opening all over the country,” offers Mallory, who has been serving as the organization’s…

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NEW YORK – President Obama heaped effusive praise upon Rev. Al Sharpton during the National Action Network’s 20th Annual Conference in Manhattan, telling the civil rights leader that only his weight has changed in the two decades, but not his devotion to uplifting disenfranchised urbanites all across America. “I told Reverend Al backstage he’s getting…

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