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A broad coalition of national racial and social justice organizations, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, on Friday sent a letter to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell requesting a meeting to address how the League can meaningfully respond to the police shooting crisis and other racial disparities infecting the criminal justice system.…

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On Sunday night, September 19, 2016, while many were home watching the Primetime Emmy Awards, Atlantans were sitting in the Tabernacle Concert Hall for taping of Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network 2016 Triumph Awards. For the second year in a row, actress and philanthropist Tichina Arnold served as the show’s host. The Triumph Awards recognizes distinguished…

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Some of the most influential figures of the year were honored at the 2015 NAN Triumph Awards, which was filmed in Atlanta Saturday night. The show, hosted by actress Tichina Arnold and presented by Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) and TV One, celebrated it’s 6th year of recognizing excellence in the community. “Shame”…

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“I had no choice but to file this lawsuit,” said Byron Allen, chairman and founder of Entertainment Studios Networks. The lawsuit the stand-up comic turned TV producer mega-mogul is referencing was filed on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. The National Association of African American Owned Media and Entertainment Studios Networks Inc. filed a $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast…

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Over the past several months, Dr. Cornel West has been vocal in his disapproval and outright disdain for President Barack Obama, and Dr. West’s fellow intellectuals and cultural commentators, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Rev. Al Sharpton. Dr. West’s criticisms were addressed yesterday by Dr. Dyson, as he spoke about the state of black intellectualism at Rev. Sharpton’s National Action Network Conference.

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Dr. Farah Griffin is an author, scholar, activist and artist. The Harvard graduate is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia University, and she has published a wide range of literary works, including If You Can’t Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday, Stranger in the Village: Two Centuries of African American Travel Writing and many more.

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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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Rap legend MC Lyte and comedian Paul Mooney hosted the “Justice for Trayvon” vigils organized by the National Action Network in Chicago, Illinois yesterday. The goal was to press the federal government to investigate civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.  Prayer vigils and rallies were held in front of federal buildings across the nation encouraging the United States…

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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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I think what’s so great is that he changed the conversation. Three months ago the talk was about Republican deficit reduction. They weren’t talking about jobs, they weren’t talking about poverty. If they’ve done nothing else, they got us on the conversation that we need to be talking about. When “Comedy Central’s” Jon Stewart pointed…

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