Posts Tagged ‘Al Sharpton’

Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson Speak on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

May 3, 2011 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, YourBlackWorld.comScholarship in Action 

I was on the radio today with Rev. Al Sharpton.  Of course the topic of discussion was the death of Osama Bin Laden.  The Reverend had some interesting guests on the show, including a woman who was in the building when the towers went down in 2001.  Sharpton, as a New Yorker, had some interesting thoughts about the situation, especially as it pertains to the Obama presidency.

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Dr. Boyce and Rev. Al Discuss Malcolm X and the Obama Monkey Incident

April 20, 2011 Leave a comment


Click here to listen to Dr. Boyce and Rev. Al Sharpton discuss the incident in which President Obama’s face was place on the body of a chimp in an email that was distributed by a Republican leader in California.  They also discuss the assassination of Malcolm X and the result of a YBW poll on the black perception of the Nation of Islam’s role in his death.  Many have speculated that


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Dr. Boyce and Rev. Al Sharpton Discuss the Obama Presidency

April 13, 2011 2 comments

Click here to listen to this week’s conversation as Dr. Boyce Watkins and Rev. Al Sharpton discuss the pressing issues taking place in the black community.


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The Impact of Mass Incarceration: Jeff Johnson, Ben Jealous and Al Sharpton Discuss on MSNBC

April 11, 2011 Leave a comment


by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

In the video below, Jeff Johnson, Al Sharpton and Ben Jealous discuss an issue that is very dear to me:  the problem of mass incarceration in America.  As part of our Never Going Back initiative (which we hope you’ll sign up for),  our goal is to align 10,000 committed African Americans who are willing to do whatever it takes to make this terrible problem go away.

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Rev. Al Sharpton and Prof. Cornel West Get Into Heated Argument on MSNBC

April 11, 2011 2 comments


by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 


I just returned from the Measuring the Movement forum hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton in New York City.  The forum was insightful and empowering as it pertains to getting members of African American leadership to see the value of accountability.  NAACP President Ben Jealous gave time to the forum, and even President Barack Obama came through to give a speech.

In many ways, the convention was arguably the most successful gathering of its kind.  I find Sharpton’s approach to action-oriented solutions to be refreshing, and as a person who sat on a panel with both Jealous and Sharpton, it’s a relief to be involved with a forum where the goal is not to simply provide the best sound bite.  “Sound bite leadership” in the black community needs to die and be replaced with strong, direct action that recognizes the urgency of our deadly situation.


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President Obama’s Remarks at the National Action Network

April 7, 2011 Leave a comment



Sheraton New York Hotel

New York, New York

6:01 P.M. EDT

     THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Good to be in New York City.  Let me begin by acknowledging some very, very special guests.  Dr. Richardson, thank you.  Charlie Rangel, for your outstanding work on behalf of your constituents.  Mayor David Dinkins.  (Applause.)  Governor David Paterson is here.  (Applause.)  State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.  DiNapoli, excuse me.  This is another one that’s hard to pronounce:  Stevie Wonder.  (Laughter.)  Martin Luther King III.  (Applause.)  All the Keepers of the Dream honorees with us tonight, and the National Action Network.

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Dr. Boyce and Al Sharpton Discuss the Images of Black Men in America

March 29, 2011 1 comment
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