The Reverend Al Sharpton will have the final say at the 2022 Tribeca Festival. On June 18, “Loudmouth,” a documentary about Sharpton’s life “as an iconic American civil rights activist and spirtual leader” will close out this year’s festival, Page Six has exclusively learned. “My pursuit of activism has always been tied to unwavering faith, and it is my firm belief that art and drama can be a powerful form of protest,” Sharpton said. Former Essence magazine Deputy Editor Cori Murray will moderate a conversation with Sharpton, Spike Lee and the film’s executive producer, singer John Legend immediately following the...
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Rev. Al Sharpton and attorney Benjamin Crump were joined by the families of Andre Mackneil, Geraldine Talley, Andre Mackniel, and Ruth Whitfield on Thursday. Mackneil, Talley, Mackniel and Whitfield were among the 10 people killed in the mass shooting at Tops on May 14. The...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Attorneys for the families of the victims of Saturday’s mass shooting at Tops, say they will take legal action against gun manufacturers and social media companies, and anyone they feel was neglectful before the mass shooting. The Reverend Al Sharpton has joined that call for accountability. He visited the Tops on […]
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Raw emotion on displayed as families speak of their loved ones gunned down at the Tops on Jefferson Avenue. For so many processing the pain, anger and sadness has only just begun as they remember the lives of those killed. They are also calling for change and...
Rev. Al Sharpton and Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Expose Skadden’s Disingenuous Claims on Diversity Through Print Advertisement
WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2022-- Today, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) is again urging Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP to pull back their boastful claims of diversity and inclusion through a full-page print ad in the Dover Post, as their most recent partner class mostly excludes historically marginalized communities.
Rev. Al Sharpton, other civil rights leaders, seek meeting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Sarver
DALLAS – Rev. Al Sharpton hasn't come close to forgetting about the NBA's investigation of Phoenix Suns team owner Robert Sarver. Sharpton is teaming up with civil rights leaders to seek a meeting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver about the league's investigation that began back in November 2021 after an ESPN article detailed alleged acts of...
Grand Rapids police department answers Rev. Al Sharpton’s call to release the name of officer who fatally shot Patrick Lyoya in the back of the head during police stop
In response to Rev. Al Sharpton’s demand for transparency and justice, the Grand Rapids Police Department has released the name of the officer who fatally shot Patrick Lyoya during an April 4thtraffic stop. Video from the stop showed the officer, Christopher Schurr, putting his gun to the back of the 26-year-old’s head as he faced the ground before firing.
Patrick Lyoya’s funeral was held on Friday at Renaissance Church of God in Grand Rapids, Michigan, according to a local NBC News affiliate. Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a fiery eulogy for Lyoya. Sharpton’s National Action Network had already pledged to pay for the funeral, which was held open to the public; the family expected up to 1,500 people to attend.
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April 22 (UPI) -- Rev. Al Sharpton on Friday told mourners at the funeral of Patrick Lyoya that it's an insult to the Black man's family that the Grand Rapids Police Department in Michigan has refused to release the name of the officer who shot the 26-year-old to death on April 4.
Rev. Al Sharpton calls for authorities to release the name of police officer involved in Patrick Lyoya's death
(CNN) — The Rev. Al Sharpton on Friday demanded that authorities reveal the identity of the Grand Rapids police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop earlier this month. "How dare you hold the name of a man who killed this man?" Sharpton said at...
Family, friends, supporters and notables, including the Rev. Al Sharpton and civil rights attorney Ben Crump, gathered Friday in Grand Rapids for the funeral of Patrick Lyoya, the 26-year-old who was fatally shot April 4 by a police officer during a traffic stop. “(Lyoya) ran into an America that we...