Al Sharpton

Sharpton-De Blasio Ties Bring Back Old Wounds For Some

As a mainstreamed reverend enjoys access at City Hall, community leaders recognize change; but some still nurse grudges.

01/22/2014
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Two decades ago, Rev. Al Sharpton was the ultimate civic iconoclast, speaking what he called truth to power, organizing rallies and attacking the establishment on behalf of the oppressed.

Rev. Al Sharpton enjoys a light moment with Police Commissioner William Bratton, left, and Mayor Bill de Blasio. Getty Images

Sharpton Concedes Crown Heights Mistakes

08/24/2011
Assistant Managing Editor

 Rev. Al Sharpton did not understand the extent of the violence during the 1991 Crown Heights riots when he initially entered the neighborhood, and should have used different language in his protests, the activist wrote in an op-ed in the New York Daily News published Sunday.

"I did not know the full volatility of the situation," Reverend Sharpton wrote.

Rev. Al Sharpton

Sharpton Reflects On Crown Heights Mistakes

Says his tone "exacerbated tensions and played to extemists;" Norman Rosenbaum says apology is missing.

08/21/2011
Assistant Managing Editor

Rev. Al Sharpton did not understand the extent of the violence during the 1991 Crown Heights riots when he initially entered the neighborhood, the activist wrote in an op-ed in the New York Daily News published Sunday.

"I did not know the full volatility of the situation," Reverend Sharpton wrote.

Sharpton Bows Out of Crown Heights Talk

08/15/2011
Jewish Week Staff

Saying he feared that a planned discussion Sunday of the Crown Heights riots of 20 years ago would turn into one of "division and distortion," the Rev. Al Sharpton withdrew from the event Thursday and the event was immediately canceled.

Rev. Al Sharpton said he feels the pain of Yankel Rosenbaum's brother, Norman.

New York's Hot Race: A Vote For Schneiderman Is A Vote For Sharpton

To some, there is nothing worse in this year's election than the Tea Party candidates who have emerged out of nowhere, as if all Republican candidates are that, and they're not.

Republican Dan Donovan, Staten Island's DA who's running for state attoney general, is as sober, experienced and trustworthy as anyone on the New York ballot.

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