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  • Reverend Al Sharpton Hosts PreInauguration Rally
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    National Action Network Pre-Inauguration Rally

    Reverend Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders led a march on issues including voting rights, criminal justice, health care and pay equity. Following the march, a rally was held near…

  • Cory Booker and John Lewis Testify Against Jeff Sessions AG Nomination
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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 2

    Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Representative John Lewis (D-GA), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) were among the witnesses on day two of a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing…

  • Newsmakers with Cornell William Brooks
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    Newsmakers with Cornell William Brooks

    Cornell William Brooks talked about the Justice Department’s report on Baltimore policing and the NAACP’s belief that a national policing crisis exists. He also spoke about voting rights in 2016,…

  • National Urban League Holds Annual Conference in Baltimore
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    National Urban League Conference, Morning Session

    This session of the National Urban League’s 2016 conference featured two panel discussions moderated by Al Sharpton. The first panel was on criminal justice policy and the second was on…

  • Civil Rights Leaders and Activists Speak About Meeting with President on Policing
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    Civil Rights Leaders and Activists Community Policing and Criminal Justice

    Civil Rights leaders and activists and elected officials from around the country spoke to reporters after their meeting with President Obama about community policing in the wake of recent…

  • NAACP President Cornell Brooks at the National Press Club
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    Civil Rights and Criminal Justice

    Cornell Brooks spoke about civil rights and the criminal justice system. Topics included the 2016 presidential election, criminal justice reform, and planned protests in Flint, Michigan,…

  • African American Leaders Reaction to White House Meeting
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    African American Leaders Reaction to White House Meeting

    Following their meeting with President Obama, National Action Network Founder and President Al Sharpton, National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial, and NAACP President and CEO Cornell…

  • Selma March Commemorative Church Service
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    Selma March Commemorative Church Service

    Reverends Al Sharpton, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Attorney General Eric Holder, and others participated in a church service commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma to…

  • Justice for All March
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    "Justice for All" March

    Reverend Al Sharpton led the “Justice for All” March in Washington, D.C. following the lack of indictments in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in Staten Island,…

  • Civil Rights Activists Briefing on Immigration
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    Civil Rights Activists on Immigration Executive Order

    Representatives from several civil rights group voiced unanimous support for President Obama’s decision to use executive action on immigration. Organizations represented in the briefing…