Al Sharpton

Sharpton to Trump: Order three Big Macs

Rev. Al Sharpton took aim at President Trump’s political acumen — and love of fast food — Monday during a speech meant to commemorate Dr. Martin …

New York City

On King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader

ATLANTA (AP) — They had gathered to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., but many of those who delivered speeches on the national holiday created to honor the slain civil rights leaders focused their remarks on another man: President Donald Trump.<p>Two of King's children, the pastor of the Atlanta …

Politics

Perez: GOP Must Answer for ‘Appalling Silence’ on Trump

The DNC chairman is trying to yoke every GOP official to their voluble party leader.<p><i>Subscribe to Off Message on Apple Podcasts here.</i> | <i>Subscribe via Stitcher here.</i><p>Tom Perez says Democrats can’t go into the midterms campaigning just as anti-Donald Trump, but he wants to tie Trump like an ankle weight …

Politics

Sharpton torches Trump in MLK Day op-ed

Rev. Al Sharpton heavily criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after …

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Al Sharpton: Donald Trump's 'Agenda Is to Race-Bait and Bring Us Backwards' '100 Years'

On Monday’s <i>Morning Joe</i>, as part of their nearly three-hour long marathon of anti-Trump hate in reaction to the President’s alleged comments …

Conservative View

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

On King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader<p>ATLANTA (AP) — They had gathered to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., but many of those …

Dolores O'Riordan

Cuomo: Congestion pricing proposal won't toll East River bridges

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has suggested that his congestion pricing scheme will not include a hallmark of previous plans: tolls on four free bridges that cross the East River.<p>The Democratic governor told reporters Monday that full details of the congestion pricing plan will not be included in the …

Andrew Cuomo

'These are evil days': Martin Luther King Jr's children lash out at Trump over 's***hole comments'

Martin Luther King Jr’s eldest son has said we are living in “evil days” as he blasted Donald Trump’s reported description of Haiti, El Salvador and …

Black History

Kirsten Gillibrand Running For President In 2020? Al Sharpton Jokes About It

Rev. Al Sharpton, joked about recruiting junior Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to run for President, after her invigorating speech at an annual …

Kirsten Gillibrand

New York Film & TV Workers Protest During MLK Day With Rev. Al Sharpton & Top Empire State Pols

Lanere Holmes Rollins, a Parking Production Assistant who has cleared New York’s streets for film and TV crews for more than two decades, waited more …

Entertainment Industry

Evening Brief: Nuclear news, North Korea and nasty women

<b>Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by Inter Pares. Inter Pares has worked for over 40 years with local activist organizations around the</b> …

Morneau Shepell

N.Y. officials rip Trump as racist and maniac on MLK Day

As elected official after elected official spoke in honor of Martin Luther King Day there was a common target of derision: President Trump.

Donald Trump

New York leaders honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights legacy

New Yorkers flocked to events across the city Monday to honor the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.<p>Mayor de Blasio kicked off the day’s …

Black History

'The New York Times' Releases A 'Definitive List' of Trump's Racism. Here's The Big Problem.

On Monday, <i>The New York Times</i> went full-out in its attempt to finally stick President Trump with the “racist” label. First, they ran a piece by …

Donald Trump

Trump is turning Dr. King's dream into a nightmare. Did civil rights martyrs die in vain?

A situation this dire requires an equally impressive response.<p>Jan.15.2018 / 9:48 AM ET<p>In November of 2008, I was invited to Chicago to watch the election returns at Grant Park and be there with Barack Obama as he became the first African American ever elected U.S. president. I respectfully …

Black History

Rev. Sharpton: Trump meetings have been profane

Rev. Al Sharpton said his past meetings with President Trump have been "more profane than profound," adding that he doesn't doubt Trump said the "shithole countries" remarks.

Al Sharpton to President Trump 'You Are a Racist'

Rev. <b>Al Sharpton</b> says <b>President Trump</b> is doing a horrible job of hiding who he really is ... a straight-up racist.<p>We got the Rev. at Reagan National …

Donald Trump

MLK Day speakers home in on Trump's alleged 'shithole' remark

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 89 Monday, the odd occasion that his birthday actually falls on the day Americans set aside to celebrate his victories and the road map he left to ensure the fight for civil rights did not end with his demise.<p>It's also been almost 50 years …

Donald Trump

Oprah Winfrey — and black women — aren’t America’s cleanup crew

Why demanding Oprah run for president, even if it’s a joke, plays into an old, tired stereotype<p>Last week, the public demanded <b>TK DESCRIPTOR</b> labor from Winfrey, having been mesmerized by her message about hope <b>AND TKTK</b>. The entertainer’s made some undeniably rousing remarks that called on on <b>[whom???]</b> …

Recy Taylor

What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think of Trump’s America? He Would Not Be Pleased, Says John Lewis

America will celebrate the memory of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, as the nation struggles with the recent comments made …

Black History

Remember That Time 'The Boondocks' Brought Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Back to Life?

Ever since Oprah Winfrey's epic Golden Globes speech, everyone's been talking about the idea of her running for president. While some could write it …

Pop Culture

On MLK Day, New York’s Political Heavyweights Vow to Fight Trump

At Rev. Al Sharpton’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, New York’s highest-ranking officials vowed to fight President Donald Trump’s …

New York City Politics

Six Thoughts As We Re-Enter the Deep Hole of America’s Sordid Politics

I really hate this stuff. I am so sick of it, so disgusted by it. It is enough almost to get me thinking about watching football again. But the Year …

Conservative View

Rally Against Racism coincides with MLK Day

Seizing on the timing of President Donald Trump’s derogatory comments about immigrants so close to MLK Jr. Day, activists and politicians have …

Bill de Blasio

Tomi Lahren shouldn't get to listen to rap music ever

The queen of bad political takes, Tomi Lahren, is ruffling feathers, however, this time, it's for reasons that go beyond her defense of President …

Tomi Lahren

Martin Luther King III: On the Legacy of his father

Black History

Jesse Jackson Is The Most Important Figure In U.S. Political History

The civil rights icon has revealed a lot to us and about us.<p>When the Rev. Jesse Jackson announced in November that he’d been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he was not spared by the ruthless news cycle.<p>Jackson’s name scrolled along bright red tickers for only the brief, intermittent moments …

African-American News

Black People; Entertainment & Politics Don’t Mix.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Just in case it has escaped the reader’s notice, most black people in America have developed some really bad attitudes when it …

African-American News

'A New Low.' The World Is Furious at Trump for His Remark About 'Shithole Countries'

He may be a president already known for his crude language and off-color remarks demeaning other nations, but Donald Trump’s description of Haiti, El …

Donald Trump

Some media figures call Trump racist after profane remarks

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Donald Trump ignored the stunning question at a White House appearance on Friday — "Mr. President, are you a racist?" — but there's no getting around that more people in the media are willing to use that label.<p>The president's reference to African "shithole" countries and …

Donald Trump