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Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton

  • Born on
    • October 3rd, 1954
Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. (born October 3, 1954) is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, television/radio talk show host and a former White House adviser for President Barack Obama. In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidential election. He hosts his own radio talk show, Keepin' It Real, and he makes regular guest appearances cable news television. In 2011, he was named the host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation, a nightly talk show. In 2015, the program was shifted to Sunday mornings. Sharpton's supporters praise "his ability and willingness to defy the power structure that is seen as the cause of their suffering" and consider him "a man who is willing to tell it like it is". Former Mayor of New York City Ed Koch, a one-time foe, said that Sharpton deserves the respect he enjoys among black Americans: "He is willing to go to jail for them, and he is there when they need him." President Barack Obama said that Sharpton is "the voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden." A 2013 Zogby Analytics poll found that one quarter of African Americans said that Sharpton speaks for them. His critics describe him as "a political radical who is to blame, in part, for the deterioration of race relations". Sociologist Orlando Patterson has referred to him as a racial arsonist, while liberal columnist Derrick Z. Jackson has called him the black equivalent of Richard Nixon and Pat Buchanan. Sharpton sees much of the criticism as a sign of his effectiveness. "In many ways, what they consider criticism is complimenting my job," he said. "An activist's job is to make public civil rights issues until there can be a climate for change." (Wikipedia)

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2021Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union as Self
2020Uncle Tom as Self (archive footage)
2019The Black Godfather as Self
2017Get Me Roger Stone as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
2014Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown as Self
2012Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie as Self - Activist
2012The Central Park Five as Himself (archive footage)
2011Looking for Lenny as Self (archive footage)
2009Madea Goes to Jail as Self
2009Good Hair as Himself
2005Street Fight as Self
2004Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain... Begins to Die as Self (archive footage)
2003Tupac: Resurrection as Self (archive footage)
2000Bamboozled as Himself

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