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  • Reacting to the Zimmerman Verdict

    By David Suissa

    July 13, 2013 | 10:43 pm

    It didn’t take long for publicity hound Al Sharpton to call the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial an “atrocity,” "probably one of the worst situations that I have seen,"  "a sad day in the country" and "a slap in the face to those that believe in justice in this...

  • Al Sharpton gets MSNBC host job

    August 23, 2011 | 5:00 pm

    MSNBC chose Rev. Al Sharpton to be its permanent news host for the channel’s 6 P.M. slot, for a program to be called “PoliticsNation.”

    Sharpton underwent a two-month tryout and will become the network’s only African-American host.

    He was awarded the job days after he wrote an...

  • Al Sharpton: I made ‘mistakes’ during Crown Heights riots

    August 22, 2011 | 10:48 am

    Rev. Al Sharpton says he made “mistakes” during the Crown Heights riots 20 years ago.

    Sharpton has been faulted for playing the role of agitator during three days of riots in which African-Americans rampaged through a Brooklyn neighborhood, killing a Jewish student, after a black...

  • Opinion: Sharpton and the riots 20 years later

    August 22, 2011 | 8:18 am

    On Sept. 17, 1991, almost a month after the tragic car accident that set off the Crown Heights Riots, Rev. Al Sharpton went to Israel to serve the driver of the car, Yosef Lifsh, with a wrongful death lawsuit. When Sharpton arrived in Israel, he was recognized by an individual who,...

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  • Yankel Rosenbaum’s brother: Sharpton shouldn’t be on shul’s Crown Hts. panel

    August 18, 2011 | 10:42 am

    The brother of Yankel Rosenbaum, the visiting Jewish scholar murdered in the 1991 Crown Heights riots, is decrying the participation of the Rev. Al Sharpton in a synagogue’s panel discussion on the event’s 20th anniversary.

    Sharpton is scheduled to appear on a four-person panel...

  • Jackie Mason Calls Obama the ‘SCH’-word

    March 16, 2009 | 3:08 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Comedian Jackie Mason called President Obama a “schvartze” during a performance in New York, angering some audience members.

    The Web site TMZ reported Sunday that Mason used the term, which means “black” in Yiddish but is considered derogatory by some, during a...

  • VIDEO: Blacks and Jews are back together and working side by side for an Obama victory

    August 29, 2008 | 1:21 am

    JTA’s Eric Fingerhut and Ron Kampeas on Thursday’s events at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.  With a focus on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, they explore a new emphasis on rebuilding the Civil Rights-era alliance of Jews and Blacks.  Included—Rev. Al Sharpton, Rep. John Lewis.

  • At Save Darfur Rally: ‘Never Again, Again’

    By Rachel Silverman

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Some, like Seattle resident Julie Margulies, 50, flew thousands of miles to the nation's capital to attend. Others, like high school student Adam Zuckerman, 18, from Portland, Maine, raised money to help bring friends -- both Darfuri and Jewish -- to Washington for the big day.

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