The Reverend Al Sharpton

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The Rev. and the Fugitive Sharpton tried to set up Chesimard, activists say
By Ron Howell, Newsday, Friday 21 October 1988. When Al Sharpton worked as an FBI informant, did the law breakers he turned in include Black freedom fighters'Assata Shakur in particular?
The long struggle for Black voting rights
By Monica Moorehead, Workers World, 2 October 1997. The candidacy of Al Sharpton in context of the history of Black voting rights. Sharpton reflects a kind of Black nationalism that aims at winning democratic rights for Black people within a capitalist democracy.
Sharpton takes the stand: Rev. backs off heated comments in Brawley case
From Associated Press, Philadelphia Daily News, 10 February 1998. Throws light on Rev. Al Sharpton's position in the Brawley case of 1987.
Reverend Al
From Louis Proyect, 14 April 1999. Criticizes seeing Al Sharpton in terms of a set rigid abstract principles instead of the real historical limits imposed on the actual struggle for liberation.
A Run For President
By Stan Simpson, The Hartford Courant, 7 December 2002. Look for Al Sharpton to announce he's running for president of the United States. By cobbling a coalition of progressive whites and segments of African Americans and Latinos, Sharpton can do with his constituency what Ralph Nader did with his—make enough noise to become a distraction to Democrats.
The Problem with Al Sharpton
By Glen Ford and Peter Gamble, The Black Commentator, 5 February 2004. Rev. Al Sharpton’s race for the Democratic presidential nomination should be considered a resounding success—for just about everyone except the candidate himself. Big Al was a deterrent to the usual coded racial rhetoric in the Democratic debates or on the stump.