Al Sharpton, Police brutality, Police Shooting

Al Sharpton Embraces Stephon Clark’s Brother & Slams White House for calling shooting a ‘local matter’


SACRAMENTO, CA – MARCH 29: Rev. Al Sharpton (L) is hugged by Stevante Clark during the funeral services for police shooting victim Stephon Clark

The Reverend Al Sharpton is not impressed with the White House’s response to the police overkill of an unarmed black man in Sacramento, California. 22-year-old Stephon Clark was shot 20 times after he was spotted hopping a fence into his grandmother’s backyard during a police foot chase.

Clark is suspected of attempting to break into a car and a home on 29th Street on March 18. Police say he fit the description of the suspect who wore a black hoodie. Two pursuing officers claim they mistook his cell phone for a gun.

Sharpton supported Clark’s family, including his brother Ste’vante Clark, at Clark’s funeral on Thursday.

The reverend condemned the White House for calling the police shooting a “local matter” rather than a federal rights violation.

“They have been killing black men all across the country,” said Sharpton. “We are going to start standing up. It’s time to stop this madness. We will make Donald Trump and the whole world deal with police misconduct. Stephon Clark has woke up the nation.” If the killing of Amadou Diallo didn’t wake this country up 19 years ago, it never will.

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Al Sharpton, Carl Redding, Failed Relationships, Law and order, Politics

Many are “pissed” with Al Sharpton


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And one of them is his former Chief of Staff, Mr. Carl S. Redding (pictured with him above). In another article written by Redding and circling the internet, the man who was once considered a mentor; is now being chastised and blasted by Redding for failing to uphold his loyalty to ‘the cause’ he was once so passionate about.

In Redding’s article, he mentions the lawsuit Sharpton is named in by media mogul Byron Allen. He also recalls when Obama ran in 2008, how Sharpton failed to endorse the democratic candidate in favor of Hilary Clinton instead. Yet Sharpton has managed to rise in Obama’s good graces with access to the oval office.

Redding’s article is entitled “The Epic Failure of Al Sharpton towards the African American Community” By Carl Redding…If you recall Redding penned an “open letter” to Sharpton a couple of months back.

The recent lawsuit filed by media mogul Byron Allen against Comcast and the Reverend Al Sharpton, is telling for a number of critical reasons. Allen correctly asserts that Sharpton has done very little to use his visible platform as host of the MSNBC prime-time show Politics Nation, to advocate for African-Americans as a whole. Nor has Sharpton advocated for the hiring of other African-American hosts to join him on the popular network. This was the main criticism of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) in 2011, who publicly protested when it was announced that Sharpton had taken the job that a respected Black journalist should have gotten in the first place.

That’s a shame, because for years, Sharpton has argued that more Blacks should have access to the public airwaves. I believe that Allen’s lawsuit will finally expose Sharpton for the whole world to see.

As mainstream media continues to hail Sharpton’s rise to prominence as a metamorphosis or reinvention, it’s clear that he operates as a one-man show whose focus is squarely on Al Sharpton. I should know. I spent eight plus years as the chief of staff for National Action Network, the organization that I helped him to create in 1991. I traveled the country and the world with him and was a trusted advisor. In the beginning, I was a believer who was firmly committed to his cause and the cause for civil rights. But over time, it became obviously clear to me that Sharpton was no Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who used his public platform to advocate for a change in the laws.

Just name one case over the past two decades where Sharpton’s activism has brought about systemic change? In fact, on most of the police brutality cases in recent years where African Americans were senselessly gunned down by overzealous officers, Sharpton’s involvement has resulted in a grand jury refusing to indict the officers.

In the case of Akai Gurley in New York, where the family deliberately requested that Sharpton stay away, a grand jury swiftly indicted the police officer who shot the young, unarmed Black man. It appears that Sharpton’s absence brought about a victory for this grieving family. This example alone shows that among Black folks, Sharpton’s support, which was once strong in the 1980s and 1990s, has since diminished greatly.

Though his public persona has been strengthened by his access to President Obama and the White House, he has not properly leveraged this relationship to benefit Blacks as a whole. Can you imagine Dr. King gloating over visiting Lyndon B. Johnson in the White House? Or rejoicing over the opportunity to be invited to the White House to watch a Super bowl game? Absolutely not! King went to the White House with one focus in mind: to push Johnson to pass the Civil Rights Bill and the Voting Rights Act.

That’s why we march in Selma on the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and it’s why Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay rightly produced Selma, which accurately chronicles King’s fight for racial equality. Sharpton, who claims to be in the King tradition, has been grossly ineffective in helping to groom a generation of activists who will come after he and the likes of Reverend Jesse Jackson, to continue the long and important fight for social justice.

With Obama in the White House and Eric Holder in the Justice Department, Sharpton has squandered the opportunity to push the White House and Congress to enact any meaningful legislation. In fact, I recall that during the 2008 election, his support for the President came during the last days of the campaign. Although I and a number of prominent politicians backed Obama, Sharpton refused to endorse him and suggested that his chances for winning the White House were slim to none. “Rev, I’m going with Obama,” I explicitly told Sharpton in 2008. His response was deeply frustrating. “You gotta be out of your fucking mind if you think Black folks and people in America are going to vote for a nigger with a Muslim name Barack Obama. You need to support Hillary Clinton, who is your sitting U.S. Senator from New York because you’ve got to work with her when she becomes President.”

Today, Sharpton claims to have been with Obama from the beginning, but if you check the record, his criticism of the former Illinois Senator was harsh and demeaning.

Black folks deserve more from those who claim to be public servants. At a time when the prison industrial system continues to incarcerate young Black men, it’s sad that neither Sharpton, Holder nor Obama have addressed this very issue. This crisis is very personal for me because my very own brother currently sits in a Utah prison cell, for up to five years, for a non-violent crime. Sadly, Obama uses Sharpton as his personal pit bull to silence any Black criticism directed his way.

With the lack of Black and Browns on television—as anchors, producers, writers and owners—Allen’s grievance is all the more important because he is speaking truth to power.

In a multi-billion dollar industry, Allen is shedding light on the viciousness of white supremacy, where Blacks are handpicked to remain silent for a few pieces of silver. For Sharpton, this has become a regular trend.

Last October, he sold out the Black community yet again when he published a book with Cash Money Records which promotes senseless violence and misogyny against African Americans in general, and Black women in particular.

At the time, I urged Sharpton to give back the blood money and apologize for his wrongdoing. He didn’t listen to me, but maybe he’s listening now that he has to answer to a lawsuit filed by a credible and respected Black entrepreneur.

What do you think? Is Redding’s gripe legit? Sound off here and feel free to share.

 

Al Sharpton, Law and order, Lawsuits

The Rev. Al Sharpton Is Not Having a Good Week!


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First Eric Gardner’s daughter Erica, went on camera exposing the founder of NAN (The National Action Network), as “Being all about the money“. Erica, whose father was the chokehold victim by Staten Island police, also complained that the Staten Island director of Sharpton’s National Action Network, Cynthia Davis, scolded her for handing out street fliers about her father’s case that did not include NAN’s logo.

Now in another bombshell revelation about the good right Rev. Al Sharpton, The National Association of African-American Owned Media claims, Comcast paid Sharpton and his National Action Network a cool $3.8 million dollars — so that he wouldn’t complain about the lack of black cable TV programming.

The Cable giant is suing Sharpton siting, that the activist would keep his $750,000-a-year gig as host on MSNBC which it co-owns even as his ratings slump and his ratings are slumping. However Sharpton was paid cash donations in exchange for not screaming about Comcast lack of solely black-owned channels.

The lawsuit — decrying the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner — said that Comcast carries just one completely black-owned channel, The Africa Channel, and that Time Warner is no better.

The group’s allegations of payouts also factor in Sharpton’s TV salary, which he has been receiving since starting to host MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” in 2011, the suit says.

Sharpton says, “the lawsuit is frivolous at best” but it seems he’s made a lot of enemies on his ride to easy street.

Al Sharpton, Diet & Exercise, Extreme weight loss, Starvation Diet

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Starvation Diet Really Works


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Rev. Al Sharpton says his new starvation diet has made him a new man. The once portly, 60-year-old radio and MSNBC host says cutting red meat and poultry out of his “Al Sharpton Diet” helped him drop over 300 pounds!

From NY Daily News:

Sharpton has shed 60% of his much-mocked weight — and he did it without surgery, diet pills or a single Weight Watchers meeting.

“I could take all the cartoons in the tabloid newspapers, but I couldn’t take my daughter punching me in the belly and asking why I was so fat,” Sharpton recalled. “That was my inspiration to lose the weight. And probably the last time anyone hurt my feelings.”

Around six years ago, Sharpton cut out red meat. A year later, he did away with chicken — no small feat for a guy who ate fried fowl three times a day (with grits and eggs for breakfast and on a sandwich in the afternoon, plus a half-chicken for dinner).

Eventually he cut out so much food that he was subsisting on a single lunchtime salad (albeit with one perk: a chopped egg). That’s when the weight really started coming off, at a rate of about 2 pounds a week. And as he got thinner, he found he missed food less and less.

The Rev Al is basically starving himself to maintain his thinner, unhealthy frame.

Al Sharpton, Rape, Sandy Rubenstein

Alleged Rape victim revealed, her name is Iasha Rivers


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The woman behind the rape allegations against Sandy Rubenstein is Iasha Rivers (pictured left) and she is NOT a top aide in the Sharpton administration as being reported in the media however, the woman does and/or DID have ties to the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Sources close to the CEO Blog with former ties to the Sharpton administration confirmed that, Sharpton was not only romantically tied at one point to Rivers in the past but he also secured her current position with Macys as their Director of External Affairs and Corporate Communications.

Rivers is also named on the Board of Directors at the National Action Network.

Seems as though the good, right Rev. Al Sharpton looked out for all the woman he’s had ties too at some point romantically, making sure he secured their permanent positions as trade-offs through his corporate rivals. 

Since the rape allegations has surfaced from a former lover against his pal Rubenstein, Sharpton is doing all he can to distance himself from the scandal by supposedly cutting ties with the swanky attorney. All apart of his efforts to distance himself from this public played drama. He’s making sure that as the shit starts to sling, none gets flung on him.

After all, Al Sharpton has assisted Rubenstein by making sure he secured every civil rights case against the city of New York, so we can only imagine how their secrets must run deep. Especially since Rubenstein was initially just “a work injury lawyer”.  

Stay tuned as this very public drama play out before our eyes.

I chose to air the name and face of the alleged rape victim in this case because my blog is in the business of disseminating news, not suppressing it. Names and facts are news. They add credibility to stories and give viewers and/or readers information.