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Reverend Al Sharpton Leading Kanye West Boycott

U.S. civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton is leading a boycott against Kanye West, after the rapper declared he had "reclaimed" the Confederate flag from racists, and emblazoned the symbol on his tour merchandise.The Stronger...

Civil Rights Activists Furious Over Django Unchained Action Figures

Activists at Reverend Al Sharpton's American civil rights group have called for a national boycott of "highly offensive" action figures based on Quentin Tarantino's new movie Django Unchained.The Western, which stars Jamie Foxx and Leonardo...

Sean 'Diddy' Combs Honoured By Civil Rights Group

Sean '' Combs was honoured by a civil rights group in New York this week (beg15Oct12) and he used his acceptance speech to praise the group's founder Reverend Al Sharpton for his good work.The hip-hop...

Beyonce Knowles And Chris Brown Triumph At Bet Awards

Beyonce Knowles and Chris Brown won top honours at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards last night (01.07.12).'Love on Top' singer Beyonce was named Best Female R&B artist, while Chris took home the parallel award...

Rodney King Laid To Rest

U.S. civil rights leader-turned-political pundit Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a touching eulogy at Rodney King's funeral on Saturday (30Jun12).King was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, sharing the same burial site as Liberace...

Aretha Franklin Reveals New Clive Davis Album At 70th Birthday Bash

Aretha Franklin was in fine spirits as she celebrated her 70th birthday among family and friends, and chose the occasion to announce that she'd be recording once again with old pal Clive Davis on her...

Aretha Franklin Announces New Album At 70th Birthday Party

Aretha Franklin has announced that she plans to record a new album. The Queen of Soul was speaking at her 70th birthday party in New York when she revealed the plans. A number of stars...

Al Sharpton's Mother Dies, Aged 87

Reverend Al Sharpton's mother has died, aged 87. Ada Sharpton passed away yesterday (March 22, 2012) according to New York Daily News, in Dothan, Alabama, after suffering for a lengthy period, with Alzheimer's disease and...

Al Sharpton Calls For Houston National Prayer

U.S. civil rights leader-turned-political pundit Rev. Al Sharpton is calling for all Americans to remember Whitney Houston in their prayers on Sunday (12Feb12).Sharpton, who presided over Etta James' funeral last month (Jan12), will call for...

Christina Aguilera Among The Performers At Etta James Memorial Service

Christina Aguilera was among those who bade a tearful farewell to the legendary singer Etta James at a quickly organised memorial service following the star's death aged 73 last week. Others who appeared or had...

Christina Aguilera Performs At Etta James' Funeral

Christina Aguilera and Stevie Wonder were among the stars who paid their respects at Etta James' funeral on Saturday (28.01.12).Christina performed the legendary jazz singer's trademark song 'At Last' at the service, which was held...

Al Sharpton To Preside Over Etta James Funeral

Civil rights leader-turned-Tv political pundit Al Sharpton will preside over Etta James' funeral on Saturday (28Jan12).Fans will get the chance to pay their respects to the late R&B icon at a public viewing for the...

Conrad Murray's Mother Pleads For Lenient Sentence

Dr. Conrad Murray should get a lenient sentence in relation to Michael Jackson's death because he has never drunk alcohol or smoked, according to his mother.The physician is set to be sentenced today (29.11.11) after...

Conrad Murray To Be Sentenced Tomorrow

Dr. Conrad Murray will be sentenced tomorrow (29.11.11). The medic was found guilty earlier this month of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson - who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 - and...

Director Tyler Perry Honoured By Sharpton

Filmmaker Tyler Perry was the guest of honour at the Triumph Awards on Wednesday (19Oct11) as he accepted an award from U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton.The Madea's Family Reunion director received the Chairman's...

Naacp Praises Msnbc For Adding Sharpton To Line-up

The NAACP has praised MSNBC for hiring the Rev. Al Sharpton as host of its 6 00 p.m. hour, to be called PoliticsNation. The civil rights organization said that the appointment represents "a positive step...

It's Official Sharpton To Host Cnn's 6 00 P.m. Hour

After weeks of rumors that sparked a flurry of online debate, MSNBC confirmed on Tuesday that it has hired the Rev. Al Sharpton to host its 6 00 p.m. hour with a talk show to...

Sharpton Pulls Out Of Black Journalists' Convention

The Rev. Al Sharpton has canceled a scheduled appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in Philadelphia on Thursday after some of the group's members voiced criticism of reports that he is being...

Is Sharpton's Msnbc Show A Pay-back?

Veteran investigative journalist Wayne Barrett, now with TheDailyBeast.com, has implied that the Rev. Al Sharpton is being rewarded with his own show on MSNBC for signing a "pivotal agreement" backing Comcast's takeover of NBC and...

Cadbury Apologizes To Naomi Campbell

An advertisement by the British candy manufacturer Cadbury that drew the wrath of black supermodel Naomi Campbell has been withdrawn and Cadbury has apologized after the matter went international thanks to the intervention by civil...

Mariah Carey Provides Clue To Baby Names

Mariah Carey, the 41-year-old American singer who gave birth to twins over the weekend, has provided a clue to the names of the babies, reports Yahoo News. Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon welcomed...

Franklin Serenades Sharpton

ARETHA FRANKLIN gave civil rights activist REVEREND AL SHARPTON a special birthday gift on Sunday (03Oct10) by serenading him over the phone.The renowned campaigner turned 55 on 3 October (10) and he was surprised to...

Sharpton Disputes $538,000 Tax Bill Reports

Top civil rights leader REVEREND AL SHARPTON has played down reports he's been hit with a $538,000 (£358,670) tax lien from U.S. officials, insisting he was granted an extension to pay off his debts earlier...

Jackson Memorial In Gary Set To Be Another Big Tribute

MICHAEL JACKSON's father JOE JACKSON and civil rights leaders REVD. AL SHARPTON and REVD. JESSE JACKSON will be a part of a memorial to the King of Pop in his hometown Gary, Indiana.The trio will...

Jackson Kids Get Standing Ovation At Memorial

MICHAEL JACKSON's three children were given a standing ovation at the late King of Pop's memorial service in Los Angeles on Tuesday (07Jul09) as civil rights leader and Jackson family friend REVD. AL SHARPTON assured...

Jackson Kids Get Standing Ovation At Memorial

MICHAEL JACKSON's three children were given a standing ovation at the late King of Pop's memorial service in Los Angeles on Tuesday (07Jul09) as civil rights leader and Jackson family friend REVD. AL SHARPTON assured...

Sharpton Takes Aim At Jackson Critics

U.S. civil rights leader REV. AL SHARPTON has lashed out at those paying tribute to MICHAEL JACKSON, who turned their backs on the King of Pop when he was accused of child molestation in December...

Sharpton Convicted

Leading African-American rights campaigner REVD. AL SHARPTON has been convicted of disorderly conduct after taking part in a New York protest in May...

Sharpton Rules Out Sitcom

LATEST: African-American leader AL SHARPTON has decided against starring in a sitcom based on his life. The human rights activist and politician is no longer in talks with US network CBS to make AL...

Sharpton: 'Kanye Shouldn't Have Been Censored'

American politician and civil rights campaigner REVEREND AL SHARPTON has slammed US TV network NBC for editing KANYE WEST's outburst against US President GEORGE W BUSH from the Hurricane Katrina telethon earlier this month (02SEP05)....

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