Rev. Al Sharpton talks with the crew about the Kendrick Johnson case in Valdosta, Ga., the latest in the George Zimmerman case and explains how the President DOES have a “Black Agenda.”
As one of the nation’s most-renowned civil rights leaders, a March 2013 Zogby poll said one out of every four African-Americans say that Rev. Sharpton is the person that speaks most for them. He polled higher than any other civil rights or political leader in the public opinion survey. He has been praised by President Barack Obama as “the voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden,” and by former President George W. Bush who said that “Al cares just as much as I care about making sure every child learns to read, write, add and subtract.”
Rev. Sharpton is currently the host of a television show on MSNBC that analyzes the top political and social news of the day featuring the country’s leading newsmakers. In the first full year on the air, “PoliticsNation” with Rev. Al Sharpton at 6 p.m. had the best performance in the time period ever for MSNBC and it was the only cable news network to grow at 6 p.m. Rev. Sharpton also hosts a nationally syndicated radio show “Keepin it Real” that is heard daily all over the country, and two local New York radio shows. Rev. Sharpton delivers live remarks at NAN’s weekly Saturday Rally at NAN’s Harlem headquarters the “House of Justice” that is broadcast live on NAN’s website www.nationalactionnetwork.net each Saturday from 9-11 a.m.