New York Mayor paints “Black Lives Matter” letters outside Trump Tower | AFP

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and civil rights activist Al Sharpton participate in the painting of “Black Lives Matter” large yellow letters on the street outside Trump Tower. IMAGES

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US civil rights leader on state of race relations

Leading US civil rights activist, the Rev. Al Sharpton, has lamented the state of race relations in America as the nation marks independence day amid a surging pandemic. (July 4)

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WATCH IN FULL – Emotional funeral for George Floyd held in Houston – June 9 | AFP

On June 9, Houston said farewell to George Floyd in a rousing hometown funeral, with poignant tributes and calls for justice for the 46-year-old African American whose death ignited global protests against police brutality and racism. Civil rights leader Al Sharpton delivered a fierce eulogy, punctuated by the deep chords of a church organ, in which he accused President Donald Trump of showing indifference over Floyd’s death, and sending police a signal of impunity.

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Reverend Sharpton slams Trump ‘wickedness’ at Floyd funeral | AFP

Reverend Al Sharpton accuses US President Donald Trump of “wickedness” when he signalled to police that they are above the law. Sharpton was speaking at the funeral of George Floyd in Houston, Texas. SOUNDBITE

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Al Sharpton asks: “What about the human rights of George Floyd?” | AFP

Reverend Al Sharpton delivers the eulogy at George Floyd’s funeral in Houston, Texas. The civil rights leader criticised President Donald Trump’s response to Floyd’s death, noting the president challenged China on its human rights record, but “What about the human rights of George Floyd?” SOUNDBITE

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Reverend Al Sharpton, elected officials arrive for George Floyd’s funeral | AFP

The Reverend Al Sharpton, Texas Democratic congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Houston police chief Art Acevedo arrive at the Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Texas, for George Floyd’s funeral. IMAGES

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George Floyd’s family arrives at memorial service in Minneapolis | AFP

Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd’s daughter Gianna Floyd, arrives with her daughter at a memorial service in Minneapolis. Floyd’s son Quincy Mason Floyd is also among the arrivals, as well as the Reverend Al Sharpton and Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner who died in 2014 after a police officer put him in a chokehold while under arrest. IMAGES

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Sharpton: ‘Floyd should not be among the deceased’

The Rev. Al Sharpton spoke at the memorial for George Floyd on Thursday in Minneapolis. The civil rights activist said Floyd didn’t die from any health condition, but a “common American criminal justice malfunction.” (June 4)

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George Floyd’s family arrives at memorial service in Minneapolis | AFP

Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd’s daughter Gianna Floyd, arrives with her daughter at a memorial service in Minneapolis. Floyd’s son Quincy Mason Floyd is also among the arrivals, as well as the Reverend Al Sharpton and Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner who died in 2014 after a police officer put him in a chokehold while under arrest. IMAGES

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Coffin of George Floyd arrives at public memorial site | AFP

The coffin of George Floyd arrives at Trask Word and Worship Center at North Central University in Minneapolis ahead of a memorial service. The Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver a national eulogy at the service, the first of several. The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police has sparked days of protests throughout the country, and the world, against police violence and racism. IMAGES

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Sharpton: Do not judge Sanders by ‘socialist tag’

Rev. Al Sharpton is reminding black voters in South Carolina that civil rights leaders faced the same political flak for being alleged socialists that Democratic 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders faces today and he urged them to ignore the label. (Feb. 26)

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Buttigieg, Klobuchar meet with Sharpton’s NAN

Several of the Democratic hopefuls for president joined Rev. Al Sharpton for a breakfast Thursday, hosted by Sharpton’s own National Action Network. (Nov. 21)

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Trump, Sharpton trade barbs over Baltimore tweets

President Donald Trump and Rev. Al Sharpton traded barbs over the president’s tweets referring to Rep. Elijah Cummings’ majority-black Baltimore district as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.” (July 29)

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Al Sharpton calls for VA governor’s resignation

During a chapel service at Virginia Union University, the Reverend Al Sharpton urged Virginia’s Governor, Ralph Northam, to step down over the controversy surrounding his use of black face. (Feb. 8)

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Gillibrand MLK message: racism must ‘be my fight’

(21 Jan 2019) New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand addressed hundreds of African-Americans at a MLK celebration hosted by civil rights activist Al Sharpton in New York City. Gillibrand said “white women like me” must be a part of the fight against racism. (Jan. 21)

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Rev. Al Sharpton ‘corrects’ President Trump at Aretha Franklin funeral

(31 Aug 2018) Rev. Al Sharpton calls Aretha Franklin ‘soundtrack of civil rights movement’ and asks guests to help ‘correct’ President Trump and teach him what respect means. (31 Aug.)

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DJ Khaled, Amber Rose and more at the VMAs

(21 Aug 2018) At the MTV Video Music Awards, DJ Khaled brought his son along, Amber Rose dressed as a “slutty space alien” and Al Sharpton remembered Aretha Franklin. (Aug. 20)

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Civil Rights Leaders Decry Family Separations

Civil Rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton joined with others on Capitol Hill on Monday to decry the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S. – Mexico border. (June 19)