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Al Sharpton

Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. (born October 3, 1954) is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, television/radio talk show host and a former White House adviser for President Barack Obama. In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidential election. He hosts his own radio talk show, Keepin' It Real, and he makes regular guest appearances cable news television. In 2011, he was named the host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation, a nightly talk show. In 2015, the program was shifted to Sunday mornings. Sharpton's supporters praise "his ability and willingness to defy the power structure that is seen as the cause of their suffering" and consider him "a man who is willing to tell it like it is". Former Mayor of New York City Ed Koch, a one-time foe, said that Sharpton deserves the respect he enjoys among black Americans: "He is willing to go to jail for them, and he is there when they need him." President Barack Obama said that Sharpton is "the voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden." A 2013 Zogby Analytics poll found that one quarter of African Americans said that Sharpton speaks for them. His critics describe him as "a political radical who is to blame, in part, for the deterioration of race relations". Sociologist Orlando Patterson has referred to him as a racial arsonist, while liberal columnist Derrick Z. Jackson has called him the black equivalent of Richard Nixon and Pat Buchanan. Sharpton sees much of the criticism as a sign of his effectiveness. "In many ways, what they consider criticism is complimenting my job," he said. "An activist's job is to make public civil rights issues until there can be a climate for change." (Wikipedia)


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Born:
Oct 3, 1954 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
64
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Movie Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage 2021-02-10
Known For
Poster of Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn
Poster of Madea Goes to Jail
Poster of Murder in Black & White
Poster of Tupac: Resurrection
Filmography
Movie Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage Self 2021-02-10
Movie Woman in Motion Self 2021-02-02
Movie Uncle Tom Self (archive footage) 2020-06-19
Movie American Trial: The Eric Garner Story Self 2020-05-29
Movie Loving Neverland Self (archive footage) 2020-09-14
Movie Obama Self 2020-11-28
Movie Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn Self 2020-08-12
Movie The Black Godfather Self 2019-06-07
Movie Hope & Fury: MLK, the Movement and the Media Self 2018-03-24
Movie Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes Himself 2018-08-02
Movie I Am MLK Jr. Self 2018-04-04
Movie Maynard (Himself) 2018-04-10
Movie Satan & Adam Self 2018-04-20
Series Time: The Kalief Browder Story Himself 2017-03-01
Movie Get Me Roger Stone Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2017-04-23
Series Star Rev. Al Sharpton 2016-12-14
Movie Brave Spaces: Perspectives on Faith and LGBT Justice Self - National Action Network 2015-02-18
Movie We the People: From Crispus Attucks to President Barack Obama Unknown 2014-02-11
Movie Mr. Dynamite - The Rise of James Brown Self 2014-04-27
Movie 91 Bullets in a Minute Himself 2014-08-19
Movie James Brown - The Man, The Music & The Message Self 2014-11-08
Movie Koch Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2013-02-01
Movie Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie Self - Activist 2013-06-07
Movie The Central Park Five Himself (archive footage) 2012-05-24
Movie The After Party: The Last Party 3 Self 2011-04-01
Movie Looking for Lenny Self (archive footage) 2011-01-01
Movie On the Shoulders of Giants Unknown 2011-02-11
Movie Michael Jackson: The Inside Story - What Killed the King of Pop? Self (archive footage) 2010-01-26
Movie Race Self 2010-12-13
Movie Moonwalking: The True Story of Michael Jackson - Uncensored Self 2009-07-27
Movie Madea Goes to Jail Self 2009-02-16
Movie Shooting Star(s): The Rise of Hip Hop Photographer Johnny Nunez Unknown 2009-01-01
Movie If I Die Tonight Self 2009-09-06
Series Joy Behar: Say Anything! Himself 2009-09-29
Movie Good Hair Himself 2009-10-09
Movie The Black List: Volume One Himself 2008-01-22
Movie The Night James Brown Saved Boston Self 2008-04-05
Series Murder in Black & White Unknown 2008-10-05
Movie Dean and Me: Roadshow of an American Primary Self 2008-10-25
Series When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts Unknown 2006-08-21
Movie Street Fight Self 2005-01-01
Series The Colbert Report Self (archive footage from Rosa Parks funeral) 2005-10-17
Movie The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till Unknown 2005-01-01
Series Rescue Me Unknown 2004-07-21
Series Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Movie Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain... Begins to Die Self (archive footage) 2004-10-22
Series I Hate My Job Unknown 2004-11-09
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Self 2003-02-21
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series Anderson Cooper 360° Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Tupac: Resurrection Self (archive footage) 2003-11-14
Movie Mr. Deeds The Rhyme Master 2002-06-28
Series My Wife and Kids Unknown 2001-03-28
Movie Let's Talk Unknown 2000-02-01
Movie Bamboozled Himself 2000-10-06
Series Girlfriends Unknown 2000-09-11
Movie Cold Feet The Reverend 1999-08-06
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Al Sharpton 1999-09-20
Series MSNBC Live Unknown 1996-07-15
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Run For Cover Himself 1995-05-12
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series WWE Raw Unknown 1993-01-11
Series Saturday Night Live Himself - Host 1975-10-11