My Black History: History is alive, and that means the events of yesterday and today are part of the black-history spectrum. In this series, our writers tell us what historical events they have experienced in their lifetimes.
Writing at the Huffington Post, the Rev. Al Sharpton inveighs against mounting gun violence. He says that lawmakers and civic leaders have a moral obligation to fight gun lobbyists and the laws that feed the crisis.
Blogging at the Huffington Post, the Rev. Al Sharpton offers trenchant advice to the GOP, which is looking to reach out to minorities: He urges members to diversify their platform, meaning getting on the right side of civil rights, progress and history.
Writing at the Huffington Post, the Rev. Al Sharpton says Michigan's recent move against unions should push those of us who care about the future of workers in this country to say that we have a fundamental right to fight back.
Writing at the Huffington Post, the Rev. Al Sharpton says that the majority of Americans -- blacks, whites, Latinos, gays, lesbians and seniors -- cannot (and shouldn't have to) pay the bill of the elite 2 percent by having "entitlement programs" eliminated or cut.
Huffington Post contributor, National Action Network leader and MSNBC Politics Nation host Al Sharpton writes that though the poverty rates in America haven't budged since 2011, this is not the time to stop supporting Obama.
The Rev. Al Sharpton, in a piece for the Huffington Post, says that President Obama's executive order establishing the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans proves that he's leading the charge to combat the greatest civil rights challenge of our time.
In a piece for the Huffington Post, the Rev. Al Sharpton says that the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act should teach us a lesson about perseverance that we can apply to the House contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder.
The Rev. Al Sharpton writes in a piece for the Huffington Post that the worst thing we could do after coming together around Trayvon Martin's killing and the Tulsa, Okla., shootings would be to walk away and do nothing.
In a blog entry at the Huffington Post, the Rev. Al Sharpton stresses the importance of the re-enactment of the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., beginning Sunday. He says that GOP rhetoric signals a desire to thrust America back to the days of Jim Crow.