Rev. Al Sharpton And His Selfie Taking Self Stopped By ‘The Breakfast Club’ – Vibe

Rev. Al Sharpton and his selfie-taking self stopped by The Breakfast Club Wednesday morning (Aug. 23) equipped with an iPhone full of memory and perfect lighting to take as many pics as his tireless activist heart desires. The Power 105.1 talking heads kicked off the 30 minute conversation asking Sharpton how he felt about Jay Zs light jab on Family Feud from his latest album 4:44,and taking a cue from Hov himself, the reverend dusted the remark off his shoulder.

He shouldnt be jealous. For me at 62-years-old to show I can work out and be in shape, you know, I mean cmon. Jay-Zs almost 50? He better get with it. I aint mad at him, Sharpton said. Jay-Zs had me in a few songs every time he does thats cool. Ill slip in a sermon or two and we keep it even.

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Having endured much criticism throughout his career, Charlamagne tha God asked Sharpton if it hurts him to know many still question exactly hows helping the fight for equality, to which Sharpton basically responded he isnt knew to this.

Ive never seen a leader, whether it was in our tradition, whether it was Dr. King, Andy Young, Jesse Jackson who I grew up under or in other traditions Minister Farrakhan, Ive never seen, Malcolm, Ive never seen a leader they didnt think did enough until they died. You never get credit. Sharpton responded

The Power 105.1 hosts covered a lot of ground during the sit down, but it was only when Angela Yee asked about the recent removal of Confederate monuments viewers learned Sharpton has a personal stake in one of them. About six or seven years ago, The New York Daily News did an investigative piece on South Carolina Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond and while tracing the lineage learned the Thurmond, a proponent for segregation, owned Sharptons great-grandfather.

I never knew it until they came out with, my great-grandfather was named Coleman Sharpton who was a slave at the plantation of Alexander Sharpton who married Anna Thurmond who was with Strom Thurmond. So this is personal to me, so Ive got a problem with any tax dollars Im spending paying for a memorial for any slave holder.

The conversation then turned to the events of Charlottesville in which Sharpton admitted he wasnt shocked KKK members, neo-nazis and white supremacist marched to preserve their confederate history, but that theyd show no remorse in the killing of 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

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I was shocked that there were so vicious that they killed a young white woman and not even care, and what was so shocking though to me was the president of the United States would stand up there and say there were fine people on both sides.

It was a rich conversation indeed. Check out the full interview below.

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Rev. Al Sharpton And His Selfie Taking Self Stopped By ‘The Breakfast Club’ – Vibe

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