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Who Didn’t Jay-Z Come for in 4:44 – The Root

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Jay-Z got his ass in formation on his 4:44 album, and of course many people across social media have been trying to figure out all of the subliminal shots the rapper took.

Straight off the top, theres the first song, Kill Jay-Z, and its rife with subs aimed at Kanye West and his own marriage; theres even a possible shot at Future thrown in.

I know people backstab you, I felt that too/But this fuck everybody attitude aint natural

But you aint the same, this aint Kumba Ye/But you got hurt because you think kumbaye

You give him $20 million without blinking/he gave you 20 minutes on stage, fuck what was he thinking?

Fuck wrong with everybody? is what you saying/But if everyone is crazy, youre the one thats insane

Ohhh … so did Jay give Kanye money to go on tour? Only for him to have a mental-health crisis and end up just ranting onstage? Will Kanye have to pay Jay-Z back like a payday loan?

You almost went Eric Bent/Let the baddest girl in the world get away

I dont even know what else to say/Nigga, never go Eric Bent

On Beyoncs Lemonade, she made reference to Jays infidelity, and of course the infamous Becky with the good hair. It seems as though Jay is admitting to losing the baddest girl in the world, just as Eric Bent lost Halle Berry back in the day.

And, of course, Bents current wife probably woke him out of his sleep this morning, so he had to respond. Read his response, but stay for the replies under it:

In the future, other niggas playin football with your son/You had lost it, 13 bottles of Ace of Spade what it did to Boston

More infidelity talk? Or is this a shot at Future and Russell Wilson playing football with his son? Who knows, but I know Ive tried Ace of Spade and it was disgusting.

Throughout the rest of 4:44, which I listened to at the crack of dawn on Friday, Jay talks about everything from gentrification in The Story of O.J. to taking aim at Princes attorney and longtime friend Londell McMillan and accusing him of making money off his death in Caught Their Eyes. The pice de rsistance comes on Family Feud, where Al Sharpton, Bill Cosby and younger rappers arent even safe.

Im tryna fix you/Im tryna get these niggas with no stripes to be official

Yall think small, I think Biggie/Yall whole pass is in danger, ten Mississippi

Al Sharpton in the mirror takin selfies/How is him or Pill Cosby sposed to help me?

Whether youre a fan of Jay-Z or not, you cant ever deny his word play, or the ability to create mass hysteria and fanfare whenever he drops an album.

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Mimi Alemayehou, Rev. Al Sharpton, And More To Be Honored At The 6th Annual Face List Awards – Africa.com

The awards gala, which celebrates pan-African achievement, will be held on Saturday July 15th in New York City

Pan-African Media Company Face2Face Africa has officially announced the honorees for the 2017 FACE List Awards taking place on Saturday, July 15th in New York City.

Dubbed the pan-African achievement honors, The F.A.C.E. List Awards celebrate the icons and heroes of today who have paved the way for the younger generation and impacted the discourse on pan-Africas image, its future, and potential.

As the capstone event of the Pan-African Weekend, the awards gala brings the business community together for an unforgettable celebration of the success stories emerging within the pan-African community each year.

In the 6thannual edition, this years awards will continue to carry on Face2face Africas tradition of honoring a group of inspirational heroes with uniquely fascinating stories to tell, and bringing the pan-African community together for an unforgettableevening of inspiration and camaraderie.

The 2017 honorees include one of the nations most renowned civil rights leaders, Rev. Al Sharpton, who will be receiving the Icon Award for Impact in Advocacy and Social Justice. Rev. Al Sharpton has been praised by President Barack Obama as the voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden.

Ethiopian-born Mimi Alemayehou, Managing Director of Black Rhino Group and Chair of Blackstone Africa Infrastructure LP, will be receiving the Impact in Business Award.TumaBasa, the Global Head of Hip-Hop Programming at Spotify will be receiving the Impact in Music Award while Beverly Bond, founder of the women empowerment organization Black Girls Rock will be receiving the Trailblazer Award. Adenah Bayoh, a serial entrepreneur and real estate developer will receive the Entrepreneurship award.

AMREF Health Africais this years recipient of the Ubuntu Award for Service. WNBA Player ChineyOgwumike and Neuroscientist KwadwoSarpong will be receiving the YACE (Youth) Award.

The awards dinner/gala will be held on Saturday July 15th, at ESPACE Ballroom in New York City. Pre-reception/Red-Carpet will commence at 6:30 p.m., promptly followed by dinner and the awards show. Grammy Award winning artists Wyclef Jean will be headlining the show with a performance of some of his classics. Guests will enjoy a delectable full-course dinner, a night filled with entertainment and inspiration as well as the opportunity to meet and network with the pioneers, celebrities and power players of pan-African affairs.

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Al Sharpton takes the strangest gym selfies | New York Post – New York Post

The Rev. Al Sharpton, who shed over 170 pounds several years ago, is still svelte and hes flexing his fitness routine on social media.

Though the civil-rights activist is often seen in a suit and tie, photos of Sharpton in informal mode are going viral.

On Fathers Day, the 62-year-old dad posted a pre-workout selfie on Instagram in which he sports leg socks and knee-long shorts.

Another mirror selfie features the reverend in a bathrobe holding a comb.

Meanwhile, a video posted on Twitter shows a suited Sharpton doing one-armed pushups in an office room.

His snaps are drawing ridicule on Twitter, where one user wrote: Al Sharpton look like a 12 year old in his P.E clothes for 3rd period.

But Sharptons got no time for haters. On Wednesday he told TMZ: I live in the Trump era. If he can tweet at night, I can selfie before I go to the gym in the morning, and dont be jealous because Im so fit at 62.

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Al Sharpton and Eric Garner Family ‘Frustrated’ but ‘Hopeful’ After Meeting With Justice Department – Observer

Rev. Al Sharpton and the family of Eric Garnerthe black Staten Islander who died in 2014 in the chokehold of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleotold reporters their conference this afternoon with the U.S. Department of Justice yielded no indication of progress on the civil rights investigation into the killing, but did assure them that the probe is still open and ongoing.

The National Action Network founder joined the widow, mother and daughter of the deceased and their attorney at the Brooklyn Marriott Hotel for a meeting with senior federal civil rights prosecutors for a briefing on the state of the case. They reported to the press afterward that the Justice Department had not disclosed any fresh information nor provided a timetable for either closing the case or bringing charges against Pantaleo or any other officer.

But the government, which arranged the meeting, did confirm that the investigation remains active for the first time since the inauguration of President Donald Trump and the installation of Attorney General Jeff Sessionswho has sought to scale back President Barack Obamas oversight initiatives on local police departments.

Its been almost three years since the death of their husband, their son, their loved one, and theyre very frustrated about that, said Jonathan Moore, lawyer for the Garners, recalling that Pantaleo and his peers at the Staten Island street corner where Garner died filed inaccurate police reports. They are guilty of serious misconduct. We are hopeful, and continue to press our case that they all be indicted.

Sharpton argued the Garner case is freighted with a special symbolism: first, it occurred in July 2014, just before the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and helped galvanized the nascent Black Lives Matter movement. Second, it took place in the city where Trump was born and spent nearly all his life.

A lot of people dont understand: the nation is watching this case, because this case was the beginning of a wave of calls for justice, he said. This is the president of the United Statess hometown. This is where Trump is from. The whole world will see if in his hometown you can choke a man to death.

If in Trumps hometown, there will be no charges, that will be a global notification of the state of police-community affairs, he said.

Pantaleo has already avoided charges once: a grand jury impaneled by then-District Attorney Daniel Donovan declined to hand down an indictment in 2014. He continues to serve on desk duty at the NYPD, and the department has declared it cannot pursue its own investigation into potential misconduct until the conclusion of the federal probe.

Sharpton noted that one of the prosecutors he spoke with today, Deputy Chief Paige Fitzgerald, is a department veteran with whom he worked on the case of Walter Scott. Charleston Officer Michael Slager shot the fleeing Scott in the back in 2015, and eventually pleaded guilty to federal civil rights charges earlier this year.

Garners mother, Gwen Carr, lamented that federal investigations into later police killings had concluded before the probe into her sons death.

Once again, we have to be playing the waiting game. We came here today for answers, but evidently we must still wait without knowing whether we are going to get justice or not, she said. They have to give us some answers, and we hope that they are the right answers.

It doesnt matter who the president is, its still about justice, she added.

Garners daughter Erica declined to make a statement at the press conference, but vented her frustration on social media shortly afterward.

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Al Sharpton On His Instagram Selfies: Don’t Be Jealous Because I … – The FADER

In 2017, anyone can become a meme including civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and political talk show host Al Sharpton. Sharpton has been on a health kick recently and has been letting his Instagram followers track his fitness schedule with a high volume of selfies.

The pictures have become something of a sensation on the internet and the jokes have been rolling in. A video of Sharpton attempting a one-handed push-up went particularly viral, and Nelly even called for an Instagram boycott “until we find out who in the hell is leaking these AL Sharpton pictures.”

In a recent interview with TMZ, Sharpton had some choice words for his haters. “I live in the Trump era, Sharpton said. If he can tweet at night, I can selfie before I go to the gym in the morning and dont be jealous because Im so fit at 62 years old.

Sharpton continued, “I work out. I was showing people you work out, you take your health seriously. I think its a good thing. Im gonna keep doing it.

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Rev. Al Sharpton in Greenville, pleas for Dontae Sharpe’s release – WITN

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Reverend Al Sharpton was in Greenville Monday night speaking alongside other local civil rights leaders and activists at the Phillipi Church of Christ, demanding the release of Dontae Sharpe from prison.

Sharpe was imprisoned back in 1995 on a murder charge, but has always maintained his innocence, even denying plea deals that would have set him free years ago.

Now some two decades later, groups including the North Carolina and National NAACP are calling for an independent investigation in the case and demanding Sharpe be set free immediately.

That cause is what brought Al Sharpton to the forefront of this battle.

“When they laid out the case to me, I was compelled to come and that’s when I said to Reverend Barber, ‘I will absolutely come because this is as bad as it gets,'” Sharpton says.

During the event, Sharpton and Barber both donated more than $1,000 each to Sharpe’s family and encouraged others to give in a donation from the public.

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Al Sharpton Defends His Selfies: ‘Don’t Be Jealous Because I’m So Fit At 62’ – HuffPost

Rev. Al Sharpton has been taking a lot of selfies lately.

On Fathers Day, the 62-year-old posted a pre-gym selfie in front of a mirror at the most MySpace angle ever. Though the photo has been deleted from his Instagram, the photo made its rounds on the web and folks let the jokes fly.

Since that fateful day, even more Sharpton selfies have gone viral, prompting people to wonder… what the hell is going on here?

A video of Sharpton doing push-ups and almost attempting to do a one-arm push up against the desk in his office gained a lot of shares and retweets.

On Tuesday, Nelly called for an Instagram boycott until we find out who in the hell is leaking Al Sharpton pictures.

Well Al wants everyone to know he can do bad all by himself.

On National Selfie Day, TMZ asked Sharpton about his photos and the MSNBC host playfully told the internet to stop hating.

I live in the Trump era, Sharpton said. If he can tweet at night, I can selfie before I go to the gym in the morning and dont be jealous because Im so fit at 62 years old.

He added that hes using his photos to promote a healthy lifestyle.

I work out, he said. I was showing people you work out, you take your health seriously. I think its a good thing. Im gonna keep doing it.

Watch Sharptons interview with TMZ in the clip below.

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Nelly Vows To Boycott Instagram Until He Learns Who’s Leaking Al Sharpton Photos – Vibe

For the past few days activist and civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton has beenas the kids sayflexin for the gram. Photos of the 62-year-old outside of his usual suit and tie have popped up all over social media, and if the good reverend wasnt showing off his athletic gear, he threw in a push-up or two for good measure.

READ Al Sharptons Fathers Day Mirror Selfie Has The Internet Cracking Jokes

Today (June 21) ironically is National Selfie Day, something it seems Sharpton has been preparing for, for some time and Nelly like the rest of us is perplexed at the sudden boost in social media presence from Uncle Al. Hes so bewildered that the St. Louis native hopped on Twitter Tuesday taking a page out of Sharptons book and suggested a boycott until someone can get to the bottom of this.

READ Interview: Nelly Speaks On The Success of Nellyville, Guiding His Family In Rap, and N.W.A.

Taking it one step further, Nelly threw Academy Award nominee Cicely Tyson into the mix as Sharptons possible motive for wanting to show off.

Now Nelly knows hes wrong for bringing Mother Cicely into all this Al Sharpton hoopla. But seriously, what gives Uncle Al?

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Does Al Sharpton Smoke Weed? – Civilized.life – Civilized

By Morgan Roger | Jun 20, 2017 | Video

Reverend Al Sharpton Jr. is an American civil rights activist, minister, television and radio talk show host, and a former White House adviser. Sharpton developed his commanding speaking voice at a very young age, as he was a frequent churchgoer, eventually becoming an ordained ministry at just 10 years old. Before learning to read or write, Sharpton preached his first sermon at 4 years old. He then traveled and toured with famed gospel singer Mahalia Jackson to deliver sermons. His successful civil rights career soon followed as he became the Youth Director of New Yorks Operation Breadbasket, Director of Ministers for National Rainbow Push coalition, and founder of his own progressive civil rights organization, the National Action Network (NAN), one of the leading civil rights organizations in the world. Now, Rev. Al Sharpton hosts MSNBCs PoliticsNation and a nationally syndicated radio show.

In 2003, Sharpton ran as a Democratic presidential candidate. During a Rock the Vote debate, moderator Anderson Cooper asked, Which of you are ready to admit to having used marijuana in the past? Rev. Al Sharpton responded, I grew up in a church. We didnt believe in that. Sharpton made it very clear his relationship with marijuana, but now hes taking a different stance, Just because I dont use marijuana as a Minister, does not mean I have the right to impose my moral values on others. Although he doesnt personally consume marijuana, Sharpton is calling for more black representation in the white-dominated weed industry. He will be the keynote speaker at the Cannabis World Congress Business Exposition, marking the first time he will publicly speak about the decriminalization of marijuana and increasing diversity and better inclusion within the marijuana industry. Sharpton will also discuss the disproportionate number of marijuana arrests of black people, who are two to four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana than white people.

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Who Didn’t Jay-Z Come for in 4:44 – The Root

Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Spike Jay-Z got his ass in formation on his 4:44 album, and of course many people across social media have been trying to figure out all of the subliminal shots the rapper took. Straight off the top, theres the first song, Kill Jay-Z, and its rife with subs aimed at Kanye West and his own marriage; theres even a possible shot at Future thrown in. I know people backstab you, I felt that too/But this fuck everybody attitude aint natural But you aint the same, this aint Kumba Ye/But you got hurt because you think kumbaye You give him $20 million without blinking/he gave you 20 minutes on stage, fuck what was he thinking? Fuck wrong with everybody? is what you saying/But if everyone is crazy, youre the one thats insane Ohhh … so did Jay give Kanye money to go on tour? Only for him to have a mental-health crisis and end up just ranting onstage? Will Kanye have to pay Jay-Z back like a payday loan? You almost went Eric Bent/Let the baddest girl in the world get away I dont even know what else to say/Nigga, never go Eric Bent On Beyoncs Lemonade, she made reference to Jays infidelity, and of course the infamous Becky with the good hair. It seems as though Jay is admitting to losing the baddest girl in the world, just as Eric Bent lost Halle Berry back in the day. And, of course, Bents current wife probably woke him out of his sleep this morning, so he had to respond. Read his response, but stay for the replies under it: In the future, other niggas playin football with your son/You had lost it, 13 bottles of Ace of Spade what it did to Boston More infidelity talk? Or is this a shot at Future and Russell Wilson playing football with his son? Who knows, but I know Ive tried Ace of Spade and it was disgusting. Throughout the rest of 4:44, which I listened to at the crack of dawn on Friday, Jay talks about everything from gentrification in The Story of O.J. to taking aim at Princes attorney and longtime friend Londell McMillan and accusing him of making money off his death in Caught Their Eyes. The pice de rsistance comes on Family Feud, where Al Sharpton, Bill Cosby and younger rappers arent even safe. Im tryna fix you/Im tryna get these niggas with no stripes to be official Yall think small, I think Biggie/Yall whole pass is in danger, ten Mississippi Al Sharpton in the mirror takin selfies/How is him or Pill Cosby sposed to help me? Whether youre a fan of Jay-Z or not, you cant ever deny his word play, or the ability to create mass hysteria and fanfare whenever he drops an album.

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Mimi Alemayehou, Rev. Al Sharpton, And More To Be Honored At The 6th Annual Face List Awards – Africa.com

The awards gala, which celebrates pan-African achievement, will be held on Saturday July 15th in New York City Pan-African Media Company Face2Face Africa has officially announced the honorees for the 2017 FACE List Awards taking place on Saturday, July 15th in New York City. Dubbed the pan-African achievement honors, The F.A.C.E. List Awards celebrate the icons and heroes of today who have paved the way for the younger generation and impacted the discourse on pan-Africas image, its future, and potential. As the capstone event of the Pan-African Weekend, the awards gala brings the business community together for an unforgettable celebration of the success stories emerging within the pan-African community each year. In the 6thannual edition, this years awards will continue to carry on Face2face Africas tradition of honoring a group of inspirational heroes with uniquely fascinating stories to tell, and bringing the pan-African community together for an unforgettableevening of inspiration and camaraderie. The 2017 honorees include one of the nations most renowned civil rights leaders, Rev. Al Sharpton, who will be receiving the Icon Award for Impact in Advocacy and Social Justice. Rev. Al Sharpton has been praised by President Barack Obama as the voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden. Ethiopian-born Mimi Alemayehou, Managing Director of Black Rhino Group and Chair of Blackstone Africa Infrastructure LP, will be receiving the Impact in Business Award.TumaBasa, the Global Head of Hip-Hop Programming at Spotify will be receiving the Impact in Music Award while Beverly Bond, founder of the women empowerment organization Black Girls Rock will be receiving the Trailblazer Award. Adenah Bayoh, a serial entrepreneur and real estate developer will receive the Entrepreneurship award. AMREF Health Africais this years recipient of the Ubuntu Award for Service. WNBA Player ChineyOgwumike and Neuroscientist KwadwoSarpong will be receiving the YACE (Youth) Award. The awards dinner/gala will be held on Saturday July 15th, at ESPACE Ballroom in New York City. Pre-reception/Red-Carpet will commence at 6:30 p.m., promptly followed by dinner and the awards show. Grammy Award winning artists Wyclef Jean will be headlining the show with a performance of some of his classics. Guests will enjoy a delectable full-course dinner, a night filled with entertainment and inspiration as well as the opportunity to meet and network with the pioneers, celebrities and power players of pan-African affairs.

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Al Sharpton takes the strangest gym selfies | New York Post – New York Post

The Rev. Al Sharpton, who shed over 170 pounds several years ago, is still svelte and hes flexing his fitness routine on social media. Though the civil-rights activist is often seen in a suit and tie, photos of Sharpton in informal mode are going viral. On Fathers Day, the 62-year-old dad posted a pre-workout selfie on Instagram in which he sports leg socks and knee-long shorts. Another mirror selfie features the reverend in a bathrobe holding a comb. Meanwhile, a video posted on Twitter shows a suited Sharpton doing one-armed pushups in an office room. His snaps are drawing ridicule on Twitter, where one user wrote: Al Sharpton look like a 12 year old in his P.E clothes for 3rd period. But Sharptons got no time for haters. On Wednesday he told TMZ: I live in the Trump era. If he can tweet at night, I can selfie before I go to the gym in the morning, and dont be jealous because Im so fit at 62.

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Al Sharpton and Eric Garner Family ‘Frustrated’ but ‘Hopeful’ After Meeting With Justice Department – Observer

Rev. Al Sharpton and the family of Eric Garnerthe black Staten Islander who died in 2014 in the chokehold of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleotold reporters their conference this afternoon with the U.S. Department of Justice yielded no indication of progress on the civil rights investigation into the killing, but did assure them that the probe is still open and ongoing. The National Action Network founder joined the widow, mother and daughter of the deceased and their attorney at the Brooklyn Marriott Hotel for a meeting with senior federal civil rights prosecutors for a briefing on the state of the case. They reported to the press afterward that the Justice Department had not disclosed any fresh information nor provided a timetable for either closing the case or bringing charges against Pantaleo or any other officer. But the government, which arranged the meeting, did confirm that the investigation remains active for the first time since the inauguration of President Donald Trump and the installation of Attorney General Jeff Sessionswho has sought to scale back President Barack Obamas oversight initiatives on local police departments. Its been almost three years since the death of their husband, their son, their loved one, and theyre very frustrated about that, said Jonathan Moore, lawyer for the Garners, recalling that Pantaleo and his peers at the Staten Island street corner where Garner died filed inaccurate police reports. They are guilty of serious misconduct. We are hopeful, and continue to press our case that they all be indicted. Sharpton argued the Garner case is freighted with a special symbolism: first, it occurred in July 2014, just before the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and helped galvanized the nascent Black Lives Matter movement. Second, it took place in the city where Trump was born and spent nearly all his life. A lot of people dont understand: the nation is watching this case, because this case was the beginning of a wave of calls for justice, he said. This is the president of the United Statess hometown. This is where Trump is from. The whole world will see if in his hometown you can choke a man to death. If in Trumps hometown, there will be no charges, that will be a global notification of the state of police-community affairs, he said. Pantaleo has already avoided charges once: a grand jury impaneled by then-District Attorney Daniel Donovan declined to hand down an indictment in 2014. He continues to serve on desk duty at the NYPD, and the department has declared it cannot pursue its own investigation into potential misconduct until the conclusion of the federal probe. Sharpton noted that one of the prosecutors he spoke with today, Deputy Chief Paige Fitzgerald, is a department veteran with whom he worked on the case of Walter Scott. Charleston Officer Michael Slager shot the fleeing Scott in the back in 2015, and eventually pleaded guilty to federal civil rights charges earlier this year. Garners mother, Gwen Carr, lamented that federal investigations into later police killings had concluded before the probe into her sons death. Once again, we have to be playing the waiting game. We came here today for answers, but evidently we must still wait without knowing whether we are going to get justice or not, she said. They have to give us some answers, and we hope that they are the right answers. It doesnt matter who the president is, its still about justice, she added. Garners daughter Erica declined to make a statement at the press conference, but vented her frustration on social media shortly afterward.

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Al Sharpton On His Instagram Selfies: Don’t Be Jealous Because I … – The FADER

In 2017, anyone can become a meme including civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and political talk show host Al Sharpton. Sharpton has been on a health kick recently and has been letting his Instagram followers track his fitness schedule with a high volume of selfies. The pictures have become something of a sensation on the internet and the jokes have been rolling in. A video of Sharpton attempting a one-handed push-up went particularly viral, and Nelly even called for an Instagram boycott “until we find out who in the hell is leaking these AL Sharpton pictures.” In a recent interview with TMZ, Sharpton had some choice words for his haters. “I live in the Trump era, Sharpton said. If he can tweet at night, I can selfie before I go to the gym in the morning and dont be jealous because Im so fit at 62 years old. Sharpton continued, “I work out. I was showing people you work out, you take your health seriously. I think its a good thing. Im gonna keep doing it.

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Rev. Al Sharpton in Greenville, pleas for Dontae Sharpe’s release – WITN

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Reverend Al Sharpton was in Greenville Monday night speaking alongside other local civil rights leaders and activists at the Phillipi Church of Christ, demanding the release of Dontae Sharpe from prison. Sharpe was imprisoned back in 1995 on a murder charge, but has always maintained his innocence, even denying plea deals that would have set him free years ago. Now some two decades later, groups including the North Carolina and National NAACP are calling for an independent investigation in the case and demanding Sharpe be set free immediately. That cause is what brought Al Sharpton to the forefront of this battle. “When they laid out the case to me, I was compelled to come and that’s when I said to Reverend Barber, ‘I will absolutely come because this is as bad as it gets,'” Sharpton says. During the event, Sharpton and Barber both donated more than $1,000 each to Sharpe’s family and encouraged others to give in a donation from the public.

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Al Sharpton Defends His Selfies: ‘Don’t Be Jealous Because I’m So Fit At 62’ – HuffPost

Rev. Al Sharpton has been taking a lot of selfies lately. On Fathers Day, the 62-year-old posted a pre-gym selfie in front of a mirror at the most MySpace angle ever. Though the photo has been deleted from his Instagram, the photo made its rounds on the web and folks let the jokes fly. Since that fateful day, even more Sharpton selfies have gone viral, prompting people to wonder… what the hell is going on here? A video of Sharpton doing push-ups and almost attempting to do a one-arm push up against the desk in his office gained a lot of shares and retweets. On Tuesday, Nelly called for an Instagram boycott until we find out who in the hell is leaking Al Sharpton pictures. Well Al wants everyone to know he can do bad all by himself. On National Selfie Day, TMZ asked Sharpton about his photos and the MSNBC host playfully told the internet to stop hating. I live in the Trump era, Sharpton said. If he can tweet at night, I can selfie before I go to the gym in the morning and dont be jealous because Im so fit at 62 years old. He added that hes using his photos to promote a healthy lifestyle. I work out, he said. I was showing people you work out, you take your health seriously. I think its a good thing. Im gonna keep doing it. Watch Sharptons interview with TMZ in the clip below.

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Nelly Vows To Boycott Instagram Until He Learns Who’s Leaking Al Sharpton Photos – Vibe

For the past few days activist and civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton has beenas the kids sayflexin for the gram. Photos of the 62-year-old outside of his usual suit and tie have popped up all over social media, and if the good reverend wasnt showing off his athletic gear, he threw in a push-up or two for good measure. READ Al Sharptons Fathers Day Mirror Selfie Has The Internet Cracking Jokes Today (June 21) ironically is National Selfie Day, something it seems Sharpton has been preparing for, for some time and Nelly like the rest of us is perplexed at the sudden boost in social media presence from Uncle Al. Hes so bewildered that the St. Louis native hopped on Twitter Tuesday taking a page out of Sharptons book and suggested a boycott until someone can get to the bottom of this. READ Interview: Nelly Speaks On The Success of Nellyville, Guiding His Family In Rap, and N.W.A. Taking it one step further, Nelly threw Academy Award nominee Cicely Tyson into the mix as Sharptons possible motive for wanting to show off. Now Nelly knows hes wrong for bringing Mother Cicely into all this Al Sharpton hoopla. But seriously, what gives Uncle Al?

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Does Al Sharpton Smoke Weed? – Civilized.life – Civilized

By Morgan Roger | Jun 20, 2017 | Video Reverend Al Sharpton Jr. is an American civil rights activist, minister, television and radio talk show host, and a former White House adviser. Sharpton developed his commanding speaking voice at a very young age, as he was a frequent churchgoer, eventually becoming an ordained ministry at just 10 years old. Before learning to read or write, Sharpton preached his first sermon at 4 years old. He then traveled and toured with famed gospel singer Mahalia Jackson to deliver sermons. His successful civil rights career soon followed as he became the Youth Director of New Yorks Operation Breadbasket, Director of Ministers for National Rainbow Push coalition, and founder of his own progressive civil rights organization, the National Action Network (NAN), one of the leading civil rights organizations in the world. Now, Rev. Al Sharpton hosts MSNBCs PoliticsNation and a nationally syndicated radio show. In 2003, Sharpton ran as a Democratic presidential candidate. During a Rock the Vote debate, moderator Anderson Cooper asked, Which of you are ready to admit to having used marijuana in the past? Rev. Al Sharpton responded, I grew up in a church. We didnt believe in that. Sharpton made it very clear his relationship with marijuana, but now hes taking a different stance, Just because I dont use marijuana as a Minister, does not mean I have the right to impose my moral values on others. Although he doesnt personally consume marijuana, Sharpton is calling for more black representation in the white-dominated weed industry. He will be the keynote speaker at the Cannabis World Congress Business Exposition, marking the first time he will publicly speak about the decriminalization of marijuana and increasing diversity and better inclusion within the marijuana industry. Sharpton will also discuss the disproportionate number of marijuana arrests of black people, who are two to four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana than white people.

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