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MSNBC’s Sharpton Slams Steve King’s ‘Racially Tinged Cruelty,’ Suggests ‘Evil’ – NewsBusters (press release) (blog)


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On Sunday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, during the show's regular “Gotcha” segment, host Al Sharpton was imagining racist dog whistles as he complained about “unmitigated, racially-tinged cruelty” from Congressman Steve King, and suggested that those …

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Rev. Al Sharpton discusses plans to combat Chicago violence – WGN-TV

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CHICAGO — Reverend Al Sharpton joined WGN Morning News to discuss his plans to gather with local ministers in a push to promote social justice.

Sharpton and other ministers will meet Thursday to voice their concerns over President Donald Trump’s plan to send federal agents to Chicago in order to help combat the rise in violence.

Sharpton makes clear that there is nothing wrong with having more resources to help with Chicago violence, but only if the resources are put in the correct area to actually create change.

“There are two sides to this. One, we have to deal with the violence. But we must deal with how law enforcement deals with the violence because there’s a law enforcement issue in this city,” said Sharpton.

The group is concerned that without dialogue with community leaders and local ministers, the implementation of federal agents in Chicago might actually lead to more problems, not solutions.

When asked about effectively communicating with police and citizens, Sharpton said, “Police have a tough job. Police leave everyday and don’t know if they’re coming home alive… we’re not anti-police, we think most are good but you become a bad policemen if you cover for a bad policemen, just like you’re a bad citizen if you cover for a bad citizen.”

Sharpton and other civil rights activists across the country are also planning a Minister’s March for Justice on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech.

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Al Sharpton Calls On ‘Christian Right’ To Demand Federal Oversight Of Chicago Cops – The Daily Caller

Rev. Al Sharpton called for Americas ministers to demand Department of Justice oversight of the Chicago Police Department on Thursday.

Sharpton claimed that many of the citys police officers are corrupt, citing the alleged coverup of the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. He asked other ministers to march with him against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying its time for the Christian Right to face the right Christians, CBS Chicago reported.

You cannot have it both ways. You must fight criminal behavior whether the criminal has on blue jeans or a blue uniform, he told CBS. A criminal is a criminal and ought to be treated like that.

Sharpton claimed he knew how to handle the Trump administration, due to his time combating President Donald Trump in New York City, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Ive known him for 35 years, Sharpton said while speaking at a church. If you can meet with the Russians, you can meet with the leaders in Chicago!

Sharpton hopes to gather 1,000 ministers to march in Washington, D.C. next month on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s I Have a Dream speech, and several Chicago ministers have already pledged to join him.

Dr. King taught us we must speak truth to power, and it doesnt matter who is in power, Rev. Ira Acree of St. John Bible Church told CBS.

Chicago was on its way to police reform until the Trump administration brought in Jeff Sessions as the attorney general of this nation, said Pastor Cy Fields of New Landmark Baptist Church.

Current and former members of the Chicago Police Department were indicted in June on multiple charges of attempting to cover up the actions of Officer Jason Van Dyke, who shot Laquan McDonald. The city is now also facing a lawsuit demanding that Chicago pass police reforms.

The DOJ declined to respond to The Daily Caller News Foundations request for comment.

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Sharpton in Chicago: I may not be an expert on city, but I know Trump – Chicago Tribune

The Rev. Al Sharpton’s last high-profile visit to tackle violence on the West Side in 2013 may have ended with him admitting he was in over his head.

But if he’s not an expert on our city as he acknowledged again on his return Thursday Sharpton says his more than three decades of sparring with President Donald Trump in New York gives him unique insight that can help activists fighting police brutality in Chicago.

“Donald Trump’s from New York and I know Donald Trump better than folks in Chicago,” Sharpton said Thursday morning as he stood alongside two-dozen Chicago pastors to call for a federal consent decree to oversee the Chicago Police Department.

Invoking the 1989 case of the ‘Central Park 5’, in which Trump placed ads in all four New York papers calling for the death penalty for five men of color who were subsequently wrongfully convicted of raping a jogger, Sharpton said, “That is why I’m working with the ministers and in Chicago to understand what we’ve got to do under this New Yorker’s administration.”

“I’ve known him for 35 years,” Sharpton said of Trump at the event at the New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in West Garfield Park. “If you can meet with the Russians, you can meet with the leaders in Chicago!”

Of Trump’s repeated comments about “sending in the feds” to tackle Chicago crime and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ opposition to the use of a federal consent decree to reign in police misconduct, Sharpton said, “You can’t have it both ways, you have to fight criminal behavior whether the criminal has on blue jeans or a blue uniform.”

The White House didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Sharpton also threw in a couple of barbs at Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who last month backed away from a commitment to seek a court-enforced agreement with the feds to reform the police department. Sharpton told his fellow preachers that “You can’t close schools and then tell children that you care about them,” and asking, “How do you act like Laquan McDonald didn’t resonate nationally, when you hid the tapes until after the election?”

The mayor’s office didn’t respond to the criticism.

Sharpton added that he was in good company if his 2013 visit to Chicago wasn’t a total success. Though he had planned to spend three months living on and off on the West Side, and to bring East Coast celebrities including Sean Combs and Spike Lee to Town Hall meetings, he quickly abandoned the idea after touring the city.

“Dr. King wasn’t from Chicago and he came, and Dr. King coming didn’t solve all the problems,” Sharpton said, referring to the violent reception Martin Luther King Jr. received at the hands of white protestors when he visited Chicago to campaign for fair housing in 1966.

Besides, he said, “they criticize you if you don’t come, and I’m gonna keep coming. But I’m going to come to the people in Chicago that are on the ground doing the work.”

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Al Sharpton Has A Message For Jay Z! – AllHipHop (blog)

(AllHipHop Rumors) While Jay-Z was talking that good shhhhh on his new album, 4:44, he ruffled a lot of feathers in the process.

Jay even addressed Rev. Al Sharptons viral selfies.

Al Sharpton in the mirror taking selfies. How is him and Pill Cosby spose to help me, rapped Jay-Z on Family Feud.

Al Sharpton already told yall that if we could have a terrible president that tweets every second of the day, he doesnt plan on stopping his selfies, especially when hes out making change.

He also took to the gram to clap back at Jay.

Tell #JayZ, we still taking selfiesbut Im taking care of business down here too. With @yazzthegreatest in New Orleans in between sessions at #EssenceFest2017, said Sharpton.

Al and these selfies are hilarious. Although Jays lyrics seem to be a bit mocking, Jay and Al really need to come together and do some good! Carry on.

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Al Sharpton Isn’t Too Worried About Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Reference To His … – BET

I dont know how we got to this point, but we literally have Jay-Z referencing Al Sharpton on his new album, and not for his often profound words about race and religion.

The reverend has made himself into a meme recently by posting himself prior and post working out. The Internet has had a field day with these shenanigans and its been one of the biggest running jokes of 2017. Its so big in fact, that even Hov has used some of the lyrics on his brand new 4:44 album.

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 Bill Cosby sposed to help me? he raps on the song Family Feud.

Well, Sharpton wasnt going to let it pass, and decided to respond to Jays poking fun at him. Via Twitter, AS said he wasnt about to stop taking selfies.

Tell Jay Z we still taking selfies…but I’m taking care of business down here too! he tweeted. W/ @YazzTheGreatest in btwn sessions at #EssenceFest2017.

We really hope Reverend Sharpton doesnt stop. Yall really have gotten out of hand with this though. Ugh, the tomfoolery.

Anyway, peep the reverends tweet about Jay-Zs 4:44 line below.

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Rev. Al Sharpton lauds New Orleans’ mayor for removing symbols of hate, bigotry – Rolling Out

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Essence Fest 2017 commenced last night with A Soul of Nola press conference sponsored by Coca-Cola to salute the 61st mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieus 16-year partnership with the organization. The evening also served as an emotional farewell as Landrieus second term in office comes to a close.

Several board members of Essence magazine shared eloquent testimonies of their working relationships with Landrieu, including Michelle Ebanks, president; Vanessa K. De Luca, editor-in- chief; Joy Profit, general manager; Staci Hallmon, VP sales; and Rev. Al Sharpton who was given a standing ovation after his dynamic speech.

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The civil rights activist opened his speech with a recollection of his flight to New Orleans earlier that morning as he listened to more vitriolic commentary from President Donald Trump, As I came in from New York and saw some of the uppityness from the President about a woman I hope he looks to New Orleans to see what real women of beauty and intellect are. Look this way, Mr. President!

Sharpton went on to remark that even while Trump plans to cut Medicaid and continues to destroy our countrys economy he believes Black women are going to stand and rise to the occasion because they always have.

Sharpton also shared profound words on Mayor Landrieus impact on the city during such a critical era. He redefined New Orleans. In one era, we remember the levees being brought down; he brought down the statues of hate, bigotry and division, he said.

Mayor Landrieu has been a beacon of hope for the city of New Orleans and has made the Democratic Party proud.His second term will end in December 2017.

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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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MSNBC’s Sharpton Slams Steve King’s ‘Racially Tinged Cruelty,’ Suggests ‘Evil’ – NewsBusters (press release) (blog)

NewsBusters (press release) (blog) MSNBC's Sharpton Slams Steve King's 'Racially Tinged Cruelty,' Suggests 'Evil' NewsBusters (press release) (blog) On Sunday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, during the show's regular “Gotcha” segment, host Al Sharpton was imagining racist dog whistles as he complained about “unmitigated, racially-tinged cruelty” from Congressman Steve King, and suggested that those …

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Rev. Al Sharpton discusses plans to combat Chicago violence – WGN-TV

Please enable Javascript to watch this video CHICAGO — Reverend Al Sharpton joined WGN Morning News to discuss his plans to gather with local ministers in a push to promote social justice. Sharpton and other ministers will meet Thursday to voice their concerns over President Donald Trump’s plan to send federal agents to Chicago in order to help combat the rise in violence. Sharpton makes clear that there is nothing wrong with having more resources to help with Chicago violence, but only if the resources are put in the correct area to actually create change. “There are two sides to this. One, we have to deal with the violence. But we must deal with how law enforcement deals with the violence because there’s a law enforcement issue in this city,” said Sharpton. The group is concerned that without dialogue with community leaders and local ministers, the implementation of federal agents in Chicago might actually lead to more problems, not solutions. When asked about effectively communicating with police and citizens, Sharpton said, “Police have a tough job. Police leave everyday and don’t know if they’re coming home alive… we’re not anti-police, we think most are good but you become a bad policemen if you cover for a bad policemen, just like you’re a bad citizen if you cover for a bad citizen.” Sharpton and other civil rights activists across the country are also planning a Minister’s March for Justice on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech.

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Al Sharpton Calls On ‘Christian Right’ To Demand Federal Oversight Of Chicago Cops – The Daily Caller

Rev. Al Sharpton called for Americas ministers to demand Department of Justice oversight of the Chicago Police Department on Thursday. Sharpton claimed that many of the citys police officers are corrupt, citing the alleged coverup of the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. He asked other ministers to march with him against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying its time for the Christian Right to face the right Christians, CBS Chicago reported. You cannot have it both ways. You must fight criminal behavior whether the criminal has on blue jeans or a blue uniform, he told CBS. A criminal is a criminal and ought to be treated like that. Sharpton claimed he knew how to handle the Trump administration, due to his time combating President Donald Trump in New York City, the Chicago Tribune reported. Ive known him for 35 years, Sharpton said while speaking at a church. If you can meet with the Russians, you can meet with the leaders in Chicago! Sharpton hopes to gather 1,000 ministers to march in Washington, D.C. next month on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s I Have a Dream speech, and several Chicago ministers have already pledged to join him. Dr. King taught us we must speak truth to power, and it doesnt matter who is in power, Rev. Ira Acree of St. John Bible Church told CBS. Chicago was on its way to police reform until the Trump administration brought in Jeff Sessions as the attorney general of this nation, said Pastor Cy Fields of New Landmark Baptist Church. Current and former members of the Chicago Police Department were indicted in June on multiple charges of attempting to cover up the actions of Officer Jason Van Dyke, who shot Laquan McDonald. The city is now also facing a lawsuit demanding that Chicago pass police reforms. The DOJ declined to respond to The Daily Caller News Foundations request for comment. Follow Anders on Twitter Send Tips: [emailprotected] Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [emailprotected].

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Sharpton in Chicago: I may not be an expert on city, but I know Trump – Chicago Tribune

The Rev. Al Sharpton’s last high-profile visit to tackle violence on the West Side in 2013 may have ended with him admitting he was in over his head. But if he’s not an expert on our city as he acknowledged again on his return Thursday Sharpton says his more than three decades of sparring with President Donald Trump in New York gives him unique insight that can help activists fighting police brutality in Chicago. “Donald Trump’s from New York and I know Donald Trump better than folks in Chicago,” Sharpton said Thursday morning as he stood alongside two-dozen Chicago pastors to call for a federal consent decree to oversee the Chicago Police Department. Invoking the 1989 case of the ‘Central Park 5′, in which Trump placed ads in all four New York papers calling for the death penalty for five men of color who were subsequently wrongfully convicted of raping a jogger, Sharpton said, “That is why I’m working with the ministers and in Chicago to understand what we’ve got to do under this New Yorker’s administration.” “I’ve known him for 35 years,” Sharpton said of Trump at the event at the New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in West Garfield Park. “If you can meet with the Russians, you can meet with the leaders in Chicago!” Of Trump’s repeated comments about “sending in the feds” to tackle Chicago crime and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ opposition to the use of a federal consent decree to reign in police misconduct, Sharpton said, “You can’t have it both ways, you have to fight criminal behavior whether the criminal has on blue jeans or a blue uniform.” The White House didn’t respond to a request for comment. Sharpton also threw in a couple of barbs at Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who last month backed away from a commitment to seek a court-enforced agreement with the feds to reform the police department. Sharpton told his fellow preachers that “You can’t close schools and then tell children that you care about them,” and asking, “How do you act like Laquan McDonald didn’t resonate nationally, when you hid the tapes until after the election?” The mayor’s office didn’t respond to the criticism. Sharpton added that he was in good company if his 2013 visit to Chicago wasn’t a total success. Though he had planned to spend three months living on and off on the West Side, and to bring East Coast celebrities including Sean Combs and Spike Lee to Town Hall meetings, he quickly abandoned the idea after touring the city. “Dr. King wasn’t from Chicago and he came, and Dr. King coming didn’t solve all the problems,” Sharpton said, referring to the violent reception Martin Luther King Jr. received at the hands of white protestors when he visited Chicago to campaign for fair housing in 1966. Besides, he said, “they criticize you if you don’t come, and I’m gonna keep coming. But I’m going to come to the people in Chicago that are on the ground doing the work.” kjanssen@chicagotribune.com Twitter @kimjnews

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Al Sharpton Has A Message For Jay Z! – AllHipHop (blog)

(AllHipHop Rumors) While Jay-Z was talking that good shhhhh on his new album, 4:44, he ruffled a lot of feathers in the process. Jay even addressed Rev. Al Sharptons viral selfies. Al Sharpton in the mirror taking selfies. How is him and Pill Cosby spose to help me, rapped Jay-Z on Family Feud. Al Sharpton already told yall that if we could have a terrible president that tweets every second of the day, he doesnt plan on stopping his selfies, especially when hes out making change. He also took to the gram to clap back at Jay. Tell #JayZ, we still taking selfiesbut Im taking care of business down here too. With @yazzthegreatest in New Orleans in between sessions at #EssenceFest2017, said Sharpton. Al and these selfies are hilarious. Although Jays lyrics seem to be a bit mocking, Jay and Al really need to come together and do some good! Carry on. Join the rumor community! Do you have a rumor tip that you would like to share? If you hear or see something, send us a tip to AHHrumors@gmail.com.

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Al Sharpton Isn’t Too Worried About Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Reference To His … – BET

I dont know how we got to this point, but we literally have Jay-Z referencing Al Sharpton on his new album, and not for his often profound words about race and religion. The reverend has made himself into a meme recently by posting himself prior and post working out. The Internet has had a field day with these shenanigans and its been one of the biggest running jokes of 2017. Its so big in fact, that even Hov has used some of the lyrics on his brand new 4:44 album. 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 Bill Cosby sposed to help me? he raps on the song Family Feud. Well, Sharpton wasnt going to let it pass, and decided to respond to Jays poking fun at him. Via Twitter, AS said he wasnt about to stop taking selfies. Tell Jay Z we still taking selfies…but I’m taking care of business down here too! he tweeted. W/ @YazzTheGreatest in btwn sessions at #EssenceFest2017. We really hope Reverend Sharpton doesnt stop. Yall really have gotten out of hand with this though. Ugh, the tomfoolery. Anyway, peep the reverends tweet about Jay-Zs 4:44 line below.

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Rev. Al Sharpton lauds New Orleans’ mayor for removing symbols of hate, bigotry – Rolling Out

Photo credit: Lauren Martinez for Steed Media Essence Fest 2017 commenced last night with A Soul of Nola press conference sponsored by Coca-Cola to salute the 61st mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieus 16-year partnership with the organization. The evening also served as an emotional farewell as Landrieus second term in office comes to a close. Several board members of Essence magazine shared eloquent testimonies of their working relationships with Landrieu, including Michelle Ebanks, president; Vanessa K. De Luca, editor-in- chief; Joy Profit, general manager; Staci Hallmon, VP sales; and Rev. Al Sharpton who was given a standing ovation after his dynamic speech. Photo credit: Lauren Martinez for Steed Media The civil rights activist opened his speech with a recollection of his flight to New Orleans earlier that morning as he listened to more vitriolic commentary from President Donald Trump, As I came in from New York and saw some of the uppityness from the President about a woman I hope he looks to New Orleans to see what real women of beauty and intellect are. Look this way, Mr. President! Sharpton went on to remark that even while Trump plans to cut Medicaid and continues to destroy our countrys economy he believes Black women are going to stand and rise to the occasion because they always have. Sharpton also shared profound words on Mayor Landrieus impact on the city during such a critical era. He redefined New Orleans. In one era, we remember the levees being brought down; he brought down the statues of hate, bigotry and division, he said. Mayor Landrieu has been a beacon of hope for the city of New Orleans and has made the Democratic Party proud.His second term will end in December 2017.

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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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