By Earl Ofari Hutchinson, theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) I owe Richie Havens a profound debt of gratitude. In the late 1960s, when I thought of folk music, I thought of a white kid strumming a guitar and singing country music mixed with some hippie or antiwar lyrics. It was music that had no appeal to […]
Al Sharpton’s activism on the Trayvon Martin case has given him a unique role — some would say unique conflict — on MSNBC. The news network host is in the middle of a story he’s been featuring every evening on the air.
A bitter argument over race and “race-baiting” language broke out on MSNBC Tuesday between three MSNBC personalities and one Newt Gingrich supporter. Watch what happened.
The fact that Bill O’Reilly and Al Sharpton don’t see eye to eye on most issues is pretty obvious, but the relationship between the two has been so respectful of late that the duo have a dinner summit a couple of times per year. But last week O’Reilly went after Sharpton and fellow civil rights […]
After guest hosting MSNBC’s “Live at 6 p.m.” show for nearly two months, Rev. Al Sharpton now has a permanent spot on the network to call home. Sharpton will host the newly-titled “PoliticsNation” weeknights at 6 p.m. beginning August 20. “I’ve known Rev. Sharpton for over a decade and have tremendous respect for him. He […]
Young Turk Cenk Uygur went on a rampage Wednesday after he learned MSNBC was dropping him as anchor of its 6-7 p.m. (5-6c) time slot. Cenk (pronounced Jenk) is a Turkish-American radio personality who hosts an Internet and talk-radio show called “The Young Turks.” He’s apparently been holding down the 6-7 p.m. slot on MSNBC […]
NEW YORK (AP) – MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer has apologized for mixing up civil rights activists Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. She made the slip-up yesterday while introducing Jackson during a segment on homelessness. Watch the Very First Episode of The ‘Today Show’ After the introduction, Jackson stared at the camera from a studio in Burbank, […]