‘Negroes You Ain’t Never Seen Before’: Al Sharpton On Rangel Congressional Seat

seitu sharpton3The Rev. Al Sharpton discussed the race for retiring Congressman Charles Rangel‘s seat—using a weekly live address to endorse Rangel’s favored successor and to blast “political gentrification,” “new leadership” and “negroes you ain’t never seen before.” Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Comes To NAN In Harlem

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013An embattled Mayor Bill de Blasio took to Rev. Al Sharpton’s pulpit Saturday to talk about the forces opposition.  “The voices of the status quo find many, many ways to undermine progress, to stand in the way of progress,” he told a crowd at the National Action Network in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Women in Communications Matrix Awards At The Waldorf (Photos)

women1Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On April 13th-16th, 2016, the Women in Communications Matrix Awards Show at the Waldorf Astoria New York, 301 Park Avenue, New York, New York.

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Seitu’s World: The 25th Annual National Action Network (NAN) Convention In NYC

nan1Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On April 13th-16th, 2016, the 25th Annual National Action Network (NAN) Convention based in New York City.

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Harlem’s NAN Applauds President Obama’s Efforts To Make Re-Entry Easier

sharptonHarlem-based National Action Network released the following statement applauding President Obama for his latest efforts in making re-entry easier for those who have been recently incarcerated and designating April 24-30, 2016, as National Re-entry Week.

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White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett Honored At National Action Network

jarrettThis Thursday during National Action Network’s (NAN) 25th Annual National Convention, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States, will be honored with the NAN President’s Award at the “Keepers of the Dream” Dinner and Awards Ceremony. Continue Reading →

NAN 25th Annual Convention Featuring Democratic Presidential Candidates

Al-SharptonNational Action Network (NAN), the leading civil rights organization founded by Reverend Al Sharpton, will host its 25th annual convention in New York from April 13th-16th at the Sheraton Hotel, 811 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019.  Continue Reading →

The Harlem-Based Order Of Black Nuns Turns 100

black-nuns2 slliderThe Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Inc. (FHM), one of only three orders of Black nuns in the United States, was preparing to phase out in 2014.

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National Action Network And Civil Rights Group Mobilize Around Voting Rights

coalition in harlem1Harlem’s National Action Network (NAN) along with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Urban League (NUL), National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), and National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women) and National Black Caucus of State Legislators have issued the following statements regarding key voting rights cases being heard before the United States Supreme Court today. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rev. Sharpton On President Obama’s Delay Asking Employees’ For Criminal Records

sharptonNational Action Network (NAN) applauds President Barack Obama’s latest series of proposed criminal justice reforms, including an executive order that will require federal employers to delay asking prospective employees about their criminal record until further along in the hiring process. Continue Reading →