The National Action Network (NAN) on 145th Street in Harlem is considering legal action against the New York Police Department in response to allegations that the department spied on the civil rights group and its leader, Rev. Al Sharpton.
The NYPD allegedly planted a confidential informant in NAN’s Harlem headquarters to report on any large-scale protests planned in response to the acquittal of the officers who massacred Sean Bell, an unarmed Black man whom police riddled with bullets and killed right before his wedding in November 2006, veteran police reporter and author Len Levitt reported on HuffingtonPost.com Feb. 13. Continue reading
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Joe Frazier, one of the biggest sports icons of the 1960s and 70s, passed away tonight from liver cancer at the age of 67.
He was diagnosed less than six weeks ago and spent his final days in a Philadelphia-area hospice. Continue reading
He’s been hosting the 6 pm hour for the better part of the summer, now Harlem man Al Sharpton becomes the permanent host of the hour, which is also getting a new title: “PoliticsNation.”
“I’ve known Rev. Sharpton for over a decade and have tremendous respect for him,” said MSNBC president Phil Griffin in a statement. Continue reading