Alfred Charles Sharpton
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Rev. Sharpton
Political Party: Democratic Party
Occupation: Baptist minister

Civil rights/social justice activist Radio and television talk show host

Religion Baptist
Born October 3, 1954

Alfred Charles "Al" Sharpton is an African American Baptist minister and a Civil rights activist. He is a Liberal and a Democratic Christian. Democratic Christians are not like the Right winged Fundies from the Bible Belt. These guys use their religion for good things like feeding the Poor and standing up for their fellow race's rights (like him). White Democratic also Christians stand up for the rights of dark skinned people, Jews, (Jews are white but sometimes face Anti-semitism) Hispanics and other ethnic minorities.

Al Sharpton hosts his own radio/talk show called Keepin' it Real and makes regular guest appearances on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC to talk to them about what he does and what he stands for.

Early life

Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. was born in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, to Ada (née Richards) and Alfred Charles Sharpton, Sr. He preached his first sermon at the age of four and toured with gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.

In 1963 Sharpton's father left his wife to have a relationship with Al Sharpton's half-sister. Ada Sharpton took a job as a maid, but her income was so low that the family qualified for welfare and had to move from middle class Hollis, Queens, to the public housing projects in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. [1] Sharpton graduated from Samuel J Tildin High School in Brooklyn, and attended Brooklyn college, dropping out after two years in 1975 He became a tour manager for James Brown in 1973.

The stuff he supports

Al Sharpton is not only a heavy supporter for African American rights, but as well as Gay rights, Animal rights, Jewish rights, (Sharpton was accused of antisemitism but there's no clear evidence for that. [2]) and religious freedom. Reminder: he isn't your annoying Creationist Fundie who makes up insane bullcrap about Atheists, saying "they're all gonna burn in Hell" or "atheists have no soul". He is a legit Christian with his head screwed on correctly, unlike a lot of his fellow theists under the church.

Hated by whom?

There is a Pastor named James David Manning who does not like Sharpton. Manning regularly criticizes his own people.

See also


  1. Many American public housing schemes aren't at all good and contain bad people.
  2. The Gaffes of Al Sharpton

Incorporating material from Wikipedia