NAN Convention

The 2019 NAN convention will draw nearly a dozen 2020 presidential candidates to the annual gathering.

Al Sharpton’s annual National Action Network conference kicked off this week with a panel that allowed the mother of Michael Brown to reveal some startling truths about her troubles since losing her son last summer. In the panel, moderated by Iyanla Vanzant, Lesley McSpadden spoke about losing her son and how she’s received support from people all over the world, but is […]

On Wednesday morning, the National Action Network will kick off its 25th year with their annual national convention — a welcome unification of civil rights leaders, politicians, clergy, and community leaders. This year’s conference, held at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers from April 8 to April 11, comes amid a national conversation on […]

  President Barack Obama‘s keynote address at Rev. Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network (NAN) Convention in New York on Friday was heavy on both style and substance. RELATED: Obama Warns Of Threats To Voting Rights At NAN Convention With the easy confidence of a favored son returning home, Obama encouraged participants not to allow Beltway political games and conservative attempts at disenfranchisement to […]

Taking advantage of the friendly crowd at Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Conference, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson publicly responded to Dr. Cornel West’s jabs against him. RELATED: Cornel West: “Sharpton Is The Bonafide House Negro Of The Obama Plantation” [OPINION] Speaking on the state of Black intellectualism, Dyson not only accused West of having a huge […]

Stay up-to-date with the events, panels, speakers, and attendees of the National Action Network’s annual conference, April 9-12, 2014.

In discussing the National Action Network (NAN) and its annual convention, founder, Rev. Al Sharpton, asserts NAN “Isn’t an Al Sharpton fan club.” The prominent civil rights activist discusses the network’s upcoming convention and its underlying mission: service to the people. “This is about different people doing what they do as a network together. That’s […]

Charlotte Haywood believes the problem with media nowadays is that it’s hard to get a positive image of young people, which she expressed to Reverend Al Sharpton and his “Role of Media in Crafting the Social Narrative” panel at the National Action Network convention last Friday. And this is part of the problem she is […]

People sometimes think that change happens overnight.  They believe progress is something natural, that it occurs on its own just because it makes sense.  While things like desegregation and voting rights may seem logical to reasonable folks, they didn’t simply become law on their own.  There was a plan, a focus and deliberate action that […]

Eric Holder and a cadre of heavy-hitting Obama Administration officials will kick off the annual National Action Network’s (NAN) national convention next week in Washington, D.C. Most of the panel discussions will focus on issues that voters, especially African-Americans, will have in mind when they step into ballot box come November. The four-day convention, beginning […]

In this exclusive video report for NewsOne, correspondent StacEy Samuel reviews Al Sharpton’s transformation from firebrand to elder statesman of the civil rights movement, culminating in last week’s National Action Network convention, marking the 20th anniversary of Sharpton’s organization — and in a televised conversation with Cornel West that turned into a political showdown. “A […]