National Action Network

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 […]

A judge on Thursday ruled against releasing evidence presented to a grand jury that failed to indict a New York City police officer who administered a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner, reports The New York Times. Garner’s July 2014 confrontation with police was captured on video. Justice William E. Garnett of the State Supreme Court on […]

In August of 2013, several national Black Civil Rights organizations came together to set a Black Agenda. This conglomeration of organizations included the National Urban League, National Action Network, NAACP and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. The plan they developed is called the “21st Century Agenda for Jobs and Freedom.” The report they released […]

In the wake of the Department of Justice’s scathing report on the Ferguson Police Department and their racially biased procedures, Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now” shared his perspective on what the next steps in the #BlackLivesMatter Movement should be. Martin told viewers of TV One’s morning news show, “We can’t simply get emotional, be […]

A group of Black media owners have filed a $20 billion federal lawsuit against Comcast, Time Warner, Inc., the Rev. Al Sharpton, the NAACP and the National Urban League alleging that the companies discriminated against them and paid the omnipresent activist to “whitewash” their discriminatory practices, the Washington Post writes. SEE ALSO: Oscar-Winner Mo’Nique Slams Hollywood, Claims […]

Erica Garner, daughter of slain cigarette seller Eric Garner, says comments she made about Rev. Al Sharpton in a video released by conservative activist James O’Keefe‘s Project Veritas were “taken out of context, edited and released to partisan outlets for nefarious reasons.” The New York Post published the video today, with a story titled, “Garner’s Kid On Sharpton: […]

A week ago, the NAN offices were busy with activity.  We were planning for the Justice For All March that took place on December 13.  The march was successful and turned out exponentially more people than we anticipated – some estimates say approximately 40,000.  But more importantly, we had the families of Eric Garner, Mike […]

Eric Garner’s daughter has responded to criticism that Rev. Al Sharpton’s recent Washington march excluded young activists. Emerald Garner (pictured center), who co-chaired Sharpton’s “Justice For All” march last Saturday, noted in a released statement that National Action Network, an organizer of the event, asked her and others to decide on who the youth speakers were. ” […]

  The Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition held a meeting Thursday with Sony executives, including company co-chair Amy Pascal, discussing possible diversity initiatives. RELATED: Kevin Hart’s Perfect Response To Sony Email Links “We want to empower African-American Actors/Actresses, camera men/women, producers and directors,” PUSH wrote in a press statement. “We want to increase participation for companies […]

Washington, D.C. hosted the most high-profile and traditional of Saturday’s protests against racial bias in the legal system.  The march and rally was organized by National Action Network, Black Women’s Round Table, NAACP and National Urban League. It was attended by the families of Black men and boys slain by police, including those of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Amadou Diallo, […]

UPDATED, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 8:35 p.m. E.T.: The live stream has concluded. During the presser, Rev. Al Sharpton announced a national march in  Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Dec. 13 to ask the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Eric Garner, Mike Brown and Tamir Rice cases. Garner’s widow, Esaw said she did not accept officer Daniel Pantaleo’s condolences in the […]

Fresh off the start of his four day “Justice For Michael Brown” weekend, the Rev. Al Sharpton (pictured center) spoke at National Action Network HQ Saturday morning. He offered the attentive crowd updates on a variety of subjects, including yesterday’s surprise resignation of NYPD Chief Philip Banks and allegations surrounding Gwen Carr (pictured in background with headdress, […]