National Action Network

New Jersey-native Janaye Ingram (pictured) has been named the National Action Network‘s (NAN) acting executive director, replacing Tamika Mallory. RELATED: National Action Network Celebrates 20th Anniversary In an interview with the Daily News, the Rev Al. Sharpton said the Network feels Ingram is best suited to replace Mallory. “She has shown the perfect balance,” Sharpton said. “You need someone […]

From the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial last Saturday, Rev. Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network “Realize The Dream” march aimed to channel the same energy of the historic 1963 “March On Washington” which featured one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s most riveting speeches. The rally, slightly marred by technical difficulties typical of live events, managed […]

The Rev Al. Sharpton’s National Action Network held a series of “Justice For Trayvon”  peace rallies across 100 American cities Saturday afternoon, with Sharpton hosting the N.Y.C. rally at One Police Plaza with Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother. RELATED: President Obama Weighs In On Trayvon Martin Killing “Around the country today, we called for a […]

US Attorney General Eric Holder faces a tough decision as civil rights group petition the Department of Justice to press federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, 29, who was found “not guilty” on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges Saturday night by a jury of 6 women — 5 white and one Hispanic — for […]

The Mississippi Chapter of the National Action Network (NAN), community leaders and local clergy in Natchez, Mississippi have joined forces to protest the vicious Tasering of Debra Pernell-Simmons, Vice-President of the Mississippi Chapter of NAN and a retired Detroit Public School teacher, by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department, as well as their larger culture of […]

In an effort to curry favor with African-American voters, Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner will meet with Rev Al. Sharpton (pictured). RELATED: Rep. Anthony Weiner Shirtless Photos Released On Saturday, Weiner will have a private meet with Sharpton at his House Of Justice in Harlem before speaking at the weekly National Action Network rally. According […]

UPDATE 06-10-13 — 3:00 A.M. EST: NAN To Protest Brutality In Front Of Natchez-Adams County Miss. Sheriff’s Dept. [VIDEO] ———————————————————————————————————————– UPDATE 06-04-13 — 10:00 P.M. EST: Ms. Pernell-Simmons has been released from jail. The Mississippi Chapter of NAN plans to return to Natchez, MS for another rally. ———————————————— UPDATE 06-04-13 — 7:55 A.M. EST: NewsOne […]

The economy may be showing some signs of improvement but finding employment is still very difficult for many Americans–especially recent college graduates. That obstacle only increases for young professionals of color. At the 15th Annual National Action Network Convention in New York City, a panel of Black professionals discussed some of the steps young, entry-level […]

Wednesday marks the opening day for the 15th Annual National Action Network Convention, a gathering of civil rights, religious, and LGBT rights leaders headed by the Reverend Al Sharpton (pictured center). SEE ALSO: Decades After MLK Death, Jobs At Risk In Memphis This year’s convention focuses on crucial issues affecting African-Americans, including Supreme Court hearings […]

Don’t talk about it, be about it.  Someone said that to me once when I was just a little girl.  At first, I was annoyed, but I quickly realized what he meant:  if you don’t take action and do something, then you can’t complain about it. I guess you could say the lesson sorta stuck. […]

The Reverend Al. Sharpton (pictured above left) hosted the city’s first mayoral debate at his National Action Network headquarters Tuesday evening. Five Democratic mayoral hopefuls went back and forth on issues important to New Yorkers, such as closing schools and unemployment among communities of color. SEE ALSO: Conrad Bain Dead Of ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Dead At […]

Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network has been largely silent on the raging controversy surrounding Quentin Tarantino‘s ‘Django Unchained’ — until now. RELATED: Slaves For Sale: “Django Unchained” Action Figures Released In the wake of the release of action figures in the cast’s likeness, Rev. K.W. Tulloss, NAN’s president in Los Angeles, the progressive, civil rights organization […]