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Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton is known as an African American political activist. He is most famous for being a MSNBC radio and TV host.

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Background and Age

Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. was born on October 3, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. He built up his directing talking style as a kid. An incessant churchgoer, Sharpton turned into an appointed clergyman in the Pentecostal church at 10 years old. He regularly went to convey lessons and once visited with Mahalia Jackson, the renowned gospel singer.

Sharpton went to state funded schools in Queens and Brooklyn. In the late 1960s, he wound up dynamic in the social equality spectrum, joining the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The SCLC had a program called Operation Breadbasket, which looked to empower diversity in the work environment by applying social and monetary weight on organizations. In 1969, Sharpton, at that point a high school understudy, turned into the adolescent director for the program. He later participated in protests against the A&P general store chain in the mid 1970s. In 1972, Sharpton graduated from Samuel J. Tilden High School. He went through two years at Brooklyn College before dropping out. During this time, Sharpton remained politically dynamic and eventually settled his very own association, the National Youth Movement (NYM).

Career and Net Worth

Appointed in the Pentecostal church as a tyke, Al Sharpton has become a frank political activist in the battle against racial injustice. In 1971, he set up the National Youth Movement. His numerous commentators and supporters have watched him run for Senate, city hall leader of New York and as a contender for president. His dramatic style carries prevalent and media regard for his causes, and he has hosted his own MSNBC program, PoliticsNation, since 2011.

In July 2019, President Donald Trump and the Rev. Al Sharpton started a savage Twitter when the social liberties warrior went to Baltimore to condemn the president's assaults on the city and Rep. Elijah Cummings. Trump called Sharpton a "rascal" and "a troublemaker, continually searching for a score. He also added that Sharpton despises whites and cops.

Al shot back saying on his Twitter account, "Trump says I'm a troublemaker & con man. I do make trouble for bigots. If he really thought I was a con man he would want me in his cabinet.

Biography | Marriage, Wife and Family

Al Sharpton has two girls, Dominique and Ashley, from his marriage to Kathy Jordan. The couple isolated from each other and split time taking care of their daughters. In 2013, it was reported that he was seeing beautician Aisha McShaw.


Quick Facts
Birth Date: 3 Oct, 1954
Age: 66 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Brooklyn
Education: Brooklyn College
Samuel J. Tilden High School
Gender: Male
twitterID: TheRevAl
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Last Modified: Oct 22 2020
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