March 4, 2015 – (New York, NY) – On Sunday, March 8 at 11 a.m., Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network, will deliver a key sermon at Brown Chapel A.M.E. in Selma, Alabama, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders were based during the 1965 Voting Rights campaign and organized historic marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
Phillip Randolph Institute
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME)
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (AME Zion)
American Federation Of Teachers (AFT)
Bend The Arc| A Jewish Partnership For Justice,
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME)
Church Of God In Christ (COGIC)
Fordham University School Of Law
Hip Hop Caucus
Improved Benevolent And Protective Order Of Elks Of The World
Jack And Jill
League Of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
National Baptist Convention USA Inc.
National Coalition On Black Civic Participation
National Convocation Of The Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ)
National Evangelical Latino Coalition
National Newspaper Publishers Association
NAACP NY State Conference
Progressive National Baptist Convention Inc.
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
United Federation Of Teachers (UFT)
Rev. Al Sharpton, President, National Action Network
Hakeem Jeffries, US Congressman, Eighth District of New York
Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate
Friday, December 5, 2014 –
4:15p.m. ET Arrival time for press camera set up
5:00-7:00p.m. ET Viewing (open to public & press)
7:00-9:00p.m. ET Akai Gurley’s funeral service (open to public & press)
7:50p.m. ET Rev. Al Sharpton to give eulogy
Brown Memorial Baptist Church
484 Washington Ave. (at Gates Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Rev. Sharpton to give the eulogy at Akai Gurley’s funeral, the 28-year-old unarmed man fatally shot by police in East New York. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and New York City Public Advocate Letitia James are scheduled to speak at the service. The viewing and funeral are open to press; cameras should arrive at 4:15p.m. to set up.
Press inquiries should be directed to Rachel Noerdlinger ([email protected])
“I am honored to have encountered Nelson Mandela on several occasions. He changed human history and taught activists around the world that in order to legitimately further what is noble, you must actually be a noble person. Nelson Mandela personified someone that non-violently changed the course of world history with the democratization of South Africa. Everything humanly possible that could be done to someone other than killing them was done to him, yet he maintained his dignity and his determination. It is almost unthinkable what he endured and yet forgave. He taught us that you have to keep your eye on the prize, and that nothing you suffer is as important as the goals that you are fighting for. He showed us that you can change the course of human history without lowering yourself to human depravity.”
By Hazel Trice Edney
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – A team of African-American preachers has sent a letter to President Barack Obama affirming their “commitment to the Affordable Care Act” even as the President has ordered the website overhauled.