Al Sharpton Just Got Involved In Presidential Race In A Big Way- Doing THIS With N.H. Winner

Following his win in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., made a breakfast date at Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem with the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Former NAACP leader Benjamin Jealous is also expected to be attending the breakfast. Jealous gave his endorsement to Sanders last week.

Sylvia’s Restaurant seems to be a favorite meeting place for Sharpton and presidential hopefuls.

The Daily Beast reported that, in 2008, the reverend met with then-Senator Barack Obama at Sylvia’s Restaurant.

Sanders realizes that, in order to win the Democratic nomination and defeat rival Hillary Clinton, he will need to find a way to garner more support from African American voters.

Coming from a state that is 95 percent white, Sanders has understood from the beginning that it will be a struggle to gain the minority vote.

Sanders currently enjoys support from high profile African American leaders such as Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner and the aforementioned Jealous, as well as rapper Kike Miller.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, Sharpton said, “I think (the Democratic candidates) have dealt with the reality that if people are going to address issues, they will have to address them with the people involved with the issues. You cannot appoint our leaders for us.”

According to Sharpton, an endorsement from him will not guarantee the nomination; however, the candidates cannot secure the nomination unless they reach out to black voters of every age.

“We are not monolithic. (The candidates) have to talk to us trans-generationally,” he said.

Sharpton Was Going To Speak At Slain NYPD Cop’s Funeral Until Cop’s Fiancée Dropped A Bombshell

According to slain New York police officer Randolph Holder’s grieving fiancée, civil rights leader Al Sharpton was prepared to speak at the black cop’s funeral. While Sharpton has been a welcomed presence at a number of recent high-profile funerals, however, Mary Muhammad said the man she intended to marry would not have approved.

“He didn’t like [Sharpton],” she explained, adding that she was not sure why the frequent police critic intended to address mourners at all.

Sharpton countered Monday, explaining that an “invitation was extended” by a family member. Though he said at the time that he would address the opportunity Wednesday, Sharpton reportedly sent Holder’s father, Randolph Sr., a letter Tuesday explaining that he would not be attending the funeral.

“I refuse,” he wrote, “despite my strong feelings on police issues, to be a part of anything that would marginalize and take away from the focus of this city and nation mourning your son tomorrow.”

His announcement sparked some virulent social media criticism.

Sharpton did address a crowd gathered Saturday for a vigil in Harlem.

“I am concerned when I see a good policeman harmed,” he said, “shot in cold blood. And the community he protected and served ought to stand up and let his family know that his life had value to us.”

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Police Chief Says This About Black Lives Matter On Facebook- Days Later, He’s Out Of A Job

The recent murder of an innocent Texas Deputy caused  North Carolina police chief Mike Halstead to tell the world about what police face every day. In doing so, he has now been pushed into retirement by town leaders of  Surf City, N.C.

Town Manager Larry Bergman said that town leaders and Halstead met Tuesday concerning a post Halstead had made Sept. 3 on his personal Facebook page. An emergency meeting was held, called by the town’s officials, leading to Halstead’s immediate retirement with 60 days severance pay.

Bergman said that the Aug. 28 slaying of Deputy Darren H. Goforth, who was killed while pumping gas, triggered the post by Halstead, which began with the words, “Open letter from a Police Chief.”

“This Black Lives Matter group is nothing more than an American born terrorist group brought on by the lie of the hands up don’t shoot during the criminal thug Michael Brown incident,” Halstead wrote. “The FBI and other Government Law Enforcement groups need to step up and put a stop to this. The Government and blacks would not tolerate the White Supremacist group to march through the streets and call for the murders of a race of people and a group of public servants.”

“I agree there is a race problem in this country. It is not brought on by police officer doing their sworn duty,” he wrote, citing activists Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, President Obama and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as among the culprits.

I have been a Police Officer for 35 years. I do not judge anyone by the color of their skin, but by their actions,” he wrote.

Halstead said the media is partly to blame for abysmal race relations.

“When a black thug is killed by the police they are all over it as is Mr. Barack Obama. However when a police officer white, black or any race is murdered for doing his job the media is short with it’s reporting or not at all. When a white person is killed by a black officer you hear nothing,” he wrote.

Halstead then discussed his local department.

“This is not a threat but common knowledge,” he posted. “I have instructed my officers to be vigilant, if threatened take appropriate action. If that means shoot a thug, then do it and answer for it while you are still alive not dead. Law Enforcement is fed up with this murderous society who want to take out those who protect and serve.”

Halstead closed his post on a ringing note.

“As for the New Black Panther movement who wants to kill whites and cops, go for it, we are ready for you. You take one of us and there will be 100 who will step up and end you. This letter is not meant to offend anyone, just the feelings of a man who has spent the last 35 years of his life serving and protecting, for what so a thug can take it or to be treated as a criminal by the very people I swore to protect.”

Bergman said the post, while on a private page, did not conform to town police guidelines on social media use. Halstead has not responded to media requests for comment, but did react after Tuesday’s meeting.

As Halstead left, a resident who showed up to voice support for him called out, “We’re behind you cheif!”

“Well apparently nobody is,” Halstead replied.

h/t: WNCN

MSNBC Just Made Huge Announcement About Sharpton, Rev. Al’s Reaction Is Priceless

As MSNBC struggles to redefine itself in the midst of disappointing, stagnant audience ratings, the cable net has just announced another shakeup in its lineup. Al Sharpton’s four-year-old show, Politics Nation, will soon be shifted in the schedule to a day and time that means it is all but disappearing from view. However, to hear Sharpton describe the move from weeknights to early Sunday morning, you’d think the lineup change means Rev. Al’s long-held wish is finally coming true.

As an article in the New York Daily News puts it, “The Rev. Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show is moving from prime time to church time.” Just as presidential politics is shifting into a higher gear, Sharpton’s regularly scheduled appearances on the far-left network will be shifting into a lower-value time slot.

Despite the fact that — as of the second week in September Politics Nation will no longer be seen at 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, rather at 8 a.m. Sundays starting in early October — Sharpton tries to make it seem as though he’s ecstatic about the move. In a couple of tweets he issued on Wednesday, he suggests that the schedule change was his idea, his call.

Image Credit: Twitter/Al Sharpton

Image Credit: Twitter/Al Sharpton

Image Credit: Twitter/Al Sharpton

Image Credit: Twitter/Al Sharpton

But as anybody remotely familiar with the business knows, the host of a ho-hum-rated show like Politics Nation doesn’t call the shots — network brass decide the lineup. Still, the self-righteous Rev. Al tried to sell a happy tale to the Daily News, spinning the MSNBC move so crazily it might make the paper’s readers dizzy.

“I’m very happy,” he said Wednesday. “First, I can reach a wider audience of people who don’t get home by 6 at night. Second, I can now get the A-list guests and newsmakers I want. And third, a Sunday morning host is what I always wanted to be.

Let’s deal with just the last claim in Sharpton’s spin, that he “always wanted to be” a Sunday morning host. If that were truly the case, do you think he would have kept plugging away at the weekday slot for some four years?

But Sharpton’s most dramatic reach concerning his show’s coming relegation to a spot in the Sunday morning shadows may have been the following statement quoted in the Daily News article:

“’I never wanted to be a weeknight pundit. I wanted to be a Sunday morning newsmaker. I wanted to be Dr. Martin Luther King, not Larry King.’”

If Al Sharpton really thinks that his future broadcasts on Sunday mornings in a time slot that virtually guarantees fewer viewers, reduced visibility and less commercial revenue makes him Martin Luther King, then some people might come to the conclusion that Rev. Al is more out of it than previously suspected.

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth

Sharpton Just Put Out A Shocking Call To Black Churches Nationwide – It Could Be His Most Dangerous Work Yet

If the Rev. Al Sharpton has his way, black American Christians will help Iran and President Obama get what they want.

“I am calling on ministers in black churches nationwide to go to their pulpits Sunday and have their parishioners call their senators and congressmen to vote yes on the Iran nuclear plan,” Sharpton said last week in his weekly Saturday rally in New York City.

Sharpton claimed black churches have a unique interest in the agreement.

“We have a disproportionate interest, being that if there is a war, our community is always disproportionately part of the armed services, and that a lot of the debate is by people who will not have family members who will be at risk,” Sharpton said. Despite Sharpton’s claim, official documents report that, as of 2014, the U.S. armed forces are 30.7 percent non-white.

Sharpton’s latest call continues a strong pro-treaty position on the part of black lawmakers. In July, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, met with more than 30 members of the Congressional Black Caucus in an effort to get them to oppose the Iran deal. The responses were not positive.

“Is that the Republican guy from Florida?” Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., reportedly laughed when asked if he had met with the ambassador. “We had a long talk.”

Many black lawmakers see the strong anti-treaty tactics of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — in particular his address to Congress in March that was not coordinated with the White House – as disrespectful toward the first African-American president. Sharpton said the efforts of black churches nationwide are needed to balance the efforts of those supporting Israel and opposing the agreement.

The most recent Gallup poll found that a mere 33 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s handling of the Iran agreement, while 55 percent disapprove.

h/t: Breitbart

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth