National Action Network

via DefenderNetwork: One thousand ministers are expected to converge on the nation’s capital next month as part of Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network (NAN) Ministers March for Justice. The march will go from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to the Department of Justice on Monday, Aug. 28. The ministers, from all […]

The Alfred Olango shooting raises more questions about the nation's police. How should they respond to the mentally ill?

During a discussion panel about the 2016 presidential race at this year's NAN conference, Armstrong Williams said candidates are making speeches that reference race "because they feel that’s what you want to hear today."

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,…

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…

(PHOTO: THE CHRISTIAN POST/SCOTT LIU) President of the Council of Churches of the City of New York and senior pastor of Brooklyn, N.Y.’s 30,000-plus member Christian Cultural Center A.R. Bernard speaks at the National Action Network convention in New York City on Friday April 11, 2014.  President of the Council of Churches of the City of […]

  National Action Network (NAN) & Rev. Al Sharpton will hold NAN’s Inaugural Health Care Award Luncheon Honoring Health Care industry leaders serving communities of color. WHO: Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network Janaye Ingram, National Executive Director, National Action Network Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States George […]

  On April 4, 1968, the country lost its greatest civil rights leader in an act of vicious and incomprehensible violence. This year marks 45 years since the Revered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Decades after his selfless act of fighting for equality, we continue to push for justice in his honor. To […]

It ain’t easy being a lady. No, this isn’t a male bashing blog or an anti-love message. But it is part of my “random but…

Eric Holder and a cadre of heavy-hitting Obama Administration officials will kick off the annual National Action Network’s (NAN) national convention next week in Washington,…

Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN), along with partners in labor, education, civil rights, and clergy from across the country, will hold a mass march for jobs and justice on Saturday, August 27, 2011-the weekend of the historic unveiling of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the National Mall. The […]

Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN), along with partners in labor, education, civil rights, and clergy from across the country, will hold a mass march for jobs and justice on Saturday, August 27, 2011-the weekend of the historic unveiling of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the National Mall. The […]