Tag: National Action Network

Why Are Democrats Defending Al Sharpton?

When I first heard that President Trump had gone after the Rev. Al Sharpton — and that Mr. Sharpton had responded in kind — I must admit that I laughed. Are there two New York City hustlers who deserve one another more? But 48 hours later, I feel differently. That’s thanks to the leading Democratic […]

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How Trump and Sharpton Became the Ultimate New York Frenemies

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Both were enduring characters in New York, their names in headlines, their faces on television. Both began their lives outside Manhattan — one was born in Brownsville, Brooklyn, the other in Jamaica, Queens — and both worked their way […]

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When Big Tobacco Invoked Eric Garner to Fight a Menthol Cigarette Ban

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] With San Francisco banning menthol cigarettes last year, and the Food and Drug Administration considering a nationwide ban, it seemed like the time was ripe for New York to follow suit. Then Reynolds American, the tobacco giant, got to […]

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Full Circle: The Exonerated Five’s Korey Wise Moves Into Luxury Condo Overlooking Central Park

Korey Wise, left, and Jharrel Jerome, who portrays Wise, attend Netflix’s FYSEE event for “When They See Us” at Netflix FYSEE at Raleigh Studios on June 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: David Livingston (Getty Images) For 30 years, New York City’s Central Park has served as the origin of unspeakable anguish for Korey […]

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