NY Police kill man in choke hold…does Al Sharpton hurt or help the issue?

By now you have seen this video and it is appalling, but now Al Sharpton is speaking for the victim’s family. Does the presence of Sharpton help or hurt the issue? Share your thoughts.

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  • incognegra1983  On July 21, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I mean he is not “our leader” per say, but he is a name in our corner, and it is time someone said something. It is open season on people of color there, especially the Black male. That is why we moved to France, because I didn’t want to have my future children in that environment.

  • Shahidah  On July 21, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    At one time I used to be embarrssed when Al showed up on the scene. I thought him an opportunist and maybe he is but I also see growth and maturity in him that was not there in the eighties. I would love if we had a Malcolm X on the scene to be a voice for our community but we don’t. What we have are preachers in their lyrical, sometimes viewed as clownish denoucements of our injustices. He may not be my first pick for anything but he is out there and he does bring attention so I don’t think he will hurt.

  • Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade  On July 25, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Reblogged this on BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL! and commented:
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