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OPINION
October 14, 2004
Re "Nov. 2 Is V-Day for Blacks in Florida," Oct. 11: It was with embarrassment and sadness that I read your story. One wonders how many other groups of voters are ignored in this "civilized" world of free elections. We sound like a Third World country that needs monitors, not to protect from fraud but to ensure the same opportunities to all voters. It was interesting that on the same page as the end of the story there was an article about Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson supporting John Kerry.
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NEWS
May 24, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal judge in San Juan sentenced civil rights activist Al Sharpton to 90 days in jail and ordered him to pay a $500 fine for trespassing on a Navy bombing range during protests against military training on the island of Vieques. The Rev. Sharpton was arrested May 1 along with Bronx Democratic Party President Roberto Ramirez, New York State Assemblyman Jose Rivera and New York City Councilman Aldofo Carrion. The politicians were sentenced to 40 days in prison and fined $500.
NATIONAL
December 14, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The Rev. Al Sharpton angrily denounced federal authorities for investigating him and his civil rights organization, suggesting that the Justice Department was retaliating against him for his civil rights advocacy. "I have probably been under every investigation known to man, and I can't remember a time that I've not been under investigation," Sharpton said at the Harlem headquarters of his civil rights organization.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2006
NOW that Andy Dick has upstaged Damon Wayans in the latest round of "hack comedians using the N-word to revive dead careers" ["Racial Slur Used Again, Rued Again," by Maria Elena Fernandez, Dec. 6], it is apparent that the absurdity of banning the N-word has opened old-time black leaders to even more ridicule as they try to restore a bygone era to a new generation. FREDERICK CLEVELAND Hollywood RE "Use it? Or Lose It?" by Scott Martelle, Dec. 5: As long as Damon Wayans sees fit to elicit laughs through homophobic jokes and rappers continue to use the F-word (as in "faggot")
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