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Obama and Sharpton: National In-Action Network

Al Sharpton is always there for the rallies and marches but rarely for the solutions. 

Why are some Americans shocked when President Obama’s point man on race in Ferguson, MO is Sharpton as written on Politico Revved Up: How Al Sharpton became Obama’s go-to man on race? They hugged it out at the National Action Network’s 2014 dinner. Sharpton is a dishonest community organizer who's been a visible role model for Obama and every other progressive individual or organization that uses the black community under the guise of helping.

One of Sharpton’s first public sins and greatest lies is the Tawana Brawley rape allegations which demonstrated his personal and public disgust for police. He happily smeared Steven Pagones and others when he knew Brawley’s rape was a lie. He did not even pay the civil judgment against him.

Read in Salon.com

“Sharpton, of course, was himself sued for defamation by former Dutchess County assistant district attorney Steven Pagones, after Sharpton and other advisors to then-15-year-old Tawana Brawley falsely accused Pagones of kidnapping and raping Brawley in 1987. In 1998, Pagones was awarded $345,000 in damages, $65,000 of which Sharpton was to pay. Sharpton refused to do so. However, in March 2001, a number of black business leaders including Johnnie Cochran, former Manhattan borough president Percy Sutton, and Earl Graves Jr., the president of Black Enterprise magazine, agreed to pay Pagones on behalf of Sharpton.”

Tawana Brawley was finally found and ordered to pay for her 1987 lies as reported in the New York Post on August 4, 2013.

Media malfeasance plays a role. Are news editors that fearful of being labeled racist for identifying color when it is black? A "Group Of Teens" when police are searching for four black suspects. CBS Baltimore report does not identify race.

Headline and video: Group Of Teens Wanted In Fed Hill Robbery, Stabbing

It's not just black versus white, it's also about non-blacks especially liberal non-blacks. These left leaning ethnic groups are culpable in fostering the festering problems. Too many of them also do not work towards solutions. They cannot have solutions which would likely relegate them to irrelevance. It's more intense in the black community, but it takes the majority white liberal community to actualize Sharpton’s racist effectiveness. 

Noted liberal columnist Juan Williams said. "They really don't exercise power to benefit the black community. In my mind, they exercise power to the benefit of themselves." Well Juan, in everyone’s mind who chooses to be honest you are correct.

Watch the Juan Williams video

Al Sharpton rallies in Staten Island today with Michael Brown’s parents aiming his hate at the police but when does he show up for solutions. Remember, after the Trayvon Martin case Sharpton called for 100 rallies in 100 cities across America. What about 100 community meetings with residents, neighborhood watch, elected officials and police? That Mr. Sharpton would be a start not just a public exclamation point.


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