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In August 1991, during the Crown Heights pogrom, Sharpton led a march of some 400 Blacks in front of the Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters.
Baltimore braced for more protests - or riots - Thursday as the sun set after new info was leaked about Freddie Gray.
The Ferguson-related unrest continued across America Tuesday night. Some blamed Israel.
Since 2011 there have regularly been unprovoked attacks by black teens against non-black victims.
When the Monitor marked the recent anniversary of Peter Jennings’s passing with a column about an embarrassing incident in the ABC newsman’s career, a couple of readers chastised your gentle correspondent for speaking ill of the dead. So when Edward Kennedy died not long after, the Monitor decided to err on the side of decency and keep mum for an appropriate interval.
Several readers, at least one or two of them presumably not in the employ of the Democratic National Committee, took the Monitor to task for suggesting that Sen. Hillary Clinton was a pioneer in the art of elevating a scamp like Al Sharpton to the status of esteemed statesman.
Funny thing about Joe Biden, Democrat of Delaware and newly minted presidential hopeful: The media herd has this habit of portraying him as sharp, cerebral, one of the U.S. Senate’s Deep Thinkers – and yet every time he opens his mouth you hold your breath, wondering whether he’ll say something he’ll instantly regret.