The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership

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Lord knows, Rev Al has had his personal and very public ups and downs - but he's come out bigger and better than ever. Though the host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation is as fiery and outspoken as ever about the events and issues that matter most, he's learned that the only way we can get right as a nation is by getting right from within.

In this, his first book in over a decade, Rev Al will take you behind the scenes of some unexpected places – from officiating Michael Jackson's funeral, hanging out with Jay-Z and President Barack Obama at the White House, to taking charge of the Trayvon Martin case. And he will discuss how he came to his unexpected conclusions in such areas as Immigration, Gay Rights, Religion and the Family.
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But the heart of the book is an intimate discussion of his own personal evolution from street activist, pulpit provocateur and civil rights leader to the man he is today - one hundred pounds slimmer, and according to the New York Observer “the most thoughtful voice on cable.”
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No, the Rev. Al you met ten years ago isn’t the same man you’ll meet today. And he has a simple promise: We can transform this nation and we can all lead better lives if we're willing to transform our hearts and transform our minds.

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Reverend Al Sharpton is a political and social activist and one of the nation’s most-renowned civil rights leaders in the fight against injustice. He is the founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), a not-for-profit civil rights organization headquartered in Harlem, New York, with over sixty chapters nationwide including a Washington, DC Bureau and regional offices from coast to coast. Reverend Al is currently the host of PoliticsNation, a daily television show on MSNBC; Keepin’ It Real, a nationally syndicated radio show; and House of Justice, a weekly Saturday broadcast from NAN’s Harlem Headquarters.

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Sharpton has come a long way from street activist to political commentator on ­MSNBC. Does his high status hurt his image as a rabble-rouser? Sharpton argues that leadership requires adaptability and the wisdom to change when it’s appropriate. Interweaving life lessons learned from relationships with larger-than-life personalities, from Adam Clayton Powell Jr. to James Brown to Michael Jackson, Sharpton emphasizes the importance of persistence and hard work. Placing himself in the context of a liberal progressive, he nonetheless criticizes the degrading elements of hip-hop culture and laments high rates of illegitimate births among African Americans. But while promoting black success stories, he is short on analysis of the complexities that have led to self-destructive behavior among black youth. A staunch Obama supporter, in defense of criticism of the president by liberals, he notes that the president cannot read our minds and charges black leaders with responsibility to push a black agenda that the president cannot because he is the president of all Americans. In his own way, Sharpton is telling black leadership that it is time to step up. --Vernon Ford

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