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Rev. Al Sharpton spoke out against Black journalists who criticized his credentials to host an upcoming show on MSNBC.

Sharpton said that he is an advocate, not a journalist and if he accepts the offer, the show would be in that role — opinions and advocacy, not news.

The Root Reports:

“We can’t get into a crabs in the barrel mentality,’’ Sharpton told The Root. “We cannot let them play us off one another. There is a history here. Kweisi Mfume had a talk show. Jesse Jackson Jr. had a talk show. If someone can advocate nationwide, we need to do that given the pain of our people. We need to do that on television, in newspapers and magazines. And all of us need to be united.’’



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