The NAACP congratulates Reverend Al Sharpton on his new role as host of the nightly MSNBC show, “PoliticsNation”. The longtime civil rights leader and minister will host the show weeknights at 6 p.m. EST.
“Congratulations to Reverend Al Sharpton for being named host of PoliticsNation,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. “This is a positive step towards addressing the dearth of African American voices in prime time news.”
In June, the NAACP issued a statement critical of the lack of African American journalists in prime time news, both on cable and national network news shows.