the aging community activist and civil rights advocate is in the red for millions
According to the New York Times, the Reverend Al Sharpton, the famed civil rights leader and host on MSNBC, his for-profit business owe state and federal taxes that total to more than $4.5 million.
Despite Sharpton’s substantial salary, he along with his nonprofit advocacy organization, National Action Network haven’t paid for hotels, travel agencies and landlords.
Sharpton has addressed the situation saying he’s paying back the money, using some of the money from donations to his organizations. He also said he didn’t take a salary at times and has lent money to the group.
“You can say I’m not a great administrator.” “You can’t say that I’m not committed,” Sharpton said.
A regular in the New York and Washington political circles, it is said President Obama raised money for Sharpton’s group. Recently Al Sharpton was present at the announcement of the White House’s selection for the new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch.
Later today, Sharpton is scheduled to speak to the media in New York, about the pending decision from the grand jury, regarding Police Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.