Just imagine a Republican president as the main act at a convention run by a notorious racist. We can’t.
President Obama will headline an annual convention held by the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in New York on Friday April, 11, the group and the White House announced.Obama is part of a high profile group of lawmakers scheduled to appear at what the organization calls the largest civil rights gathering of the year.Also set to attend the four-day convention at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel are: Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray, Attorney General Eric Holder Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.Sharpton says the conference is aimed at creating “an action plan for a civil rights agenda” with a focus on issues including immigration, jobs and voter identification issues.
The civil-rights group is also addressing the $883,503 it owes in federal payroll taxes, she added.
And it is close to finished repaying the Peabody Hotel in Memphis $106,981 owed since 2008, when NAN skipped out on its bill after its annual convention, according to its 2010 audited financial statements.
Update: Not sure why this is considered news today since it’s been common knowledge for decades.