Last week The Snob was among the honorees for Politic365's "Game Changers" event. I along with 364 others, including TheRoot.com's publisher Donna Byrd, former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton, MSNBC host and activist Rev. Al Sharpton, Awkward Black Girl creator Issa Rae were honored at the event. Also among those recognized was Trayvon Martin, whose parents were honored at the event Politic365 had last week for being "Game Changers" in their push for justice for their son.
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New MSNBC afternoon show host Al Sharpton was supposed to make a stop at a political panel during the National Association of Black Journalists' (NABJ) conference last week in Philadelphia, but pulled out at the last minute out of concerns that murmurs surrounding some unhappy NABJ members and Sharpton's new gig would overshadow the conference. Of course, by not showing, people went with the narrative that he was mad at NABJ. But neither side seemed to be too mad, in the end. More just moody and kind of butt hurt, but ... ultimately, what can you do? Let's hug this shit out.
The Daily Beast is reporting that Al Sharpton's new gig on MSNBC may be the result of the long-time Civil Rights activist endorsing the NBC Universal-Comcast merger. The merger was controversial for many reasons, but most because of the media behemoth it created. There was quite a bit of opposition against it, including opposition from some black organizations and members of Congress, but Sharpton, Ben Jealous of the NAACP and Marc Morial of the National Urban League all signed off on it. NBC-Comcast later agreed to creating a type of informal "diversity council" to advise the new media conglomerate. The Daily Beast is implying the council Sharpton helped create may have "created" Sharpton's new role with MSNBC as an afternoon anchor.