Celebrated influencers add stars to a galaxy of NAN presenters

Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of NAN and author of “Rise Up.”
Photo by Michael Frost

While the Good Friday baptismal of Mayor Eric Adams remains a standout breaking news item here with shepherds of officiates Revs. Herbert Daughtry and Alfred Sharpton, the latter and founder of artist organization National Action Network may be a headliner during his 33rd Annual convention slated from April 10 to April 13.

During his weekly MSNBC television show, the preacher/activist turned broadcast host of PoliticsNation announced a star-studded lineup booked into The Sheraton Hotel for his three-day gabfest.
Considering actress Whoopi Goldberg, NY Gov. Kathy Hochul, Civil Rights activist daughters of Malcolm X and actor Harry Belafonte — Ilyassah Shabazz and Gina Belafonte, MSNBC political analyst Joy Reid, political strategist and author Stacey Abrams, filmmaker and Spike Lee’s collaborator and wife Tonya Lewis Lee comprise a shortlist of powerful influential women slated to attend the confab, influential men shore up their gender’s representation to form their own solar system.

Attorney Benjamin Crump will moderate a panel titled “Turning Grief to Action,” District Attorney Alvin Bragg will host a fireside chat with the NAN founder, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, actor Anthony Hamilton are all expected to eclipse each day’s assembly.

Hamilton will host the Keepers of the Dream gala, NY1 political analyst Errol Louis is listed for the media panel and Jesse Jackson Jr. Will likely expand on his father’s vision of empowering an entire race to mobilize for justice when he joins other celebrated speakers explaining his role as an offspring during the “Children of the Movement” panel discussion.
Together, the genders will agree and disagree when Al B. Sure tackles health issues, and Mika Brzezinski is presented an honor with Lisa Price of Carol’s Daughter and others.

Rev Johnny Ray Youngblood, Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez are among the celebrated names while Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is booked for double duty with appearances as panelist and keynote address speaker.
A diverse array of topics span the myriad ranging the proliferation of guns in America, crises in all communities, leadership, religion, as well as concerns related to the Black community.
Civil rights proponents and representatives of the city state and federal government — past and present  as well as diplomats from Europe, Africa and the Caribbean will “foster a platform for advocacy and strategic planning to safeguard essential rights and values.”

The international cadre includes MP Jagmeet Singh of Canada, Johanna LeBlanc former senior foreign policy advisor of Haiti, Ambassador Milton Kambula, Rep. of Uganda, and MP Amanza O.R. Walton of Guyana, Lord Simon Wooley, House of Lords at Cambridge University are expected to exchange thoughts on “the Global Challenge of Race and inequality.”
Together the distinguished guests will amplify the voices of civil rights leaders, grassroots organizers and social justice activists whose opinions parallel those of Rev. Al Sharpton’s aim of “fighting for justice” continues from 1991 when he founded the National Action Network.

Discussions also include a chat between Rev. Sharpton and Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US  Ambassador to the United Nations.
A tribute to gospel legend James Cleveland is expected to add spirited revelry to the three-day, free, program of enlightenment.

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