For nearly three decades, Al Sharpton has been perennially in New York City's public eye. He's a reverend, a civil rights activist, a radio show host, and a one time presidential candidate that's been arrested, jailed, and stabbed.
Rev. Al supports gay rights and animal rights and was, at one time, James Brown's manager, a man he considers a surrogate father. Brownsville's own has risen to be among this city's long-standing, polarizing, elder statesmen that's both revered and despised, but seldom ignored.