“I even like Colin Powell after watching this. I sent him a note saying, ‘I always thought you were born in uniform defending Republicans until I saw this.'”

–Sharpton on his changing perception of the former Secretary of State after attending the Philadelphia premiere of The Black List: Volume One, which featured interviews with prominent African Americans.

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“This is a serious election. I don’t want to be dancing with the stars when I should be protecting the vote.”

–Sharpton on declining an invitation to appear on the next season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, according to the New York Daily News. Instead, he’ll help with voter education for November’s presidential election.

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We must be very clear that Senator Obama, in my judgment, is running for president for all Americans, not just African Americans.

–Sharpton on his wishes that Jesse Jackson’s ‘crude’ comments about Barack Obama “had not gone public.” But since they have gone public, he’s “happy” that Jackson has apologized and is hoping “people will remember the great work he’s done in this country.”

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