WATCH: The Time Fat Al Sharpton Got Knocked on His Backside
Niger Innis said Tuesday on “The Laura Ingraham Show” that his father’s schooling of fellow civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton on national television in 1988 teaches a timeless lesson — one that the African-American community should take to heart in this polarizing political and racial climate.
Innis, the executive director of TeaPartyFwd.com and the national spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), recalled the time his father, the late conservative civil rights leader Roy Innis, brawled with Sharpton because Sharpton wouldn’t let him tell a controversial truth. The scuffle, which occurred Aug. 9, 1988, in Harlem’s Apollo Theater on “The Morton Downey Jr. Show,” pitted Roy Innis with his unpopular convictions against Sharpton and the vocal sector of the black community. – READ MORE