Craig Melvin made an impassioned speech today (10/12/13) on MSNBC calling for the repeal of Columbus Day that honors a man who ordered countless rapes and murders of native people. and instead the celebration of Native American Day. So I declare today Craig Melvin day!
Thomas Roberts is an award-winning journalist who anchors MSNBC Live, weekdays at 11 a.m. ET. Roberts also serves as a fill-in host on MSNBC’s First Look and NBC’s TODAY. Prior to his addition to MSNBC’s dayside team, Roberts served as a correspondent for CBS News. He also contributed to several entertainment shows including Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. Prior to that, Roberts was a news anchor for CNN Headline News in Atlanta.
Rev. Al Sharpton serves as the host of PoliticsNation, which airs from 6-7 p.m. ET on MSNBC. With over 40 years of experience as a community leader, politician, minister and advocate, Rev. Al Sharpton is one of America’s most renowned civil rights leaders. Rev. Sharpton also hosts a nationally syndicated radio show that broadcasts in 40 markets, five days a week.
Touré is a co-host on MSNBC’s ensemble show The Cycle, which airs weekdays at 3 p.m. ET. He is also the author of “Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means To Be Black Now,” which was named one of the Most Notable Books of 2011 by the New York Times and the Washington Post, and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work of Non-Fiction.