Al Sharpton wants you to know what he thinks. With his stentorian style of speaking, his stirring of the media pot, Mr. “No Justice, No Peace” Sharpton is an expert at harnessing attention and becoming the public face, though sometimes controversially, of civil rights issues. Though the genesis of the Brooklyn-born minister’s activist leadership was in New York during the racial tensions of the ’80s, Mr. Sharpton became a national figure, lending his presence and voice to protests and race-relations dialogue across the country. The former James Brown tour manager-turned-organizer founded the National Action Network, a civil rights organization, in 1991. He gave politics a shot with runs for New York Senate and NYC mayor, and a 2004 presidential campaign. These days, Mr. Sharpton’s resting his megaphone, with a steady gig returning him to the proverbial pulpit, this time preaching to viewers of MSNBC’s PoliticsNation and Radio One’s Keepin’ It Real.