(The Grio) — The Rev. Al Sharpton’s reach just got bigger. The civil rights activist and leader is now officially an MSNBC host, the network announced Tuesday. Sharpton will host PoliticsNation daily at 6 p.m. beginning next week. Sharpton, who also hosts a daily radio show, sat down exclusively with theGrio’s Todd Johnson to discuss his new gig. Sharpton told Johnson the civil rights ‘battlefield’ has changed and leaders need to follow suit.