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Rev. Al Sharpton talks about his upcoming meeting with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and the questions he’d ask regarding the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and the criminal justice system.

“It’s very important that we deal with the details on education and his health plan. We must make the candidates earn our vote. So far I’m hear a lot of slogans and not a lot of detail. It’s our job to press them and make them take us seriously,” Rev. Sharpton said.

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One thought on “‘They Cannot Take Us For Granted, They Have To Invest In Black Media’ – Rev. Sharpton On Presidential Candidates

  1. I love, love, LOVE Al Sharpton but as a Black activist and political castor, I cannot believe he feels a need to ask Bernie Sanders about his stance on the Black community. I mean seriously, if I know about Bernie then I am certain that people such as Sharpton and Tom Joyner would know too.

    Alternatively, perhaps Sharpton just wants to say he talked one-on-one with Sanders in a private setting. I am not sure. I do know that he has had Sanders on his MSNBC show before, but oh well, I suppose another meeting would not hurt anything.

    I just hope Sharpton has an open mind and is willing to actually listen and I hope he researched Bernie before they met.

    Sharpton says, “Show me you love me”. I agree 100%! However, just because Hillary is a Democrat, it does not mean that she has EARNED our Black vote. I can understand why most Blacks support the Democrat Party and avidly vote up and down on a Democrat ticket, but for decades, the Party has taken us as well as Unions, for granted. They use our grassroots to get into office but once there, they forget and/or ignore us. They always throw Blacks and Unions under the rug once in office but then when it is time for reelection, they reach out to us again and there we are again giving them our support as if nothing ever happened. We must stop that and actually research the candidates. I have a Democrat Senator in my State that makes me so angry that I have greatly considered voting for his Republican contender. I had the same problem a few years ago in our mayoral race. (If we pay attention, we will know that the Democrats do not always have our best interest.)
    I did not vote for Barack Obama because he was Black. Instead, I voted for him because he was the only viable candidate. Likewise, I will not be voting for Hillary Clinton just because she is a Democrat. She is a female as am I, however, I have never voted for anyone that shares the same color skin nor the same gender and I am not about to start now.

    Without success, I have REPEATEDLY asked the Bernie camp to call the Tom Joyner Morning Show as well as appear on Roland Martin’s show. Hopefully, Sharpton’s influence will get him on both shows.


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