Harlem pastors aims to “dethrone” Al Sharpton
A group of pastors in Harlem have made it their mission to put a stop to Rev. Al Sharpton’s growing political power.
Critics argue that Sharpton has used his power for personal gain, fame and fortune, leaving behind the interests of the black community.
Four upstart clergymen have invited more than 100 churches to knock Rev. Al Sharpton off his Harlem political throne. Speak Out Say It Loud, headquartered at Mount Neboh Baptist Church on Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., is a new coalition of black ministers determined to create a unified African-American power base with citywide clout.Mount Neboh pastor Johnnie Green, 51, said Sharpton has neglected black New York while pursuing national fame and acclaim. “While (Sharpton) is jet-setting around the country, people are going to our churches saying they don’t have money to eat,” the Dallas native said. “People need somebody to fight for them.”
The ministers argue that Sharpton spends too much time on his MSNBC show and is no longer an accurate representative of the community.
Green, joined by pastors Carl Washington, Kris Erskine and Patrick Young have planned a rally for October 24.
More than 1,500 supporters are expected to be in attendance.
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