The Rev. Al Sharpton dropped by Baltimore on Monday to seek support for a fledgling plan to create a new arts district in the city to honor African-American cultural achievements.
Tavis Smiley: We need to have a conversation on whether or not Black Leaders are giving President Obama a pass on the Black agenda. This president needs to be asked to focus on issues dealing with Black folks.
Al Sharpton: I spend 18 hours a day dealing with Black Folks’ agenda. I think the president is smart for not becoming a Black exponent on Black views to feed into Glenn Beck and all of them; So they can have an easy way to stop legislation to help Black people.
It seems we haven’t progressed as much as some would have us think.