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African American pastors express support for Occupy movement – The Washington Post

3 Feb

But Bryant, who observed the movement from a distance before deciding he wanted to be part of it, was adamant that Occupy the Dream has a defined agenda.

“Number one, we are asking for more Pell grants so that our young people might be able to compete and go to colleges and universities,” he said. “Number two, we are asking for an immediate freezing on foreclosures.” The group is also seeking billions of dollars “from Wall Street for economic development and for job training.”

Beginning in February, Bryant plans to launch a campaign to urge people to bank only at minority-owned financial institutions.

via African American pastors express support for Occupy movement – The Washington Post.

Black Church Activism on Education and Incarceration – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com

3 Feb

Second, black churches need to resist the wave of attacks against public workers. These groups, traditionally those who have needed the protections of unions, also form the bedrock of the black middle class. If black churches do not wake up to the practical threat of the political discourse that vilifies those who work for all of us, we may witness the shrinking of the middle class even as the poorest among us become increasingly mired in poverty with nowhere to go other than to prison.

via Black Church Activism on Education and Incarceration – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com.