Sharpton, Jealous, Watkins Measure the Movement on Black Leadership
by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World – Scholarship in Action
Earlier this month, I participated in “Measuring the Movement,” a forum that brought together 10 leaders from the black community to discuss the issues that are pertinent to all of us. The forum was hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network, and became a productive gathering that laid out a variety of visions for the African American community.
My goal in being part of this forum was to do what I could to best represent the 55,000 members of the Your Black World Coalition and to talk about what I consider to be the Holy Trinity of Black Oppression: The economic system, the educational system and the criminal justice system.