Black Democrats Speak More Openly on Matters of Faith

March 25, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

On March 25, 2005 The Washington Times reported, "Black Democratic leaders are openly talking about the importance of faith, opening the door to pro-life Democrats, and changing the culture of violence in hip-hop music, indicating a more open posture toward conservative values among the party's most loyal voting bloc. 'I think there is a resurgence of a values movement [in the black community]; I don't know that it is a conservative one,' said the Rev. Al Sharpton, president of New York-based National Action Network. Mr. Sharpton met with Federal Communications Commission members yesterday to urge them to consider his proposal for a 90-day radio and television broadcast ban of music and videos by artists who commit criminal acts of violence."