Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton met with Bernie Sanders in Harlem Wednesday prior to the way forward among the African-American community.
Sanders who is the most preferable candidate amidst the black community took a step meeting the Civil Right activist in search of ideas and the way forward concerning the well-being of the Black natives on American soil.
The meeting took place at the famed Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem. The senator arrived in Harlem shortly before 10 a.m. and the meeting lasted about 20 minutes. The two discussed several hot button issues which includes issues that affect the African-American community around the country.
The activist told journalists following the meeting that he does not want the concerns of African-Americans moving out of the White House after the end of President Barack Obama’s presidency.
Sharpton appreciating the response around the vicinity, tweeted a video of supporters cheering when he and Sanders entered the eatery, which reflects the way forward of the stands of African-American community in the country.
Sanders sent a symbolic message following his “landslide victory” in New Hampshire by choosing to meet with Sharpton the morning after in Harlem.
Appearing on ABC’s “The View” later Wednesday morning, Sanders on an interview said that his policies on criminal justice reform and addressing youth unemployment would appeal to the community.
“Don’t tell me we do not need to invest heavily in the African-American community and create decent-paying jobs,” he said.
African-Americans know how important this meeting means to them and electorates will not rethink voting Sanders in power.