*Clergymen across the nation answered the challenge presented by Pastor Jamal Bryant (pictured) and the Empowerment Movement to register members of their congregation. Over 100,000 new voters were registered nationwide; an impressive number by any standards.
The Empowerment Movement, a voter registration campaign was created to move the African American community forward in politics, education and economics. That is: 500,000 churches, 20 people registered at each church, 1 million voters.
Pastor Bryant, founder of the Empowerment Temple in
Unanimously voted president of the Empowerment Movement, Pastor Bryant and the coalition of clergyman see the need to reach the estimated 5 million unregistered voters in churches nationwide. They are determined to affect change in the African American community.
”In 1965, Rev. Martin Luther King, a Baptist, Rev. Joseph Lowery, a United Methodist, and Andy Young, a Disciples of Christ preacher, walked out of an AME Church and marched together in Selma for voting rights,” Pastor Bryant told BlackAmericaWeb.com.
Want to read more articles like this one? Subscribe to EURnewsletter.
Got A News Tip or Video You Want to Share? Contact us HERE.
- THE (07-01-16) EURweb Free-4-All Page
- Nia Long on ‘Boyz n the Hood’ 25th Anniversary & Becoming an Oscar Voter (WATCH)
- Birdman: 'I Got A Million Dollars Under My Mattress'
- #DeyaDoesEssence! Meet Me in the Big Easy!
- Stacey Dash Filed for Bankruptcy in 2004, Had $7 in Bank Before Fiance’s Handouts
- Racist Woman to Reporter: ‘Get the F*ck Out of Here, You Stupid F*cking N*gger’ (WATCH)
- Damon Dash Explains Issue with BeyHive Harassing His Daughters
- Supermarkets: Please 'Assume' We Would 'Like a Bag' (Unless We Say Different)
- LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, Wives 'Having 2 Much Fun on Vacay' (Watch)
- How Prince Ended Up on Mobb Deep's Track ‘Thou Shall Not Kill’
- Discover More Stories on EURweb: Click Here