Coalition of Black Pastors Blasts Democratic Party, Call for Change In Black Community

Rev. William Owens Sr.
Rev. William Owens Sr.

African American leaders went to the nation’s capital Thursday to denounce the Democratic Party and call for change in the black community. 

Nearly three-fourths of African Americans call themselves Democrats, but The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) says it is time for a change.

“Support for Hillary Clinton will continue to subject blacks to the same unsustainable policies implemented by President Lyndon Johnson, who issued crumbs and enslaved black families through programmatic handouts to keep them under control and dependent,” CAAP President Rev. William Owens said in a speech at the National Press Club.

While Owens did not endorse a specific candidate, he urged the attendees to think about the next generation when they hit the voting blocs this election season.

“We will not allow the pandering of politicians to mortgage our children’s future with deceitful promises they have no intentions to keep,” he said.

He asked Black voters to take an honest assessment of the past and of the future.

“The facts are undeniable; there are more black families on Welfare than at any other time in modern history. No community can thrive on food stamps,” the CAAP statement read.

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