Black America Doesn't Lack Leaders: Poll Shows 24 Percent Say Sharpton Speaks For Them

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There is one optimistic and one despairing way to spin the Zogby analytics poll commissioned by BET founder and mega-businessman Robert L. Johnson on leadership among black Americans.

The poll found that the leader garnering the highest percentage of responses was “none of the leaders listed spoke for them.” Coming in at a very significant second was Rev. Al Sharpton. One out of four blacks said he’s their voice.

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