NEW YORK (Oct. 10)
Black and Jewish leaders in New York have joined together to work for religious and racial harmony in the city Brooklyn Councilman, Theodore Silverman, who is Jewish, and Rev. Al fred Sharpton, who is Black announced the formation of the Congress of Humanities to “work for the coexistence and cooperation” of all members of the community.
Sharpton, referring to Rev. Jesse Jackson’s ties with the Palestine Liberation Organization, stated: “He does not speak for us, for our congregation or the people of New York City… Rather than give aid to a foreign and belligerent people, we should be concerned with urban New York and spent money on the people of Brownsville, East New York, Harlem and the South Bronx.”