Upliftment for black leaders is duty, not philanthropy - Reverend Al Sharpton

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Rev. Al Sharpton performs a eulogy during a memorial service for George Floyd at North Central University on June 4, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images/AFP)
Rev. Al Sharpton performs a eulogy during a memorial service for George Floyd at North Central University on June 4, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images/AFP)
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United States civil rights activist and founder of the National Action Network, Reverend Al Sharpton told the audience of a virtual webinar that black political and corporate leaders of all geographies should consider it their duty to uplift those in their communities when they rise to power.

Sharpton was delivering a lecture for the Black Management Forum (BMF), entitled "Driving Ethical Leadership and Meaningful Transformation in South Africa" on Thursday evening. Economic empowerment has become a central topic for black societies in Africa and the diaspora in recent years.

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