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It was at the National Conference of Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education that I first heard the Reverend, Dr. William Barber. For a moment I was confused about whether I was at church or a national conference on education! It was a pleasant feeling because as my son once said when he was a child, "Mom, Black church is so much more dynamic! I want to come to this church instead of our usual one." Aside from the energy filled room, the highlight of the reverend's words that religion and politics can co-exist, that it is in fact our moral obligation to demand justice and especially justice for the people who continue to be marginalized and excluded from being power and knowledge brokers. Likely the most critical, calculated, and exquisitely well weaved message that the Reverend Dr. William Barber shares is that poor people of ALL races have more commonalities than people of the same "race" but from different socio-economic backgrounds. Listening to Dr. William Barber is an absolute must for a common understanding of the power of greed and the solutions for poor people though the Poor People's Campaign. This episode from The New Yorker is a great start to become acquainted with Dr. William Barber. Enjoy!