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Bakari Kitwana speaks with Reverend Conrad Tillard about the Democratic Primary battle ramping up this election year between longtime Congressman Charles Rangel and Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV for New York’s 15th Congressional District, the Congressional seat once held by the great Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. New York’s first Black Congressman.

Conrad Tillard is Senior Pastor of Nazarene Congregational United Church of Christ in Brooklyn, NY. Licensed and ordained at Abyssinian Baptist Church, the church founded in Harlem by the father of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Tillard is also the former minister of Nation of Islam Mosque #7 in Harlem.

Bakari Kitwana is CEO of Rap Sessions, Editor at Large of and author of the forthcoming Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama Era. (Third World Press, 2010)

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