HARLEM, Manhattan -- Fresh off his win in the New Hampshire primary, Presidential contender Bernie Sanders took a victory lap today in New York City.
Sanders met with Rev. Al Sharpton in Harlem, appeared on "The View" and had private meetings with several African American leaders.
Former NAACP President Ben Jealous endorsed Sanders. He explained many political analysts, "are trying to say the Black vote, the brown voter, they are with Clinton no matter what." However Jealous believes more and more African Americans are taking a critical look at Bill Clinton's presidency and opting not to vote for his wife.
Jealous explained Bill Clinton, "was president over a decade when we went from having 1 million people
in prison to 2 million people. Disproportionately that increase was black women, disproportionately that meant our families were broken up, our kids went into foster care and we're still paying the price for it."
Wednesday several prominent African American Clinton supporters spoke up, including Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries who according to The Washington Post said, "Bernie Sanders as mayor, as a member of the House, as a member of the United States Senate, has been missing in action on issues that are important to the African Americans."