Rev. Al Sharpton Responds to Black Ministers Who Say He Is Out of Touch and Want Him Out of Harlem

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Whatever you want to do, I already do it better -- that's the Rev. Al Sharpton's message for black ministers who called him out of touch.

"I challenge anyone to match what we do every day, all day," Sharpton said Monday.

Our Simone Weichselbaum, Tanay Warerkar, Daniel Beekman and I report:

The preacher and civil rights activist fired back at four pastors who questioned his commitment to New York City issues.

The Rev. Johnnie Green of Mount Neboh Baptist Church in Harlem and three counterparts called out Sharpton for promoting his new book and his MSBNC show.

The four pastors plan to unify black New Yorkers around a new political power base and have invited more than 100 churches to an Oct. 24 rally.

Green, 51, slammed Sharpton on Monday for "jet-setting."

He dialed it back Tuesday, saying, "We are not fighting Rev. Sharpton."

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SOURCE: New York Daily News
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