Hillary Clinton, in push for black support, promises to tackle racial disparities

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sits with The Reverend Al Sharpton, Founder and President, National Action Network as she meets with civil rights leaders at the National Urban League in the Manhattan borough of New York CityBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton courted the critical black vote on Tuesday as she met with civil rights leaders in New York and promised in a speech to tackle “very real barriers” confronting African-Americans. Clinton is seeking to maintain her lead among black voters over U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, her rival for the Democratic nomination for the Nov. 8 election to succeed Democrat Barack Obama, the first black U.S. president.

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