This reverend says politicians continue to fail the Black community, so he’s running for Congress

Rev. William Moses Summerville has strong views on health care and the wage gap. He believes in women’s rights, and he is pro-Black. But, in a time when politicians are clamoring for the Black vote, he sees most offering nothing more than lip service.

How can that change? Summerville says he’s tried to set an example in his own longshot campaign for the 42nd Congressional District.

In this week’s “The Word” podcast, Summerville explains his approach and how he hopes to be a leader in the Black community.

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Jackie Rae is a multimedia reporter for the Long Beach Post who joined in May 2021.