by Chris Bodenner
Noting the retirement of Rev. Walter Fauntroy, DC's first congressional delegate, the Washington Times writes:

Amid the focus on Barack Obama being the first black president, there has been a change, subtle and largely unnoticed by most, regarding black politics in the Democratic Party.  Black Democrats - and the great majority of blacks are Democrats - have almost entirely moved away from pulpit politics and are now firmly rooted in traditional politics with only a marginal influence by pastors.

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