Black History: Detroit Preacher Advocates For The Underclass

 WWJ Newsradio 950 celebrates Black History Month by recognizing our local young African-American professionals and their heroes. 

DETROIT (WWJ) – You may have seen him on the front lines fighting for justice. Rev. David Bullock, a Morehouse College graduate, has been preaching since he was just nine years old.

He says, over time, he developed a passion for serving the “underclass.”

“There is a growing, permanent unemployed, uneducated underclass,” Bullock told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Stephanie Davis. “To talk about the middle class and minimum wage is not to talk about that group of people. To talk about downtown development is not to talk about that group of people.”

“Most of what people talk about does not capture that growing group, but that is the group of people I see myself with being fundamentally concerned about: the invisible urban underclass,” he said.

Rev. Bullock heads up the Change Agent Consortium, which advocates for that group.

He draws inspiration from the life of Malcolm X.

“Malcolm X for me represents transformation, redemption, self-affirmation, self-development and growth,” Bullock said. “And I think that African-Americans, individually and as a people, should embody all of those things.”

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