Earle Ofari Hutchinson, writing in The Black World Online, has an opinion piece called "Bitter Truth For Black Politicians in McKinney Defeat". He looks past the facile explanations for Cynthia McKinney's defeat in Georgia and gets to the deeper lessons that black leaders need to learn. It's very relevant to Memphis.
It's reassuring to note as well that Hutchinson seems to take for granted that the "black monolith" is finally cracking. While many black leaders fear the breaking up of the power base they pimp for personal gain, it also means that political diversity and maturation are coming to Black America. Which is a good thing for everyone.
Until next time,
Your Working Boy