[quote]Where is the new generation of effective black leaders going to come from?[/quote]
MY FRIEND DOUGIE:
For a group to RECEIVE NEW LEADERSHIP:
1) They must ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEY NEED NEW LEADERSHIP.
dougie - this is the key, foundational point. I do not believe that there is a balance of the Black community FEEL THE NEED for new leadership and a new direction. The word "feel" is key. "Feel" means OUT OF ALL OPTIONS the present one is no longer tolerable.
dougie - do YOU agree what we are at that point with regard to:
* Community Safety
* Local Economic Development
Presently the Black Establishment has the Black Community focused on seeing "increased Democratic headcount" as proof that BLACK PEOPLE are advancing in this nation. It is critical that we not just focus on national political line up but instead go down to the zipcode level. From my research the local level in which we can inspect the lives of our people and the forces that bear upon them that the grievances that we are being sold as being solved by Progressive politics are in fact festering with unkept management's attention.
2) When THEIR PRESENT LEADERSHIP seek to BLAME EXTERNAL FORCES that THE MASSES ARE INCLINED TO NOT LIKE AS WELL - THE MASSES see that this is but a tactic to DRAW UPON THEIR SENTIMENTS for his interests rather than for their interests. THEY REPUDIATE THIS TACTIC.
3) Upon the prioritizaiton of their PERMANENT INTERESTS over the tactics used by the present leadership - they are purged in favor of PEOPLE WITH MORE APPEALING MESSAGES.