quote:And I would like to know how voting for him would help us "gain power"? Republican or Democrat, a Black politician works for the Beltway and Wall Street. Both of which are decidely not interested in helping our future.
What are other Black Democrats in power doing for us or our cause? Other than being a symbolic figurehead? What laws or measures have they passed that directly helps our cause or our people? What have they changed in the Beltway to help us? If you say "they don't have the power/influence to do that", then I guess they aren't helping us "gain power" so much after all if they can't even enact any change because their White peers and masters won't go along with it.
I say that people like MLK and Malcolm X who had little political power have done more for us than Black politicians who sit in Congress and continue to help the Establishment.
What!!! you can't be serious. People like Sheila Jackson Lee, Maxcene Waters, John Lewis, Major Owens, Mel Watt just to name a few work their A&& off every day for our collective interest. They can't win every battle but they can win some and we have to be thankful for that. Please read what some of these people are doing and the issues they're concerned about and you can answer your own question of what are they doing to help us. Do some research on John Conyers and it will become clear to you that he's working for black people. If you experience a few years without black representatives in place I think it will become clear to you what they're doing for us.