This week, Crain's New York Business reports that Wal-Mart is wooing black leaders again. The retailer invited a handful of black icons in New York City to visit the mothership in Bentonville, Arkansas.
The worst thing we must now face is that the 2010 election is likely a preview of 2012, unless some dramatic new element is introduced into our national politics that changes the character of national debate.
We're likely to hear a lot about the "advice of counsel" defense, but it is a red herring. Nothing in the federal wiretaps show that Blagojevich was using his aides and fundraisers to seek legal advice.
It's a long way from arguing with a government's policy, to labeling all Jews as conspirators. If you have a problem with the Israeli government, talk about the government but do not bundle me into your Jewish paranoia.
The African-American community no longer requires a leader who champions causes as a strategy for gaining headlines rather than seeking creative solutions to the problems of the African-American community.
By accusing Dan Gilbert of treating James as a "runaway slave," Jackson shoved race into an issue that has absolutely nothing to do with it. This is a problem, given that much of the media is conditioned to believe that all blacks think alike.