By Carma Henry

From The Westside Gazette Editorial Board (WEB)

“Nothing has really changed since this article was first written September 3, 2009. As a matter of fact, the situation has gotten worst.”—Bobby R. Henry, Sr. Publisher

All too often, politicians forget about the communities which they serve and get caught up in THE GAME. This is especially easy to do when political bedfellows are creeping nearby. In some cases, the bedfellows are called lobbyists who raise thousands of dollars for campaigns in exchange for voting favors. In other cases, they are called longtime friends who see themselves as the puppet masters – lurking behind the scenes and pulling all the strings. In the Black community, these bedfellows rarely live in the communities that are being raped of vital services, projects and programs.

When you allow undesirables to share your bed, it becomes tainted. You are subject to become infected with many of the political ills that have damaged our leaders.

Black folk love to see smiley-faced politicians. We love to hear the jokes told at our community events. Some of us think the better the joke, the better the politician. Even if they …read more

Source:: The Westside Gazette