Sunday, November 03, 2019
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY VOTE ON MLK BLVD VS. SAVE THE PASEO TESTS ELECTION INFLUENCE STRENGTH OF URBAN CORE BLACK FAITH LEADERS!!!
A quick message this weekend puts an upcoming election in perspective and considers the BIG PICTURE amid the march of history.
Here's the word . . .
"TKC, as you know, faith leaders like MLK championed the American Civil Rights movement and turned Black churches into a political powerhouse which offered a guiding light to communities who had been illegally denied their rights and voting power.
But that was more than 50 years ago.
Now, we see that so much of the urban core in the 3rd District has moved to suburbs like Grandview, Lee's Summit and Raytown and there are other institutions and voices that provide African-American leadership beyond urban faith communities.
Once and for all and moving forward . . . The big question that this vote will answer isn't the moral implications of street signs. Instead, this will be a very real gauge of KCMO urban core influence and VOTING POWER of the African-American clergy.
TURNOUT WINS THIS HISTORICALLY LOW-INTEREST ELECTION.
If the ministers can inspire their congregants to go to the polls and convince white voters to keep the MLK name . . . They have proven their continued relevance.
However, and despite any excuses, if the Save The Paseo supporters win the day. It will be a direct affront to the political system that initially powered the unity and strength of the Black vote in Kansas City, Missouri. If that happens, in the future we might see fewer politicos reaching out to the ministers and looking for alternative ways to engage with the Black community."
Developing . . .