spirit-woman crafted from fire, water & air, equipped with yoruba & vodou soul-rivers. welcome to the ancestral reunion.
I've heard that the powers that be usually leave things like the running of a city to those with the least amount of privilege once things have really gone to hell in a handbasket, when there's no more money to be made and when they have found other, greener pastures to move onto.
you could be right. on the other hand, this is a very black city (over 50% of the population), and has been for some time. having several brown faces in high places is long overdue.it seems that the mayor, sheila dixon, is fairly connected, and she worked under the former mayor (now governor) for years, so she *could* make some moves if she really wanted to. rawlings-blake also seems to genuinely give a damn. so, we'll see...
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