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Out of Touch at the Black Caucus

I attended a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Legislative Weekend for the first time in September, when it was held at Washington's ritzy Hilton Hotel. It was easy to get a rush from all the excitement. Where else can you see the likes of Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, Bishop George Stallings Jr., ABC World News Saturday anchor Carole Simpson, jazz singer Nancy Wilson, Washington, DC First Lady Effie Barry, Jesse Jackson, Doug Wilder, Al Sharpton, assorted congresspersons, mayors, state senators, business executives, clergy, members of the media, and assorted other real and "wanna be" black power brokers and protest elites?

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