by James Thindwa
Despite the fact that a remarkable 90 percent of African Americans oppose the Iraq War, Black "leadership" is in full flight from the progressive agenda. "This retreat," says the author, "is implicated in black demobilization not only around the Iraq War, but in other aspects of black social, economic and political life." The corporate offensive that has cowed Black electoral and civic luminaries into shameful submission has wreaked havoc in Chicago, where progressive organizers confront corporate-erected obstacles at every turn. Wal-Mart has succeeded in suborning a host of Chicago Black elected officials and ministers on the strength of the mega-company's bottomless corporate pockets - a scenario that is replicated across the length and breadth of Black America.