Collectively, we African Americans have been voting as a block since the late 1960's as the Voting Rights Act began being implemented throughout the South and other venues. We have been very kind especially to the Democratic Party and to anyone who is Black running for a local office. We have elected officials who have spent an entire career in some slots without having anything of substance to claim as an accomplishment. African Americans have been the least selective and least demanding of all blocks of voters. Poverty, crime, legal injustice, unfair taxation and unemployment have become household terms to us and for some reason we accept it. We do not hold our elected officials accountable - especially the Black ones.