Last night was the swearing-in of Maple Heights city council members.
The balance of power (the privileged, who makes the decisions, and controls who has and makes the most money) pretty much remained the same in Maple Heights government(largely due to Black apathy and ignorance); and we will see if Mr. Ron Jackson will be a “House Negro” (an African American who embraces the status quo) or a proud African American male who recognizes that Blacks are at the “bottom of the rung” in Maple Heights and will try to change that dynamic. Most educated Blacks understand that what's going on in Maple Heights has to do with "power, money, and privilege", (who has it and who doesn't - and it isn't the majority population of Black folk).
As an elected member of council, you have the choice of who swears you in. Two of those choices (last night) pretty much told us where that council member’s allegiance was, and that allegiance was not a surprise.
Will this council change the financial downward spiral in Maple Heights? Will this council recognize the cultural significance of its predominantly African American population and embrace it? And will this council address the racial inequities and stop (what we see as) the venomous nature which manifests itself in Maple Heights government? TIME WILL TELL and we will keep you apprised.