Freedom Rider: Silence on Cynthia McKinney

The shallowness of what passes for black leadership revels itself most dramatically at times of outrage and death

By: Magaret Kimberly 

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While Cynthia McKinney languished in an Israeli jail, black leaders mobilized to say and do absolutely nothing,” preferring to make themselves part of the Michael Jackson story.

“The only national action requested by” Rev. Al Sharpton, “the president of the National Action Network, was a demand for a Michael Jackson postage stamp and a national day of mourning.”

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