Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Mayor Daley: Where the Black Contractors At?

Chi-town Mayor Daley knows what's up:

Mayor Daley said Tuesday that "no one is satisfied" with the 9 percent share of city contracts going to African-American construction firms, but the only way to increase that number is to encourage more blacks to become general contractors.

Sudden focus on Black businesses when faced with likely Mayoral contest against Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL). Heated race - with racial overtones all over the Chicago landscape - about to happen. Still, Jackson, Jr.'s dad - from what we hear - isn't the most popular cat in Black Chicago. We're interested in seeing how son can navigate through father's past.