Marc Morial and Ben Jealous got together with the president in a situation that is eerily similar to the meeting the three had with Rev. Al Sharpton not so long ago. Any meeting which serves to breathe life into the dire unemployment crisis in the Black community is met with open arms.
After the first meeting, I mentioned to Rev. Sharpton that a woman should have been present in these discussions. Sharpton made the accurate point that the late Dorothy Height had been invited, but couldn’t make it because of the weather. I’m sure I’m not the only one who noticed that it might be challenging for a 98-year old woman to come out in one of the worst blizzards in Washington D.C. history.