The "compromised state" of the Black Establishment often nullifies their effectiveness at delivering actual results for our community. He is often charged with "protecting Black Elected Officials" that have been designated as "franchise players".
The Investigative Journalist, by comparison, is more of a free agent. He has "Permanent Interests" rather than "Permanent Friends". They are going to muckrake about the community, putting a camera and a microphone upon those who have been promoted by the community to deliver the goods.
It is my opinion that there is a drastic difference between breaking down doors which in the past had prevented Black people to assume a certain office and the process of MANAGING them as those who control our key institutions. Again in my opinion those who are "Political King Makers" are also too often incompetent in achieving community "Permanent Interests" via the machine that they control. They value the machine over the people's interests. Their main objective is to have the people believe that "AS THE MACHINE WINS - THEY WIN".
It is when the MACHINE is the last man standing, in control over all of the institutions and yet the people's interests are still not met that some people who are more open minded realize that a change in strategy is necessary.