Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon is heading back to Kansas City for a second meeting Thursday night on the future of the embattled Black Archives of Mid-America Inc. The details can be found here.
Nixon's involvement has some grousing that he's only trying to shore up support among black leaders he rankled (rankled being an understatement for some) with his role defending the state in the Kansas City School District desegregation case. He denies this, of course, saying his job includes overseeing the assets of nonprofits.
This week, Star columnist Steve Penn outlined his thoughts on Nixon and other white leaders' interest in the archives' future and the debate that's creating.
The second meeting should be just as politically interesting as the first. And should again have the subtext of a possible city council clash. Term-limited state Rep. Sharon Sanders Brooks, who first called attention to the plight of the archives to Nixon and is speculated as a possible candidate for executive director of the archives, is considering challenging Councilwoman Saundra McFadden-Weaver who has just joined the archives' board of directors.
Posted by DeAnn Smith