Hopefully few would even consider looking at the Rev. al Sharpton in the same light as ANY of our glorious Black Leaders of the past (Malcolm, Martin, Garvey, etc.); but one still has to wonder just how did Al & Messy Jesse (Jesse Jackson) get appointed as the Leaders of Black America. M.L.K. chastised Jesse as being only about his own personal fame; and sharpton's entry into the Black Leadership Vacuum came with what has since been exposed as based on a lie (Tawana Brawley). So how could such a man seem to be front & center for any Race-Based discussion? Two men who immediately kill the credibility of any issue that Black Men, Women & Children could be seeking to resolve. Well reports came out recently that Reverend Al was also known as CI-7: A Paid Informant for the FBI in the 70's & 80's. The Official Story is that he was informing on the New York Mafia; but conventional wisdom just makes that assertion sound amazingly ridiculous. Since when did the Mafia allow Black People into their rank & file; and if true, how is it that he has lived untouched for another 30 years??? Rumors swirl, however, that he may have been involved in the plot to set-up Sister assata Shakur among others... Peep the link below for more discussion from Public Enemy's Professor Griff & The Lovely Zaza Ali. As always, comments & feedback are welcome. P.E.A.C.E.