Consider this my late opinion since I was busy earlier this week polishing off my Negritude book review. When black academics (I almost put the word leadership there, but realized that would be a misnomer.) take aim at one another, it typically leads to a mischaracterization of both parties. I’ve been searching for a balanced article on the subject and have yet to find one. It is like the Superbowl of Grassroots Black Issues with pundit, commentators, personalities and fanatics on either side lodging an opinion about how much the other is not doing. Truth be told, neither one has boots on the ground every day. Why should they? Academics have their own role to play in research, framing and presentation of the problem. Others can act. Harris-Perry though I occasionally disagree with her backgrounding of the Obama administration is neither a fake nor a fraud. West is not the modern day embodiment of King Jr. (Dr. Boyce, hyperbolic much?). In the actual article in Diverse, every one seemed a little full of themselves (Sharpton included). And poor people still won’t catch a break when the latest spat is finished. Who got defrauded in that transaction?