Who Will Be the Next Black Senator?

Roland Burris brought up a striking point with his farewell address to the U.S. Senate: He leaves behind a legislative body devoid of black representation. Are African Americans willing to support the next viable black candidate, even if that means voting across party lines?

Outgoing Sen. Roland Burris (Brendan Smialowski/Getty)

Lenny McAllister is a syndicated political commentator and the host of the morning radio show Launching Chicago With Lenny McAllister on WVON, The Talk of Chicago 1690 AM. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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