Just over 23 years ago, the kidnapping of a baby from Harlem Hospital exposed the need for greater security and training at public hospitals. Now that the Carlina White case has been solved, it's worth asking if the conditions that led to her abduction have changed.
Some people saw Driving Miss Daisy, the movie, as an affirmation of black stereotypes. But Hoke, the chauffeur played by Morgan Freeman and now by James Earl Jones on Broadway, represents a generation of black men who worked hard so their children and grandchildren wouldn't have to.
He's either sly as a fox or "brazen and arrogant." Never mind those ethics charges -- as the New York congressman campaigns for his 21st term in office, he seems determined to keep on doing the Harlem shuffle.