Just as the Commercial Appeal says in an editorial today, "The Tennessee legislature’s Black Caucus would appreciate a spotlight on its positive side, and that’s only fair. The news until recently has been all bad."
It sounds like the caucus’ just completed annual retreat turned out to be a worthwhile event of participants–and for that, the Black Caucus deserves credit:
Reporters on the scene duly noted some of those efforts: 350 young people on hand and learning about their government through a slate of activities, including a mock student legislature, workshops on such topics as social services, criminal justice, health care, economic and community development and education.
Meanwhile, the AP reports that the caucus has restructured its relationship with the retreat. They are finally trying to come into compliance with the law.
That’s good. It would have been far easier just to scrap the entire retreat. I applaud the Black Caucus for taking the time to preserve this annual event.