A picture is worth 1000 words. What does this picture say? It just does not look like a lovefest. Smiley and some of the notables that took part in his discussion in Chicago look defeated, but why? Yes, things are not good in Black America. We have the largest percent of unemployed workers and there are no jobs to be had in our community, but what can be done to change this situation? This is not a situation that we got into overnight and it can not just be solved by the president. Yes, our issues are important but the president is president to all the people, and whether Smiley accepts it or not there is not going to be a black agenda in this current administration. Smiley said “We love Barack Obama. We want him to be a great president. We believe he can be a great president, but great presidents aren’t born, they are made. They have to be pushed into their greatness. They are pushed into their greatness when we hold them accountable.” I agree with Smiley on this point but we must all be accountable including Smiley.