*South Carolina is nearly the home of the confederate flag, yet the city of Columbia will see its FIRST Black mayor ever. Steve Benjamin is poised to take over at the helm tomorrow.
He will soon be in the trenches of the old regime’s policies that will have him more entrenched in the muck than President Obama.
Benjamin takes over as the first African American to sit in the seat, but not only that, he will be the first in the chair behind policy that has not seen any changes in 20 years. That’s right! 20!
They have had the same mayor for 20 years and Benjamin will be handed the reigns, but surely with plenty of challenges ahead. (more…)