We hear that the groundbreaking for the Harlem Marriot, attended by the Mayor and Governor, was strikingly short on African-American elected officials. There weren’t any there. And no, we’re not counting In Living Color‘s Tommy Davidson as an elected official.
An official of the development company, Majik Development Corporation, told reporters that Charlie Rangel — who has been channeling Federal development aid to Harlem forever — would have attended but had prior commitments.
But when the press caught up with Rangel at another event an hour later, and three blocks away, the congressman said he’d never been invited.