NORFOLK - - In one of the most flagrant abuses of political power for special interest benefits, the Norfolk council took citizens' tax monies and bailed the incompetent operators of Afr'Am Fest.

The fest, started 27 years ago is a pseudo event preying on lower and middle class blacks, to line the pockets of promoters.  

It has no basis in history and simply is designed to celebrate black behavior in culture - music & arts.  Few educated, well-to-do blacks attend the event.

Yet it is a racial pacifier and the city took $11,000 in direct tax dollars to pay for the bad decisions of the promoters. See Editor's Desk Blog for rest of the story.