I could not let this Saturday go by without reminding black people that this woman (Susheela Jayapal) who replaced Loretta Smith on the Multnomah Commission is now your representative. It is clear that she does not have the same degree of concern about black people’s issues as Loretta. So, it is extremely important that black people hold her accountable and make sure she hears for from us. Last week on Saturday I attended her town hall meeting in North Portland and there were a number of special interest groups present but only a few black voices. Warning, she is directly impacting your lives.