(as an aside, why has my traffic relatively blown up off of the Jamal Bryant Empowerment Temple stuff? all i did was point folks to the site….interesting.)

This global vs. local thing I’ve been working through has led to a few spinoffs that I think people might find interesting.

The folks at Democracy and Hiphop take issue with Grace Boggs local approach as well as her ideas about the working class.

Malik has decided to refocus his blog to focus more on local solutions in diasporal communities….and in doing so he juxtposes a local approach to EC Hopkins‘ more power elite driven approach.

Whether you agree or disagree, I think these conversations get at the crux of the matter, and should take you in interesting (and worthwhile) directions.