Really @ Prettygirl Chattanooga is one of the ONLY cities in the WORLD without black elected officials? I doubt that very much. How about China? How many elected black officials do they have? Or Japan? What about cities in India or any other countries I can name off. I'm sure there are thousands of cities in the world without black elected officials. Also two of the last four Police Chiefs in the city were African American, including the one who was Police Chief before the new Chief was named last July. Everything is not a race issue.