Can Ferguson's black leaders gain power next April?

By Alistair Bell FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – This troubled suburb of St. Louis is warily awaiting the decision of a grand jury that could indict a white policeman for the killing of black teenager Michael Brown. But African-American leaders are casting one eye beyond the decision to an election next year that might, finally, tip the balance of power in their favor. In April, three of Ferguson’s six city council seats are up for grabs and African-Americans have a chance to end decades of white domination. Two-thirds of the town’s 21,000 population is black. …

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