Black Americans are losing political clout. The loss of voting power is not from white peoples’ skullduggery, but due to our own movement choices. 2010 Census data show that 20 of the 25 cities that have at least 250,000 people and a 20% Black population lost political clout. These declines happened in traditional Black strongholds such as: Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Cleveland and Washington, DC. Black American political and population losses were fueled by middle-and-upper-class Blacks leaving cities for the suburbs and large percentages of Blacks leaving Northern cities for thriving centers in the South.