How is it nearly all political candidates black and white are related by marriage at least to other current or former elected officials.
The plain truth is the the majority of African Americans in New Orleans are relatively recent (in New Orleans terms ) immigrants from outside. There has been, as far as I can tell, no one elected from these immigrants unless you count Pat Swilling (a celebrity and football star). Now I have met Pat and he seems a completely honest and competent person. He is however only one person I can think of..