There are people with incredible intellect how may or may no have a respective technical field they cover. Obama and politics is one example.
Tons of engineers and lawyers and so forth that are contributing to the development of america in a great way.
but as far as leaders of the black community, we simply have a group of glorified complainers. There are no real intellectuals and none of them are contributing to the intellectual development of the world, the country or the community let alone themselves.
even Cornell West
are all smart people, but none of them really seem to be introducing new ideas into the world, which is what would deem you an intellectual. It's almost a situation when anyone can adorn the title for speakership positions. Voltaire, Marcus Garvey, Karl Marx, Thomas Paine, John Locke, are all intellectual leaders. They were able to introduce new ideas to the world or explain the world in a way it hadn't been explained before which posterity can there after use to model and reform society around them.
As it stands the current black leadership is void of tangible ideas and innovation. There are a lot of community leaders on a local level doing astounding work, but the national names are black versions of Bill O'Reily. Paided opinions. Their claims to fame are usually cheesy one liners and above average to average rhetorical dexterity, but it ends there.