Lit Drop co-conspirator Gin Dumcius has this cycle's first hard look at the minority voting block  in Boston in this week's Dorchester Reporter:
"But the question remains... Will Tom Menino continue to have a virtual lock on the votes of the black and minority community as he makes a bid
for a historic fifth term?...
â€œI would argue that the minority community will be the battleground,â€ said Horace Small, executive director of the Union of Minority Neighborhoods. â€œSam needs them. Mike needs them. Itâ€™s going to be won or lost in the communities of color.â€"