Dent posted about the mounting calls from papers for House Speaker Jim Black to resign here. But... Who’s onspicuously absent from the list: 1) the Charlotte Observer, 2) The News & Observer. TarGator's blog Comments Resign from what? I think Black's actions, as shown so far, prove he should be removed from leadership positions and replaced with a strong, Progressive Democrat. However, until some criminal wrong-doing is shown, I don't think he should quit the legislature. Republicans want him to quit, even if he did nothing wrong, so they can trot him out. I think he needs to stay in place as a legislator until there is some proof of wrong-doing. Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over. -me I would say speakership I think that is what the paper's are calling for too.