I am really amused at the rhetoric that is being spued on this forum...when it comes to black issues. Some seemed to be self appointed experts in black relationships and black history. People are quoting this book, this professor etc.. but what are they doing individually to help black folks. What about those who are in jail, women who have four children with different fathers. All of the academic knowledge about the original black family in Africa yada yada. I am all for the history of our people BUT I wonder if those who are writing these comments are really concerned with the true issues that affect black folks today. The history of our people is IMPORTANT... but dealing with the present day issues have to be addressed too. Reading a history book or watching a video cannot give a hungry mother food or pay the rent. What some of those who are spouting this should do is seek ways to help our people. Imma tired of all this lotta long talk. I know I am going to be tarred and feathered because it may seem that I am not black conscious enough. I am a black realist. Present issues need to dealt with and URGENTLY. Looking back is good, but there is a road ahead. When we drive we do not keep looking through the rear view mirror, our eyes must also be on the road . Whilst people are writing there are many who are going hungry at night. Perhaps it may be a good thing to remove oneself from in front of the computer and go light one's candle and see what's happening.