Before some of Us totally give up; We need to understand who We are as a community and who We want to be; and what to do about the challenges We are facing as a Community. Along with that We have to decide, rather We want to or not--Who We need to make a part of this conversation and who We need to cut loose, for they are detriments, they have no redeeming qualities and have been in the past and continue to be impedements to Our survival; and just like We should give up on Us trying to make White America and their Allies understand their racism and hatred towards us; and move on and progress; We have to kick them to the curb and not look back. According to these forums: 1. Employment We have the capabilites of owning Our own; for many money is a problem so you have to work; sometimes at bad or low pay jobs; but there is a way around this: Home Businesses, putting together resources, families living together again, those who know how to tread the grant/loan world of finance help out etc... #1 We have to patronize Us... 2. Police Brutality Victims Keep the light on it, continue to Fight in Court; Not put Ourselves in position to be abused; First, let's save the 3 of the 4 who are not in that life then reach out to the 1 in 4 who are. 3. Prison Industry Product See 2 4. Education Keep the emphasis, while very impotant; not the only way out- some of Us have talents where college would be a waste of time/talent...We all know the names, etc... We have to give Our children their history; while it is getting better; they have to know and understand from whench they came and can go; and We cannot wait for everyone else to catch on... not this time. 5. Massive Immigration There is a part of me that believes that many have been and are allowed here to displace Us; but as there is a God, this has displaced MANY who are not Us. I will take my white brethren ways of action as the most viable way to me. Don't shop in places where many immigrants work; don't buy products where only immigrants or mostly immigrants make the product (I include sick Af-Ams who do this too)... those only, We don't have to do anything physical and stupid or march; We just have to be proud people--Again... open up Our Own businesses and patronize them. 6. Black Politicians We need to think about getting rid of about 80% of the impotents and fighters for everybody and everything but US. Just my thoughts, what are yours? (Thats it, you will hear no more from me on these issues if you don't want to talk about where we are, where we want to be, and how to get there; with these issues. I have written this over and over on these boards, I don't give up easily, but you have got me whipped; if We can't focus and get ourselves together as a community, right here over phone and cable lines, this doesn't bode well for Us getting together as a community. Before We can make demands of others We have to make demands of ourselves.) Peace and Love.