Hello Destee: Lets talk about communications. This is an area that effects us in every arena. Relationships, generational gap; Our jobs, careers, and extending our education. How do we relate in our home and our respective community ?? How do we communicate with each other ?? And is it effective ?? After browsing for a few days. I often wonder if the reader knows what is being relayed by the poster. And did the poster relay their thoughts , feelings and position thoroughly and effectively ?? I'm not by any means criticizing. Because, I know, that I fall short as well. I'm a firm believer that the value in us are our differences and not what we share alike. And I appreciate and respect the differences in us. The object and ultimate goal TO ME is to understand and comprehend each other. Not necessarily agree. 1- Males verses female and the manner that we relate. Our communication is broken down. If we can do better in this arena, I believe that we are half way there. So lets discuss more effective ways that we can communicate. That will be productive in our relationships. Is there a big gap in our communication method and how damaging is it to us ?? Even though our Eurocentric thinking does not always recognize it, the base of the Black community is a collective of African roots that embraces community atmospheres, spirituality as an integral part of all life domains, and interactive communication and learning. These African traditions contrast with Western traditions, which make them critical for school psychologists to understand. For example, while Black children are used to an aesthetic of community support at home, the nature of Western schools is one of competition with peers. For example, it is important to realize that Black people in America have come to this country from many regions of the world. Many have come to America directly from Africa as descendants of slaves, as immigrants, and as refugees. Blacks’ roots are embedded in Africa; however, Black people also come by way of the Caribbean (including more than 50 islands and especially Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Tobago), the Cape Verde Islands, and Europe/Bermuda. Black people present in a multitude of skin tones ranging from alabaster to deep mahogany. Over the years the community has been labeled Negroid, Colored, Negro, Black, Afro-American, and now African American. All of these things—physical appearance, home region, and accepted racial categorization—may have effects on racial identity. While labeled and categorized as “Black” or “African American,” Black people are not a homogenous group: the larger Black community is as diverse in some cultural aspects as it is in skin tone, comprised of African decendents with a distinct culture and subcultures that may vary one from the other.