As a child in the 60s I remember regulaar family get togethers of the extended family practically one a month, were aunts would make great dinners and bake beautiful cakes, we would play monopoly, and crazy 8, and flip baseball cards, the men would argue the rught process for civil rights, and the women would chat together. And we got to know each other and became close. Now we only see each other at weddings and funerals, and rarely on holidays since most middle class native born African Americans have moved out of NYC. But now that times are getting hectic, there is more a need for families to get together for more nation building purposes, because the basic unit of the African community here is the extended family. But how? How do we get our extended families to network?