Good afternoon, posters, and I hope you're in the mood to hear this too, but let's don't get off topic, as well as face up to our and our peoples internal issues/problems/etc., i. e., which some of you have exibited the courage/intelligence/etc. to say something about, though we have yet to come to an actual agreed upon consensus, e. g. as to what exactly to do anything about it all... After having said and written that: If there hadn't been or isn't a sense of family--before and since the unjust enslavement of our distant african ancestors/their immediate descendents/etc., as well as had not been an any intact black family and/or extended family members, some who did look out for each other during the early and late years of the white racist policy and practice of segregation which followed the end of slavery in this nation, as well? There would have been no intact black communities, no Nation of Islam, no black created and run chrisitian churches, etc., for the likes of Martin or Malcolm to give advice to--let alone lead anywhere... To say the least: There wouldn't have been a Black Movement--be it the Civil Rights and Black Power movements as well... Flashforward: And I do believe too much is being guessed at these days: Some things we must know to be true! So please some of you enlighten me as regards what you know and understand about the history etc. of the black family--i. e., on the African continent--during slavery and segregation--on this one... That will help me better understand and know some of the reasons behind the present day crisis as regards that too... Thanks in advance!