Are you brave enough to put your assumptions to the challenge and drill down into a specific problem within the African American community using any published problem solving technique? "Creative problem solving is about finding the solutions that might normally get missed. Why are they overlooked? Often it is because we are trapped into a certain approach by the assumptions we are making. When we challenge these "hidden" assumptions, we find that there are many creative solutions that never occurred to us before." Analysing the environment Recognising a problem Identifying the problem Making assumptions Generating alternatives Choosing among alternatives Implementing the Chosen Solution Control /measure results "This kind of problem solving is so powerful and creative because it gets you "out of the box." The box is the usual way of looking at things. Challenge assumptions, though, and you get a look beyond the normal. You often get to a deeper or more fundamental problem, as when a man who thinks he needs a better apartment to rent challenges the idea and ends up investing in a new home. This is a problem solving technique for real life."