What I seem to notice, (and I know this isn't news to most of you) is that their is a real lack of understanding and communication between our two genders. We're fighting the same battle, but seem to have our own individual troops and strategies that constantly conflict and contradict each other. I've decided a long time ago that I wouldn't continue this cycle. I believe in our young black boys and the men they are to become. They need that belief to say strong, to keep hope. What I'm really trying to do is understand the black male struggle, trying to see their perspective so I can understand their plights and emotional states. It's important to me because I feel it is imperative that we work to understand each other so that we can work for each other. To make a long story short, what is needed to understand the black male?