Many of Us feel frustrated and alone in Our struggles to see Our Communities Uplifted where they should be. We all ask the same questions over and over and over--in different ways. I think that sometimes We don't recognize the tools that We have at Our disposal. First, We could and should rely on Our Own History of Perserverence. Those people who died for Us-Their Blood should not have been given in vain. Second, We are going to have to relearn to love Ourselves and Each Other; and if You find doing that to be hard-Fake It Until It Becomes Real. Third, We have to Weed Out those Who look like Us--but are detrimental to Our progress and Our health--mental, emotional, physical, economic... If you need some examples: Congressional Black Caucus, Black Known Republicans, Black Writers of "N***** Edites" John McWhorter, Larry Elders, etc... Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, etc... We have to rid Ourselves of Slaves and Shackledom Once and For All... All of these people, in one degree or another are on somebody's plantation; the price they pay to go to parties is to sell Us out... add to the list many African-American Entertainers... sports, etc... Our Own Criminals...these MFs hurt Us. Fourth, Re-Learn ThanksGiving. While there are so many UnSung heroes in Our Family; I think that We must learn to recognize those of Other Races who gave too. While I understand all too well how easy it is to fall back on the hatreds and angers that many Others Use against Us; and return it back to them... We have to stop doing that. Playing that game does not put Us on an even playing field, or make Us better; in fact it makes Us worse and lower... it is a dogs game that cowards and liars play. We cannot be righteous that way. So, while We revere Our Fore Parents and Family; We can at the same time acknowledge those Who may have helped them. I have a contemporary example: Andre' Agassi; the Tennis Player. Here is a guy who has taken on the task of opening and running a school for Our kids. Our Kids who had been deemed incompetent, unlearnable... and turned many of them around. Why do We not talk about him? There are many brothers and sisters Out there too, who have taken on the task, like Thomas El... All I am saying is let's give each and all credit. I know that some help to keep Us separated from them and theirs. That is okay too. Like many of Our HBCU's were funded by Whites who just didn't want Us around their kids... but what a trick, When We took what was given, f*** the reason and churned out Leaders ... and an educated class...and still are. Fifth, Support those of Our Community who give back to Our Community. This ties in with number four. We have to learn to choose who to regale. I do not think that anyone should be forced into helping the Community. I don't think that We should have to ask. If they want to help; in any way, they have to do so. I mean, as much as I like Micheal Jordan, what has he done for Our Community? Should We continue to buy $200 shoes for Ourselves and Our kids...supporting him, When he doesn't support Us? In this too, I mean, your local community activist; they guy down the street who takes Out time with Our kids, coaching , teaching them to read, etc... Sixth, Pool Resources. You want things. We can have everything We want and need, if We learn to pool resources. Seventh, Start small and build Our Communities back up. Start with Clean-Up; sometimes it ain't where you living, but how you living--- no one has to live in Trash. Hold onto what We already have. If We take care of where We are and keep it, and buildup; We can Combat Gentrification and Marginalization. You want your own business. If you have to start at home. Karl Kani started in his apartment. FUBU started in college dorm rooms. Eighth, Exercise Restraint. Stop helping up others. They don't help Us in any way. Stop shoveling in $800 billion dollars into a country that doesn't appreciate Us; let another group take over that stat. Ninth, Take Back Our Kids. Teach Our Kids. Tenth, Share what works and what doesn't; give reaching Out to Our Community a chance.