While this may read as if I am calling for Ms. Cleo to lead our people to the mountain top, I am actually looking for black leaders, male and female, who have the ability to develop a plan for our future, similar to the process our nation’s political parties undergo in order to win future elections. If our goals for 2020 include higher rates of graduate level education, lower rates of poverty, and a stable family structure, we have to start planning today.
Sadly, I do not see this foresight within our leaders. They are content to react to whatever race issue consumes the media, and seem to refuse to plan for our future with any notion of attention to detail.
So let us undertake this challenge ourselves. For one moment, forget about Hurricane Katrina and Michael Richards. Forget about the sheer ignorance that Senator Biden exposed in his comments concerning Senator Obama. In fact, forget about Senator Obama. For the purposes of this discussion, these issues are mere points in history; remember, we are planning for 2020. What are the necessary plans that must be made and actions that we must take in order for black
Be as specific as possible. Simply stating that black men ought to marry their respective baby momma’s will not helpful or productive…