I cannot affort to lose focus, too much is dependent on it. Have you ever felt the need to connect with your own people but instead each time you try someone gets offended or seem too sensitive or is simply afraid of dealing with the issue? I teach my children to confront their fears. I am young yet but I cannot afford to wait until old age sets in to say "you know, you children should..."
As black people we have to face the issues that affect us, deal with it constructively, find the solutions and not depend on other people to plead our cause or for that matter the cause of our offsprings. One way to start is by talking about it. If everybody holds their grieviences, worries, grudges, concerns, bitterness, whatevers inside, will they not someday explode!
I believe it is okay to talk about issues of concern without trying to cut each others throats or dehumanising each other. It should be okay for someone to state their opinion without necessarily being attacked by another yet, Isee it happening all of the time! again, people do not have to see eye to eye with each other, everyone have a right to their opinion and when we think in terms of communicating with each other we have got to keep these things in mind.
Aside from this, everyone should be given the chance to speak, even if you do not have an interest in the issue that the person is trying to address. Therefore we need to remind ourselves of the effectiveness and the benefits that can result from the proper way to communicate with each other as a people.