In the year 2015, in the age of advanced technology, I-phones, computers, the world wide web, social media and podcasts (etc.), what African Americans [and the ENTIRE Black Race Globally] need is UNITY, first and foremost, if not instead of a "Leader".
African Americans and the ENTIRE Black Race has got to somehow use the internet and social media come together under one or a few specific umbrellas, i.e., by community, by city, by state, by region, by country, by continent, and globally.
This seems like an impossible task--to unite the black race on a global scale….
It's been my experience--black people on a global scale have a different mindset, a different cultural view & see African Americans as beneath them or unappreciative of the opportunities available to them in this country (again, in my experience).
I've gotten into heated arguments with some that have crossed my path and I find that they don't get it, they are indifferent to the plight of black Americans.
Of course my personal experience does not a generalization make but I would LOVE to speak to a black person (from another country) with knowledge of African-American history, who understood the dynamics, the infrastructure in this country as it relates to racism, and why African-Americans (in general) feel the way they do about white privilege.
It seems like an impossible achievement (to unite the entire black race) due to the many different perspectives, beliefs & goals.
I'm not against it (uniting the black race) but I think many more African-Americans will be murdered by the police with impunity, more injustice will follow, the prisons will continue to be filled with black people, the unemployment rate for black Americans will continue to lead other races in this country, illnesses like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity (& other) will kill even more black people before uniting the entire black race ever gets started.