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Reply to "Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC"

SUNNUBIAN, we've had several discussions here about that African-American Congress... In my view, the first order of business would be to Coordinate Organizations, etc. with Similar Functions. And COORDINATION is the whole idea of UNITY as I see it. The fundamental philosophy would be that We're All In This Together with the fundamental assumption being that We All Want What's Best For The Black Community.

For this to happen, IMO, it will take a Phil Jackson like statesperson who can keep the parties involved focused on the mission which, simply, would be aligning people according to their area of expertise, talent and interest into Task Forces to tackle the particular issue in their area of [most] concern. To do that, it may only mean supporting existing organizations. It may also mean establishing new ones or drawing off the wealth of experience and knowledge from across the country.

The thing to all this is that somebody just has to get it started and act on that vision and keep the spirit alive until it comes to fruition. Essentially, I agree with JWC and think, too often, people feel like there has to be a mass buy-in before something can begin. Things start small:
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A 'unity paradigm' has to be understood to not require unanimity. Major socio-political change is historically proven to need only a lesser percentage of the overall population to be successful.
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