I'm gonna say this mid-stream:
The "Co-Op" idea would be a great model for African America to follow in order to pull ourselves, our communities and our families out of the constant struggle that we are usually in.
American 'capitalism' is the fact that, now, and for some time now, is operating with all of our systems of 'checks and balances' and regulation of industry taken away. So, it's not so much who owns the means of production, but whether or not any system/means of production is properly regulated and bound by a system of checks and balances that makes it fair to the worker, the owner, and the economy at large.
(But, I'll keep reading)