IMHO, we should be striving to become a unified, self-sufficient African American community. We should encourage and support small individuals who have the potential to be the next Donald Trump or Bill Gates. We should establish more of our own banks, improve our urban "blight", develop business and professional incubators to enable us to decrease our dependency on those who seek our demise rather than our growth.
Education is certainly key to self-sufficiency and we should strive to encourage African American youth to stay in school, avoid teen pregnancy, address crime in pre-school rather than in juvenile halls, and improve our own quality of life. Material things are nice, but they are just "stuff".
Integrity, character, values, and knowledge are things that can not be stolen once acquired. As addressed in another thread here some time ago, integration was one of the worst things that happened to the African American as it resulted in our economic power, small businesses, and professionals leaving our neighborhoods.
The American Dream can never be ours as we are no longer African and not yet American. There is no rainbow for us. We must build our own.