Great Zimbabwe was thought to be built by white adventurers, until archaeologist's proved them wrong. The Pyramids, pottery, writing, design all of these were the work of our African ancestors. So why is it, that we are still trying to prove that black people are good enough, creative enough and smart enough for today's society?
Not only are today's Africans [no matter where they are born or live] are more than capable of doing epic exploits. All we have to do is stop listening to those who constantly beat the drum of victimhood and lack. These people are not helping us, they are hurting us.
Malcolm X said it correctly,
"The worst enemy that the Negro have is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros and calling himself a liberal, and it is following these white liberals that has perpetuated problems that Negros have. If the Negro wasn't taken, tricked or deceived by the white liberal, then Negros would get together and solve our own problems. I only cite these things to show you that in America, the history of the white liberal has been nothing but a series of trickery designed to make Negros think that the white liberal was going to solve our problems. Our problems will never be solved by the white man."
X was correct in stating Blacks are more than capable of solving our own problems. Our ancestors were refused the right to be educated. They made a way and started our own schools.
We were denied economic empowerment. We started our own banks, and financial institutions.
We were denied political redress. We started our own powerful coalition to address our grievances.
All of this we did before giving over our lives, families and destiny to someone who said, "We can take care of you." Today, globally, black people are at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder. Haiti, a country rich in minerals and potential and 100% black is the world poorest country, yet we are less than a stones throw away from the world richest nation.
Because we are waiting for a white man to save us.
My friends, nothing is impossible. If our brothers and sisters coming out of slavery could develop cities, start schools and become prosperous, then so can we.