Conclusion and Recommendations
The heart of Black America is strong. It has more than its fair share of problems and there are not too many places to which it can turn for a helping hand or even a sympathetic ear. These are not new sentiments within Black America, but history will record that the watershed of their convergence into something that can properly be described as a national movement took place in the spring of 1984 at a Black Family Summit co-sponsored by the National Urban League and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Black fraternities, sororities, and other social organizations are often the despair of their members for the demands on time and money to address community problems. No black professional association of any size or significance ever holds a meeting at which the agenda is not overcrowded with discussions on ‘how to help the black community’.