Report Pan-African Solidarity in the Struggle against Racism in Culture, Race & Economy Posted August 22 Jean Watson Excellent observation. One of the things that contributes to the weakness of African people is their DISUNITY. Not just in the U.S. or Caribbean but even in Africa itself in so many cases. Your example of Castro having to send HIS troops from Cuba even though nations like Nigeria and Ethiopia ALONE had far more troops in actual numbers than Cuba that could have been sent to help protect Angola is a great example of that. But because of selfishness and not carrying about their fellow Africans of a different ethnic group, as well as general distrust and disunity among themselves...they couldn't organize to save their fellow Africans in Angola and a non-Black man from the OUTSIDE had to take the initiative to step up and do it. The pettiness and jealousy must come to an end. You see this same pettiness and jealousy occurring among members of the Diaspora community as well. Can't put minor differences and disagreements to the side to focus on a BIGGER cause. Some can't let any kind of perceived slight go without a retaliation against their fellow brother or sister, but racists can kick their ass up and down the boulevard day in and day out and they'll smoke a pound of weed a day TRYING to forget about it and move on. Self-hatred is a huge factor in this distrust and disunity. You mentioned Nkrumah, and as powerful and intelligent and visionary as he was...it was a bit disappointing to learn that he actually chose an ARAB woman to be his wife and mother his children instead of a Black woman from his native Ghana.