meh.. what is successful then? He catches footballs for a white owner. I've flown halfway across the country to meet clients for my own programming business. You'd think that in a league that's mostly black and almost 100 years old; that there would be a competeing league of mostly black owners that have become "successful" in the nfl and learned the business so they can do for their own. But that's just a thought. Maybe people would hate on a player that plays for a regional team and makes $75k a year. He's probably right on some level. We were suppose to support each other first. All those sit ins and pushes for integration were smoke screens. We held eachother back, instead of demanding to be served at white diners, we should have been making and supporting our own diners. That's why we ain't got nothing today. You can't have the pride of ownership if you don't own nothing. How many black people work for this Vanilla company that AHH forum is powered by? Plus, we don't dream big enough. At least one of us should have come along and said, " I want to make it to the league, then I want to own a league." In before a black person says that's a terrrible idea and points out all the problems with it.