I see a common theme in the African American community -- a tolerance of the current state. "This system wasn't made for us, that's just how it is," I hear. This mentality permeates through world famous academics, and is widely read in higher education.
The American recession has become the black community's depression, but we still have tremendous power. What would happen, if this holiday season, we only shopped at companies that were truly committed to giving us jobs and helping us thrive?
You can say that I leap first, look later. I believe that you need some of that impulse, fearlessness and confidence as an entrepreneur. You have to have heart and Lord knows, I've got tons. But for floral design you also need an eye and a hand.