In a recent study assigned in class, I found that a lot of African American children are growing up in single mother homes. There is a lack of African American male presence in the lives of many Black children. A substantial growth of positive Black male role models is imperative if the Black community wants to lift themselves out from this horrendous cycle of economic, educational, and social despair. However, it can not be just any Black role model but one who is successful in something other athletics and entertainment. Black entrepreneurs and intellectuals have to play a bigger role in helping young African American children realize there is other paths to success besides making it pro or having a rap career.