We, as African Americans, must get more involved in making policy. If you are not at the table you will probably end up on the menu. In other words, we too often are left out of the benefit side of a law, rule or regulation. The pain side of such matters is usually where you will find us. As one of my mentors taught me, “You can be one of two things: A political activist or a political victim.” Don’t assume that our needs will be taken care of. They haven’t been yet, and it is our fault. We must get into the game and ensure our needs will be met.