Excellent and astute article, Larry; I'm sure Dr. Cosby would agree, as do I. But I would add to the issue of fatherlessness the disdain for education that many young black men have, regarding it as a white man's tool. Until the issue of 'thug culture' is addressed, many more young black men will be killed. These young men need to learn that pimping and dealing drugs is not a superior lifestyle to getting an education and contributing to society. No more 'trophy kids' in the 'hood.