I said the same thing in a different context a few days ago, and I got persecuted.
Anyways, the question isn't so much WHAT they are doing for themselves, but WHY they aren't doing it. And I will tell you what it is write now. The American Dream. You can't bring anyone with you to the top. And it's not just black people, it's everyone (minus a select few persons), who aren't out there to just "get theirs". Anyone can "get theirs". I don't know about y'all but the American Dream of "getting yours" can go f*ck itself, I want nothing to do with it. Because when all is said and done, in lose last few breaths as you look back; you would have gotten yours...AND NO ONE WOULD CARE!
In essence, in order to do something for people, you have to sacrifice a part of yourself to be able to do something for the greater good. Problem is, no one is willing to do it. To much "me me me me me" not enough "us us us us us".