There has never been a lack of positive male role models, only the lack of media coverage of them.
There are positive role models in all segments of society which are not shown in the media.
As men, it is our responsibility to be great role models.
It is important for us to be mentors and teachers that share our knowledge and wisdom.
Black Boy, Black Boy - Celebrate The Power Of You!
Inspire Black boys to imagine all the great things they can do while celebrating remarkable moments from Black history!
Dear boy, Black boy, I believe in you so.
Let's start your story--ready, set, go.
From athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick to musician Fela Kuti, explorer Matthew Henson and writer Chinua Achebe, there are so many inspirational men in Black history. This lyrical, rhythmic text encourages boys to imagine everything they can be and the great things they can do, drawing on the strength of people throughout history that paved the way for Black boys today. Black Boy, Black Boy tells today's boys: you have the courage, you are the light. It's a new day! Be inspired and motivated by drawing on the history of the role models that came before you.
Black Boy, Black Boy - Celebrate The Power Of You!
Nasir Bayan is a corporate mental health & wellness expert, leadership trainer/facilitator, licensed psychotherapist, conscious entrepreneur and speaker. His mission is to serve the greater good by helping people and organizations do the inner work that leads to outer transformation. On a deeper level, his goal is to serve as a vessel for the awakening and evolution of human consciousness. Engaging wisdom traditions and inner science, his work explores the present-day intersections of leadership, mindfulness, personal development, race, healing & mysticism, conscious business and inner transformation.
Dr. Dennis Winkler - Mens Emotional Healing
Dr. Dennis Winkler is an entrepreneur, psychotherapist, clinician, African-centered counselor, pastoral counselor, business consultant, and success coach; who has served his community all of his adult life. He has lectured at countless seminars, workshops, and private sessions. He has been a servant to many individuals, groups, couples, families, and organizations in the progressive development of the traditionally overlooked and disenfranchised, namely the African American (Black Community). Mr. Winkler’s mission is to equip individuals and families with the necessary tools to build stronger family units and communities.
Dr. Bernard Toney - Former White House Medical Officer
Bernard is a former White House Medical Officer skilled at collaborating with governmental agencies, non-governmental partners, and global partners to develop medical plans, infectious disease mitigation strategies, and public health preparedness at the highest level of government. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Global Health & Evidence Based Medicine at the University of Lynchburg in Virginia and is currently an Advanced Practice Provider at The National Institute of Health.
Calvin Niles - Storyteller & Speaker
Calvin Niles is a Communication Coach and Mindful Storyteller who delivers keynote talks to groups large and small, bringing to life the potential for mindfulness and storytelling in communication that will help you create powerful connections with your audience. He coaches entrepreneurs, coaches and consultants to get to the heart of their key message, exploit the power of their story and to communicate it with impact in their business or vocation. He also runs workshops to help teams unlock their potential in business and leadership and learn how to imbue their communication with mindfulness to foster understanding and create context for meaningful engagement.
Kenneth Johnson-Founder of East Coast Executives
Kenneth is the founder of East Coast Executives, which is recognized as the leader in Diversity Recruitment, established in 2001, and is the #1 ranked diversity recruiter as recognized by Google search engines and has positioned East Coast Executives as the only real choice for Diversity Recruiting and Employment Services.
Kenneth is also the creator of an app called BLKBOX which is a career consciousness portal for black men. www.blkbox.tech
Emir Davis -Educator
Emir is the Director of Black Male Engagement for the Center For Black Educator Development. He leads a cohort of Black male current or aspiring teachers through a series of workshops around culturally responsive pedagogy, around basic teaching skills, around what it means as a Black male to navigate the predominately white institution that is teaching. He also works with districts or organization leadership to develop strategies around retention and recruitment of Black male teachers.
Ron Elliott Jr. - Filmmaker
Ron is the writer and producer of the film, Die Willie Die, which was inspired by his desire to STOP the doctrine of Willie Lynch from applying today, for the sake of his children and all future generations of Americans of African Descent. The goal of the film is to help us identify the trauma that is limiting us and provide solutions for healing. Ron’s journey to heal his family starts with learning the process that created it. Loosely guided by the book The Willie Lynch Letter & The Making of a Slave, he examines the accuracy in the fictional work as it relates to his present reality as an American of African descent. What he finds is the disturbing fact that many descendants of American slaves suffer from Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, a condition that supports Willie Lynch’s theory of making slaves, enslave themselves.
Arjuna O'Neal interviews Coach Michael Taylor
In this power packed interview, Coach Michael Taylor speaks with Arjuna O'Neal about the reason some men struggle with expressing their emotions and why it is so difficult for men to say "I Need Help". Arjuna is a mindset coach and speaker who has committed his life to teaching mindfulness and meditation.
Arjuna O’Neal is the creator of Mind Elevation, a personal development coaching program, and the founder of Share Necessities, a non-profit bringing essential resources and skills to communities in need.
Arjuna teaches mindfulness in public and private schools (K-12), sharing practical tools for emotional and social intelligence, critical thinking, resiliency, and social responsibility. He also trains educators how to create mindful learning environments for their students.
Nia Wesley - Producer of Profiled: The Black Man Documentary
In this interview Nia Wesley discusses her role in producing the documentary, Profiled: The Black Man. She describes it as a love letter to black men and I agree with her sentiment.
From their website:
"Through a powerful mixture of historical footage, real-life testimony, and commentary from an array of renowned thought leaders, “Profiled: The Black Man” aims to show the difficulties Black men have faced, both in the past and present-day, while also highlighting and celebrating the triumphs and resilience of countless extraordinary men. In addition, each episode will feature commentary from notable community members such as executive producer Tina Knowles-Lawson, civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson, activist Tamika Mallory, hip-hop culture icon Sway Calloway, the Grammy, Emmy and Tony award-winning Billy Porter and more."
Kevin Ross - Unity of Sacramento
Kevin Ross is the embodiment of shattering stereotypes. He is a loving husband and father, an author, social activist, dynamic speaker, radio host, and the minister of Unity of Sacramento, which is a non-denominational ministry based on the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer. Recognized for its outstanding spiritual teachings, conscious expanding meditations, world-class music, and powerful prayer ministries, Unity of Sacramento has more than 600 congregants.
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