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.
Jason is the founder of The Lives of Men which is an integrated media and lifestyle company focused on chronicling the stories and diverse interests of men of color. TLoM exists as a resource for men as we navigate various life stages. By embracing a feminist, inclusive perspective, our goal is to inspire, activate and nurture the development of well-rounded men.
Rick Williams is a men's coach who teaches men how to create true connection and intimacy in their relationships. He incorporates a wide variety of techniques and modalities to support and challenge men to move past antiquated masculine roles and encourages them to discover their true authentic selves.
One negative stereotype about black men is the myth of the deadbeat dad. Join Coach Michael Taylor in this completely unscripted interview with his son Mike as they shatter that stereotype. In the conversation they discuss openly and honestly their love for one another
and talks about important issues like divorce, dealing with challenges in life and what it means to love each other unconditionally.
Tyrone Smith is a nationally recognized lecturer and motivational speaker. After he retired from playing professional football with the San Francisco 49ers, Tyrone dedicated his life to helping youth and young adults score in life by obtaining the tools needed to enhance academic, social and moral development. Tyrone’s philosophy, which stresses educational prowess and proactive social behavior, helps today’s youth and young adults become the leaders of tomorrow.
Ellis is a Professional Performance & Leadership Development Expert/Speaker/Trainer & Consultant who specializes in helping teams both corporate and otherwise, create synergistic relationships so their performance and productivity excels. He is as entrepreneurial as one can get and loves to inspire others to spread their entrepreneurial wings too! His company is Short Street Strategic Solutions .
Michael is a 20 year old college student who is currently running to be the next mayor of Washington D.C. He definitely shatters the stereotype of young black males and he is a role model and provides a sense of optimism for our youth with his intelligence, compassion and courage.
Raymond is the founder of Metromorphosis which is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform urban communities from within. Through this mission, the organization seeks to develop and mobilize a critical mass of engaged citizens to design and implement sustainable solutions to persistent community challenges.
Derrell is the founder of Fresh Tech Solutionz; a startup that develops affordable mobile apps and websites for small businesses. Derrell is very active in the community and has recently co-founded another business called Granny's Grand Children to inspire the next generation by encouraging entrepreneurship, black excellence, and multi-generational wealth.
Ashante is the founder of an organization named Ever Forward. Founded in 2004, the Ever Forward Club mentors young men of color in middle and high school by providing them with safe, brave communities that build character and transform lives.
Our mission is to give young men a chance to get real.
Ahmad is a leadership futurist, educator, coach and speaker. He advises companies, start-ups, governments, colleges and universities on big shifts and global trends impacting the future of learning, talent and the economy.
Karl T. S. Jackson is a Software Release and Program Manager at On Center Software in The Woodlands, Texas where he manages and directs software releases and company projects. He is launching a new men’s grooming line to help promote healthier options for men called the Black Beard Brigade.
Michael Brown helps people learn how to make their money work for them using simple financial concepts. He is an expert in financial services and teaching financial literacy. He is committed to empowering families to make better financial choices and to insure they are able to reach their financial goals.