BLACK MEN READ exists to ignite and empower communities of color by inspiring literacy. Through mentorship and advocacy, we aim to improve educational outcomes and foster a lifelong love of reading with a focus on Black men and boys.
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Last year was AMAZING! And in 2020 we are looking to do it bigger and at more 3 more High Schools. We love to crank up the fun level a notch and mix our favorite past time, reading with our favorite music genre, HIP-HOP! Would you help us by donating funds to help us put together a fun event to inspire young readers to read great literature? Each student will receive a copy of the book of three books chosen by their peers. The students will read these awesome, music inspired books and attend a culminating, music filled event hosted by national recording artist, COLE HICKS, and have the chance to drop a hot 16 for a chance to win awesome prizes.$100.00 donated of $8,000.00 goalDonate
Black Men Read is sponsoring the second annual Spoken Word Workshop led by Roscoe Burnems, performance poet, mentor and Founder of the Writer’s Den Poetry Slam Team. What better way to engage students in the fun and creativity of literature than poetry?! Help us sponsor two sessions of this awesome event! More info: The Writer’s Den Poetry Slam Team is Richmond’s premier poetry slam experience which holds performance poetry competitions the last Wednesday of the month. The Writer’s Den Slam team has sent teams to regional and national competitions since 2014 and are currently ranked top 10 in the South.$50.00 donated of $250.00 goalDonate