Black Men Read | Creating Change One Book At A Time |

We exist to ignite social change by creating opportunities through literacy within Black communities.

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Books and Bars Campaign (FY 2022)

Our biggest and most exciting event is growing bigger! Now serving over 400 High School students we are poised to reach and inspire more students especially our target group, Black males. We need your assistance in making this event bigger and better. Small donations like $10 helps supply a book for a student while larger donations help defer the costs of entertainment, author guests, food, technology costs and contest prizes.

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General Campaign FY 2022

Please support our general campaign in support of our organization in Fiscal year 2022. The funds donated here will be used to support a program, help pay for administrative costs such as tax filing fees and also make donations to individual efforts not part of our major programs.

Explore Our Causes Driven to Reignite Literacy

Each of our causes is built to inspire, connect and empower Black men and boys to foster a lifelong love of reading. Through mentorship, advocacy, and community events, we’re able to provide platforms that ignite creativity, expression and open up their eyes to a world of reading.

Volunteer For BMR

Create Change One Book at a Time

When we work together, we’re stronger. Support BMR by volunteering your time, talent, and resources for our initiatives. Learn More

Book Club Admin

From picking monthly themes to book selections, designing meetups and experiences, our admins can help us shape BMR book clubs’ future.


Help us continue our mission by joining our Fundraising Committee to support behind-the-scenes planning while bringing several school events to life.

Read at Schools

Reading with students is a great way to model the behavior of reading. Join us to volunteer at schools to read with every type of reader, from reluctant to avid personal readers.

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The BMR Book Club

A book club for Black men and our allies to come together to talk books, share their experiences and ideas to continue to build our communities.

Beyond The Bookshelf


FUNDRAISER: Books And Bars 2021-22

Demetrius Frazier

Our biggest program is back and bigger than ever!  Books and Bars, a program that fuses music, poetry, and...READ MORE

AUTHOR CHAT: Lamar Giles

Demetrius Frazier

This month we had so much fun sitting down with middle grade and young adult author Lamar Giles to...READ MORE

AUTHOR CHAT: Michael Eric Dyson

Demetrius Frazier

This month we had the honor and privilege to sit down with best selling author and intellectual, Michael Eric...READ MORE

Author Chat: Jesse Washington

Demetrius Frazier

Our October book of the month was a special book for so many reasons. The book, an autobiography of...READ MORE