Promoting social change

Through increased literacy in Black communities.

Black Men Read was started in 2018, to improve literacy outcomes among Black students in the greater DMV area.

When people read more great things start to happen; from economic growth to a reduction in poverty and crime, and increased education. Ultimately, the world becomes a better place.


Books & Bars '22

Our most exciting event is growing! Now serving over 350 High School students Black Men Read is poised to double our reach. But we need your help to do that. A $10 pledge helps supply books to students, while larger donations defer event costs… 


How To Get Involved

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.

Reading with students is a great way to model the behavior of reading. Volunteer at schools to encourage every type of reader, from reluctant to avid readers.


BMR Gear

Represent the movement for Black Literacy and empowering our students with Black Man Read curated apparel and gifts.

BLACK MEN READ is a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to ignite social change by creating opportunities through literacy within Black communities.


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