Individual Donor Levels (2020)

We are proud to announce a new way for individual donors to financially support our mission. The Individual Pledge Program allows individuals to pledge to financially support Black Men Read at a level starting as low as $100. Donors commit to complete their pledge throughout the year either through manual payments or by automatic recurring payments to a credit or debit card.

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President’s Address (2019)

For the first annual President’s Dinner our president, Demetrius Frazier, presented highlights from 2019 and charged all in attendance to continue to work towards our mission.

To view the summary slides from this event please select the graphic below.

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New Volunteer Staff Position: Creative Director

Black Men Read is currently looking for a super talented and hard working individual to join our staff as a CREATIVE DIRECTOR.  This position will be integral to sharing our message and impact in an engaging and inspiring way.  Are you that person?  Consider joining our team today!

Below you will find a written job description detailing the responsibilities and requirements. If interested, please click the button below to apply.

If interested, please send your resume and samples of your work to contact@blackmenreadnow.com to apply.

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Book Review: “Tears We Cannot Stop” by Michael Eric Dyson

“Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon To White America” written by Michael Eric Dyson is an educational and enlightening book about race, American psychology and societal ills written specifically to white Americans.  The book serves as an emotional appeal for the audience to tackle head on America’s avoidance of its destructive history, inhuman, racist structures and the residual outcomes of these actions and institutions.

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Book Review: “The Black Male Handbook” by Kevin Powell

“The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life” written by Kevin Powell is a collection of essays written to open necessary dialogue.  Topics covered include important and relevant topics ranging from mental health to reforming the definition of manhood to economic empowerment in the Black community.  The basic premise of the work itself, engaging unspoken conversations, is often identified but almost never tackled head on with a spirit of resolution.

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Book Review: “Swing” by Kwame Alexander

Swing“, by Kwame Alexander is the second of three books we will be reviewing as part of our #BooksandBars theme.  We’ve already reviewedOn The Come Up” by Angie Thomas.

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Book Review: “On The Come Up” by Angie Thomas

There are many things that are just so right about “On The Come Up”.  It’s subject matter, likeable characters and well-told story are enough to give it high ratings.  I for one gave it just that: a HIGH FIVE for book dopeness.  But that’s not where the artistry ends.

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Book Review: Sugar by Bernice L. McFadden

I have long been a follower of author and professor, Bernice L. McFadden on social media. Personally I think she is overall an interesting and entertaining follow (Instagram: Bernice L. McFadden). However, I shamefully admit I have not read any of her works until I picked up this book, Sugar. After reading this novel, I will do every thing possible until my last breath to right this tragedy.

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Book Review: Tay Goes To The Game by Phelicia Lang

Someone pleeaassee tell me they had such cool books when I was a child?? Books that had handsome little black boys and girls that looked like me and the little girls I knew. Story lines that are filled with fun times and cool activities. I am so thrilled to join with Multicultural Children’s Book Day (http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com) as a book reviewer for some absolutely fantastic and diverse books that are just like I described.

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Book Review: Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

If you are like me, your reading selections lead you to occasionally pick the same type of book in consecutive selections. Maybe you go on a crime drama binge or maybe you pick a few historical fiction tiles in a row. I have seen many complain about this issue. But have no fear! I have a perfect reading rut buster: Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.

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