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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 List: “imagine” (Jan. 2019) | Black Men Read

2019 is here and we can’t wait to get reading some great literature!  We love books that help us to explore the previously unimagined, to move us out of our reading comfort zone and into the far reaches of a creative author’s imagination.

This month’s family book list is titled “imagine”.  In this book list we provide books that seek to bust up literary norms and embrace new possibilities.  This list has every thing from witches in the big city to undead killers in the Civil War era.  This list is fun for the whole family as it has a book for any reading level.

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Black Men Read is officially a Non-Profit!!

We are so excited to announce that we have officially gained 501(c)(3) classification and are a tax exempt charitable organization.  Additionally, all individual contributions are eligible for federal tax exemption.  Please consult your tax professional for details.

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Quote from “BINTI: The Night Masquerade” | Black Men Read

From Nnedi Okorafor’s “Binti: The Night Masquerade”

 

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Black Men Read Is Going Non Profit!

I can’t believe I am actually saying this but we are going to be a non-profit!  From our humble beginnings in April of 2017 as just a way for some brothers to vent and learn through literature to somehow rekindling our romance with reading ultimately forming a literacy advocacy organization.  Wow!  I still can’t believe it.

It seemed like just yesterday we did our first book discussion on Facebook.  We learned so much from the book “The Hidden Cost of Being African-American” by Thomas M. Shapiro that we just couldn’t wait to share it.  It felt good to discuss something important and useful despite the fact the subject was so infuriating.  It was constructive.  It was a path to progression.  That was the part that was exciting.  We weren’t out of the trash bin we call America but we had our feet on the ground and we were ready to start stumbling our way to better.

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Black Men Read: A Journey Begins

I have been asked many times what made you do it?  What made you and Lance start BLACK MEN READ?  I sometimes struggle to answer the question.  You see this thing we are doing didn’t start from a warm and fuzzy happy place like we would love to say it did. It wasn’t because “two brothers with a passion for literature” decided to share their passion with the world. It wasn’t some storybook beginning for two bookworms who met in an HBCU library on the campus of a prestigious institution. It all started from a place of anger, a place of frustration. It’s nothing we are ashamed of or try to hide but we truly wish the start was different.

So how did BLACK MEN READ begin?

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