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Reach : 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding (Paperback)

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In this timely and important collection of personal essays, black men from all walks of life share their inspiring stories and ultimately how each, in his own way, became a source of hope for his community and country.Reach includes forty first-person accounts from well-known men like the Rev. Al Sharpton, John Legend, Isiah Thomas, Bill T. Jones, Louis Gossett, Jr., and Talib Kweli, alongside influential community organizers, businessmen, religious leaders, philanthropists, and educators. These remarkable individuals are living proof that black men are as committed as ever to ensuring a better world for themselves and for others.Powerful and indispensable to our ongoing cultural dialogue, Reach explodes myths about black men by providing rare, candid, and deeply personal insights into their lives. It’s a blueprint for better community engagement. It’s an essential resource for communities everywhere.Proceeds from the sale of Reach will go to BMe Community, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building caring and prosperous communities inspired by black men.Reach is also a Project of the Kapor Center for Social Impact, one of the founding supporters of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
In this timely and important compilation of personal essays, black men from all walks of life share their inspiring stories and reveal how each, in his own way, became a source of hope for his community and country.

Reach includes forty first-person accounts from well-known black men like the Rev. Al Sharpton, John Legend, Isiah Thomas, Bill T. Jones, and Talib Kweli, alongside influential community organizers, businessmen, religious leaders, philanthropists, and educators.

My hope is that this book will empower you, as my family?s stories empowered me, with examples of black men who have overcome great challenges to do even greater things.?This is a book of everyday heroes. It is a collection of men known and unknown, most of whom have grown up since desegregation, all of whom have faced challenges, and all of whom have lived their lives in ways that are relevant to each of us. ?Ben Jealous

Powerful and indispensible to our ongoing cultural dialogue, Reach explodes myths about black men by providing rare, candid, and deeply personal insights into their lives. It?s a blueprint for better community engagement and an essential resource for communities everywhere.

Proceeds from the sale of Reach will go to BMe, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building caring and prosperous communities inspired by black men.Reach is also a project of the Kapor Center for Social Impact, one of the founding supporters of President Obama?s My Brother?s Keeper initiative.
Number of Pages: 275
Genre: Literary Collections
Sub-Genre: Leadership
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pocket Books
Language: English
Street Date: February 3, 2015
TCIN: 16686019
UPC: 9781476799834
Item Number (DPCI): 247-38-8780
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