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Oct 30, 2017

Brandon Frame is a renaissance man with a social conscience and a global perspective. Brandon founded The Black Man Can, a non-profit dedicated to celebrating, education and inspiring boys and men of color.
 
"Once you make an observation, you have an obligation.” MK Asante
 
Boys and men of color need to see positive images of themselves and have their stories told.
 
Define yourself, redefine the world: The Guided Journal for Boys and Men of Color with empowering words, motivating experiences and insightful quotes.
 
Being a man means being responsible, operating your ego from a place of love not a place of pride and selfish decisions.
 
Being a black man or black boy is not monolithic — we walk and talk in different and varied spaces and narratives.
 
Black men have a responsibility to acknowledge their privileges as men and use it to elevate the voices of Black women and girls.
 
Men have a tendency to suffer in silence but there is an opportunity to create community to heal, foster restoration and build accountability.
 
Can you do a single or double windsor knot? The 1,000 Ties initiative shows Black men and boys how.
 
Brandon's fav books:
"Start with Why" by Simon Sinek, a great read recommended by Brandon Frame
 
"Relentless by Tim Grover, a great read recommended by Brandon Frame
 
The Rise of the Post-Hip-Hop Generation, MK Asante, a great read recommended by Brandon Frame
 
Forty Million Dollar Slaves by William C. Rhoden, a great read recommended by Brandon Frame