“There’s nothing special about me, I’m just in a special position.” —Rashad Jennings
My experiences taught me not only how powerful mentoring is but how wrong we generally tend to view mentoring in our personal and professional lives.
B.O.L.D members Rashaun Williams and Juwan Bennett are working to help communities thrive in a knowledge-based economy.
You can’t choose your son’s friends, but you can do something even more vital: you can choose your own! Are the friends you have the kind of friends you would like your son to have?
Ben Palmer shares how the practice of mentoring is an act of love. To selflessly devote yourself to the investment and support of another human is love.
Chris Emdin and Edmund Adjapong share about the power of mentorship and how a personal commitment in a boy’s future can make a difference in his life.
Matthew Branch has a call to action for American men: Offer boys the opportunity to witness you demonstrating the qualities of a gentlemen, the duties of a good father, and a man’s responsibilities to his community.
Almost half of children in the United States don’t know what a father even is, Jose Aviles is looking to change that from the inside out.
Thamsanqa Shabalala is bravely becoming the face of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a renowned South African a cappella singing group.
Zachary Hawkins knows that “the importance of mentorship in helping shift the future course of our most precious resources is greater than ever.”
Keith Brown knows the power of mentoring, so when he recognized the need for more black male mentors in his community he stepped on to center stage to play the role of a lifetime.
It wasn’t until I started telling my mentee the things my boss told me, that I realized how influential my first employer was.
Six years ago today Chicago native Richard Taylor was recovering from a suicide attempt, today he’s a best-selling author and a mentor to countless youth. If you ask him how he did it, he’ll tell you: Mentoring works!
We are examples for others, whether we want to be or not. We influence the development of those around us. Let’s embrace this rather than live in the fantasy that it doesn’t exist.
The legendary film critic Roger Ebert is remembered in the documentary ‘Life Itself’. You will also remember this fantastic review of the film by Eric Shapiro.
Sun up to midnight, Brian Rutter is a work at home dad.
When his pregnant wife decided that she didn’t want to take elaborate maternity photos, an expecting father decided he didn’t want to miss out on the experience. The result is HILARIOUS.
It doesn’t matter that the giggles may not have been directed at him. Tony Posnanski shares a powerful moment in his recovery from food addiction.
Kozo Hattori explores the intersection of compassion and discipline.
Author Bruce Fabricant reminisces on his Little League play, while lamenting youth sports culture of today.
Not sure how to succeed in the single life? James Michael Sama has a few tips for you.
Using the challenging yet intensely musical ghazal form, Scott Wiggerman takes us inside the mind of a man questioning his relationship.
It might be useful to make an actual list. Then it might be useful to get rid of everything not on the list.
You’ve been there… you probably know it well.
Will it ever be safe to be an ethnic minority in a big US city or are we doomed to senseless police brutality for decades to come?
Singer and songwriter Ric Elias was in seat 1D on the U.S. Airways plane that belly-flopped into the Hudson. As the moment of truth approached, he remembered his most important job in life.
Charles Orlando calls out the folks who say that some guys are just born cheaters who can’t help themselves.
Thomas Fiffer shares a single, simple pitfall that happy people avoid.
Bob Marrow could not talk about his son’s death for 25 years.