2019 MODERN MEN
Two African American Atlanta-area high school students led their debate team to its second consecutive win at the annual Harvard debate tournament.
Former football star Maurice Clarett overcame his own personal challenges with mental illness and substance abuse to become a mental health champion.
Jeff Shuford, one of the youngest nationally syndicated columnists in the nation, is syndicated to 44 regional business publications.
Over the last decade, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to help build stronger and more inclusive local entrepreneurship ecosystems across the country and around the globe. I find great value in working with leaders to identify and connect the various components to create stronger, more inclusive startup communities.
The Lives of Men Founder Jason Rosario motivates men to do the work necessary to become the best versions of themselves and achieve healthy manhood
What we’ve accomplished was unimaginable. I never thought that I would ever teach at Harvard University—let alone create an unprecedented pipeline and platform for a group of Black kids to make history on its campus. I’ve been blessed to now open doors of opportunity for others that I never had as a kid.
JOURNi co-founder Richard Grundy helps to lead a nonprofit focused on empowering young Detroiters in underserved communities through tech education, design thinking, and entrepreneurship.
Since battling illiteracy in his own childhood, Donald Barnett III has become a co-founder of a nonprofit that delivers free books to low-income children.
Actor, author, entrepreneur and speaker Justin Key elevates himself and impacts others with a limitless mindset of servant leadership.
Photographer and filmmaker Marcell Pickens provides the “filmmarketing” exposures that small business owners need to prosper.
Founder and CEO of The Yunion, Jason Wilson is a proven champion of healthy masculinity, with over 14 years of experience in training and developing young black men. Under his leadership, The Yunion has effectively reached more than 10,000 youth and young adults in Metro Detroit.
BE Modern Man 2019 cohort and leadership coach Rahshib Thomas moves through life with authenticity while helping other professionals of color build successful relationships.
2019 BE Modern Man cohort and social media pro Alex Bryant brings new meaning to the term “influencer” as a transformational voice.
2019 BE Modern Man Louis Macarthur is focused on serving Los Angeles communities as he practices his philosophy of mentoring for impact.
2019 BE Modern Man of Distinction Daniel Jean wants to inspire one thousand people of color to earn Ph.D.s before he retires.