In the past 6 years of doing our What It Takes mentoring program with African American Men and boys this is one of the most profound videos that we have seen to address the media image and portrayal of black men.

We agree with Tilmon Keaton & Ryan Carson, the producers of this project, when they stated ” Some videos are produced that can dramatically impact the lives of millions. This is one of them. No matter who you are, there is a lot to be taken from this video. Pay attention. Listen to the words and allow them to really speak to you.”

Watch this video and please share. It may help another young black man feel he is worth stepping out of the portrayed media spot light and step into a life with promise, purpose and hope.

For more on Tilmon Keaton, his new book “Change Your L.I.F.E” and his motivational series visit his website