If you have a second, Google the phrase “black men leading”, and see what comes up. The first page will either provide a listing of the top black male actors or news articles about how homicide is the leading cause of death for young, black men.
And all too often, society’s perception of black men and their value falls somewhere between those two options. They are either seen strictly through the lens of the entertainment world as actors or rappers or as violent thugs.
Next month’s Changing the Face of Philanthropy Summit aims to disrupt these views. We’re proud to present keynote sessions featuring three black men from three different walks of life, but all equally invested in giving and civic leadership.