…IF MICHELLE Alexander is worried about black men’s criminal records, John Hope Bryant is concerned with their wallets. “I believe that 99 percent of black leaders are digging in the wrong hole,” Bryant told me. “If you’re poor, your health care’s going to suck, your housing is going to suck, your infrastructure is going to suck … if you’re poor, everything sucks.”
This cover story article for Newsweek and the DailyBeast on "Blacks in America" began in the 1960's, winning a major jouronalistic award in 1968. This is the latest contribution by Newsweek to this important national dialogue, and focused on the state of Black Men today. Joshua DuBois deserved much credit for writing this important thought leadership piece.
Let's now began the national dialogue on solutions, and what comes next.
Joshua DuBois was President Obama’s first director of the White House faith-based initiative, and is now an author, teacher, speaker, and CEO of Values Partnerships. Follow him on Twitter: @JoshuaDuBois.
John Hope Bryant is an entrepreneur, author, advisor, and one of the nation's most recognized empowerment leader. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, The Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), the only African-American bestselling business author in America, and is chairman of the Subcommittee for the Under-Served and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, for President Barack Obama. Mr. Bryant is the co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the U.S. Follow him on Twitter: @johnhopebryant.