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Brandon Frame: A renaissance man with a social conscience and a global perspective. Brandon founded the Black Man Can, a non-profit dedicated to celebrating education and inspiring boys and men of color.

Don't let social media rush you! Celebrate your small wins and do the work.

Instant gratification is not the real way of making your dreams manifest into reality.

Black men have a responsibility to acknowledge their privileges as men and use it to elevate the voices of black women and girls.

Men have a tendency to suffer in silence but there is an opportunity to create community to heal, foster restoration and build accountability.

Questions I asked :

  • What drives you today in this work you're doing today for the TheBlackManCan?
  • What does it mean to be ‘a man'?
  • What do you wish more people understood about black men?
  • What do you think is the main thing holding black men and boys back, from reaching our highest potential?
  • How can we as black men, begin to love ourselves, and build better relationships between each other and our wives/girlfriends and esp with our children?
  • Tell us about the 1,000 T.I.E.S. initiative? Where did the idea come from and what has it accomplished?

Connect with Brandon:

Brandon Frame Bio

Brandon Frame is a visionary leader, social innovator and mentor. He is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of TheBlackManCan, Inc. an award winning and internationally recognized non-profit organization focused on celebrating, educating and inspiring boys and men of color. Accomplishments and accolades are no stranger to Brandon Frame, but what makes him extraordinary is the humility and servant-leadership that marks his life. Brandon is also the Director of Business Partnership & Development at High School, Inc., Co-Founder of the award winning twitter chat and movement of #hiphoped and the Author of Define Yourself, Redefine the World: A Guided Journal for Boys and Men of color.

For his service to his community Brandon has received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award, Hartford Business Journal 40 under 40, Change Maker of the Year, NV Magazine Mover and Shaker, Most Influential People of African Descent and was named Next in Class in the field of Education by Black Entertainment Television. Brandon’s work has been featured in the Boston Globe, CBS, Newsone and NBC. Brandon pursues excellence with impeccable effort in all that he does. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and resides in Hartford, CT.

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