How do you rise and become victorious when it’s easy to become a victim? The struggles of black men in America are not a delusion. In today’s episode, we’re joined by D. John Jackson, Fortune 50 leader, founder of 5J Entertainment, and author of the best-selling book “What About Me: Walking the Tightrope as a Black Man in America.” D. John talks with us about his path to the top, the inspiration for his book and documentary, and about the tightropes that Black men have to consistently cross over. We’ll also share C-CRETS on what you can do to support the journey of black men.
This week on C-CRETS:
[5:05] D. John tells listeners about his background
[7:29] Some of the challenges that D. John has faced in corporate America
[16:00] Finding your voice
[18:50] Harnessing experiences
[25:55] Navigating through roadblocks
[29:50] What D. John wants black men and boys to know
[35:30] Receipts on the experiences of black men and boys
[36:59] Sticking and working together
[45:00] Understanding your history and breaking the mold
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