Black Resilience: The Blueprint for Black Triumph in the Face of Racism


Black Resilience is the evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement, carrying messages of empowerment and the blueprint for success.

Racism can be as loud and resounding as a gunshot, or as quiet and inconspicuous as being laid off. Whether it’s hidden or apparent, we will not escape it without taking action.

Black Resilience embodies the conversations that the author—a Black practicing attorney and former athlete—has been having with Black mentees, mentors, friends, bosses, and peers over the course of his career and life.

The fact is, despite the powerful message of #BlackLivesMatter and the verbal assurance accompanying it, many Black people are still frustrated. Many of us are distrustful of the system and tired of feeling helpless.

The ultimate message of this book is that we—Black people—have the power to affect positive change in our lives and our communities. Black Resilience shows us how.

Readers will get an honest, empowering roadmap to address concerns ranging from white privilege, the dichotomy of inclusion, and learned helplessness, to the challenge and triumph of Black parenthood. They’ll learn how to deploy what the author calls our “covert operation of tact,” and they’ll see that everyone—Blacks and whites alike—must build one community.

Black Resilience is a plan, a goal, and a path that the author passionately believes belongs in the hands of every reader concerned about how to overcome bias and racism in this country.