New guide addresses problems often faced by young African American men todayby GDN Shared Post July 16, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. / As a black man living in 21st century America, LaVar Akins has personally witnessed and experienced several of the issues his peer group faces regularly. In “I Make Twenty Next Month: The Definition of Black Male Success” (ISBN 0615641822), Akins addresses these issues while providing solutions and provoking discussion and thought in readers through a powerful yet conversational tone.
Much like a barbershop chat or light conversation over lunch among peers or in class, “I Make Twenty Next Month” examines the roles young African American men play not only in their personal lives but in society as a whole. Akins looks at where his fellow black man has been in society, as well as how the role has changed and how it will evolve in the future.
Recognizing the restrictions often placed on his peer group, Akins offers solutions and advice in “I Make Twenty Next Month.” He realizes that there are plenty of men, just like him, who want to pursue their dreams with respect and a positive outlook. He outlines a plan for his readers to help them in their journey to obtain their goals and dreams.
“Although black males of all ages will find the advice and problems discussed in my work appealing, mothers and fathers raising African American sons will also find helpful points within its pages,” says Akins. “I consider this a work for all as it has something for community members who have a vested interest in seeing young, black men succeed.”
With its conversational tone, helpful outlines and thoughtful analyses of the world today, Akins’ “I Make Twenty Next Month” will appeal to anyone looking forward to a better tomorrow, especially for a portion of society that often faces unfair judgment. As a young, successful black man himself, Akins hopes his words and tested advice can be of use to others looking to reach their dreams.
“I Make Twenty Next Month: The Definition of Black Male Success” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.
About the Author: LaVar Akins is a native of Orlando and a proud alumnus of Florida A&M University. The 33-year-old has over 15 years of experience working with children.