It’s time for you as a young African-American male to put an end to the negative statistics and media portrayals of your doomed future. Starting today, make a commitment to take your future seriously. Everything you do in life requires a foundation-something strong enough to build upon your knowledge and experiences for personal and career growth. The King Inside: Practical Advice for Young African-American Males, aims to give you a foundation on several areas in life where your decision-making will be challenged. Topics such as family, education, mentorship, friendship, and finances are included to give you an introductory understanding of these critical life issues. No one book can cover everything, but let this one be the start of further research, initiative, and discussions with your parents, teachers, and others to help you succeed. Get ready to unleash the King Inside!
The King Inside
The brilliant new book entitled “The King Inside” by Dr. Angelise M. Rouse is an indispensable guide for young African-American males to reach their highest potential in all important facets of life. The book astutely addresses all of the salient points that a young African-American male needs to properly define his identity, develop his intellect, and position himself for greatness despite any social, economic, political, or spiritual obstacles that society might impose. It is imperative that young African-American males properly equip themselves with a full armor to be successful in mainstream society and not live beneath their natural and spiritual privilege.
Our young men are ordained to be leaders and not followers and take their rightful place in academia, government, the private sector, their communities, and most importantly in their homes. The potential of the collective intellectual capital resident in the minds of young African-American males can unleash innovative breakthroughs impacting this nation and the world at large.
Every young African-American male who carefully reads and applies the life transforming principles contained in “The King Inside” will position himself on a trajectory for continual success and self-mastery. The American educational community should take note of this important book and incorporate it into their leadership development curriculums. If adopted, we’ll see higher levels of academic and professional achievement amongst young African-American males and lower levels of young African-American males entrapped in the penal system, engaged in destructive social behavior, and feeling a sense of helplessness and marginalization.
There is a sense of urgency for all young African-American males to consistently raise the performance bar and set a higher standard for their peers. Dr. Angelise M. Rouse’s book communicates that sense of urgency and clearly articulates practical principles easily applied by our young African-American males to make the ontological transformation into true manhood.
My recommendation to all conscientious African Americans is to continue to fervently pray for our young men and to purchase as many copies of “The King Inside” and distribute them to all young African-American males within their sphere of influence.
Dr. Frederick R. Lester, Global Managing Director
Men’s Empowerment Network