Be Persistent (The Brother’s Keeper #65)

Even Mo’ Letters to Young Black Men Letter Thirteen: Be Persistent Dear Y.B.M., You might be talented. You might be educated. You might be well-trained. But, all of that means nothing if you aren’t persistent. Persistence is what sets apart people who accomplish things and who are consistently successful from…

Be Generous (The Brother’s Keeper #64)

Letter Twelve: Be Generous Dear Y.B.M., I hope that you are a generous person. If not, what are you waiting for? The dictionary says a generous person is one who shows a readiness to give more of something, such as money or time, than is strictly necessary or expected. There…

Be Confident (The Brother’s Keeper #61)

Dear Y.B.M., In this world, it is easy to feel as though you are inferior. It is easy to go through life with a lack of confidence weighing you down. It is easy to think that other people are better and that they have it all together. However, God wants…

Be Honest (The Brother’s Keeper #60)

Dear Y.B.M., One of the first marks of a young man who has good character is honesty. Because there are so many people who will be dishonest to keep a job, to get money, or to get out of a bad situation, the world wants, and desperately needs, honest men…

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Be a Leader of Yourself First (The Brother’s Keeper #59)

Dear Y.B.M., In my first series of letters, I strongly encouraged you to “think for yourself.” Today, as we begin this second section in Even Mo’ Letters to Young Black Men, “On Character & Leadership,” I want to strongly encourage you to be a leader but be a leader of…