Danny Bakewell Sr
THIS SPECIAL CELEBRATES MENTORING INITIATIVES AND ACTIVITIES OF BLACK MALE CELEBRITIES, BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS, EDUCATORS, POLITICAL AND COMMUNITY LEADERS. EXPLORING HOW THESE MEN HAVE BECOME MENTORING KINGS. SEEKING TO DISCOVER A SOLUTION, WE REVEAL MEN WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY BUILT THEIR CAREERS FROM THE GROUND UP AND HAVE REACHED BACK TO BRING THE YOUTH ALONG. THIS PROGRAM TELLS IN-DEPTH STORIES OF BLACK MEN WHO HAVE PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE (WITH SIZABLE RESULTS IN MENTORING), THAT ULTIMATELY LEADS OUR BLACK YOUTH TO MAKING POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONS IN THEIR COMMUNITY.
Hill Harper is a humanitarian, an award-winning actor, best-selling author, entrepreneur, health and wellness ambassador/educator and philanthropist. Harper is perhaps most recognizable for his starring role in the CBS hit television drama CSI: NY where he played eccentric Dr. Sheldon Hawkes from 2004 to 2013 for which Harper won three NAACP Image Awards for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Marc H. Morial
Marc H. Morial is President and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation's largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization. In a distinguished professional career that has spanned 25 years, Marc Morial is one of the most accomplished servant-leaders in the nation.
Lamman Rucker is an Actor, Educator, Activist and Entrepreneur who’s career platform has been used to inﬂuence, educate and ignite communities through artistic and academic innovation. He currently stars in OWN’s original scripted drama series, Greenleaf. He will also be starring in upcoming feature ﬁlms This Love Wins and Albert & Paul.
Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley
Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley is the exciting, gifted and anointed senior pastor of the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC) in Alexandria, VA. A courageous, dynamic, and visionary leader, he is only the eighth pastor in the church’s 217-year history of worshipping Christ while serving humankind.