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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.

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Featured Kings

Chris Broussard

Chris Broussard

Chris Broussard is an internationally known sports analyst and commentator for the FOX Sports 1 television network and FOX Sports Radio. Today, he serves as the daily Co-Host of “First Things First” on FS1, and can also be seen regularly on FS1’s “Undisputed,’’ “The Herd,’’ and “Lock It In.” Chris is the Founder and President of a National Christian Men's organization called The K.I.N.G. Movement. K.I.N.G. stands for Knowledge, Inspiration and Nurture through God, and seeks to help boys and men reach their God-given potential in every realm of life.

Eric Austin

Eric Austin

Eric Austin is a brand building marketing executive at Procter & Gamble with over 20+ years of experience. He’s led some of the world’s most successful, billion-dollar brands in the US and abroad in Europe including Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Braun, Olay and others. Beyond brand management, Eric is also media maven with deep expertise in leading disruptive innovation, accelerating P&G’s global media strategy and operations for the world’s largest advertiser.

James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D.

James E.K. Hildreth , Ph.D., M.D.

James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D. is the 12th president and chief executive officer of Meharry Medical College, the nation’s largest private, independent historically Black academic health sciences center. In 2002, Dr. Hildreth became the first African American in the 125-year history of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to earn full professorship with tenure in basic sciences. In July 2005, Dr. Hildreth became director of the NIH-funded Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research at Meharry Medical College.

President Barack Obama, February 27, 2014 “…HELPING MORE OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE STAY ON TRACK. PROVIDING THE SUPPORT THEY NEED TO THINK MORE BROADLY ABOUT THEIR FUTURE. BUILDING ON WHAT WORKS – WHEN IT WORKS, IN THOSE CRITICAL LIFE-CHANGING MOMENTS.”

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