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.
David Mann, the multi-faceted actor and NAACP Award winner for “Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series” for Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns. In 2018, David, and his wife, Tamela Mann, released their first book and joint album, Us Against the World. The book won an NAACP Image® Award for Outstanding Literary Work and the album continues to garner top-charting singles including the Urban AC track, “Ups & Downs.” Tamela and David together helm Tillymann Entertainment.
Dr Eddie Connor
Dr. Connor is an international speaker, college professor, and conference host of Vision Summit. As a founder of a Relationship Academy, he facilitates masterclasses on how to build healthy relationships via love, leadership, and leveraging your purpose. He also serves as the President of the National Entrepreneurs Association of Michigan. He is the author of 12 best-selling books. Dr. Connor is the founder of the mentoring program, Boys 2 Books, which empowers young males via literacy, leadership, and life skills enrichment.
After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Sheldon Day was a 4th round draft pick landing with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Day played a season and a half with the Jaguars. During the 2017 season Sheldon was picked up as a free agent by the San Francisco 49ers, where he enjoyed playing the 2nd half of the season and started in the LIV Super Bowl. At the end of the 2019-20 season, Sheldon became a free agent and signed with the Indianapolis Colts.