Where there are black men, there is excellence. An exclusive podcast interview between BE Modern Man Jason Rosario, host of the Yahoo News original series, Dear Men and founder of The Lives of Men, and Alfred Edmond Jr, S.V.P./Executive Editor-at-Large at BLACK ENTERPRISE, for a recording of the Hey Jason podcast–offered a conversation on manhood, masculinity, and vulnerability.
Rosario is a member of the 2019 Class of BE Modern Men who is cultivating a movement of healthy manhood through his work. And while his definition of manhood is ever-evolving, right now he defines healthy manhood as “the ability to be clear in the vision you want for your life and convicted in the path you’ll take to get there. It’s the ability to know when to be strong and stoic and when to be tender and vulnerable. It’s not enough to know how to be those things; the key is knowing what is required and when. To me, healthy manhood has very little to do with what you provide materially; the true measure of a man is what you provide emotionally and spiritually to those you love.”
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In the episode, Black Men XCEL, Edmond discusses ascending the editorial ranks of his career, pivotal moments at BLACK ENTERPRISE and his love-hate relationship with GQ. He also talks the “Black Men Xcel” awards, and the unique mission of celebrating the perpetual yet unsung advancement of black culture at large and black men specifically.
Edmond also spoke openly about the many lessons he learned from his adolescence to manhood both personally and professionally–which ultimately segued to their conversation about vulnerability.
Listen to this episode of Hey Jason for yourself and be sure to join Rosario and Edmond along with hundreds black men and women at Black Men XCEL in Miami at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa Aug 28 to Sept 1, 2019. And if it sounds like it was a celebration of black men, it’s because it is!
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