More than sixty years ago, Ralph Ellison penned the fictional classic, Invisible Man, chronicling the challenges of early twentieth century life in America for her citizens of color. Today, having been trapped in the alternate reality of being “seen, but not seen,” present but unaccounted—and in many aspects unaccountable—Ellison’s work shined a spotlight to the plight of blacks in America. Unfortunately, however, more than six decades since the book’s release marked a watershed moment for a slowly evolving society, many argue that very little has changed for the plight of America’s black males. And, in many instances, the reversal of fortunes has occurred as black men continue to lose ground and get left behind in today’s changing global marketplace.

In fact, for many years now, America has known that the oftentimes overwhelming challenges facing black men have consequences that affect us all. One of these problems, unfortunately, is the disappearance of productive black men from the communities that need them most. For example, the ratio of black men to black women is shockingly out of balance. Some of the leading reasons for this glaring absence include unusually high death and incarceration rates, among others.

So what can be done tohelp solve America’s Black Male Crisis? Read the book to learn more…