FORMER AT-RISK AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE FINDS INSPIRATION THROUGH HISTORY
Jamaal Brown Created the BLACK365 Knowledge Bowl to Inspire Other Youth
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FEB. 25, 2014) – High school graduation rates among African Americans are at an astronomical low. Only 47 percent of young Black men receive their high school diplomas and one in four African American males who dropout ends up in prison.
The problem today is that young African Americans are not being totally empowered or inspired through their education. Jamaal Brown, an entrepreneur, scholar, and father, found the key to changing those numbers around through this phenomenal and life changing creation, the Black365 Knowledge Bowl.
While in high school, Brown was sure his only choices in life were to become a drug dealer, gang member, or athlete. But it was when the voices of his ancestors began to call out from the pages of Black history that his eyes and heart opened up to a world of endless possibilities.
As he began to read and study, he found his purpose in life – empower, uplift, and inspire the world through the stories of history that are rarely ever told.
After becoming his high school’s first-ever African American valedictorian, Brown pursued his education in business. Since then, the young visionary has not only encouraged himself, but also other men and women of all ages through his Black365 Knowledge Bowl.
Sixteen (16) young people from four (4) Southern California high schools (Alain Leroy Locke High School located in Los Angeles, CA// SOAR High School located Lancaster, CA//Quartz Hill High located in Quartz Hill CA// and Antelope Valley High School located in Lancaster, CA) will be answering 101 question in African American history in a jeopardy-style quiz competition for scholarship money, prizes and the right to call themselves 2014 Knowledge Bowl Champions! The atmosphere will be lively, the action will be fast paced. This great event will be taking place Saturday March 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Zoe Ministries located at 44339 Beech Avenue Lancaster, CA 93535 (Park and enter from the rear on Cedar Ave.). The event is FREE and open to the public.
This event could not take place without the generous support of members of the local community and beyond. Contributions from Brown’s Tender Loving Day Care, Cedric Age Broker/Owner of Ace Realty and Local chapter president of the North Los Angeles Realtist, the Antelope Valley Black Chamber of Commerce, the A.V’s NAACP, Zoe Ministries, Joe’s Professional Tax Services, CreamLaShea.com, Itibari Zulu of Revolution Financial Management and many others who care about young people and positively impacting our community. We encourage everyone to support these business who invest in young people!
About Jamaal: Today, Jamaal Brown travels and shares the many details of his story in an effort to inspire, uplift and encourage individuals worldwide. For more information and interviews, contact Jamaal Brown at (661) 609-8193 or visit his website at www.Black365.US.
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