Frederick Joseph joins us to discuss his book The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person. This book serves as a conversation starter, tool kit, and an invaluable window into the life of a former "token Black kid" who now presents himself as the friend many readers need. Frederick Joseph chats with Jacksonville teen, Taylor Richardson who made The Black Friend available to all 21 library locations in Jacksonville. Learn more about Taylor Richardson HERE. Moderating with Taylor are two amazing students Yasmeen Ibrahim and Jakhye Wilkins.
Joseph is the man who started #BlackPantherChallenge and raised over a million dollars to help 75,000 children worldwide to see 'Black Panther’ movie for free. It was one of the biggest GoFundMe campaigns in history. Joseph is also an award-winning marketing professional, activist, philanthropist, and author. Joseph consistently writes about marketing, culture, and politics for the Huffington Post, USA Today, NowThisNews, The Independent, AdWeek, amongst others.
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