Nipsey Hussle Inspires Black Men To Read #TheMarathonContinues

The Marathon Continues for a group of men who decided to create a book club inspired by the late Nipsey Hussle. The Marathon Book Club formed after a fan in Wisconsin tweeted a list of Hussle’s favorite books and the meme list went viral. 

Almost a year later there are over 70 members – including professors, entrepreneurs, executives, and bankers – meeting up monthly in Los Angeles, Oakland,New York, and Washington, DC. Rashad Drakeford, book club founder, says the meetings also create a safe place for Black men to be vulnerable and have honest conversations about their personal struggles. 

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“It used to be how tough you are and how many women you could bag,” Drakeford said. “It’s okay to talk about issues, [to] be vulnerable and fail. That’s the true essence of manhood.Seeing brothers talking about the journey while they are in it makes you realize, ‘I’m not alone in this – I’m feeling the same thing.’”

Source:Los Angeles Times

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