#BlackMenWin W/Jerrell Mitchell
1. What is your name? Where are you are from? What do you do for a living? GAS YOURSELF! Let the people know who you are!
I am Jerrell Mitchell from Detroit, MI. I work as an engineer for a prominent utility company in the metro Detroit area. I’m a husband, brother, son, uncle, and brother to many. I am also a co-host on the Mental Matters Podcast.
2. Do you believe that as black men, do we support each other ‘enough’. Spiritually. Emotionally. Mentally. Physically. Financially.
As black men we do not support one another as much as we should. Until we learn to see one another more as brothers and less as competition then we can never fully support one another. There are some circles of friends that I have where we support one another mentally and emotionally by always having a vested interest in each other’s success, but there are even areas where we can support one another in a greater compacity. This is one of the reasons why it’s imperative we have our podcast, we need to be the visuals of what black men supporting black men look like.
3. Do we continue to let our generational curses in our community of black men hinder us for experiencing and realizing our true potential?
I think there are times where we don’t give ourselves the chance to rise above the stereotypes of what the world has set for the black man. Most times we eliminate ourselves before we even have the chance to be great or even recognize our greatness.
4. What can we do better as black men, individually, to help improve our overall community for the next generations?
One by one we must mentor and show the youth and our peers that the only thing that matters in this life we live is how we make one another feel. We must be conscious of our behavior, our speech, and our treatment of one another. We must make the black woman feel secure in our community. We must break the stigma that men can’t show emotions and be strong leaders at the same time.
5. What does #BlackMenWin mean to you?
To me #BlackMenWin means that from our generation and onward, the black men, young men, and babies will have a greater examples and an understanding of what a caring, sensitive, strong , emotionally & financially secure, and intelligent black man behaves and looks like.