Author, Speaker, Coach
CEO, HDS Enterprises LLC
Certified Parent Coach
Hello Amazing young men, I am Hillary Drummond Simpson, author of ‘How to Become a Successful Black Man…The Men Tell their Story’.
I have created this site to inspire, challenge and celebrate you. Yes, I am female, but I also have a black son who has taught me that you all have tremendous strengths, talents and potential. I have also taught thousands of young black men in three different states and I see your incredible promise. However, too many of you, like my son, want careers in entertainment and sports. The problem is that the odds of achieving those careers are 1 in a million! So education becomes secondary since your skill in the area is more important. Today, 58% of our men do not graduate from high school nationwide, and in New York City over 70% do not. This statistic translates into too many of our men spending their prime years in the penal system and contributes to unemployment. We must change this!
- According to President Obama, “And by almost every measure, the group that is facing the most severe challenges in the 21st century in this country are boys and young men of color.”
My focus is to create a movement of consciousness among our young men. I will provide you resources that will challenge and inspire you. I also want to get your feedback as to what resources will be more helpful to you. Please respond to the question in the contact and also make your voices heard on the facebook page.
Know that I am passionate about your education, life, and success. My mission is to be your advocate, supporter and cheerleader because I believe in you. When you succeed, your family succeeds and that my friend…. makes you totally unstoppable!