What About Me

D. John Jackson

Have you ever felt unseen, unheard, misjudged, or misunderstood?

In What About Me: Walking the Tightrope as a Black Man in AmericaD. John Jackson, a Fortune 50 corporate leader with over thirty years of engineering and business leadership, shares a simple, powerful message: Your life matters. Your dreams matter. And you can achieve them, no matter who you are or where you’re starting out.

Through the stories and lessons of his own personal journey, Jackson proves time and again that what you say and do can change the trajectory of your life.

Written specifically for young Black men and boys in America today, What About Me speaks to, and for, all marginalized or underrepresented voices with a call of courage and perseverance.

When young Black men and boys are fully appreciated, when we all come together through stories of success and hope, this country will finally reach its true potential.

Press & Praise

Taroue W. Brooks, event planner, publicist, lifestyle architect

"This book gives a unique perspective into the lives of African American men in America. Read. Discuss. Share."

Paula Courtney, CEO, the Verde Group

"John Jackson delivers a poignant, fact-based account of his life as a Black man succeeding in America. His passion for racial equality and basic humanity is not only rooted in his lived experience but also in his deep understanding of the historical roots of racism globally. His personal narrative is inspiring."

Professor Chuck Eesley, PhD, Stanford University

"What About Me takes the pulse of experiences Black men face in America and offers lessons and words of encouragement for young people today."

D. John Jackson is a Fortune 50 leader with global responsibilities that include strategic planning, engineering, data science, and artificial intelligence. A creative visionary, he’s an executive producer of documentary films, an author, a strategist, a futurist thinker, a lecturer, and a motivational speaker. His speaking topics are diverse and range from leadership and world history to emerging technologies, economics, and competition in the global marketplace.

He is also the founder of 5J Entertainment, a company committed to educating, informing, entertaining, and promoting positive images of African Americans through various forms of media. Its first film documentary, What About Me, explores the untold, unheard, distorted, and misunderstood stories of Black men in America.

Learn more at 5J-Entertainment.com/

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