What About Me

Overview

Have you ever felt unseen, unheard, misjudged, or misunderstood?
In What About Me: Walking the Tightrope as a Black Man in America, D. 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.

What People Are Saying

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

Professor Chuck Eesley, PHD

Stanford University

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

Paula Courtney

CEO , The Verde Group