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TheBlackManCan created in April of 2010 is on a mission to actively promote a positive black male image. TheBlackManCan seeks to become the #1 Source for Positive Images and Narratives of Boys and Men of Color.


TBMC InstituteTheBlackManCan Institute is designed to uplift, empower, educate, motivate young men of color. The purpose of The Black Man Can Institute is to provide comfort and support for boys of color. Boys of Color attending TheBlackManCan Institute can be assured that their cultural needs will be addressed and they will be free to express themselves while fostering brotherhood.

Young men attending TheBlackManCan Institute will ALL receive neckties & copies of TheBlackManCan Journal Define Yourself, Redefine the World: A Guided Journal for Black Men and Boys.


TBMC Awards
The BlackManCan Awards seek to recognize the accomplishments within the community and professional arenas of Black Men and Boys who embody the definition of a positive black male image.


Chief Visionary Officer

The Black Man Can Meet Brandon Frame

“Be Different, Be Great, and Never Stop.” is the motto that Brandon Frame not only lives by but also embodies. Hailing from Hartford, Connecticut, Brandon has always envisioned achieving his goals. As a graduate of Morehouse College, Brandon unites his passions for business and education as he creates avenues for youth to develop into positive and upstanding men and women.

His organization, TheBlackManCan (www.theblackmancan.org), has become a highly revered resource for the Black community and society as a whole. TheBlackManCan media platform is read in all 50 states and over 15 different countries. TheBlackManCan Institute (tbmcinstitute.theblackmancan.org) has traveled to cities such as Washington D.C. Atlanta, GA, New York City, Charlotte, NC and more to uplift, educate, motivate, and empower young men of color. He currently serves as the Director of Business Partnerships and Development at High School Inc. in his hometown. At High School, Inc., Brandon has implemented a program he designed around the motto, “Taking students from the classroom to the boardroom.”

It has been so successful that it is now a nationally recognized and renowned program. Brandon is the author of the critically acclaimed interactive journal, “Define Yourself, Redefine the World: A Guided Journal for Boys and Men of Color.” Brandon has received numerous awards and honors, including Top 40 under 40 by The Hartford Business Journal & Jet Magazine, Ujima Award for Youth Involvement and was named Change-Maker of the Year for 2015 by Black Celebrity Giving. Brandon is the Co-Founder of the award-winning twitter chat #HipHopEd. Brandon is the host of Building Minds Forever a weekly talk show that’s on a mission to shift the culture which airs on AccessTV.org. Brandon’s work has been featured in Jet Magazine, PolicyMic, The Grio, CBS New York, ABC New York, NBC New York and Fox Connecticut. Brandon Frame is an evolving visionary who is determined to “Be Different, Be Great, and Never Stop.”

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