Melanin Born Kings: We are capable of anything!

Melanin Born Kings: We are capable of anything!

by Gregory Walton II
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A book precisely designed to enlighten and inspire underrepresented youth of color born into the African diaspora. Walton aims to do this by taking a sociological approach and positively shaping the young minds of these particular youth by empowering them to develop an early growth mindset. Unfortunately, several melanin born boys are raised in disadvantaged environments which lack adequate educational opportunities or community resources. Walton is fervently passionate about providing these youth with the keen awareness of their true potentialities and capabilities in this world. It is Walton's belief, that these youth of color must be thoroughly exposed to the broad range of the leading professions in United States of America during their initial developmental stages in life. Historically, young African American males have been stereotyped as future athletes and are typically discouraged from attaining their American Dream through traditional career choices. It is imperative to teach and instill this message in these young melanin born kings. Therefore, these young kings should know that they are more than capable of being phenomenal regardless of their socioeconomic status, societal obstacles, and the racial classification system that tends to unfavorably place African Americans in challenging positions in society. Furthermore, these youth of color often encounter negative methods of social stratification within society, which then generally leads to a lifestyle of poverty or incarceration in the criminal justice system. These atrocities can be greatly attributed to the hindrance of professional success, amongst males who are born into the African diaspora. Thus, Walton's chief concern, is that all young African American males receive the essential knowledge, and the sufficient education needed to reach their maximum potential and aspire to beat the odds by accomplishing high achievements that should not be viewed as rare in American culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781668543559
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 08/22/2021
Series: Melanin Born King book series , #1
Pages: 18
Sales rank: 985,334
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.05(d)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Born Gregory Wayne Walton II, the authors upbringing was spent in the inner-city Bay Area, California. Mr. Walton was raised in an underserved community in East Side San Jose, CA, where he attended local grade schools which typically suffered from insufficient resources. Moreover, due to the environmental factors that shaped Mr. Walton’s childhood, he had early dreams to one day play professional sports. Subsequently, as an adolescent he was a youth athlete, that participated in organized youth baseball, basketball and football for more than 10 years. This led to Mr. Walton chasing the dream of becoming a professional athlete by playing both intercollegiate and amateur football. After sustaining multiple injuries participating in sports, it was then that Mr. Walton realized his avid passion for reading, research and education. In being a first-generation college student, he was determined to not let his disadvantaged background prevent him from attaining a higher education. Credibly, Mr. Walton has been a distinguished scholar over the course of his career. He has graduated magna cum laude from Foothill College in Los Altos, CA with an Associates of Arts degree in Sociology. He has graduated magna cum laude from the California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, where he was selected as the “Most Outstanding Graduating Senior” by the department of Sociology. Mr. Walton is currently a graduate student attending the University of Southern California where he will obtain his Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice in August 2022. Lastly, Mr. Walton is also a rising Keynote Speaker & Certified Life Coach who manages his own Life Coaching practice Dyverse Empowerment LLC. (

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