The Brothahood of Kings

Empowering Black Men To Embody Authentic Masculinity

Non-Fiction - Self Help
252 Pages
Reviewed on 02/25/2023
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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

The Brothahood of Kings: Empowering Black Men To Embody Authentic Masculinity by Coach Michael Taylor focuses on empowering Black men to embody authentic masculinity and become leaders in their personal and professional lives. The author draws from his personal experiences and insights to provide practical strategies and tools to overcome challenges and achieve success in all areas of life. It consists of 12 chapters, each of which addresses a specific aspect of Black male empowerment and how it can improve one's life.

The narrative focuses on the history and social context of Black masculinity, including the impact of slavery and systemic racism. Coach Michael Taylor delves into the personal development and growth of Black men, including overcoming limiting beliefs, building self-esteem and confidence, and cultivating healthy relationships. I love how the book covers leadership and success strategies, including entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and building a powerful personal brand. Toni Morrison would have loved this self-love manifesto. Her literature is full of such words of inspiration and I believe Coach Michael Taylor's narrative would truly make her happy.

The Brothahood of Kings is a powerful and inspirational book that encourages Black men to take control of their lives and become the best version of themselves. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in personal development, Black history and culture, and male empowerment. It will help men to rebuild their lives and give them a fresh start to truly start living.

Pikasho Deka

Recently, there has been a notion perpetuated by media-generated narratives that suggest black men are an endangered species. Incidents such as George Floyd's brutal murder have only reinforced those negative stereotypes. Through The Brothahood of Kings, entrepreneur, certified life coach, and TV and radio host Coach Michael Taylor disproves that hypothesis. Taylor believes black men are thriving and experiencing unprecedented levels of success today. In this book, he seeks to redefine manhood and masculinity and discusses in-depth the five illusions of manhood that cause a man to act out in toxic ways and showcases how to shatter those illusions. According to the author, you must be willing to heal and reconnect with your emotions, seek support when needed, and develop a spiritual connection that works for you.

The Brothahood of Kings urges men to embrace masculinity which can be conceptualized as a simultaneously deconstructive and constructive process whereby new, identity-shaping, internal dialogues are co-created about what it means to be a man. Coach Michael Taylor offers easy-to-learn ways you can become the ideal version of yourself and fulfill your fullest potential while embracing mature masculinity. Some of the necessary tasks include making peace with the past, creating a positive support network, prioritizing relationships by relinquishing the need to be right, spending quality time and being attentive to your partner, and counting your blessings, not your problems. All in all, Taylor teaches readers how to take the path toward becoming a successful modern man. A must-read for all men out there.

Essien Asian

With each passing day, we are inundated with many forms of negative news involving black men. It seems as if no matter how hard we try we cannot change the narrative being forcefully promoted that the black man in America is in danger of becoming extinct. Is this the case? Is it true that no matter how hard you try to achieve your goals in life you are bound to fail because there is a glass ceiling in place? Coach Michael Taylor does not believe this is the case and, with the help of his friends, has come up with information that not only disproves this notion but, in turn, creates a trusted and tested system designed to put every black man on the path to limitless success. The Brothahood of Kings is the product of his research.

The Brothahood of Kings is structured in such a manner that you have to read through the entire book if you are looking for a complete turnaround in your situation. The examples are simple but inspiring when analyzed individually and the lessons are clear, concise, and surprisingly easy to apply as long as you are prepared to focus on them. Certain concepts in the book such as the illusions of man are quite revealing when studied in-depth. Coach Michael Taylor's inclusion of his struggles as he went through his evolution serves as the perfect pick-me-up for anyone who develops second thoughts about achieving this noble objective. This is a must-read for all men of color as the nuggets of wisdom available in this book will change your worldview.