About The Author
JerJuan Howard is a scholar, leader, and a graduate of Western Michigan University. At the young age of 23, JerJuan has had a distinctive blend of experiences. JerJuan’s experiences include: becoming an Information Technology Specialist for the United States Army(at 19), becoming the President of the Black Student Union at Western Michigan University(at 21), giving numerous lectures on Black Liberation, and becoming the author of “A Message To Black College Students”(at age 22). All of these experiences and roles have aided in making JerJuan seasoned, informed, and one of a kind!
While in college, JerJuan joined the Black Student Union where he gained a deeper understanding of Black Liberation, Black ideologies, and overall Black self-sufficiency. After a year of membership, JerJuan was appointed as the Diversity and Inclusion chair for the Black Student Union. The following year he was elected President. As President, JerJuan was responsible for strategic organizing and planning for the progression of black students(academic, social, and financial), advocating Black student’s concerns and demands with administration, giving lectures on Black Progression, and organizing community service.
Today JerJuan is a public speaker and author of “A Message To Black College Students”, which was awarded #4 in Kindle’s “College Entrance Book” Category in January 2021. The book urges Black college students to make their communities a priority, it pushes forth the ideals of collective success over individual success, and it provides solutions that can be used for overall Black progression in our current social climate.
Kyle McMurtry(Howard University Student & Author of Henry goes to a HBCU)
Fire. Engaging, easy to follow, and makes the point quickly within the first 20 pages.
Dr. Kenneth Howard(Author & Professor at Wayne State University)
I've read this masterpiece and it is a tool that goes beyond the Black college student. Particularly the "False Perception of Success"
Alona Turner(Clark Atlanta University Alumni, Marketing Major)
This book holds great significance to the Black community as it promotes accountability and self-sufficiency.
Joelle Sanders(Junior at Western Michigan University, Sports Management Major)
A very clear message. A concerning address to the Black college student.