Young African American males have been described as violent, dangerous and out of control. They are often portrayed as pimps, thugs and hustlers with little regard for family or life. Wake Up Young Brother is a must read for parents, youth ministers, educators or anyone concerned about improving the state of young African American males. This God inspired book identifies several key areas that young African American males must conquer to fulfill God's plan for their lives. Wake Up Young Brother challenges brothers to redefine manhood, reject negative, stereotypical images and adopt a different mindset about the role of African American men in society. This book strives to break the kind of dysfunctional mental programming that encourages young African American males to engage in self-destructive behavior. Young black men must be empowered to heed God's call to Wake Up and become better men.Brian E. Curtis was born in Washington D.C. and currently resides in Virginia with his college sweetheart and wife Angela of 17 years. As a 20-year educator, Brian has worked with young people at many different levels. His impact has been felt by thousands through his work with agencies like juvenile and family services. He has also served in several capacities in multiple elementary, middle and public high schools. Brian's unconventional ministry includes educational and manhood planning in addition to inspirational speaking. He is often requested to deliver unique and well-researched presentations that change lives. Brian holds multiple degrees and is currently completing his Ph.D. God has blessed Brian with unique gifts and talents to be a unique blessing to others. Brian's life was significantly impacted by the loss of his infant son and now he is committed to positively impacting the lives of others.