JANKS MORTON of What Black Men Think: Dispelling Slander of Black Men

August 15, 20120 Comments


JANKS MORTONis a groundbreaking international and award winning Documentarian and Social-Political Activist. As founder of iYAGO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, LLC, he states “the company came into existence to reflect both the conscious and the unconscious soul of Black America. In 2009, JANKS founded Men To Boys, Inc, a national non-profit organization with a mission of reconnecting fathers to sons and mentors to mentees.JANKS MORTON has been in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years and is a much sought-after teacher, lecturer, commentator and motivational speaker. He has convened workshops, seminars and served as panelist and keynote speaker at colleges, universities, prisons, conferences, churches and community centers around the world.

In delivering his first feature length documentary, “WHAT BLACK MEN THINK”, JANKS MORTON took on the role as producer, director, cameraman, lighting, editing, mixing, entrepreneur, graphic artist, actor, auteur and more. The call to action through one simple question “Are there more black men in jail or college?” challenges not only Black Americans, but every American, to rethink their perceptions about Black Male Identity. Because of the extensive and pervasive amounts of misinformation around Black Men in popular culture, the statistically supported revelations of WHAT BLACK MEN THINK have been critically acclaimed by BET, CNN, C-SPAN, ESSENCE MAGAZINE, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE LA TIMES, RUSS PARR, MICHAEL BAISDEN and numerous of other media outlets. He states “That I would have to make a film, just to prove that black men are not in the dire state that some would have you believe, demonstrates the confusion that exists in America today.”

His cinematic tribute “WHAT BLACK MEN THINK” is a series of socially provocative films, following JANKS’ personal journey to preserve a cultural tradition, through testimonials of educators, activists, celebrities and “the average hard working Black American”, hoping to inspire the need to record the significance of a heritage that is slowly being forgotten and the trauma that is status of 21st century black relationships.

JANKS’ second installment titled “MEN II BOYS: 101 THINGS EVERY BOY OF COLOR SHOULD KNOW” was released in February 2009. In the same provocative and enticing premise, the film asks another simple, yet socially and psychologically complex question. “Can a woman teach her son to become a man?” In an attempt to restore the time honored tradition of father to son communications and life building skills, “MEN II BOYS” is JANKS’ attempt to provide an additional resource for young men to ascend to manhood.

JANKS MORTON is currently promoting both “MEN II BOYS” and “WHAT BLACK MEN THINK” through tour dates, public screenings and viewings throughout the world. For more information visit www.mentoboys.com.

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