About Black Men’s Health
Black Men’s Health is an initiative laser focused on creating more balance through health in men of color. The initiative’s seeds were planted in 1999 with the acquisition of BlackMensHealth.com. We have been cultivating it ever since and launched our Summer Lunch Series in June 2020.
Our Mission: Provoking positive change for balanced, healthy lifestyles in men of color everywhere.
About the Founder
Jon D. Brown is Chief Advocate of Black Men’s Health. He has a background in Civil and Software Engineering, and began his more than 20-year journey in technology and communications with training at the Kennedy Space Center in central Florida and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. He has since co-founded a college-born technology startup that transitioned into an award-winning, full-service integrated marketing and creative solutions firm and he has also served as the Director of Community and Media Relations/Communications Director/Public Information Officer for two county governments in Florida. An honors graduate of Florida A&M University, Jon is a strong proponent of creative marketing, economic independence, entrepreneurship and empowerment, and has lead many seminars and workshops for youth development to assist in the perpetuation of such ideas. Most importantly, he is a blessed husband (she’s kind, smart, patient, pretty, so fine, and smells good… all the time) and proud father of three boys; 10, 7, and 2.5 (into everything; yikes!). In his spare time, which is limited, Jon runs, swims, and is in constant motion of figuring out how to better shoot rockets off the roof.
He got it in this morning; run: 3.27 miles, 00:30:15, 09:14 per mile pace. That last mile: oooh; struggle. On Pandora: Freedom by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G., Clear by Cybotron, Egypt Egypt by Egyptian Lover, Electric Kingdom by Twilight 22, Paid In Full (Remix) by Eric B & Rakim, Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See by Busta Rhymes, Debbie Deb MegaMix Medley, Planet Rock (Boys Noize Remix) by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force. #ToOurHealth