F the statistics.

Black men are more than numbers. More than negative headlines. More than the picture this country often paints. We don't fear Black men, we embrace them.

For the third straight year, EBONY.com is embarking on a month of digital content—riveting interviews, reports, first-person commentary, video segments & style guides—dedicated to brothers. Why? Because African American men have a critically important story to tell. While we report on the entire community everyday, this year, we've chosen November as the time to delve deeper in to the issues, conversations and topics of specific importance to Black men.

We invite you to be a part of this effort. Let's get the conversation started. Make certain to share links from Manifest 2014 with your friends and family. And if you are a Black man (or know a Black man) with a unique and powerful story—one worth sharing with the world—hit us up at [email protected], just be sure to write "Manifest 2014" in the subject line. Hope to hear from you!

Here's to the unyielding power and passion of Black boys and men. EBONY.com, in the long and affirming tradition of EBONY magazine, will always bare witness.


–The editors