Brothers of Kwanza: An African-American Male Self-Empowerment Group Process, a new book by Jerrell J. Braxton, MSSW, CICSW, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

This book is a step-by-step process of establishing a self-empowerment program for youth that can be used in schools and other youth organizations. This program specifically focuses on the plight of the African American Male, using Clinical, Educational and Cultural strategies. This program model operated successfully for twenty-three consecutive years in the Milwaukee Public School System. It is important to note that this model can be adapted to different youth demographics.

About the Author
Jerrell Braxton is a retired School Social Worker and Clinical Psychotherapist. He has won multiple awards for his exceptional work such as Wisconsin School Social Worker of the Year (first and only Black male); MPS’s “Red Apple” Exceptional Education Award; Kwanza Leadership Award and Milwaukee Times, 27th Black Excellence Award, to name a few.

Mr. Braxton is available for speaking engagements, consultations, and training.

Brothers of Kwanza: An African-American Male Self-Empowerment Group Process is a 62-page paperback with a retail price of $20.00. The ISBN is 978-1-6480-4005-4. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore