There is an ever present void in our black communities.

This void is caused by an under-representation of positive role models to guide our young men to manhood. Filling a Void is a much needed resource for these young men. It intimately discusses a wide range of subjects they will need for their “Journey to Manhood.”

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About the Book

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Filling a Void serves as a resource to single mothers who are doing the best they can by themselves, to young fathers, caregivers, mentors, educators, and faith based groups.

On the pages of Filling a Void you will learn:

  • Characteristics you need to consider in the forming of your identity
  • How certain emotions may affect your decisions, making it vital that you think before you act
  • Key elements needed in all healthy relationships
  • How first considering possible negative consequences can help you avoid poor choices and bad decisions
  • The “do’s and don’ts” you must know when encountering law enforcement

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About Charles

Charles, was brought into this world by a teenaged mother in Stockton California.  As a mere child herself, she did the best she could without any positive male influences to help raise a man.  Charles’ primary male examples were his drug addicted, incarcerated biological father, and his abusive alcoholic step-father.

Despite those onset challenges Charles’ life journey led him to serve in the United States Navy.  After 28 years of law enforcement service he retired as the California Governor appointed Chief of the Department of Corrections street law enforcement unit.

Charles is married, father to four adult children, and “Papi” to 12 grandchildren.  Charles is a black belt in Goju Ryu Karate, and an inductee into the Masters Martial Arts Hall of Fame.  His passion is mentoring young men by the sharing of his God given talents, gifts, abilities and life experiences.

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If you would like to reach out to Charles for an interview, speaking engagement, book signing, or other public appearance, please use the form below to send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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