The I Am A Black Man: Ascension of the Kings book is a companion to the documentary by the same title, and the second in a series chronicling the black experience. It explores the realities of black men in America and the misconceptions that exist related to how they interact with their children and partners. Black men have had to internalize the difficulties they have faced navigating the stereotypes that are part of the national narrative. The sobering perspective of the eight black men who share their personal stories in these pages, shatters those erroneous stereotypes and contrived misconceptions. Ascension of the Kings references the ability of black men to rise above these distractions and take their rightful place as leaders.