Ryan Mack: An Open Letter to Cornel West on President Obama


Written By Ryan Mack, President of The Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment, Inc. As I begin this letter I would like to say to Dr. West that I have the utmost respect and admiration for you. I have been and continue to be a long time fan of your work, your intelligence, and passion to […]

Ryan Mack: When He Comes to You for Money, Tell Ray-Ray to Get a Job


Written By Ryan Mack, President of Optimum Capital Management, LLC Too many times in family communities across the country those who have become comparatively financially successful are unknowingly volunteered to become the “universal provider” within their family circle. I should stress the word “comparatively” because many times those who are MORE successful within a family […]

What is the State of the Black Male in America?


In this video, Ryan Mack and I discuss the state of the black male in America.   Ryan has written an outstanding book, “Living in the Village,” and talks about what it’s going to take to make our community stronger.   Ryan is also my lead partner in the Never Going Back Initiative to fight […]