Not many people alive or deceased have accomplished enough, or impacted the lives of others in a way to inspire the filming, and release of a major motion picture based on their lives. However, Eugene Brown is one of those people. His remarkable story is captured in the film “Life of a King” starring Academy Award Winner, Cuba Gooding Jr., who is playing the role of Eugene Brown.
While spending 18 years in federal prison for making the poor choice as a 20-year-old to engage in the felonious act of robbing a bank, he gained clarity while having a paradigm shift on life. In doing so, he turned his life around to help at-risk youth avoid the pitfalls all common in urban environments. In 2002, Eugene Brown started the Big Chair Chess Club, a non-for-profit organization which helped get a group of teenagers of the streets using the game of chess.
Eugene Brown’s insight on the urban subculture and the impact it has on lives of youth is unique and profound. Eugene Brown is offering to share his experiences, insights, and potential solutions to addressing the behaviors of youth as they relate to the urban subculture, and the limited choices that many of them face. Although the choices are limited, it does not imply that a poor choice should be made, so Mr. Brown addresses issues of accountability and self-respect which many youth too often lack in today’s society. Mr. Brown gives parents, educators, students, and youth concrete solutions to help elevate the lives of inner city at-risk youth in a positive direction despite the obstacles and challenges of their environment.
Currently finalizing a book of self-reflection to be released in early 2016, which will not only give insight but will offer suggestions as to how youth can overcome the urban hood sub-culture which perpetuates and promotes self-destruction and the destruction of black communities. Eugene continues working to develop re-entry and curriculum programs for ex-convicts, in addition to working to expand the reach of his non-profit organization, while offering speaking engagements to high schools, college, and incarcerated audiences across the country.
Eugene Brown has been a guest on ABC’s Up Close and Personal and various local television and radio outlets that wanted him to share his story with their audience Eugene has been an invited guest at the White House as a result of his remarkable journey. He is currently continuing his quest to eliminate some of the ills that plague urban communities and replace them with positive and nurturing conditions. Very soon, his impact will be felt around the entire nation, so please do not miss the opportunity to have this dynamic individual come to your university, school district, radio show, or television show as a guest or speaker.
Anthony (AJ) Jackson 704-799-5638
Eugene’s Interview Here http://everydayisasecondchance.com/the-big-house-to-the-chess-house/