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Emmanuel Acho


Emmanuel Acho

Emmanuel Acho picked up a football and made it to the NFL. He picked up a pen and became a New York Times bestselling author for UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH A BLACK MAN, followed by the #1 bestseller UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH A BLACK BOY. He picked up a microphone and won a Primetime Emmy for his groundbreaking online series, "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man," amassing more than 90 million views to date. All this by the age of 30, because of his ability to think and act illogically.

Emmanuel, the son of Nigerian immigrant parents, grew up in Dallas with his three siblings. He is a 2021 Sports Emmy winner, Fox Sports analyst (cohost of FS1’s "Speak for Yourself") and television personality. He is a former NFL linebacker and has a master’s degree in sports psychology from the University of Texas.

Emmanuel Acho

Books by Emmanuel Acho

by Emmanuel Acho - Inspirational, Motivational, Nonfiction, Self-Help

You may know Emmanuel Acho as the host of the groundbreaking video series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man.” Or as a New York Times bestselling author. Or as an Emmy-winning television broadcaster. Or as a former linebacker for two NFL franchises. What you probably don’t know is that Emmanuel defines his own life with just one word: Illogical. Behind every triumph, every expression of his gifts, Acho has had to ignore what everyone around him called “logic”: the astronomical odds against making it, the risks of continuing to dream bigger or differently. Instead of playing it safe, at every turn Acho has thrown conventional wisdom --- logic --- out the window. Now, in this revelatory book, he’s empowering us all to do the same.

by Emmanuel Acho - Current Affairs, Education, Nonfiction, Politics, Racism, Social Issues

“You cannot fix a problem you do not know you have.” So begins Emmanuel Acho in his essential guide to the truths Americans need to know to address the systemic racism that has recently electrified protests in all 50 states. In UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH A BLACK MAN, Acho takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive and taboo, many white Americans are afraid to ask --- yet which all Americans need the answers to, now more than ever. With the same open-hearted generosity that has made his video series a phenomenon, Acho explains the vital core of such fraught concepts as white privilege, cultural appropriation and “reverse racism.” In his own words, he provides a space of compassion and understanding in a discussion that can lack both.