John Henry Whitehead is the creator of the Black Lives Yearbook, an annual history calendar that recognizes the accomplishments of contemporary African Americans. John’s goal is to carry the message of cultural awareness and enrichment to classrooms and living rooms across America. Today’s African American youth are not only basketball players and rappers. They are also entrepreneurs, environmentalists, artists, teachers, legislators, innovators and visionaries spearheading businesses, leading social movements and transforming their communities from the ground up. Where are the headlines about young people who strive for excellence everyday? John’s yearbook identifies many of them.