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Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Illogical: Saying Yes to a Life Without Limits (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Jew (With: Noa Tishby) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Emmanuel Acho
Emmanuel Chinedum Acho was born November 10, 1990 in Dallas, Texas to Igbo immigrants Christie and Dr. Sonny Acho, from Isuikwuato, Nigeria. He has three siblings, one of whom is Sam Acho, who is also an NFL football player. The whole family has been involved with African missionary work since the kids were young, and the parents sit on the board of directors of the Living Hope Christian Ministries and its Operation Hope, which provides medical services in Nigeria.

He is a Nigerian-American ex-linebacker that played in the National Football League and works for Fox Sports 1 as an analyst.

Acho graduated from the St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas, Texas, where he lettered in basketball, football, and track and field. During his senior year, he was tabbed as the state’s top linebacker by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and one of the 150 top recruits in the entire country by ESPNU.

In track, he recorded personal bests of 177-3 (discus, which is still the school’s record) and 57-4 (in shot put). Having been widely recruited, he went with the University of Texas.

Acho played in 48 games during his four years at Texas, starting 26 times. In his senior year, he was a consensus first-team All-Big 12 linebacker. Acho won the Arthur Ashe Award, was a three-time first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection, and was named to the 2011 AFCA Good Works Team. Acho was also a finalist for a 2011 Lott Trophy for college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year, Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award and Wuerffel Trophy.

He led his team in tackles in 2011, and during his four years, recorded 41 TFL, 278 tackles (159 solo), eight sacks, seven forced fumbles, three fumbles recovered, two interceptions, 13 PBU, and 26 pressures. In December of 2011, he graduated with a degree in sports management.

He played college football at Texas before getting drafted by the Cleveland Browns during the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. In the year 2013, he got traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, where he continued to play until retiring in 2015.

Acho’s NFL career was marred by injury, however the year 2014, he played in 14 games and recorded 31 of his 33 total tackles.

In 2016, he took a temporary job as an analyst for the Longhorn Network before transitioning to a full time analyst later that fall. In the year 2018, he got promoted to ESPN2’s college football programming. He was one of the four hosts of “Cover Four” which airs on the Dallas Cowboys official site, and is one of the four anchors at the Texas Gameday Desk on the Longhorn Network.

In June of 2020, the announcement was made that he would be joining Fox Sports and co-host “Speak for Yourself”, an afternoon studio show, and be replacing Jason Whitlock.

In early summer of 2020, he started a series of YouTube interviews called “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”, with the hopes of addressing issues of race in America. In November of 2020, a book of the same name was released and sold eighteen thousand copies the day of its release.

He announced that he’d be replacing Chris Harrison as host of The Bachelor’s After the Final Rose Special. He’s been invited two times to compete on The Bachelorette, and is friends with Rachel Lindsay, who encouraged him to start his “Uncomfortable Conversations” series.

Acho is also a baritone and a piano player.

“Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” is a non-fiction book that was released in the year 2020. You can’t fix a problem that you don’t know that you have. So starts Emmanuel in his essential guide to the truths that Americans need in order to address the systemic racism which has recently electrified protests in every state. There’s a fix, however in order to get to it, we’ll need to have some rather uncomfortable conversations.

Acho takes on every question, taboo and insensitive, tiny and huge, that many white Americans are scared to ask, yet that all Americans are going to need the answers to, now more than ever before. With the same openhearted generosity that’s made his video series a phenomenon, he explains the crucial core of such fraught ideas as cultural appropriation, white privilege, and “reverse racism”.

In Emmanuel’s own words, he gives a space of understanding and compassion in a conversation that often lacks both. He just asks for the curiosity of the read, however along the way, he’s going to galvanize every single one of us to join in this anti-racist battle.

This is a timely book and, most importantly, real, as it provides an excellent perspective and a learning opportunity for everybody. Acho’s layout for the book allows you to go right to different questions you might have quickly and efficiently.

“Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy” is a non-fiction book that was released in the year 2021. This is an engaging children’s book whose goal is opening up a dialogue about systemic racism, which is inspired by Emmanuel’s viral video series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”.

This is an accessible book for kids to learn all there is to know about racist behavior and systemic racism. For all the awkward questions non-black and white parents do not know how to answer, this book is the essential guide to helping support the communication on how it’s possible to dismantle racism in our youngest generation.

It also creates a safe and judgment free zone for the curious children to ask questions which they’ve long been scared to ask. Why do Black people protest the cops? How can I possibly have white privilege if I’m not even wealthy? If Black people can say the N-word, why can’t I? Along with many others.

Young people have got the power to effect a sweeping change, and the key to fixing the racial divide in America lies in giving them the tools to ask honest questions and take in some of the more difficult answers. This is just one way that young readers can start to short circuit racism in their own communities and lives.

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