J. A. Faulkerson is a Nonprofit Strategist, Book Author and Motivational Speaker with Culturally Coded Content, a creative writing and strategic planning firm in Northern Virginia. He is the author of Adinkrahene: Fear of a Black Planet (fiction) and Real Men Raise CHAMPIONS: Unleashing Your Inner COACH (nonfiction).
In July 2015, Adinkrahene: Fear of a Black Planet was named one of three finalists for a Phillis Wheatley Book Award (in the First Fiction category). The Phillis Wheatley Book Awards are held annually in conjunction with the Harlem Book Fair in New York City.
A certified parent educator through Active Parenting Publishers, Inc., J. A. is committed to showing all parents how to prepare young people for fearless and independent living. He earned his Master’s of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, and has worked with professionals in both the public and private sectors for over 20 years to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children and their families.
J. A. is available to speak about his insights and experiences as an author, child and family advocate, philanthropist, and former TRIO Upward Bound and YMCA director. He also offers fee-based services for individual and corporate clients, and facilitates fee-based workshops for parents who understand the importance of honing their skills and learning from other people’s experiences.
J. A. FAULKERSON IN THE NEWS
The Artist Exchange Radio Show with Nate VashtiBlue Couser (May 20, 2017)
Dr. Kaye Show Interview with Troy Hill (March 2, 2015)
NewsOne Now with Roland S. Martin (June 12, 2014)
Black and Married with Kids (BMWK) with Heather Hopson (November 8, 2012)