B. F. Nkrumah grew up in South Philly and attended South Philadelphia High School and attended PJA for accounting and finance. He was surrounded by Asian and Hispanic owned stores throughout and wanted to change that. He wanted to repair his community and see more black-owned businesses. He has always been about action over words. He started speaking on corners and having discussions face to face, then he started a mentorship program from 2011-2013. His mentorship program was called “I am a Role Model”. This program paired youth from the community with successful black professionals (doctors, engineers etc.). He wanted to show the youth they could be something more than what they see around them every day. “If they can do it so can you” was Nkrumah’s motto. B F Nkrumah has been a speaker all over the area for the last 12 years. He has spoken at colleges and universities (Temple University, CCP, Rutgers etc.), churches, conferences and corporate events.
He has also written six books. His first book, Come Out of Your Tomb, was released in May of 2014. He addressed the mental and emotional trauma many African Americans experience and he also discusses how to eliminate fear and repair courage. His second book, titled Transformational Growth is his favorite book he has written so far. This book is designed more like a workbook and discusses the four stages of growth and how to evolve, transform and discover one’s full potential and purpose. His next book, Broken Pillars, addresses the topic of understanding a man’s struggle of supporting the weight of their families without attending to their own brokenness.The inspiration for this book was his experience from counselling men for 20 years and them approaching him with relationship problems. Many men learn to not feel emotions and therefore do not know how to handle them. This book discusses what breaks men and how to fix the problems. His fourth book, The 6 A’s of Manhood, approaches the issue of a lack of positive male role models in the African American community. Too many men were not taught how to be men and he wanted to go against stereotypes and show what it means to be a man. His next book, The Great Hi-Jack, addresses the issues of self-hate and the system that causes African Americans to develop self-hate and their standards of what is normal. He chronicles the system of self-hate and how it was developed. His last book, Love Your Naked Self, is as he calls it, an apology to black women for the negative seeds planted in them about beauty which caused self-hate among black women. Specifically, he discusses what causes self-hate and how black women can learn to love their naked selves.
Nkrumah’s ultimate goal is 100 percent independence in the black community and to see a black-owned government and communities. He wants to see blacks take control of their lives and communities.He feels he was created to help black people be free.