Movember’s Rooted & Rising series featuring digital content creators committed to inspire young Black men to live happier, healthier, longer lives.
“Black Boy Destiny”
Alonzo’s uplifting single, “Black Boy Destiny,” was written to inspire all young black men to rise against the odds and fight for their dreams.
“It’s no secret that historic and systemic racism in the US has created an environment in which Black men are significantly more likely to experience trauma in their upbringing. Our trauma is also likely to be more severe than any other race. Healing from trauma is an ongoing process in my adult life. Despite all of the challenges that I’ve had to overcome, I am so grateful to be living my dreams. I want to remind all young black men that they too can live theirs.” – ALONZO
About Alonzo Russel
Alonzo is a small-town boy with a voice that can move the world. As an America’s Got Talent semi-finalist, Alonzo was the first lead singer to be approved to sing on the ‘4 U’ Prince Tour. In the Fall of 2020, Alonzo debuted ‘Sexin’ You’ at #21 on iTunes, which went on to become his first Grammy contending single. In 2021, Alonzo released his debut album “Enough” reaching #14 on the iTunes Rock charts. With a background that includes four sold-out tours across Asia and singing background vocals for Christina Aguilera, Alonzo continues to push the boundaries of the independent artist. Powerful, determined, and fearless, he is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and unmatched performer.
About the Series
Rooted & Rising is a collective of digital entrepreneurs who have joined forces to create self-care videos and tips that address the mental and physical well-being challenges that are relevant to young black men, and to inspire them to live happier, healthier, longer lives.
Special thanks to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for the generous support of the stipends granted to our 2021 Rooted & Rising participants.