NFL

Martellus Bennett pens a personal message with ‘Dear Black Boy’

More than any other game, the former NFL tight end wants black boys to win at the game of life

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To former NFL player and now creative director Martellus Bennett, his new book, Dear Black Boy, is much more than a children’s book. Knowing how easily black boys and men are boxed into the “athlete” stereotype and how many perceive their value deriving from physical feats, Bennett considers this a personal letter empowering them to dream bigger and embrace their full humanity.