Hello from Bill Roddy!

People have repeatedly asked me: “Bill, what does Manhood From the Hood stand for?”

If Manhood From the Hood were my business, most likely a community service business, our mission statement would be:

“Manhood From the Hood is committed to reclaiming and rebuilding the positive masculine ideals of integrity with commitment, strength with humility, intensity with compassion, throughout our culture.”

But Manhood From the Hood is not a business–it’s life. As mature men, we’ve gained so much experience/knowledge–experience/knowledge that we wish we’d had when we were 21. Crucial experience/knowledge that we must pass on to the next generation.

So imagine sitting down to have a conversation with your 21-year-old self. What would you say to him?

I’d like to invite you to join me in participating in a series of articles entitled, “Advice to my 21-year-old Self.” Contact me if you’d like to participate. I will interview you in a short series of questions. I will post a new interview on this blog each Friday, beginning New Year’s Eve.

A free copy of Manhood from the Hood goes to the first 10 interviewees!


  1. Calvert T. Hoskins I says

    Brother I would like to be interviewed, I think you and Gail are doing a wonderful God thing for the community..Peace and Blessings always!

  2. Andrew McDowell says

    I would Love to be interviewed I believe in what you and Gail are doing and I think this should take off soon


    • billr says

      Hi Andrew,

      Thanks for your interest in being interviewed. I will forward you the five questions this afternoon.

      Take care,

      Bill Roddy

    • billr says

      Hi Andrew, Would you be able to have all of your questions answered by the end of next week? Take care and hope all is well.


      Bill Roddy

  3. Troy Ephriam says

    Bill, I would love to lend my voice to this list of men. Please let me know how I can be of assistance. Thanks my brother!


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