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NFL needs to 'drop the hammer' on Myles Garrett, former players say

November 16, 2019

Former NFL players Chris Valletta and Sean James think the league needs to hold Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett accountable for his actions.Garrett was suspended indefinitely on Friday for his role in an ugly brawl that took place at the end of Thursday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, an altercation that resulted in two other suspensions and hefty fines levied against both teams.

In conversation with Sean L. James, Bequest Management | FiNext Conference Orlando 2019

September 26, 2019

Sean L. James was awarded Excellence In Finance Leader Award at the Finance tech conference brought together the best and brightest from the field of Finance under one roof on the 29th and 30th of August, 2019 in Orlando. We strive to provide a fruitful platform for Finance and Technology startups, SMEs, key decision-makers, researchers, investors and people from the media to interact and build meaningful alliances.

Dre's House w/Sean James & DJ Zah

May 24, 2019

Sean James is a former college and professional athlete who has been able to utilize his experiences as an athlete to truly understand what young student athletes need to do in order to realize their full potential. After ending his athletic career over 25 years ago, he has made a point of exploring multiple professional arenas.

Coverstaions With Milck

May 19, 2019

Having a conversation about sports, depression, and mental illness. 

How Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Has Shifted The Conversation

January 15, 2018 By Sean James

As 2018 starts with its first holiday of the year Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday, Americans can look forward to day off work, and setting some new year resolution for the year to come ⎯the two go hand-in-hand in our culture. This year, however, it seems that America is not just talking about NFL playoffs or NBA All Star ballots ⎯ our headlines have taken an entirely different direction.

Sean James: “I’m a product of this environment”

Sep 26, 2017 By Mary Clarkin

Sean James has built a successful career in wealth management, philanthropy and public speaking and has lived in New York City for 26 years. But Hutchinson remains home.

Dillon Lecture Series Tuesday features Hutchinson native


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Hutchinson native and anti-bullying advocate Sean James will be the third speaker of the 2017 Ray and Stella Dillon Lecture Series at Hutchinson Community College on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

Nate Burleson former NFL Player Launches A Hand Made Shoe With A Mission to Help Kids In Africa

Septmeber 12, 2017

Awl & Sundry, a New York City based custom shoe brand is joining forces with professional football athletes and style connoisseurs, Nate Burleson, Rashad Jennings, Marcel Reeceand Eric Weddle to create a one-of-a- kind collection of luxurious, affordable and handmade shoes for the everyday gentleman and beyond. 

Through its partnership with the Africa Foundation, for every shoe purchased, Awl & Sundry together with Burleson, Jennings, Reece and Weddle will donate a pair of locally made shoes to students in Narok, County, Kenya, whom otherwise walk barefoot to school 5 miles and back. Go and support a great cause.  #dogoodlookgood 

2017 ESPY Awards

July 12, 2017

ESPYS AWARDS 25th- What a fun night with Prince Fielder and Anthony Adams.  It would be great if all of us, as adults, felt good about sharing the things that make us feel good about ourselves with others. If we did that more, I think we would all smile more, engage more, and hug each other more! #espys #espys2017 #friends #family #hugsarefree #love #smile#saythankyou

The Momentum of Change

July 27, 2017

By Sean L. James 

The Golden State Warriors Are Champions - That was the headline on Monday night as the Warriors succeeded in defeating the Cleavland Cavaliers. Millions of fans were ecstatic watching their team end victorious.

The Uncomfortable Ride To Progress

June 1, 2017

By Sean James Washington Blade


What if I told you that a train was pulling into the station that would take you to a destination that possessed all the resources you needed to be wealthy, to find true love, to live a long and fulfilling life⎯you’d run to make that train wouldn’t you? 

Former NFL player, Northern Valley students talk leadership

January 27, 2017

By Shannon McLaughlin of Northern Vally Press


Demarest high school students gathered to hear from former Minnesota Vikings running back Sean James. About 120 members from the school’s Student Leadership Academy and Lead with Pride organizations gathered in the auditorium as James spoke on leadership, using King’s leadership as a model for the students.

Former NFL Player Sean James Talks Education, Leadership and Bullying

November 29, 2016

By Tyrus Townsend 


Name: Sean James Profession: Director at Pinnacle Sports, Media & Entertainment / Founder of Be In The Know About Bullying Age: 47 I have changed/contributed to my industry by: In Wealth Management by fiscally educating African American professional athletes in order to ensure their long-term financial success and stability. In Philanthropy by educating both adults and children on how to be kind, be upstanders, and realize their fullest potential. 

HMI Emery Awards 2016

October 26, 2016

In recognition of their tremendous contributions to the LGBTQ community and outstanding commitment to Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation's oldest and largest organization committed to serving LGBTQ youth, Hollywood legend George Takei and visionary retail expert RoB Smith will be honored on December 7th 2016 at Cipriani's Wall Street, during The 30th Annual Emery Awards.

Activism, the black athlete and supporting LGBT equality

October 26, 2016

By Sean James


Why do so many African-American professional athletes today view Muhammad Ali as a hero, but fall short of even trying to live by the same code of ethics that made him a hero? Ali became a hero because he was never silent. He said things he knew would make people uncomfortable, even angry, but that he believed would help bring about awareness and change. Ali was, as a result, a controversial figure during his life. He angered countless people with his message and many people hated him.  It was only later that Ali was recognized for his impact on our country.

2016 Athlete Ally Action Awards

September 27, 2016

Thank you to all who came to the #ActionAwards! We had an amazing time! I was honerd to be on the carpet with Founder and Excutive Director of Athlete Ally Hudson Taylor and NFL Legend Victor Hobson. Seeing all of great athletes and allies there reminded us of how far we’ve come. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Greg Louganis, Heather O’Reilly, The Boston Celtics and Grant Hill you made our night!

Poly Prep Ally Week

September 20, 2016

Ally Week at Poly Prep Day School, what a great high school with an amzing staff and students. 

March 24, 2016

Athletes for Vet a non profit founded by one my close frioends Dereck Falkner will be celebrating Captain Florent "Flo" Groberg Medal of Honor Recipient United States Army. 

March 6, 2016

Motivate U! is a podcast created for those looking to improve themselves in life, business and relationships one day at a time. June Archer, national recording artist turned executive and now author and motivational speaker interviews experts and notables on a variety of topics. Motivate U! with June Archer is dedicated to transforming minds and developing leaders. This podcast will feature dialogue relating to life, love, business and all things inspirational with guests sharing their stories and testimonies to not only inspire but to Motivate you to live the life you want and dream the impossible.

Febuary 19, 2016

On February 17, 2016, the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) together with Ulm University and the German Research Foundation (DFG) hosted a panel discussion in New York with experts from both sides of the Atlantic to present cutting-edge research in the field and to address these questions. Three German medical researchers joined one U.S. counterpart from the University of California, San Francisco, and a Canadian health expert from McGill University in Montreal for the discussion.  

Rethinking Trauma as a Global Challenge

Feburary 17, 2016

The German Center for Research and Innovation, the German Research Foundation, and Ulm University cordially invite you to the panel discussion: 

2016 Virtual Enterprises International New York Citywide Business Plan Competition

January 14, 2016

I had the privilege of being the Key Note speaker at 2016 Virtual Enterprises International New York Citywide Business Plan Competition. This is one of the most innovative educational Highschool programs in the world.

BM Morning Show

December 28, 2015

I had a blast being in my home town of Hutchinson Kansas over the Hoildays, I was invited to chat with radio personality Glen Grunwald at KWBW. Glen was a mentor and coach during my teenages years growing up, he was able to bring great sudent athletes from Hutchinson and Buhler togeather during tthe summers to play softball in the late1980 early 90s. 

Jewell "On Sports"

December 10, 2015

Tired of the same old sports talk living and breathing on every play? Then, tune in every Thursday night from 7:00-9:00 pm CST. I will bring you entertainers, athletes, rockstars, entrepreneur's, writer's and coaches. You will hear local to national guests that will inspire you and will intrigue your listening interests. I will deliver a guest every segment and will engage your mind, athletic knowledge and passion for sports.RichText.

HMI Emery Awards

November 17, 2015

2015 Emery Awards annual gala on Tuesday, November 17 at 6pm at Cipriani Wall Street. This year's theme is "The Future." The annual event honors individuals and organizations that exemplify HMI's mission of providing a safe and supportive environment for all young people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Polo Ralph Lauren For Athlete Ally

November 4, 2015

Athlete Ally. The nonprofit was responsible for last year’s P6 beanies, created by Alexander Wang and featured in Vogue, and yesterday evening, the charity made another foray into fashion, this time in collaboration with the heritage brand. The resulting baseball cap is sleek, and all proceeds from sales will benefit the charity.

Former Student Athlete Sean James Creates BALLERS CLUB Advocates Against Bullying

October 28, 2015

Sean James developing student-athletes because leadership doesn’t stop when the game ends

Boys & Girls Club of Union County 60th Anniversty


I Was honored to meet Jim L. Clark the President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America @BGCA_Clubs 60th anniversary of Union County.

Athelte Ally Action Awards

October 20, 2015

Action Awards honor individuals and corporations who have worked to create LGBT-inclusive athletic environments and to eliminate anti-LGBT prejudice in their communities. This year’s honorees include seven-time NBA All Star Grant Hill, tennis champion and transgender pioneer Dr. Renée Richards, Micheal Sam and corporate leader Salesforce.

Richard Corman Power And Grace Book Signing At Barnes And Noble

September 4, 2015

Sharing a momnet with Richard Corman and  a Misty Copeland fan.

Misty Copeland and Sean James’ beautiful campaign to end bullying

August 30, 2015

Sean L. James: model, former NFL player, businessman and advocate against bullying. James also found a creative way to show common straights with sports and the arts with his campaign with Misty Copeland.


Grades for Life at Rebounderz

August 28, 2015

Founder of Grades4Life Chris Johnson & Florina Kaja At Special back school event at Rebounderz.

Ballerina Misty Copeland’s Power and Grace Speak Through Pages of Inspirational New Book

August 8, 2015

Through the stunning black-and-white photography of Richard Corman and Misty’s own words, her inspiring message of hope, strength, and focus speaks to young girls, athletes, dancers, and anyone who believes in the American dream: “You create your destiny. Hard work, dedication, sacrifice, and taking risks create amazing opportunities.”

Athlete Ally welcomes former NFL Running Back Sean James as Pro Ambassador

July 20, 2015

Today Athlete Ally announces that Sean James, former NFL running back, has joined Athlete Ally as our newest Pro Ambassador. 


July 15, 2015

I am honored to be working with orthopedic surgeon and CEO/founder of Ultimaxx Health, Dr. Lenny Lomax as he evolves the world of prescription medication. I share in his passion and we will continue work to find a resolution to this problem that is ripping apart so many professional athletes, people and communities. 

Misty Copeland Named Principal Dancer at ABT

June 30, 2015

Be In The Know  wants to congratualte Ambassodor Misty Copeland for being named Principal  Dancer at ABT

Pride New York City Erno Laszlo Float

June 28, 2015

In June of 1967 a Supreme Court decision that deemed anti-miscegenation laws which allowed Whites & Black Americans to marry was overturned. Today, 48 years later- I'm proud to celebrate that homosexuals have been granted the same right to be married to the person they love. For those that have an issue with this, know that you too have a gay sister, brother, cousin, aunt, or uncle. DEAL WITH IT the same way you had to deal with blacks and whites getting married. The Train Is Gone...


April 6, 2015

Glow Beauty Magazine hosts NY Women's Foundation benefit at St. John's Boutique

AEPi to launch Gateway Program for philanthropy week

March 3, 2015

By Nick Kauzlarich | Senior Sports Editor 

In an effort to improve communication between St. Louis police officers and urban youth, Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity has joined forces with Be In The Know About Bullying, Red Alert and the Washington University Athletic Department to develop the Gateway Program.

Gateway Program Seeks to Improve Relationship Between Urban Youth and Police

February 29, 2015

By Dillon Paul (STLM)

Sean James with St. Louis Police Officer Christen Johnson. After the tragic events that took place in Ferguson last year, Be In The Know About Bullying founder and former NFL player Sean James had an epiphany. He realized that communication between urban youth and police officers isn’t getting better—it’s getting worse. So he decided to create a program to heal relations between the St. Louis Police Department and urban youth. The program is called Gateway and its main goal is to get people to identify with cops, not fear them.

Gateway To Greatness Dinner

February 28, 2015

Alpha Epsilon Pi Sigma Chapter would like to invite you to our Philanthropy Week supporting a new program called Gateway. This program is designed in coordination with Be In The Know About Bullying, Red Alert and the WUSTL Athletic Department to help aid communication between the St. Louis Police Department and the urban youth of St. Louis. This is especially relevant in the wake of the recent tragedies in Ferguson.


The 9th Annual Music Meets Couture Fashion Show

February 13, 2015

I was excited to see my good friend Dereck Faulkner founder of Athlets for Vets perticapte in New York Fashion Week. Who says a fromer NFL wide out cant walk the cat walk. 

Well Talk with Avi Dresner

January 26, 2015

With the kids heading back to school, Avi talks about bullying with Sean James, former NFL player and founder of Be In The Know About Bullying, an anti-bullying program centered on the philosophy that students can make a meaningful impact on preventing bullying in their schools through leadership, education, and the use of meaningful mentors.  So, if you want to learn how to stand up to bullying, you won’t want to miss this show! 

Project Nextgen Speaker Sean James

December 15, 2014

In 2013, West Milford High School (WMHS) launched its inaugural West Milford Highlanders Community Sports Kickoff Event. The concept is how the high school can positively impact the community, just as the community can positively impact our schools," Trentacosta said. "In addition, we were emphasizing the need for further education about bullying in sports and the new sportsmanship initiatives by the school's athletic conference and how it is connected to the state's [harassment, intimidation, and bullying] laws." -Joe Trentacosta

The 2014 Emery Awards

November 12, 2014

The 2014 Emery Awards on November 12, 2014 at Hetrick-Martin Institute raised nearly $1.4 million, which will enable the organization to impact the lives of countless LGBTQ youth across the world. One auction is still live and closes November 17. Packages include vacation getaways, a signed Annie Leibowitz print of Ellen DeGeneres, watching the New York Yankees from the General Manager's Suite, and more.


Sean James rallies fellow NFL players for "Be In the Know About Bullying" fundraiser

October 21, 2014

Be In The Know About Bullying hosted their second annual fundraising event.  For this year’s event, Be In The Know teamed up with Erno Laszlo and Kings of Cole to create their first annual “Kings of Cause Charity Cocktail Event” at the beautiful Erno Laszlo Institute in New York City.  Be In The Know About Bullying is an anti-bullying organization that is centered on the principles of education, leadership, and mentorship.  Much of the leadership and mentorship is facilitated through the contributions of the many NFL ambassadors affiliated with the organization.

October is Anti-Bullying Month: Kings of Cause Charity By PK Greenfield

October 20, 2014


According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS), 1 out of every 3 American kids are being bullied on a daily basis. 83 percent of girls, and 79 percent of boys report being bullied either in school or online. Students who are bullies as young adults continue the trend of abuse and violence into adulthood. By the age of 30, approximately 40 percent of boys who were identified as bullies in school had been arrested three or more times.

Kings of Cause Cocktail Charity Event

October 17,2014

Last night, Kings of Cole hosted their first annual "Kings of Cause Charity Cocktail Event" at The Institute, Erno Laszlo, in honor of October being National Anti-Bully Month. The event was hosted by Sean James, former NFL player and founder of Be In The Know About Bullying foundation, as well as designer and owner of Kings of Cole, Elana Brynes. Tracy Anderson, celebrity trainer, and former NFL player Brendon Ayanbadejo both spoke about the importance of fighting against bullying. Elana Brynes designed a special collection for the event, and 50% of the proceeds from the collection are going to the Be In The Know About Bullying Foundation.

Experts gauge the future of Sayreville HS football players

October 14, 2014

NEW YORK (PIX11)–Should the whole team be punished for sexual hazing allegedly committed by a few players? Will this hurt their chances playing at a collegiate and possibly professional level? What does it mean for the victims? Dr. Leah Lagos, a sports psychologist, former NFL player Sean James joined us in a panel discussion on the fate and future of the football program, the school and its students.

Kings Of Cause Event at Erno Laszlo Institute Soho NYC

October 12, 2014

Featuring a special screening of Stand On The Side Of Love documentary. 10% of the proceeds from the evening will directly benefit Be In The Know About Bullying, an organization dedicated to providing support services to youth and families affected by bullying, violence, and suicide through preventative education and communication. Members can RSVP at

West Milford high hosting second sports kickoff event on Sept. 10

September 10, 2014

In 2013, West Milford High School (WMHS) launched its inaugural West Milford Highlanders Community Sports Kickoff Event. Created as an evolution of the "meet the coaches night" established by former Athletic Director Tim Gillen, the event is set to return on Sept. 10 to welcome the community at large into Highlander sports, according to current Athletic Director Joe Trentacosta.

AbbyZ +1 Radio Show

August 17, 2014



  • Roberto Clemente Jr - Former Ball Player, Former Broadcaster for NY Yankees and Board member for National Hispanic Health Foundation

  • Dr. Tamar Magnus MD a Pediatrician

  • Sean James former NFL Player, Ford Model, Sports Agent and Fitness Expert.

  • Melissa Perilli Price - Owner of MelissaShops4u

  • Marlene Peat - Owner of PetalsExclusive Inc

Sports and Fashion merge quite well in this episode as both (baseball) Roberto Clemente Jr and (football) Sean James come on the show alongside two designers/owners Melissa Perilli Price and Marlene Peat. Dr. Tamar Magnus educates the audience on proper pediatric care. 

Alleged bullying turned tragic in New York City this week, when a 14-year-old boy allegedly stabbed a classmate to death outside their Bronx middle school.

June 20, 2014

NEW YORK CITY (PIX11) – Alleged bullying turned tragic in New York City this week, when a 14-year-old boy allegedly stabbed a classmate to death outside their Bronx middle school.

Athletes For Vets New York Congressman Charles Rangel, along with former NFL Player Sean James, and members of the media, came to visit and tour the JJP VA

June 17, 2004

New York Congressman Charles Rangel, along with Minnesota Viking Sean James, and members of the media, came to visit and tour the JJP VA yesterday.

The Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) hosted the 14th annual School's Out benefit

June 8, 2014

The Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) hosted the 14th annual School's Out benefit on Saturday, June, 8, 2013. Brendan Monaghan of GQ, Bobby Graham of InStyle, and Alfredo Paredes of Ralph Lauren served as co-chairs while Bravo's Andy Cohen was this years Honorary Chair. The fundraiser which was held at the East Hampton home of Peter Wilson and Scott Sanders, raised over $225,000. 

Rep. Charles Rangel Celebrates His Birthday Bash

June 6, 2014

Was honored to be a part of supporting Rep. Charles Rangle. In order to truly be better, you must be able to recognize greatness when it is in front of you. And if you are humble enough, that greatness might even come and share something with you! Sharing a moment with Governor David Paterson.


June 4, 2014

As a former NFL player, I know the importance of having a regimen in place in order to achieve excellence. Being a professional athlete has also taught me the importance of maintaining structure and simplicity in everything I do.  I apply these ideas of discipline and excellence not only to how I train my body, but also to how I care for my skin. 

Succes Academy Charter Schools New York City

June 3, 2014

Be In The Know About Bullying had the opportunity to speak at Success Academy Charter Schools. They are not the future of our public school system, they are the present. Thank you for the opportunity to share Be In The Know About Bullying with your students. Thank you Dereck Falkner Ambasspdor and Nicole Citrin and Wat-aah! for all of your support.

Artist Meets Athlete Misty Copeland & Sean James

May 20, 2014

Through the years, the missions of both SJSA and Be In The Know About Bullying have expanded to meet my widening vision and the ever-growing needs of today's youth. This growth is what gave way to the slogan and logo, “artist, intellect, athlete”. The notion that these three concepts are truly intertwined on multiple levels is now the force that drives my foundation, and is therefore a concept that I want all of my scholarship recipients to truly understand and internalize. 

Directed by Richard CormanExecutive Producer: B2Pro 

NYSE “Leaving A Legacy” Benefits Newmark!

April 24, 2014

Hundreds of people filled the New York Stock Exchange last night as traders from the Big Board hosted the first-ever "Working On A Dream" event benefiting the Newmark Schools, which educate children with special needs. I like to congratulate Will Witherspoon and Daina Falk two of my MBA classmates who serve on the committee for this great cause.

The NFL, The Culture of Bullying, and Being in The Know

December 5, 2013

Encompassing a brilliant combination of talent, dedication, will power, and inspiration, Richard Incognito and Jonathan Martin both traveled long, arduous roads before earning coveted roster spots with the Miami Dolphins. Unfortunately, while these rare characteristics keep fans in awe, consequences inherent with the stresses and sacrifices they endure at such a high level can – at times – come to the surface in ugly ways. Thus, when Incognito was suspended for bullying Martin, reaction was more of a disapproving head shake than huge surprise. 

Sean James speaks on Athlete’s sexual orientation and the NFL Draft.

May 10, 2014

Dr. Eric Anderson, Professor of Sociology, Masculinity, Sexuality at the University of Winchester, and Sean James, former NFL running back and advocate against bullying, join the discussion this week to discuss about an athlete’s sexual orientation and the NFL Draft.

PIX 11 New York City NFL Jonathan Martin Scandal

November 20, 2013

I had the oppurtunity to discuss the NFL's Jonathan Martin case on PIX 11 New York City. I think Martin is just cut from a different cloth, and comes from an elite pedigree that most NFL players dont come from. "The locker rooms in the NFL are different than your elite University, "It is a different culture, and players are looking for a weak leak regardless if your teammates. You're around players that have different backgrounds than you have, different values and ideals. I think Martin was the prototypical Stanford student and athlete. He earned a degree in ancient Greek and Roman classics and if not for football would have become the first fourth-generation African-American to attend Harvard.

Hetrick-Martin Institute’s annual Emery Awards

November 14, 2013

(New York Cty) I had the pleasure of attending the "HMI Emery Awards" last night with my close friend Brendon Ayanbadejo, who was being honored. I had never seen Brendon so nervous to speak before, and yet he gave one of the best speeches I have ever heard- from him, or anyone else for that matter. I have to say that the greatest feeling for me is to see others like Brendon do great things. I believe that it is more important to empower others so that they can find their greatness. I was once told, "It's not about you Sean", and it will never be about me. It will always be about the people we can empower to be better today than they were yesterday. "Just A Thought"  

Traditions, Not Coaches, Rule in N.F.L. Locker Rooms

November 5, 2013

(New York Times) When Joe Philbin told reporters on Monday that he was in charge of the Miami Dolphins’ workplace, he was no doubt referring to his role as the team’s coach. But the allegations involving bullying on Philbin’s team raise many nuanced questions about how much control N.F.L. coaches have over their players and their behavior.  

Current Players and NFL Legends Turn Out To Support Be In The Know About Bullying

October 24, 2013

Be In The Know About Bullying is an organization founded by Sean James.  James has spent the past decade helping children nation-wide through his philanthropic organization, Sean James Student Athletes (SJSA).  His new venture, Be In The Know About Bullying, has taken his passion for helping our country’s youth to a whole new level. James created Be In The Know About Bullying while attaining his MBA degree alongside other NFL players at The George Washington University School of Business.   The organization was developed to combat the epidemic of bullying among today's youth. Be In The Know is a unique and innovative program that tackles the issue of bullying through a hybrid of educational programming and ambassadorships for NFL players, UFC fighters, and Olympians.  It is creating a new definition for children of what it means to lead, exhibit strength of character, and to “be better.”         

CBS NEWS Live From The Couch Pro Athletes Lend Their Voices to Anti-Bullying Movement

October 23, 2013

NEW YORK (WLNY) – October marks the eighth annual Bullying Prevention Month and many professional athletes are lending their voices to the anti-bullying movement. Former NFL player Sean James produced PSA on the campaign, called ‘Be In The Know About Bullying.’He joined us on The Couch to tell us about the initiative. As James said, the curriculum is a way to teach children how to act toward each other and be leaders.


Bullying Fight Brings Out The Stars

September 28, 2013

I was honored to give out the first "Be In The Know About Bullying Award" To My close Friend Brendon Ayanbadjeo I presented Brendon with the first “Game Changer of the Year” award, thoughtfully named by me to capture the spirit of an individual who “changes the game by standing up in order to change the rules when that person sees that they do not benefit the entire team.”

Former NFL Player Sean James Stands Up To Bullying with a launched a campign to combat bullying through education

September 27, 2013

Former NFL Player Stands Up To Bullying We follow those who lead, not for them, but for ourselves. My whole life I have wanted to be better, and I have always look to others to make me better. I created Be In The Know for that very same reason, to give are youth tools to be better. I like to thank Mahsheed Barghisavar, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Mercedeh Javid, Rachel Smith, Kevin E. Hooks .

Be In The Know About Bullying - Exclusive Red Carpet Las Vegas Launch Event - Hyde Bellagio

September 28,2013

"Be In The Know About Bullying" Exclusive Red Carpet Las Vegas Launch Event Inside Hyde Bellagio. Take the Pledge and make a stand against Bullying. Celebrity Guest Speaker. Be In The Know Ambassadors Nationwide including: NFL & Former NFL Stars, MLB, NHL,Olympians,Celeb Chefs & More. Horderves and Champagne.

Better Days TV BITKAB NBA Ambassador Anthony Mason

September 24, 2013


On set in Dumbo with Sean James for Be In the Know About Bullying interviews. He’ll be opening his event at in Vegas next week with the experiences of Anthony Mason, former NBA player, and Chris Wragge of CBS News (seen above).

Isaac Pritzker Photography


Brendon Ayanbadejo

August 29, 2013

Washington Blade Editor, Kevin Naff, announced that three-time National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowl award winner and 2013 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Champ, Brendon Ayanbadejo, will serve as the guest editor of an August 30th special-edition issue of the newspaper focused on LGBT issues in professional sports. Located in the nation’s capital, the Washington Blade is the oldest, national newspaper of record for the LGBT community.

Sean James: From NFL running back to elite model

August 28, 2013

Brendon Ayanbadejo NFL World Champion 3-Time NFL Pro Bowler and Be In The Know Ambassador, is serving as the guest editor of the Washington Blade's August 30th speical-edition issue focused on LBGT issues in professional sports. Brendon asked me to write a piece for the issue and I was honored to do so. I am proud of Brendon's involvement in this fight, and support him and the LBGT community. Brendon is on the cover sporting a SJSA Bracelet bringing awarness for the Sean James Student Athletes Foundation. Please click the link to view the article.


Graduated From The George Washington University School Of Business

May 17, 2013

Twenty years after receiving my bachelor's degree, I enrolled in the George Washington University School of Business and attained my EMBA Degree. I never thought in a million years I would be wearing a cap and gown in my 40s. Did I just write that... It was a long two and a half years of stressful late nights and long weekends, but the feeling of building new relationships and attianing new business skills and knowledge was all worth it.

(Forbes Magazine) At Hearst HQ, NFL Stars Get a Crash Course in the Media Business

April 11, 2013

A professional football player who enters the business world after 5 or 10 seasons in the NFL has a few things going for him: wealth, an unbeatable work ethic, a certain degree of name recognition, and the cachet that attaches to players in America’s most popular sport. What he doesn’t have is the type of real-world experience that a potential employer or investor wants to see on a resume.

Athletes For Vets Red Carpet Event In Atlantic City

My good friend former Eagles Wide Out Dereck Faulkner is doing great things in the community providing scholarships for veterans coming back from the war. Please help support his great charity, please visit the website.


January 21, 2013

NFL Players support non-vilence in their communties. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the NFL Players Association has put together a selection of clips highlighting current and former players who participated in anti-bullying and violenceprevention
initiatives throughout 2012.

Trailblazing executive Kevin E. Hooks selected CEO of Las Vegas Urban League

April 29, 2013

Kevin E. Hooks One of my closest friends was hired as Las Vegas CEO of the Urban League. The Las Vegas Urban League has tapped Kevin E. Hooks as their new CEO. “The role of CEO is very critical to our success and our future,” says Rev. Donald Chaney, chairman of the Board in a statement to press. “Therefore, we were thorough and inclusive in finding the best candidate to take us to the next level.”


World Renowned Photography Richard Corman And Alec Monopoly team up for exhibition at W New York.

May 5, 2013

 There was a tangible energy throughout the Living Room at W New York- Times Square last night as MADONNA – A Transformational Exhibition, the never-before-seen photographs of the music and fashion legend’s iconic 1980s street style, made the next stop on its traveling, multi-media tour. The exhibit was shot by world renowned photographers, Richard Corman and George DuBose and curated by Rock Paper Photo, the ultimate online photography gallery founded by Madonna’s longtime manager, Guy Oseary. Photographer Richard Corman was on hand as two of his photographs were transformed live by famed NYC street artist, Alec Monopoly with his signature ‘Monopoly Man’ tag. The New York debut of the exhibition featured sounds by renowned DJ Posso and kept visitors hydrated with vitaminwater.

Brendon Ayanbadejo Wears Super Bowl Ring With His SJSA Charity Bracelet

June 23, 2012

Sean James: "There are leaders and there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of power and authority, But those who lead inspire us. Whether they are individuals or organizations, we follow those who lead, not because we have to, but because we want to. We follow those who lead, not for them, but for ourselves. My whole life I have wanted to be better, and I have always looked to others to make me better. Brendon Ayanbadjoe inspires me as I hope I inspire him.  Thank you for wearing your Sean James Student Athlete Charity Bracelet #superbowlring #sjsa #charitybracelet #bebtter #love #smile #saythankyou"



MBA's For Pro Athletes Module At Columbia University New York City

August 24, 2012

(CNN) - Most professional athletes are well aware of the fact that one day their careers will come to an end. Those who earn salaries in the millions of dollars are most likely financially secure for the rest of their lives provided they are wise with their money. Others are not so fortunate. 

P.S. 161 in Harlem, New York showed us how they moved for WAT-AAH!'s Move Your Body 2012 One Year Anniversary Celebration of Michelle Obama and Beyonce's Let's Move! Flash Workout on May 3rd.

May 3, 2012

The students of P.S. 161 were tight and polished with the routine as they performed for special guests New York Giant Kevin Boothe, Chicago Bulls' Jay Williams, Former Minnesota Viking Sean James, Recording Artist Nikki D, and food columnist Daina Falk. 

Athletes for Vets launch party Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012

Febuary 12, 2012

Athletes for Vets (AV) is a non-profit organization giving individuals an opportunity to pay tribute to US military service men and women through service, scholarship, and awareness. The event is hosted by Dereck Faulkner, former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and Founder/President of Athletes for Vets. Proceeds from this event will be used for AV’s upcoming programs and campaigns. 

Buick Human Highlight Reel Commercial Sean James

August 31, 2011

Sean James' experiences while competing as a "two-sport star" athlete during his time at Missouri Southern State contributed to his life achievements and skills. The Sean James Student Athletes Foundation helps instill similar positive experiences in at-risk children while encouraging them to develop their aspirations through sports. Find out more about James at 


November 15, 2011

After his college education at MissouriSouthern State University, James enjoyed the opportunity to live and work in New York City. There, he learned a life-changing lesson— and it was provided by someone halfhis age.“Joseph Williams was one of the first kidsI met in New York,” recalls James, whoserved as a mentor for underprivileged children. “He was a 12-year-old kid from asingle-parent family, living in the projects in Harlem, and I was a middle-class kid from the Midwest who didn’t understand that world at all.“But he challenged me daily with the questions he would ask. He was wise beyond his years — he just needed Click Link To Read

BORDERS BOOK STORS E. Lynn Harris Tribute

September 6, 2009

I had the pleasure of attending one of the nationwide tributes to the late critically-acclaimed author E. Lynn Harris last night.  Throughout the week many of Harris' close friends and literary pals such as Eric Jerome Dickey and Terrance Dean talked with fans about the legacy of one of today's most prolific African-American scribes. 

Sean James Student Athletes Foundation Launches Inspirational Charity T- Shirts

June 17, 2010

The SJSA Foundation believes there are a series of core values that will help ground and center children who are just discovering their talents. Each T-shirt, which was personally designed by Sean James, embodies a message that delivers a personal statement of encouragement and support.



Jamuary 4, 2010

Sean James Student Athletes Foundation (SJSA), whose mission "is to provide youth who have achieved academic success and display a passion for sports and the arts, the opportunity to attend sport and creative art camps throughout the country," thus fostering leadership and confidence, is proud to announce the launch of a specially designed charity bracelet.

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