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Trabian Shorters is co-author of New York Times Bestseller "REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading and Succeeding" and founding Chief Executive Officer of BMe Community, an award-winning network of leaders, innovators, and champions who have a new approach to matters of race, communities and America's future. BMe Community's 300+ national and regional Fellows are black men and women who have dedicated their lives to building upon the strengths of the black community to make a more caring and prosperous America. BMe Community trains top executives in foundation, media and education networks on how to apply breakthroughs in cognition, decision-making, and framing to engender far greater engagement, equity and impact across race. He calls this practice "Asset-Framing." Trabian developed Asset-Framing and BMe Community while serving for six years as vice president of the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation where he directed a $300-million portfolio of grants and endowments in 26 regions including Detroit, Philadelphia, Miami and Silicon Valley. When he spun the entity off from the Knight Foundation in July 2013, he received backing from Knight, Open Society Foundations, and The Heinz Endowments. He is a Fellow of the 14th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.