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Sat, Nov 11


Sankofa Video, Books, & Café

Black Excellence with Darius Odom

Join us for a book discussion with Darius Odom, author of The Gold Standard Male & The Keys to the Game!

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Black Excellence with Darius Odom
Black Excellence with Darius Odom

Time & Location

Nov 11, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA


About The Event

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About the books:

The Gold Standard Male reveals principles that—if practiced routinely—will physically, mentally, spiritually, and financially benefit men of any age, race, culture, religion, or socioeconomic background so they can become the best version ofthemselves. No matter the severity of past or present experiences, a man can use these tools to improve his life while learning the importance of purpose and being of service to others. We’re all on a journey, and some journeys may be less rocky than others; nevertheless, the information in this book is useful no matter the condition of your journey.

The goal is to increase the success you’re having as well as help to sustain it, or hopefully highlight the different lessons and disciplines needed for improvement in every aspect of your life. The Gold Standard Male is designed to help men take on new mindsets in order to conquer dreams and goals regardless of the challenges that they may face to achieve them. Of course, only listening to these principles will not get you desired results. They must be listened to and applied in order to achieve the results you are seeking.

Now that you are here, get ready to gain a brighter perspective on manhood. Let’s go!

Keys to the Game is a book designed to make you more conscious and aware of the game of life. It will bring your attention to the moves you need to make within the game. You’ll learn the importance of introspection as far back as your childhood experiences to investigate and learn about yourself more in depth, which will hopefully help you understand the direction of your life—designed for the person you are. This book will also reveal the benefits of discovering just how significant your uniqueness is to this world. Keys to the Game includes stories of legends connected to a message that shows inspiring ways in which they’ve personally used the keys to this game we call ‘life.’ It will light a huge spark—a spark that will jumpstart your journey into a higher version of yourself. The framework mentioned connects with every level of humanity: physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional. It provides perspective for those who desire to break harmful generational cycles within their families. You will be equipped with the necessary tools to not only survive in society today but to actually prevail, prosper, and exceed any expectations you or anyone else had for you. The goal is for readers to view the world through another lens…as if you are looking down upon a chess board…and move the pieces in a way that will get you desired results. You have control over the moves you make. So, without further ado...let the games begin!

About the author:

Darius Odom is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and proud owner of SkillzFitness Apparel ( He was born in Washington, DC and raised in Temple Hills, Maryland, located in Prince George’s County. You can follow him on Instagram: @dequanskillz.


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