About Insights: If Boys Never Learn, Men Won’t Know :
The world is a tough place, unforgiving at times, especially for young black men. With odds stacked against them, many believe they’ll amount to nothing because society tells them so. Oftentimes, these young men are demonized and become victims of the stereotypes that are projected onto them…a “super predator”, a “thug”, a “drug dealer”… a statistic. Raised without a father and orphaned at seventeen, Quincy Newell was told the same—but he didn’t listen. Instead, he chose to put his faith in God and decided to believe that he had a value that no one outside of him and God could determine…this self-realization helped him to establish his own self-worth and a set of personal standards that allowed Quincy to envision and then achieve a life filled with purpose. From his experiences, Quincy identified a set of insights that served as guideposts in navigating his life and helped to serve as a foundation for his life choices. Insights is a quick read, easy to digest and will move, inspire, and provide young men with a set of tools that may help them to navigate their own lives and to lead the life that is rightfully theirs, no matter what.
Quincy C. Newell is a film industry executive, a producer and a twenty-five-year veteran of the entertainment business. He currently serves as the executive vice president and general manager of Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate company. He loves to surf, is a recreational triathlete, commits his time to social causes and is a husband and dad to four great kids. He has a passion for social advocacy, mentorship, and entertainment law and can often be found with his nose in some sort of how-to book on the weekends. Newell holds an MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four children.