Only He Knows What Is Next
34 years old and counting
Brian K. Rice is a Mechanical Engineer, Motivational Speaker, and Author from Birmingham,
Alabama. Brian is a graduate of Alabama A&M University who is serious about making a
difference within the community

Mr. Rice's favorite book "
Black Americans, We Need You!" (The Call for Self Accountability of
All African Americans) was created from several hundred pages of work and research that
Brian prepared while developing the vision for Heroes Bridge, Inc. This book is true
encouragement for every African American to give back to their community. Heroes Bridge,
Inc. is still in the early funding stages. To learn more about Heroes Bridge visit

Brian is doing his part as a regular volunteer, motivational speaker, being a positive everyday
role model and a philanthropist through his Heroes Bridge efforts.
Who is B. Rice
B. Rice & Reading
A Few Personal Reads From Your Favorite African American Motivational Speaker & Author
(4 is highly recommended, 1 not so much)
Spiritual, Motivational, & Self Help
(4) The Bible, New Living Translation
(4) "Communication for Change" by Stanley Jones
(3) "Understanding the Power and Purpose of a Man" by Myles Monroe
(4) Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson (My favorite book)
(4) "One", How many people does it take to make a difference? by Dan Zadra
(4) "5, Where Will You Be in 5 Years" by Dan Zadra
(4) Islam and the Bible by David Goldmann
(4) Every Man's Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a
Time by Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker and Mike Yorkey
(3) Every Man's Challenge: How Far Are You Willing to Go for God? by Arterburn,
Stoeker, & Yorkey
(3) "Go Giver" by Bob Burg
(4)"Finding the Right Woman" by McKinney Hammond
(3) "When Good Men Are Tempted" by Perkins
(4) "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie
(3)"Courageous Leadership" by Bill Hybels
(4) "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey
(3) "The Teens Guide to World Domination" by Josh Shipp

Philanthropy & Social Entrepreneurship
(3) How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas,
by David Bornstein
(3) Enterprising Nonprofits: A Toolkit for Social Entrepreneurs by Dees, Emerson
& Economy (Part 1)
(4) Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs: Enhancing the Performance of Your
Enterprising Nonprofit by Dees, Emerson & Economy (part 2)
(4) Creating a World Without Poverty: How Social Business Can Transform Our
Lives - by Muhammad Yunus
(2) Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy by Brest & Harvey

No Category, Just Good Informational Books
(4) "48 Laws of Power" by Robert Greene
(3) "Freakonomics" by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner
(2) "Super Freakonomics" by Stevin Levitt & Stephen Dubner   

Great book for anyone getting into the speaking industry
(3) "Speak and Grow Rich" by Dottie & Lilly Walters

Quote Books  
(3) "Classic Wisdom for the Good Life" by Bryan Curtis
(2) "Success" by J. Pincott (Quote Book)
(4) "Forbes Book of Quotations" (Thanks Mom for giving me this book)

Birmingham, AL History
(2) "Miracle in Birmingham" by W. Edward Harris
(3) "There's Hope for The World" by Richard Arrington
(2) "This is Birmingham" by Henley
(4) "Birmingham, The Magic City" audiobook
Black History
(4*) "The Black Man" by William Wells Brown written in 1865 (This book is one
of the first black books to ever  be written. Brown is like the father of Black
History and then comes Carter G Woodson. This book has 50 plus short
biographies of early African Americans)
(4) "The Mis-Education of the Negro" by Carter G Woodson
(4) "Up From Slavery" by Booker T Washington
(4) "Slavery by Another Name" by Douglas A Blackmon
(3) "The Souls of Black Folk" by WEB Dubois
(4) Historical Negro Biographies, International Library of Negro Life and History
(4)  I, Too, Am America : documents from 1619 to the present , International
Library of Negro Life and History
(2)  The History of the Negro in Medicine, International Library of Negro Life
and History
(4) Great Speeches by African Americans: by James Daley
(2) Say it Plain, A Century of Great African American Speeches by American
RadioWorks (audiobook)
(2) "Cultureseek" by Latanya Branham
(4) Black History Pre-Civil War to Present (Bar Charts, Inc./Quick Study)
(4) "A Pictorial History of Black Americans" by Langston Hughes
(4) Real Role Models (Successful African Americans Beyond Pop Culture) by
Spearman & Harrison
(3) "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention" by Manning Marable
(4) "Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr." Claborne Carson
(3) "Dirty Little Secrets" by Claud Anderson

Black Culture, Concerns & Solutions
(4) "Man Up" by Steve Perry
(4) "How to Make Black America Better" compiled by Tavis Smiley
(3) "Saving Black America" by John Yancy Odom
(4) "Solutions for Black America" by Jawanza Kunjufu
(3) "Come On People" by Bill Cosby & Alvin Poussaint
(4) "Developing Positive Self-Images & Discipline in Black Children" by
Jawanza Kunjufu
(4) "Countering the Consipiracy to Destroy Black Boys" by Jawanza Kunjufu
(4) "State of Emergency, We Must Save African American Males" Kunjufu
(3) "Adam! Where Are You" (Why most Black men don't go to Church?) Kunjufu
(3) "Enough" by Juan Williams
(3) "The Future of Black Business in America, Stay in or Cash in" Panel
Discussion, Multiple Speakers
(2) Building Collaborative Organizations & Networks that Build Black Business
Communities (Multiple Speakers- Audio Book
(2) The Future of Black Business in America, Stay In or Cash In (Multiple
Speakers- Audio Book)
(2) "War Against Parents" by Cornel West & Sylvia Hewitt
(2) "Cracking the Corporate Code" by Price M. Cobbs
(2) "Black and Green" by Jamal Ali
(3) "The Black Male Handbook" by Kevin Powell
(3) "Character Building" by Booker T. Washington

Miscellaneous African American books
(2) "The Conversation" by Hill Harper
(2) "Who Will Cry for the Little Girl" by Alexander Barrett
(2) "12 Brown Boys" by Omar Tyree
Brian K. Rice
About Me: African American Speaker & Author
I have a passion for helping people and I understand as an established Young African American Male,
that I have a responsibility to give back during my free time.
Houston, TX
Knoxville, TN
  • Birmingham YMCA Youth Center Board, 2014-
  • Started Heroes Bridge, Inc.  Non Profit, 2010                                S.H.A.P.E. Community Ctr Volunteer, Houston 2011-13
  • Volunteer, Houston Area Urban League 2011-13                         Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer 2009 - 2010
  • Volunteer, Central Carolinas Area Urban League 2008-2010    Who's Who of Black Charlotte 2010                                                 
  • EA Morris/Locke Foundation Emerging Young Leader 2010     African American Youth Motivational Speaker & Author 2010-12
  • Charlotte Jr Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2010   Active NC Real Estate Agent since 2009
  • Mechanical Engineer for 10 years                                                     Active Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Alumni Member 2011-12
  • Opened 1st Business & Restaurant at 24                                       Alabama A&M College Baseball Player (MVP During Senior Year)
  • Fitness Modeling 2006-2007                                                               
a total of 18 years. I trained hard and I reached my highest level when I became the MVP on my college baseball team in my
final year. I hoped that I would go "pro" but like so many other athletes I went "pro" in something else. I became a professional
experiences that I learned from youth baseball, basketball, and football. I am a better man because of all of the life lessons that
are intertwined into sports. I am still passionate about exercise and maintaining a balanced exercise routine by lifting weights
4-5 days a week and swimming 2-3 days a week.
I enjoy creating good social environments. I enjoy cooking on the grill
and in the kitchen when doing it for others. Below are pics of a few
of my many house cookouts and gatherings
I am just a regular guy trying to live a balanced life and with purpose. I am
always trying to grow spiritually so I am always reading and getting involved
with local ministries and youth motivational speaking opportunities. I feel
empty when I go more than 2 days without reading something for my growth. I
love to exercise, network,  hang around nice crowds and good people. I have
worked as a mechanical engineer since 2002. I am passionate about the
success of the African-American Community.  
B. Rice and Sports and Fitness
NKJV: 1 Cor 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a
child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
image, B. Rice in Middle School
image, B. Rice preK
image, B. Rice as child asking
for help, now it is time for Brian
and many others to offer help
B. Rice Past Times
B. Rice as a Child
I wish I would have started reading on my own as early as Elementary School and definitely by High School. My mother tried to instill the
value of reading in me but I was very stubborn. I was like so many other kids, I did not do what I was suppose to do. Since the age of 25,
tremendously. I feel like I am still behind because of all of the missed opportunities as a youth but I am determined to make myself better.
I have a passion for helping people and I understand as an established Young African American Male,
that I have a responsibility to give back during my free time. Brian has been and is still a regular
volunteer with the Urban League, various Elementary, Middle and High Schools and Colleges
B. Rice in the Community
I Just Want Everyone To Succeed I sincerely want those around me to strive to be better
and that motivates me to be the best Youth and Adult Speaker possible. Too often many people
become content and complacent with their situation when they are not internally content. As I
reach for my stars, I want others to see me as a positive example so they can reach for their
stars. I have destiny on my mind all of the time and I know there is something extraordinarily
great in store for me as long as I stay focused on His vision and my goals. Just watch and see
the blessings flow. I feel so close. Just tune in as I go on this journey of Motivational Speaking,
Community Building, Inspiration and Giving.

B. Rice is a determined and focus African American Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Engineer who
loves working with people and building his circle of influence and friends. B. Rice believes in
leading by being an example for others. He says, you never know who is watching you so be
mindful of everything you do. He loves quoting quotes whether its from the bible or from a friend,
it doesn't matter. B. Rice favorite quote which keeps him going everyday is, “nobody will work
harder for you than you will yourself”.

My Idea of Success My idea of success is more than enough motivation for me. Personal
success for me is creating the best environment I can for my family and community. I want to be
a blessing as a African American Motivational Speaker and a regular volunteer. I want to be able
to affect my community in a way that others only dream.
B. Rice and His Passions
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Places I have worked and lived
Birmingham, AL
Charlotte, NC
Huntsville, AL
Richmond, VA
Milwaukee, WI
Birmingham, AL
2013- until
My High School