First World Collaborative

A Program for Rearing Healthy Black Boys

A Brief History of The Warrior Method

In 2001, Ray Winbush published The Warrior Method:  A Program for Rearing Healthy Black BoysThe book is based on the traditions of Poro Society, the most ancient rite of passage ritual in West Africa, where 85% of Americanized Africans have their genetic roots.  The Warrior Method is an extension of the rituals and teachings of Poro Society adapted for African boys growing up in white supremacist societies.  It has been taught to hundreds of educators and parents throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and the Caribbean.  In 2004, the Will and Jada  Smith Family Foundation donated $50,000 to establish The Warrior Institute at Morgan State University where Winbush directs the Institute for Urban Research.  The generous gift allowed others to receive first hand instruction on TWM by the author of the book. 

Winbush's work has been recognized by many, especially in the area of understanding racism and its impact on the Nine Areas of White Supremacy as discussed by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing and Neely Fuller.  He has been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, with the stars of the critically acclaimed and Oscar-winning film, Crash, and a delegate to the 2001 United Nations World Conference Against Racism.