#BlackBoyFly is a movement to encourage Black males of all ethnicities in regard to overcoming obstacles to achieve their dreams. Throughout the year, I’ll be featuring Black males that are flying toward their dreams. www.blackboyfly.club
Bikes were a foundational aspect of my childhood, and I’ve kept it that way well into adulthood. Cycling is one of those things I enjoy most, which is why I’m excited about this feature. Meet Brandale Randolph, a Black-American husband, father, author, speaker, and visionary entrepreneur. I crossed paths with Brandale through his wife and good friend from The PhD Project, Dr. Angela Randolph. I still remember learning about Brandale’s vision to launch a cycling company years ago. He’s the Founder and CEO of The 1854 Cycling Company, a premium electric bicycle company based in Framingham, MA. The business venture is focused on social impact with a portion of all product sales going toward efforts to combat juvenile recidivism and has been featured in media outlets such as Bloomberg, EBONY Magazine, and The Boston Globe.
Brandale is also the Co-Founder and former Executive Director of Project: Poverty, a nonprofit organization that aims to design, create and implement innovative strategies to reduce poverty. His 2010 book “Me & My Broke Neighbor: The 7 Things I Learned About Success Just By Living Next To Him…” has been added to financial literacy curriculums across the country. His 2016 book “Like Cavemen & Quail: Poverty Beyond Income and Mindset” has received rave reviews from reviewers and publishers all across the world. Brandale completed a bachelor’s degree in economics from The Wharton School School at the University of Pennsylvania.