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  REAL MEN CHARITIES, INC. desires to work with any individual, group, or organization interested in the progression, empowerment, and cultivation of men and their families within the black and brown communities of The United States and the World. If you would like to join our initiative, or have a similar platform, or idea you would like to build with us, feel free to contact our leadership listed below: 

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Founder

Yvette Moyo

 Marketing and nonprofit executive Yvette Moyo was born on December 8, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois to Rudolph and Pauline Jackson. Moyo grew up in Chicago and attended South Shore High School. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1974 with her B.A. degree in Afro-American Studies. In 1992, Moyo launched the Marketing Opportunities in Business & Entertainment (MOBE) advanced marketing symposium series. 

Moyo is the co-creator of two books: Real Men Cook: More Than 100 Easy Recipes Celebrating Tradition and Family, published by Kofi Moyo in 2005; and Real Women Cook: Building Healthy Communities with Recipes that Stir the Soul, co-authored with Sharon Morgan in 2012. Moyo was honored in 1988 as one of the “100 Women to Watch” in Today’s Chicago Woman. She has also been the recipient of multiple awards, including the Public Relations Advertising and Marketing Excellence Award, the Woman in Entertainment Pioneer Award, the 50 Women of Excellence Award, Trailblazer/Women in the Fatherhood Movement Award presented by Congressman Danny Davis, YMCA’s Black Achievers Award, and the Black Women's Hall of Fame Kizzy Award.

Contact Yvette Moyo: 

Email: ymoyo@realmencook.com 

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Executive Director 

Ayinde Cartman 

   Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Ayinde Cartman is a masterful spoken word artist West African percussionist. Having graduated from Morehouse in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Cartman is focused and committed to providing Black men and youth with the necessary language, resources, and outreach to develop them and cultivate the best they have to offer to themselves, and their worlds. He currently works as a school counselor for the Becoming A Man Program facilitating discussion groups for middle school students. During his membership with BYP100, a Black youth queer feminist community organizing organization, Cartman developed his own community development initiative called Bridging While Black, that seeks to connect community members and organizations in strategic partnerships.  Cartman was appointed Executive Director of the organization in 2017 and has been leading a charge to reacquaint Real Men Charities, Inc. with the next generation of men in the communities of Chicago 

 

Contact Ayinde Cartman: 773-484-0624

Email: AyindeC@realmencharitiesinc.com 

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Program Director 

Dr. Obari Cartman 

Dr. Cartman is a father, son, brother, uncle, thinker, writer, therapist, professor, photographer, drummer, and grassroots mental health advocate. He received his undergraduate degree from Hampton University and a Ph.D in clinical & community psychology. Professor Cartman has taught undergrad psychology courses at Georgia State University and the Carruther's Center for Inner City Studies at Northerestern University. Dr, Cartman currently works as a consultant with Healing Empowering Learning Professionals (HELP,LLC) where he provides clinical services to high school students and program evaluation for a community resilience initiative.  Dr. Cartman recently created a male rites of passage curriculum called MANifest that is being implemented in the largest juvenile detention facility in the county. Currently Dr. Cartman is the program director for Real Men Charities, Inc. where he facilitates weekly men's wellness circles.  Dr. Cartman is the immediate past President of the Chicago Association of Black Psychologists. 

Contact Obari Cartman: 708-543-1261

Email: ocartman1@gmail.com 

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