About the Author

Frederick R. Howard Jr.

 

Within the ghettos of America many African American youths are dealing with obstacles, struggles, and undiagnosed mental disorders that influences their development. Although the deleterious effects of poverty are all-encompassing within the African American communities; through the pain, frustrations, and struggles African Americans has and are developing a quite resilience that allows them to grow. My greatest desire and life’s passion is to help those of my community that are marginalized and overlooked by the governmental systems and mainstream mental health professionals.  I pray that I can bring awareness of the problems of my community such as: generational trauma, drug addiction, gangs, mental illness, family values, poverty, and the lack of resources that is so pervasive within the African American communities.

This book is my way of revealing to the world the struggles of one man with the hope that a connection will be made to the struggles of a greater population. I have given my heart and soul to this work and have allowed myself to be completely honest and in some cases vulnerable and transparent. With the hope that some may see themselves through the pages of this book and find hope, courage, and understanding of and in their present situations. My hope is that this book may lead people to realize that each defeat is just an opportunity for them to triumph; that each struggle they encounter within life is just an opportunity for growth; but the most important thing I wish for people to take from this book, is that no matter where they find themselves at in this moment—God is there with them.

 

My educational background includes a BA in Psychology from Holy Names University. I have AA degrees in Social Science and African American History from Laney college in Oakland California. In additions to these degrees I am currently a student at the University of San Francisco seeking to earn a graduate degree (MA) in Counseling Psychology.

BY FREDERICK R. HOWARD JR.

THE ROAR OF AN UNCAGED LION

The Roar of an Uncaged Lion reveals to the world the struggles of one man with the hope that a connection will be made to the struggles of a greater population. People within and without of the community can gain the understanding that change and growth are possible for people who are dealing with generational ignorance and trauma.