Though his schedule has always been demanding,

Dr. Carroll has found time to pursue and complete projects of import to the communities he has been called to serve. He self-published the children's book Meet Julius Carmichael: First Day Blues in 2003, and in 2008 started Class in Session, a mentoring program geared towards increasing the chances of college matriculation for Black male students.


Roots of Knowledge Empowerment Institute

Roots of Knowledge Empowerment Institute’s (ROKEI) purpose is to immerse students in Pan-African curriculum for the promotion of healthy ethnic identities. In addition ROKEI will promote health and wellness by providing workshops and clinics in lifetime sports. We provide education by conducting week-long workshops where students are able to examine histories of countries throughout the diaspora in addition to studying the cultural artifacts of those groups. Students will then generate information to be shared on the company’s media platforms for the benefit of the wider community.



“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.”

– Mark Van Doren

Meet Julius Carmichael

Julius Carmichael is an eleven year-old boy who is all set for his first day of school. His sneakers, clothes, and teacher are all new, and he cannot be any more excited. He studied his math facts all summer, and he is ready to go. When he meets his new classmate, Beatrice Willingham, things take a turn for the worst. Julius becomes a victim of his own mischievous behavior, and is left to pick up the pieces of what was supposed to be the best day of the year.

Married to the Franchise

Jonathan Carroll married Nkechi Okoro when he was twenty-five years old, after an eighteen-month courtship. He knew that Nkechi was a "franchise player" who would lead him to a championship life from the moment they first met in college five years earlier. More than ten years after saying "I do," she has more than delivered.