Jesse Lee Peterson is the most courageous, outspoken critic of the so-called “civil rights” establishment and “social justice” movements today.
Jesse grew up on a plantation in Alabama under Jim Crow. He moved to Los Angeles at 18, worked for 20 years, and created a cleaning business. At 40, Jesse founded BOND, a nonprofit dedicated to “Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man.” He counsels men and women, young and old, dealing with emotions, relationships, and personal problems. He speaks in schools, universities, juvenile detention centers, jails, prisons, and churches. He leads Sunday services forums, town halls, rallies, protests, and conferences. He runs a home for young men, helping them learn responsibility. He led after-school character-building programs, and founded a private school, BOND Leadership Academy. He’s a radio and TV talk show host, media commentator, speaker, columnist, author, activist, pastor, and counselor.
Jesse’s new book, The Antidote: Healing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame and Victimhood, is all about returning to the fathers. It documents the lives of young men alive and dead, historic and present-day, their family situations growing up as children.
Filled with research and insight, The Antidote goes into the lives of Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, Tupac Shakur and Eminem, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, Raymond Washington and Stanley Tookie Williams, Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, OJ Simpson, Richard Pryor, and others.
Men and women of all races, young and old, relate to the stories and principles discovered in The Antidote. People can see some of the same things going on in their own lives. It helps people understand others and not hate.
First published in 2005, to this day Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas talks glowingly about Jesse’s book SCAM. Justice Thomas smiled when he received his copy of The The Antidote, and said of Jesse, “I like this guy. He is not afraid.” SCAM documents the fraud and wickedness of false leaders including Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, Maxine Waters, the Congressional Black Caucus, the NAACP, and others who thrive on the failure of black communities they pretend to serve. Jesse Lee Peterson proves that these people have no love for anyone, and only serve destruction in America by intimidating whites and deceiving blacks with appeals to anger.
First published in 2000, this book is helping people who read it to this day. Frequent radio caller Christian from Canton, Michigan, a young man who considered himself an atheist who was initially turned off by Jesse’s statements, says that From Rage to Responsibility opened his eyes to his own anger and to the truth about societal ills still facing us. He released guilt about his mother who committed suicide, forgave his father, and turned his life and family around.
From Rage to Responsibility documents Jesse’s own life, explains and gives evidence about the real diagnosis of problems with issues such as race, men and women, abortion, immigration, and education, and then gives the solution to those problems.
This most recent edition is from 2007. The Seven Guaranteed Steps to Spiritual, Family and Financial Success is a disarmingly simple guide on principles and habits that Jesse Lee Peterson himself lives by. If you agree with them, and put them into practice, life will go well with you. The guaranteed steps include things like prayer, work, giving, and other life basics that are often misunderstood or discarded to the detriment of individuals and families, as well as entire econo- mies and countries.
The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show wins listeners and callers across the country and world. Running live Monday through Friday from 6am to 9am Pacific Time (9-noon ET), he deals with spiritual and emotional issues, sparks relatable discussions, and brings stories and topics in the news from a unique, independent angle — ever open and engaging to disagreement, questions, and new insight.
By expressing his honest, independent thinking and his simple, no-excuse approach to life, Jesse offers media viewpoints on current events that many perceive as provocative and “controversial” today. But he has won the respect of the most respected, recognized names in media over the past two decades — including fair-minded men like Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Dennis Prager, Dennis Miller, Bill Cunningham, and Steve Malzberg.
For 26 years, Jesse has preached nearly every Sunday, performed baptisms, weddings and funerals, made hospital visits, prayed with people, held regular men’s and women’s meetings, and has spoken in other churches and on radio. He’s taken questions, disagreements, and challenges — and has even been threatened at gunpoint for preaching Christianity.
At the age of 38, Jesse discovered what held him back as a man, and his life has not been the same since. Although a working man with a successful small business, he realized that anger was destroying his spirit and distorting his identity. After overcoming anger through forgiveness, he started BOND with the intent to rebuild men, with a special focus on black young men like himself, whose stories he’d lived for forty years. Going on 27 years since starting BOND, Jesse has reached and successfully helped men, women and children of all races across America and the world, enjoying peace within even while facing more adversity in the last few decades than he had in the 38 years prior to waking up.
Many pastors refer people to outside counseling and therapy to deal with addictions and psychological, emotional, and sexual issues. Because of Jesse’s understanding of human nature, having faced and overcome his own challenges and passions, and having helped people high and low, he offers uniquely down-to-earth counseling that cuts to the heart of complicated issues. Men and women look to him — from dignitaries, rock stars, and businessmen to inmates, single mothers, and the homeless. Even the most repressed or difficult-to-control children feel better after just a few minutes of talking with him.
Jesse writes books not to make money, win media coverage or a name for himself. He writes with the intent to help and awaken people to the truth, no matter what their background is. Although known for his simple approach to life, his books are filled with eye-opening research and unassailable logic. See below for his books.