A Look Back on the Legendary Events that Engaged and Empowered Future Leaders
Atlanta, GA, July 12, 2019 – Fabulous Las Vegas was the destination for the 33rd Annual Conference of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., which brought together members and youth from the organization’s global network. Students and mentors from the U.S. and London convened with corporate partners, sponsors, foundations, civic organizations, and business leaders to learn and collaborate on the latest trends, findings, research, and innovations in leadership, mentoring, education, health, and economic empowerment.
More than 1,200 attendees, including over 300 youth from middle school to college, convened over four days of workshops, forums, scholarship competitions, plenary breakfast and luncheon sessions, and much more! Industry leaders sponsored the annual conference and participated as SME’s during competitions, workshops and panel discussions. View Conference videos and photo galleries here.
This year’s presenting sponsors included Delta Air Lines, Georgia Pacific, State Farm, Walmart, and Wells Fargo. Partner sponsors were AARP, AT&T, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ed Choice The Coca-Cola Company, Nissan, Shell, and UPS. Co-Sponsors included 100 Black Men of Las Vegas, Aetna, Accelerated Learning Solutions, Boy Scouts of America, Caesars Entertainment, Central Intelligence Agency, Konica Minolta, Macys, Marriott International, Miller Coors, MGM Resorts International, Morris Manning & Martin, LLP, and Mrs. Winners.
“The 100 has been fortunate to have long-standing partners that believe in our mission and provide support for the unique educational components of our conference and the programs we deliver through our chapters,” stated Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. “From June 12-16, Caesar’s Palace, was the epicenter for empowering the next generation of leaders as we delivered the 100 barbershop forum, the Report From Our Youth Breakfast, an HBCU President’s Roundtable, State of the 100 Breakfast, State Farm Youth Competitions, Wells Fargo Women’s Empowerment Series, the Wells Fargo Idea Lab, and many more workshops to equip our mentees for leadership.”
During the conference the 100 recognized and rewarded examples of leadership within the organization and from the community-at-large. The 100 Mentee, Mentor, Chapters and Collegiate Chapters of the year received awards. Notable speakers and awardees included: Common, Rev. Al Sharpton, and DeVon Franklin. During this year’s conference, 11 men who display industry and community leadership, were pinned as honorary members of 100 Black Men. View the Honorary Members Now.
Keynotes, moderators and guest panelists were a who’s who of African American leadership including Rev. Dr. Jamal Bryant, William “Bill” Henry Duke, Jr., Scott Evans, Susan Taylor, Xernona Clayton, Virginia W. Harris, DeMarco Morgan, and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Attendees were surprised by a speaker who addressed the group on the evening of June 14th, Presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris.
The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is committed to the leadership and business development of African American leaders. To learn more about the 100 Black Men of America, Inc.’s cause and programs and to view events taking place during their upcoming Fall Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C, visit www.100blackmen.org.