2019 Fall Leadership Conference

2019 Fall Leadership Conference

"Legendary Leadership: Empowering the Next Generation"

September 12-14

Hyatt Crystal City

Washington, DC

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About Fall Leadership Conference

Our signature Four For The Future inititatives, comprising of Mentoring, Education, Health and Wellness, and Economic Development, overlaid with Leadership Development, serve as our guide for empowering families and communities.
The accomplishments made through these programs have garnered the “100” notable prominence as one of the nation’s leading organizations for supporting and promoting positive gain in the Black community, especially among our youth. The theme for this Fall Leadership Conference is, “Legendary Leadership: Empowering the Next Generation”.

Conference Agenda

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Barbershop Tour D.C.
Location: Metropolitan AME Church
1518 M Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

Sponsor: 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hypertension Screenings

Sponsor: 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Workshop: You Are the Census and the Census is You: Make It Work for Our Community

Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Elsie Scott, Director, Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy University Research Building

Melanie Campbell, President & CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
Marc Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Potomac Cruise
Location: Spirit of Washington
580 Water St. SW, Washington D.C.

Sponsors: Wells Fargo & Georgia Pacific

Hosted by Raheem DeVaughn & Demetria McKinney

8:00 am – 9:30 pm

Moving in Faith Breakfast

Sponsor: The Coca-Cola Company

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hypertension Screenings

Sponsor: The 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop: Braintrust Session: Strategies for Ending the Marginalization of Black Men

Sponsor: Microsoft

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Workshop: The Black Male Vote: What Are We Voting For?


  • Congressman Bennie Thompson & 100 Black Men of America, Inc.


  • Bakari T. Sellers, American Attorney, CNN Political Commentator, and Former Politician


  • Jewell Jones, Michigan House of Representative – 11th District, Michigan House Democrats
  • Dr. Wes Bellamy, Charlottesville City Councilman & Co-Founder and Executive Director, We Code, Too

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Back to Black Masquerade

Sponsors: Southwest Airlines & SunTrust

Entertainment: Midnight Star

Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport

A contemporary and stylish landmark hotel, Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport offers chic accommodations, elegant function space, outstanding service and exceptional dining. The hotel is just across the Potomac River from Washington D.C.’s many historic sites, including world-famous monuments and museums, as well as the many restaurants and shops of nearby Old Town Alexandria and Georgetown

Fall Leadership Conference

Featured Entertainment

Raheem Devaugn

Cruise on the Potomac

Raheem DeVaughn’s story begins with music—his mother’s vinyl collection to be exact. “I always loved music so I would sneak into her record collection when she wasn’t around and play her stuff,” says DeVaughn. Although his parents were not together, his father, noted jazz musician Abdul Wadud, was an influence as well. “Music was just always around me”, says DeVaughn. “I can remember at a very young age, standing in my mother’s living room, listening to music and saying to myself, ‘I’m going to be an entertainer.’ It was that simple for me. I think I just always knew.”

Midnight Star

Back to Black Masquerade

Formed at Kentucky State University in 1976, MIDNIGHT STAR began as a self-contained party band in the P-Funk/ Earth Wind and Fire mode, and quickly earned a strong live reputation throughout the world. A 1978 New York City showcase inspired Solar Records chief Dick Griffey to sign the group, and early 80’s albums like The Beginning, Standing Together, and Victory gave MIDNIGHT STAR a chance to hone their chops. Every thing clicked together with the Certified Double Platinum Plus No Parking on the Dance Floor album that established MIDNIGHT STAR as world-renowned songwriters, producers, and entertainers.  

Demetria McKinney

Cruise on the Potomac

Demetria McKinney is a triple threat in the truest sense of the term. She is an award-winning actress who has played diverse roles on the big and small screens as well as the stage. She is a gifted singer with a rich voice requiring zero studio enhancements. And she is a skillful songwriting who thoughtfully expresses emotions in a way that instantly connects with listeners.

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Cruise on the Potomac

Enjoy an evening with 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and experience the Potomac River like no other with the sounds of Jazz musicians, your favorite cocktail, and dancing.

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