Southwest Airlines Foundation Awards The 100 Black Men of America $250,000

“The 100 is grateful for its corporate partnerships with those who stand with us in support of social justice,” said John E Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of 100 Black Men of America. “Together, we can progress toward racial equality, economic equity, social justice, healthcare parity, and human dignity in the communities we serve.”

Ahmaud Arbery: Hold Us Accountable

Nobody belonged to the salt marshes of coastal Georgia more than Ahmaud Arbery. His family’s roots there run more than 200 years deep. A native of those same marshes writes about who Ahmaud was, how well he was loved, and what his community must reckon with in the wake of his murder. On Sunday morning […]

100 Black Men Syracuse Chapter Donates More Than 400 Masks

The 100 Black Men Group of Syracuse says it has four basic tenets, and one is health and wellness. With that in mind, it has started a campaign to Syracuse to guard against the spread of the coronavirus. “We know that our community is disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus,” said J.B. Mccampbell, a 100 Black […]

Mark A. Sullivan Named Interim Superintendent of Birmingham City Schools

The Birmingham Board of Education last Wednesday voted to appoint Mark A. Sullivan, ED.D, as Interim Superintendent for the system. Sullivan, Chief of Staff for Birmingham City Schools, assumes the interim position beginning May 16, as the board has accepted the resignation of outgoing Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring effective May 15, 2020. “While we are […]

Atlanta-Based Activists Join Call For Investigation Into Ahmaud Arbery’s Death

National outrage over the February shooting death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery exploded this week after a leaked video captured his final moments on a suburban street in Brunswick, Georgia. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, and several social justice organizations have demanded a thorough investigation into Arbery’s death, saying it was racially motivated. In […]

Mass Shootings: Domestic Terrorism, An American Epidemic That Must S.T.O.P. A Public Health Crisis Requiring Action Now

Stop Shootings of all kind.Stop Terrorism in America with a statute that makes it a crime.Stop Ongoing easy access to guns and ban assault weapons.Stop Proliferation of racist and anti-immigrant messages from elected officials. Suicide, homicides, mass shootings…all gun violence must STOP. Uniquely, gun violence is an American epidemic which differs from other countries due […]

Dr. Joshua W. Murfree, Jr. an Outstanding Georgia Citizen

Congratulations to our Programs Committee Chair, Dr. Joshua W. Murfree, Jr. Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger proclaimed Dr. Joshua W. Murfree, Jr. an Outstanding Georgia Citizen for his on-going service to our state. As an Outstanding Citizen, Dr. Murfree will be considered a Goodwill Ambassador from Georgia during his travels to other states and […]

100 Black Men of America, Inc., 33rd Annual Conference Recap

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 […]

100 Black Men of America, Inc. and State Farm Delivered Scholarship, Education, History, and Financial Empowerment to Youth During 33rd Annual Conference

Over 300 Youth Participated in the 2019 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada Atlanta, GA, June 27, 2019–During the 33rdAnnual Conference of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., the organization’s global network hosted the final rounds of their national African American History Challenge and the State Farm Dollars and $ense Competition. The preliminary rounds took place […]

Part 6: Saving & Investing

Lately, it seems like everyone is talking about investing. But if you’re not sure whether it’s time for you to start investing, or if you should focus on saving, the answer depends on your goals, risk tolerance, and financial situation. In this article, we’ll help you determine whether you should focus on building your saving or starting to invest. So no matter where you are in your financial journey, we’d like to help you prepare to reach your specific goals.

Part 5: Saving for retirement

You may have just landed your first “real” job or be well established in your career. But, if you’re like most people, you probably want to retire someday. To retire comfortably, you will need to have enough in savings and investments to maintain your preferred lifestyle. The key to success is to start saving as early as you can. Because the sooner you start, the more you’ll be able to prepare for the future. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for retirement.

Part 4: Get smarter about credit

Today, most people carry some amount of debt. This may include student loans, personal loans, or credit card bills. And sometimes it may be challenging to prioritize these debts over other everyday expenses. But making a plan to manage your payments and balances can help you take control of your finances. These nine tips may help you take steps toward managing your debt and improving your credit—which means you may be on your way toward maintaining healthy financial habits that pay off in the long run. This is how empowered becomes Empowerful.

Part 3: Starting Your Own Business

If you’ve always wanted to be your own boss, now may be the time to start. You have the skills to turn that side job into a full-time business and build it from the ground up. You have the determination to make your own rules and your own hours. You just need to know how to get started. This could be your moment to build a business that may also build a community. This is how empowered becomes Empowerful.

Part 2: Responsible Home Buying

Purchasing your first home could be another way to build your wealth. But lack of knowledge about the process may stop some from achieving their homeownership dreams. If you’re ready to put down roots, these eight tips may help you prepare to turn your dream home into a reality —and the foundation for future generations to come. This is how empowered becomes Empowerful.

Part 1: Improving your financial health

Before you can prosper, you need to understand and improve your financial health. Wells Fargo’s 8 Rules of Thumb to Financial Health are a good place to start. They provide easy-to-follow steps to help you increase savings, reduce debt and feel more confident about your finances. When you improve your financial health, you can finally start to prosper and grow your wealth. This is how empowered becomes Empowerful.

Thomas W. Dortch Jr. , entrepreneur and national chairman of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is a new inductee at the Center for Civil and Human Rights

On Thursday, May 16th, Chairman Thomas W. Dortch Jr., was inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame. The Civil Rights Walk of Fame was created to recognize the courageous soldiers of justice who sacrificed and struggled to make equality a reality for all. Chairman Dortch’s footstep impression will join those of civil and […]

Detroit Chapter Mentees Visit The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Another success Project Success meeting – this time, our young men had a firsthand opportunity to gain a bit of information about the air transportation business. Thanks to 100 Member Ramone Crowe (Executive for the FAA) we had an opportunity to visit Detroit Metro Airport.  He arranged a very special tour for our group – […]

The 100 Black Men of Stamford first annual Young Men of Color Summit

The 100 Black Men of Stamford are holding their first annual Young Men of Color Summit – at the University of Connecticut/Stamford on Saturday May 11, 2019. This is a major, new chapter initiative to bring together male minority students from the greater Stamford area.  We are expecting to bring together about 100 students for this inaugural event. The day runs […]

The Detroit Chapter Attends NAACP Dinner

What a great opportunity for our young men.   Thanks to the generous contributions from both Ally Financial and General Motors, we had three full tables at the May 5th NAACP dinner and were able to bring 30 people to this great event (and we had great seats).   The Detroit NAACP dinner is touted as the largest […]

Microsoft and 100 Black Men of Triangle East, Inc. Partner to Offer Free Mancode Coding Workshop

Microsoft and the Triangle East Chapter of 100 Black Men partnered to host “Mancode”, a free 1-day technology conference aimed to provide technological, education, and life skills trainings and opportunities to underrepresented young men in middle and high school. Classes in Coding, App development, Website design, and Professional Development/Resume building were available for students to […]

Madison Finance Committee recommends funding for southwest side mentoring programs

Four mentoring programs for youth on Madison’s southwest side are in line for funding as a part of a federal grant to address crime in the Raymond Road corridor. On Monday, Madison’s Finance Committee recommended allocating a total of $210,850 to 100 Black Men of Madison, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute, Intentional Mentoring Inc. and […]

New BREC superintendent talks about bringing community into park planning

BREC Superintendent Corey Wilson spoke to the Cortana Kiwanis Club on Feb. 28. Wilson, who became superintendent in January, talked about how BREC was involving the community and making a plan for improvements to the zoo and park and what it is doing to improve neighborhood and community parks. He said BREC is working on […]

Community-based nonprofits grow with help from UChicago program

True to its name, the Community Programs Accelerator at the University of Chicago empowers South Side nonprofits to take off quickly. Since its founding five years ago, the initiative has served nearly 120 local nonprofits and 2,000 workshop attendees by providing them access to an array of University resources that help them strengthen their impact […]

100 Black Men of Madison Mayoral and School Board Forum

The 100 Black Men School Board Forum will be held Thursday, March 21, 5-8 p.m. at James C. Wright Middle School, 1717 Fish Hatchery Rd.  In cooperation with vital grassroots community organizations, the 100 Black Men of Madison will stage a candidate forum, involving those that seek to represent the school board and mayor of […]

Bethew “Bert” Jennings III

Bert Jennings is Senior Counsel, Head of Intellectual Property with Bechtel Corporation, where he is in charge of intellectual property for all of Bechtel Corporation. His previous 20 years of experiences include: Private Practice with his own firm, Jennings Law Group, P.L.L.C.; Executive Director of Intellectual Property and Corporate Development with AT&T; Halliburton Company as […]

South Metro (Atlanta) Chapter Hosts it’s 3rd Annual Mentee Career Fair

This past Saturday, March 2, 2019, the South Metro Atlanta chapter partnered with Pathways for it’s 3rd Annual Mentee Career Fair. Special thanks to Mr. Christopher Stubbs for organizing the event and South Metro’s Rites of Passage Committee for their continued service to the Academy! Special thanks to the CEO of the 100 Black Men […]

Mentoring Over A Lifetime – Eric Friall on Creating Positive Life Changes for the Black Community in Florida

The organization, 100 Black Men, Inc., has provided decades of work in creating change in a positive way for minorities through mentorship, wellness, and economic development. Eric Friall, President of the Tallahassee Area Chapter, discusses how his organization is focusing on back to school preparedness, technology access, and mentoring over a lifetime. Interview recorded: February 13th, […]

100 Black Men of America, Inc.<br>Remembers the Great Frank Robinson

ATLANTA, GA February 8, 2019: Members of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., the leader in mentoring African American youth, across a network of chapters, are deeply saddened by the loss of Mr. Frank Robinson. In this case, the word “legend” adequately describes this history maker, however, many may not realize the amount of contributions […]

SIUE’s Collegiate 100 Chapter Receives Award from 100 Black Men of St. Louis

The men of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Collegiate 100 have boosted its membership, increased its collective GPA, participated in on-going personal, professional and leadership development opportunities, and engaged in more than 250 hours of community service on campus and in Metro East communities. These are just a few reasons why the SIUE Collegiate 100 Chapter […]

Pathways to Success (PTS) program teaches entrepreneurship and career readiness for inter-city youth

The program purpose is to increase the understanding of entrepreneurship and career readiness for inter-city youth. Our Pathways to Success (PTS) program will provide participants a basic understanding of entrepreneurship, essentials to corporate culture and careers. Topics to include are basic finance, entrepreneurship basics, career readiness, network and relationship-building and career exploration. Adopted from the […]

Denver Chapter takes mentees to the Bill Picket Rodeo

The Denver Chapter will be taking our mentees to the Bill Pickett Rodeo, which is a long standing Denver tradition. The Bill Pickett Rodeo is a National circuit that was started by one of our Chapter’s Charter Members, Lu Vason back in 1984. During our regularly scheduled mentoring session last week, we discussed the various […]

Community programs for MLK Day part of past?

The Rev. Edward Robinson, pastor at Cleveland’s Pleasant Grove Baptist Church for 40 years, said it seems the general Cleveland community “has fallen asleep” in celebrating this holiday. “Hopefully, someone will wake us up,” he continued. The popular pastor, a leader among all of Cleveland’s diverse population, joined Cleveland NAACP leader Hiawatha Brown and 100 […]

100 Black Men of America Welcomes New CEO

We are pleased to announce the appointment of John E. Armstrong, Jr. as 100 Black Men of America, Inc.’s new CEO. John brings decades of experience to the 100 and has a proven record of taking nonprofit, cause-driven organizations to the next level. We have a highly dynamic environment that requires a CEO capable of […]

Jax Native Becomes New CEO of 100 Black men of America, Inc.

Atlanta, GA – The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (100)has hired John E. Armstrong as the organization’s new President and CEO. Armstrong officially took the helm of the 100 on Monday, January 14, and was celebrated by members, staff, family and supporters during a welcome reception hosted by the organization’s Board of Directors. Armstrong […]

30 Young Men Graduate From Mentoring Program

The largest graduating class of the 100 Academy Mentoring Program were honored at the 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock Christmas Gala on Dec. 14 at the DoubleTree Hotel. The 30 young men, sharply dressed in suits and ties provided by men’s clothing store Fauzio’s, were given certificates for completing the eight-week program that […]

100 Black Men of Bay Area Celebrates 30 Years of Service

The 100 Black Men of Bay Area celebrated 30 years of ser­vice on Dec. 8. 2018, at the Hy­att Regency in San Francisco. The organization began when Carl Washington approached Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity brother, Robert Brackins II regarding starting an organi­zation entitled “The Society of 100 Black Men.” Washing­ton’s and Brackin’s intent was to […]

100 Black Men of West TN Scholarship Gala

The 26th Annual 100 Black Men of West Tennessee Scholarship Gala, with the theme “Holiday Splendor 2018”, was held on Friday, December 28, 2018 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in downtown Jackson. The gala is held each year to support the Twenty-first Century Scholars, the F.A.M.I.L.Y Mentoring and Book Buddies programs read more at […]

Comcast awards $80,000 in grants to community partners

Comcast announced on Dec. 20 it has awarded more than $80,000 in Comcast Foundation grants to community partners in Tallahassee.    These grants are going to the local organizations that Comcast teamed up with for its annual corporate day of volunteerism, the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day, back in April. As a part of the […]

100 Black Men of Atlanta Increasing Its Reach

The Rev. Kevin Murriel is remembering long summer days swimming because they were some of the best days of life. But they might not have happened had it not been, he said, for 100 Black Men of Jackson, Miss. The memory nearly startles him. A lot of years have passed since the 32-year-old preacher was a […]

The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. 2018 Man and Woman of the Year Awards

Atlanta, December 7, 2018 – The Man and Woman of the Year Awards recognize outstanding contributions to one’s community and to society in general. Each year, one man and one woman are honored by 100 Black Men of America, Inc. for their vision, innovation, and selflessness that delivers a measurable impact on the lives of others. Recipients must deliver extraordinary […]

The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Along with Metro Atlanta Chapters Set to Deliver Impactful Training and Engagement to Members and the Community during the 2018 Leadership Summit

Atlanta, December 6, 2018 – The 100 Black Men of America, Inc.’s Leadership Summit is in full swing at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The 2018 Leadership Summit is taking place in Atlanta, GA from December 6-8, 2018. The theme of the summit is reviewing, planning, and advancing the blueprint for our future. The 100 Black […]