100 Black Men of America, Inc. https://100blackmen.org What They See Is What They'll Be Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:49:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Call Citizens Into Action To Protect The Vote In Georgia https://100blackmen.org/100-black-men-of-america-inc-call-citizens-into-action-to-protect-the-vote-in-georgia/ Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:37:59 +0000 http://100blackmen.org/?p=691376 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Call Citizens Into Action To Protect The Vote In Georgia Read More »

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Get Your Provisional Ballot Counted by the Deadline – Fri. Nov. 9th @ 5 pm

 

ATLANTA, November 9, 2018 – 100 Black Men of America, Inc. encourages all Georgians to protect their vote. Because of the widespread irregularities that occurred across the entire state, especially in minority communities, it is of critical importance that all votes be counted. If you voted with a provisional ballot in Georgia, you need to go to your local board of elections to ensure your vote gets counted! Call the Peoples Agenda at 1-877-524-8683 if you need a ride to the board of elections in your county.

“History will hold all leaders accountable for idly standing by and doing nothing while citizens’ votes go uncounted and their voices silenced,” said Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

The history of the 100 includes members fighting to guarantee that all rights of citizens are protected. Their work is ongoing, and the organization stands united, committed and determined to always continue their efforts.

“As a network of men operating across numerous industries, while setting positive examples for young people to emulate, we call on elected officials to enforce the laws they swore to uphold. The liberties of this great nation are under attack and our voting laws must be maintained and enforced,” stated Chairman Dortch.

The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and all affiliate organizations are nonpartisan not-for-profit organizations that advocate on issues impacting the youth and communities they serve.

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100 Black Men of America, Inc. Continues to Encourage Citizens to Vote On Election Day as Part of the #RealMenVote100 Civic Engagement Campaign https://100blackmen.org/100-black-men-of-america-inc-continues-to-encourage-citizens-to-vote-on-election-day-as-part-of-the-realmenvote100-civic-engagement-campaign/ Tue, 06 Nov 2018 19:32:17 +0000 http://100blackmen.org/?p=691342 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Continues to Encourage Citizens to Vote On Election Day as Part of the #RealMenVote100 Civic Engagement Campaign Read More »

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ATLANTA, November 6, 2018 – 100 Black Men of America, Inc. completes a successful midterm election voter engagement campaign by encouraging all members and voting age students to remain engaged throughout the today and beyond. As part of the #RealMenVote100 campaign, members across the 100’s network, along with collegiate 100 students across over 50 college chapters will today be delivering on final components of the campaign. In the final hours of this civic effort, members are encouraged to take at least 2 people to the polls, share reminders on social media and of course vote. Throughout the campaign, which was launched in June at the 100’s 32nd Annual Conference, chapters have hosted voter registration drives, town halls to educate the public on issues and candidate forums and Q&A sessions.

“As a nonpartisan not-for-profit it was our goal to partner with civic organizations to bring citizens together with 100 members and 100 collegiate students in a way that organically sparked conversations about our rights and civic responsibilities, stated Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. “In partnership with the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Unity ’18 Campaign and the C.T. Vivian Leadership Institute our 2018 campaign delivered a clear and concise mission: Maximize the Power and Influence of the Black Men’s Vote in the 2018 Mid-Term Election and Beyond.”

The national campaign was co-chaired by Rev. Tony Lee and Joshua Gray both Board Members, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, and Collegiate 100 – Southern University student, Cedric C. Morales, II. Legendary Civil Rights Leader, Author, Preacher and Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Dr. C.T. Vivian headed the organization’s efforts.

“Throughout this campaign, we encouraged everyone to participate in conversations with family, friends, church members and especially young people about the critical importance of exercising their right to vote, which is their voice,” said Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, Honorary Chairman of #RealMenVote100. “It is our responsibility to hold elected officials accountable at every level of our democracy.”

In addition to challenging citizens, especially African American men, to take the #RealMenVote100 pledge, efforts included encouraging youth of voting age to get civically engaged, stay involved, share voting reminders on social media, hold each other accountable and vote. The 100 also stressed early voting during their community events held from July – November.

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100 Black Men of Jax, Jaguars make “Crucial Catch” for Cancer Survivors https://100blackmen.org/100-black-men-of-jax-jaguars-make-crucial-catch-for-cancer-survivors/ Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:52:44 +0000 http://100blackmen.org/?p=690809 100 Black Men of Jax, Jaguars make “Crucial Catch” for Cancer Survivors Read More »

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Jacksonville, FL – The J100 partnered with Jaguars Foundation and Jaguars players to host cancer survivors and their guests for a meal and activities during the 2018 Crucial Catch – Intercept Cancer event. The event is an invitation for cancer survivors and their families to enjoy an evening at Velocity Air recreational center.

The J100 Men Tackling the Big C Prostate Cancer Awareness (MTBC) initiative works to enlighten at-risk men on prostate cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. As part of MTBC, the J100 invited eight survivor families (including other cancer) to the Crucial Catch event.

J100 invited cancer survivors and their families include: Paul Tutwiler (J100 member), Dr. Leonard Love, Chelsea Hunt, Veronica Glover, and Monique Ellis. J100 members in attendance were Albert Chester, VP Development Ken Pinnix and President Charles Griggs.

Also, special thank you to Jaguars linebacker Donald Payne (#52) for working with the J100 on cancer awareness. Payne will represent the J100 MTBC during the NFL My Cause My Cleats campaign.

The J100 reminds its members, families and friends network that with early detection cancer is 100% treatable.  \

Visit this link to take the J100 MTBC Online Risk Assessment.

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100 Black Men of Jackson (MS) – #RealMenVote100 Challenge https://100blackmen.org/100-black-men-of-jackson-realmenvote100-challenge/ Thu, 27 Sep 2018 02:18:39 +0000 http://100blackmen.org/?p=690346 100 Black Men of Jackson (MS) – #RealMenVote100 Challenge Read More »

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Today, the 100 Black Men of Jackson’s Collegiate 100 Chapter of Jackson State University participated in National Voter Registration Day on campus. Other student organizations such as the Delta Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and the NAACP joined our chapter’s efforts for voter registration.

Chapter President, Harvey Johnson, Jr., and member/advisor Ronald Hicks (pictured below) stopped by to join our students. Our Collegiate 100’s President, Gaybriel Payton is also pictured. The Collegiate 100 successfully collected 180 #RealMenVote100 pledge cards and 50 voter registration applications. Today’s activities have been posted to our chapters Facebook page (100 Black Men of Jackson), as well as our Collegiate 100’s Instagram (@Collegiate100JSU).

#RealMenVote100
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100 Black Men of America, Inc. Urges Men To Be Informed About Prostate Cancer https://100blackmen.org/100-black-men-of-america-inc-urges-men-to-be-informed-about-prostate-cancer/ Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:50:12 +0000 http://100blackmen.org/?p=690339 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Urges Men To Be Informed About Prostate Cancer Read More »

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Atlanta, GA – During this final week of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. encourages all men to learn the facts and take preventative measures annually. As a public service and part of the 100s ongoing programmatic initiatives, the organization’s long history of health advocacy includes building awareness, screening, giving follow up referrals and providing ongoing education about Prostate Cancer.

“African American men are impacted at a greater rate than any other group, therefore, the 100 will always include education and screening of Prostate Cancer as a priority in our health and wellness programs,” stated Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. “The International Headquarters delivers education and screenings at our Annual Conference and these services are amplified across the 100 chapter network in the United States and London.”

In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2018, the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. released the organization’s updated position on prostate cancer screening, sent email messages to members and posted on facebook and twitter with links to the position statement. The 100’s Health & Wellness Committee offers statistics on the rates and impact on African American men, PSA testing information and more. 100 Black Men of America remains a strong advocate for the early detection of prostate cancer among men at high risk. Learn more now and take action by sharing the information with the men in your life.

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survey https://100blackmen.org/survey/ Thu, 06 Sep 2018 20:20:22 +0000 http://100blackmen.org/?p=689799 Helping African American Youth Achieve Success https://100blackmen.org/helping-african-american-youth-achieve-success/ Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:31:03 +0000 http://100blackmen.org/?p=689326 Helping African American Youth Achieve Success Read More »

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The 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit, Inc. is a group of concerned African American men whose goal is to improve the quality of life in the African American community through their collective resources, abilities and experiences. Recognizing the need to develop strong, vital and self-supporting communities, the organization has committed to helping African American youth achieve success in four (4) main focus areas: mentoring, education, health & wellness, economic development.

Read the article at comcastnewsmakers.com

 

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100 Black Men of Greater Beaumont First Day of School Event https://100blackmen.org/100-black-men-of-greater-beaumont-first-day-of-school-event/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:43:51 +0000 http://100blackmen.org/?p=689239 100 Black Men of Greater Beaumont First Day of School Event Read More »

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100 Black Men of Greater Beaumont being engaged in their community by welcoming students and parents on the First Day of school. President of the Greater Beaumont chapter, Vernon Durden is pictured with Principal Haynes of Amelia School. Other members of the chapter visited Jones Clarke, MLK, Pathways and Beaumont United. Special recognition to ExxonMobil who also participated at many of the schools. We are anticipating a very successful school year for our students and the Beaumont community.

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Mommy Goals https://100blackmen.org/mommy-goals/ Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:14:53 +0000 http://100blackmen.org/?p=689069 Mommy Goals Read More »

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Mommy’s Goals vs. Reality: Managing School, Work, and Family is a must-read, self-help book in which women are provided with successful strategies to manage their school, work, and family obligations as they aim to reach their goals. Dr. McNealy describes the lessons learned from her doctoral journey, provides motivation and encouragement, and analyzes strategies working, student mothers used during their academics, professional careers, and family lifestyles. Dr. McNealy wrote Mommy’s Goals vs. Reality: Managing School, Work, and Family to encourage other women not to give up on their educational or professional goals just because they are a mother or a wife. All mothers and wives can pursue any goal they aim to achieve if they are willing to work hard to succeed despite their family obligations.

Dr. Trenese L. Gordon McNealy, a Riceboro, Georgia native, is a 2006 graduate of Georgia Southern University, in which she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design, with a Minor in Management. In 2007, Dr. McNealy graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Master of Business Administration degree in Business Administration. In 2017, Dr. McNealy graduated from Walden University with a Doctor of Business Administration degree in Project Management. Dr. McNealy is married to Mr. Brian McNealy, and they have three beautiful children: Brielle, Bryce, and Brayden.

Dr. McNealy server as the Director of Programs & Grants for the 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

Read More at WTOC.com

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Statement on the Passing of Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin https://100blackmen.org/statement-on-the-passing-of-queen-of-soul-aretha-franklin/ Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:33:29 +0000 http://100blackmen.org/?p=689039 Statement on the Passing of Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin Read More »

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[Atlanta, GA] 100 Black Men of America, Inc. expresses deep condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Aretha Louise Franklin. We join the world in mourning the passing of The Queen of Soul. Her life and legacy is unmatched. In addition to being a musical icon, Aretha Franklin’s music was the arc of the Civil Rights Movement. She was a constant supporter and fundraiser for Civil Rights initiatives who continuously and effectively used her platform for the cause of equality.

“The musical genius of Aretha Louise Franklin touched all races globally and crossed decades while transcending musical genres. Her voice was an American treasure that she shared during three Presidential inaugurations,” stated Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. Chairman, 100 Black Men of America. “Ms. Franklin’s life and music empowered women, gave youth an example of overcoming hardships, energized a movement, and has resonated with people of many ages.”

Her life accomplishments include many firsts at a time when people of color and women were excluded from being at the table. Ms. Franklin’s musical legacy and life story will continue to uplift and inspire people worldwide.

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