100 Black Men of America, Inc. https://100blackmen.org What They See Is What They'll Be Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:02:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 100 Black Men of America, Inc.Remembers the Great Frank Robinson https://100blackmen.org/100-black-men-of-america-inc-remembers-the-great-frank-robinson/ Fri, 08 Feb 2019 19:07:57 +0000 https://100blackmen.org/?p=693501 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
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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 and barriers broken during a career spanning over six decades.

• MLB’s first African-American manager
• Only player to win MVP in each league
• Hit 586 home runs
• Upon his retirement in 1976, only Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays had more home runs
• Rookie of the Year Award in 1956 (National League) for the Reds
• Awarded National League MVP in 1961 (Reds)
• Awarded American League MVP in 1966 (Orioles)
• Triple Crown in 1966 (American League)
• 14-time All-Star
• Inducted into the Hall of Fame in ’82 with 89.2 percent of the vote
• Robinson’s No. 20 was retired by three franchises: the Reds, Orioles and Indians

Source: MLB.COM

“On behalf of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., I send sincere and deep condolences to the family and loved ones of Mr. Robinson. We remain proud of his leadership, excellence and determination,” stated Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. “Throughout his life and career, Mr. Robinson provided many examples for all to model, especially youth who need to see positive examples today more than ever.”

President Bush awards baseball legend Frank Robinson the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award.

 

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Former American Diabetes Executive to Steer Operations at 100 Black Men of America, Inc.’s World Headquarters https://100blackmen.org/former-american-diabetes-executive-to-steer-operations-at-100-black-men-of-america-inc-s-world-headquarters/ Wed, 30 Jan 2019 17:55:55 +0000 https://100blackmen.org/?p=693444 Former American Diabetes Executive to Steer Operations at 100 Black Men of America, Inc.’s World Headquarters Read More »

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ATLANTA, GA January 30, 2019: 100 Black Men of America, Inc., the leader in mentoring African American youth, announced the appointment of James E. Armstrong, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is an exciting start to the year in which the organization is positioned to deliver greater mentoring and empowerment opportunities to youth and more community outreach through both longstanding and new partnerships.

Armstrong is a seasoned leader with a proven record of success in multiple nonprofit organizations, including fund development and global program delivery.  In his most recent role as Executive Director at the American Diabetes Association, Armstrong oversaw fundraising, operations, program development, board governance and strategic direction for the states of Alabama and Georgia. John spent 17 years with the YMCA, working at local associations and the national headquarters. During his tenure with the YMCA John established collaborative partnerships with housing authorities, hospitals, colleges and universities. John raised over $30M to support capital projects, programs and annual support for YMCA’s in the United States, Mexico, South Africa, China and Brazil.

“As the 100 continues to transform in order to meet the changing and growing needs within the communities we serve, our network of mentors and leaders stand ready to eliminate the obstacles and barriers that disenfranchised citizens face daily,” stated Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. “We are excited to welcome CEO Armstrong aboard to support transformation and the development of new partnerships.”

The Chairman and staff of the 100 headquarters hosted a CEO Welcome Reception on Monday, January 14, 2019 at one of Atlanta’s most popular venues, The Gathering Spot. Mr. Armstrong was embraced by corporate partners and leaders from the business, education and civic communities, as members from the metro Atlanta chapters welcomed him to the organization.

“I’m excited to join the executive leadership team and bring to this CEO position the knowledge and perspective acquired as a former 100 chapter president, stated John E. Armstrong, Jr., CEO, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. build on the organization’s history and look forward, with great expectation, of furthering the mission of the 100, stated John E. Armstrong, Jr., CEO, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.”  It what will undoubtedly be an eventful year, CEO Armstrong has already proven he is up for the challenge. In his first 10 days he has participated in strategic planning, visited multiple corporate partners across the U.S. and attended an annual fundraiser hosted by 100 Black Men of Greater Houston. View John E. Armstrong, Jr.’s bio.

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SIUE’s Collegiate 100 Chapter Receives Award from 100 Black Men of St. Louis https://100blackmen.org/siues-collegiate-100-chapter-receives-award-from-100-black-men-of-st-louis/ Sun, 27 Jan 2019 01:27:15 +0000 https://100blackmen.org/?p=693347 SIUE’s Collegiate 100 Chapter Receives Award from 100 Black Men of St. Louis Read More »

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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 received the 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis Regional Chapter of the Year Award on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis Annual Fundraiser and Black Tie Gala, according to Darryl Cherry, SIUE Collegiate 100 advisor.

Read more at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

 

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East St. Louis Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Helps SIUE Students Look Business Ready https://100blackmen.org/east-st-louis-alumni-chapter-of-phi-beta-sigma-fraternity-helps-siue-students-look-business-ready/ Sat, 26 Jan 2019 21:02:28 +0000 https://100blackmen.org/?p=693340 East St. Louis Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Helps SIUE Students Look Business Ready Read More »

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More than 100 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville male students were dressed for success thanks to the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Alumni Chapter Epsilon Lambda Sigma of East St. Louis.

Students from SIUE’s Collegiate 100 Chapter and Goal-Oriented African American Men Excel (GAME) received a suit and/or dress shirt on Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Morris University Center’s University Club. The Teamsters National Black Caucus Chapter of St. Louis donated more than 300 business shirts and 31 suits to SIUE students, according to Dr. Freddie Wills, Phi Beta Sigma member.

Read more at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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Pathways to Success (PTS) program teaches entrepreneurship and career readiness for inter-city youth https://100blackmen.org/pathways-to-success-omaha/ Sat, 26 Jan 2019 20:58:19 +0000 https://100blackmen.org/?p=693335 Pathways to Success (PTS) program teaches entrepreneurship and career readiness for inter-city youth Read More »

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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 PTS program associated with 100 Black Men of America, the Omaha chapter has modified this program to be offered at an alternative middle school where we can incite motivation and inspire students who are facing behavioral and other challenges to make positive decisions and be successful leaders. Members and mentors facilitate these sessions and upon graduation at the end of the school year, students will be rewarded a stipend for their participation and be required to give a presentation on what they have learned and how they can implement the tools and knowledge gained. Students were selected for this program based on improvements in their behavior and academic levels at the alternative school. Students may even level out of the school, back into their regular public schools, and still attend the sessions every month at the alternative school which speaks to their dedication in this program. Students are excited and motivated to attend because they have African American role models whom they can identify with who also share their own successes and even shortcomings on their rise to success. It is the goal of the 100 to be able to transition the male PTS participants at this school into our mentoring program and connect the female students to opportunities to help them be successful. We at the 100 are truly excited about this unique opportunity to stand in the gap for the youth participants in this school as we can be the extra motivating force to show them that “What They See is What They Will Be.”
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Denver Chapter takes mentees to the Bill Picket Rodeo https://100blackmen.org/denver-chapter-takes-mentees-to-the-bill-picket-rodeo/ Sat, 26 Jan 2019 20:14:50 +0000 https://100blackmen.org/?p=693312 Denver Chapter takes mentees to the Bill Picket Rodeo Read More »

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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 events at the rodeo, the importance of the job of rodeo clowns, and exactly why the bulls and broncos act the way they do. For many, this will be their first rodeo. The boys are excited and so are we.

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Community programs for MLK Day part of past? https://100blackmen.org/community-programs-for-mlk-day-part-of-past/ Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:31:34 +0000 https://100blackmen.org/?p=693389 Community programs for MLK Day part of past? Read More »

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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 Black Men of Bradley County Inc. President Ralph White in acknowledging there were no community observances, or day-of-service programs, this year.

Read more at the Cleveland Daily Banner

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100 Black Men of America Welcomes New CEO https://100blackmen.org/100-black-men-of-america-welcomes-new-ceo/ Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:09:37 +0000 http://100blackmen.org/?p=693246 100 Black Men of America Welcomes New CEO Read More »

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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 accelerating and effectively delivering change where needed. John’s track record of leading operations, successful fundraising, program development, board governance, and setting strategic direction is an excellent fit for our CEO position. His appointment is a clear reflection that the 100 is fired up after another strong year and ready to take on the future in an even greater capacity.

We have many opportunities in front of us and the Board’s vote was unanimous that Mr. Armstrong’s qualifications and broad nonprofit work, at both a national and global level provides perfect alignment. The current and future needs of the 100 requires a CEO with established partner building skills, new program development experience and a track record of launching first time initiatives across multiple states and targeted International locations.

John’s volunteerism is vast and includes serving as the founding chapter president of the 100 Black Men of the Triad. We are excited for this next chapter in the 100’s history. Read CEO’s Bio.

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Jax Native Becomes New CEO of 100 Black men of America, Inc. https://100blackmen.org/jax-native-becomes-new-ceo-of-100-black-men-of-america-inc/ Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:33:02 +0000 https://100blackmen.org/?p=693324 Jax Native Becomes New CEO of 100 Black men of America, Inc. Read More »

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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 is a native of Jacksonville, Florida where he attended Jean Ribault High School. After graduation, Armstrong attended Morehouse College and received a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree. He holds an MBA with a concentration in non-profit management from Springfield College.

Read more at Jacksonville Free Press

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Dr. Murfree’s Lifetime of Mentoring Honored by MENTOR during National Mentoring Month https://100blackmen.org/dr-murfrees-lifetime-of-mentoring-honored-by-mentor-during-national-mentoring-month/ Mon, 07 Jan 2019 19:58:41 +0000 https://100blackmen.org/?p=693450 Dr. Murfree’s Lifetime of Mentoring Honored by MENTOR during National Mentoring Month Read More »

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On January 7, 2019, our very own Dr. Joshua W. Murfree, Jr. was named a 2019 Excellence in Mentoring Award Finalists by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. He was named a Finalist is the Lifetime Achievement category. This week, Dr. Murfree will be in attendance at the 2019 National Mentoring Summit in Washington, DC, where the finalists and honorees will participate in a special Library of Congress Reception on January 30th. Read more about the award here. Congratulations Dr. Murfree!

The National Mentoring Summit is the only national convening of youth mentoring professionals, researchers, MENTOR Affiliates, philanthropic investors, and government and civic leaders aimed at collectively strengthening and expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people across the country.

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