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100 Black Men of America

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One-Hundred Black Men Of America is a men's civic organization whose stated goal is to educate and empower Black children and teens. As of August 2007 the organization has 110 chapters in different cities throughout the United States. The members are volunteers, and include people from all backgrounds like teachers, principals, engineers and health professionals.

The organizations' mission statement says, "The mission of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans."

The initial idea for 100 Black Men Of America was conceived in New York in 1963. Early chapters were formed in New York and New Jersey. Some of the early members were David Dinkins and Jackie Robinson.

100 Men of Service

According to an August 27, 2007, article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania teamed up with Carnegie Mellon University to provide a 14-week summer program for teenagers to learn about computer science. During the program, which was free to participants, the teenagers learned the basics of computer science, information technology and the World Wide Web. This is the seventh summer that this program has taken place. This is an example of the kind of service this organization does. Events vary by chapter.

A July 9, 2006, article in The New York Times said, the 100 Black Men of Long Island Development Group purchased a building that takes up an entire city block. The building used to be a bus terminal. The organization has proposed converting the building into affordable housing, and housing for people with disabilities. Questions about the organization's ability to fund such a project have been raised, however.

On May 24, 2004, an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, said the Bay Area chapter signed a pledge not to accept funding from tobacco companies.

 Famous Members:

David Dinkins

James E. Graves, Jr.

Jerry Harkness

LaToya London

Eddie L. Long

Michael Misick

Jackie Robinson (deceased)

William Thompson (New York)

Larry Warren

Sources: Dyer, Ervin,100 Black Men links teens to high-tech,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 2007;; Gibberd, Ben, 2 Visions Vie in Hempstead For Former Bus Terminal,” New York Times, July 2006; Johnson, Jason,Black groups reject big tobacco's largesse Local chapters sign pledge to break free of donors' 'hypocrisy',” San Francisco Chronicle, May 2004.

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wakeup 101balckmen.we need to get behind each other,whats really happening.
Sunday, January 13th 2008 at 1:56PM
I would love for there to be an militant african educational system created solely to educated young africans from the bottom up, without the blanketing propaganda, and invalid thinly filtered american education distracting, confusing, and detouring the generations into to mad disillusion.
Friday, March 13th 2009 at 12:06AM
Congratulations 100 Black Men ! Do you have any Links or affliates in the South that will benefit Students ?
Saturday, October 24th 2009 at 1:41PM
I am new but i have new way to reach my city New Orleans, the young lady made a statement,... "THE BOTTOM UP" I do not have to much school but that don't say i can't do it. Just need direction.
Saturday, December 19th 2009 at 3:32AM
Tyrone Ferrell
I wish every African-American male would take the opportunity to learn about the 100+ Black Men and encourage them to join their local chapter, locate their local chapter and look them up, or start one if one is not in their community
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