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About 100 Black Men

In 1963, a group of African American leaders in New York began to meet to support and advise the community. The group adopted the name of 100 Black Men as a symbol of solidarity. This idea was soon duplicated in New Jersey and Los Angeles. Additional cities followed and in 1986, a federation of nine chapters came together to form the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. As a national alliance of leading African American men of business, industry, public affairs and government, these men wanted to devote their combined skills and resources to confront the challenges facing African American youth.

The "100", as it is widely known, has been in existence for 43 years.

The "100" has created programs which provide an environment where young people are encouraged and motivated to achieve. They receive knowledge that aids in their maturing into practical, self-sufficient, and responsible shareholders in the economic and social dynamics of their communities.

The organization has 106 chapters, which are located in the United States, England, West Indies, and the Caribbean. There are over 10,000 members who include actors, attorneys, law enforcement agents, medical personnel, physicians, musicians, professional athletes, business & banking, educators, clergy, corporate executives, physicians, entrepreneurs, politicians, retirees, city/county/state/federal employees, and men from numerous other professions.

The "100" has four major program components utilized in achieving the mission of the organization. These signature "Four for the Future"™ programs are Mentoring, Economic Development, Education and Health and Wellness. The accomplishments made through these programs have allowed the "100" to gain notable prominence as one of the nation's leading organizations for mentoring African American youth.

The men of the "100" have directly impacted the lives’ of more than 150,000 youths.

The hallmarks of the "100" are self-help and sweat equity. The men of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. are dedicated to giving their time and having a physical presence in the lives of those they serve. Reaching into neighborhoods, schools, and families proves the slogan of the "100" -
"Real Men Giving Real Time.®" - to be true.

The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. believes in one core philosophy, which is
"What They See Is What They'll Be.®"


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