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100 Black Men of America to Host 23rd Annual Conference in New York

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March 23, 2009


Erik Burton       



100 Black Men of America, Inc. TO HOST 23rd Annual Conference in New York City, June 10th -14th

Conference To FOCUS ON Education in African-American Communities


[Atlanta, GA] The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. will host its 23rd Annual Conference in New York City on June 10 – June 14, at the Hilton New York. Community leaders, decision makers and celebrities will participate in the four-day conference that includes interactive workshops, thought-provoking panel discussions and various plenary sessions for registered attendees. This year’s theme, “Education on the Frontline,” will explore issues concerning education in the African American community during various breakout sessions and roundtable discussions in the host city where the concept for the 46-year-old organization was developed.


“There are enormous disparities that exist among African-America youth as it relates to grade-level education, higher education opportunities and the digital divide. This year’s conference will focus on tackling those issues from a global perspective and finding solutions to educating our young men and women,” said Chairman of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Albert Dotson Jr., Esq. “Education cannot stop in the classroom. We have to encourage and energize our leaders to remain active in the life-long education process through mentoring our future leaders.”


This year’s invited guest speakers and awardees include: acclaimed author Terry McMillan, New York Knicks’ Alan Houston and award-winning gospel artist Reverend Hezekiah Walker, Dr. Suzanne Johnson Cook and a host of other notable celebrities.


“The 23rd Annual Conference is enormously significant as New York is the birthplace of the idea that has grown into a movement we call the100 Black Men of America. In 1963, the principles and ideas of giving back, educating and empowering our community, became the foundation for what we are today,” said Chief Executive Officer of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. John Hammond. “With the tremendous success of our New York chapter’s Eagle Academy and the accomplishments of the many 100 chapters internationally, we are excited about highlighting our many successful mentorship and educational programs throughout the conference.”


The conference is open to both members of the 100 and the general public. For more information or to register for the 23rd Annual 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Conference, visit www.100blackmen.org. For media inquiries, email Erik Burton at eburton@profileprllc.com.


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About 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

100 Black Men was founded as an organization in New York City in 1963. The national organization, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. began with nine chapters in 1986 as a national alliance of leading African American men of business, public affairs and government with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth. Today, under the direction of Albert E. Dotson, Jr., the organization has 106 chapters in the United States, England and the Caribbean. The 100 serves as an international coalition focused on creating educational opportunities, promoting economic empowerment, addressing health disparities and creating positive mentoring relationships.

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