Leaders lead. In these unsettling times, the founding chapter of One Hundred Black Men remains committed to its ongoing efforts of pursuing meaningful gains for the Black community. We will continue to ensure the general public that we, as an organization, are building upon those efforts to bring solace to the displaced and confused.
STATEMENT FROM ONE HUNDRED BLACK MEN OF NEW YORK ON THE
PASSING OF THE HONORABLE DAVID N. DINKINS ONE OF
One Hundred Black Men of New York (OHBM) extends its deepest condolences to the
family and friends of the Honorable David N. Dinkins. In 1963, he and several distinguished
men founded the OHBM to bring together leaders to advocate for improvement in the Black
community. We were blessed to have Mayor Dinkins as an active member, including
serving as co-chair of the One Hundred Black Men Annual Gala.
While Mayor Dinkins made history as the first Black Mayor and faced several challenges in
his role, he never strayed from his commitment to OHBM. He remained an incredible
source of wisdom and camaraderie for all members of the organization.
We will honor Mayor Dinkins's legacy at our annual Founders' Day and Pinning Ceremony
event on the evening of Thursday, December 10th.
These are troubling times but we are made for this moment! Rest assured that the One Hundred Black Men of New York is not standing on the sidelines.
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WHAT WE DO
For over 50 years, One Hundred Black Men has worked with government, corporations, and community leaders to transform economic and social policy, as well as launch independent programs and organizations that serve low-income communities. Our members include leaders across the business, political, and non-profit sectors in New York. The organization provides scholarships, educational support, economic empowerment, mentoring, health and wellness initiatives and an overall voice for the African American community.