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Commentary: We Need to Help Our Children Succeed

The Chronicle  |  October 22, 2015

Students across the nation have returned to school and are fully engaged in their classes. Soon their parents can expect to receive a progress report of their child’s academic performance.

Some will be fine, meeting or exceeding expectations for their grade level. Unfortunately, a significant number will already have fallen behind. Their academic success will be in jeopardy unless someone intervenes. To parents, teachers, administrators and community members, I say that someone is us!

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51 College-Bound Graduates Receive More Than $100,000 in Grants

New York Trend  |  September 8, 2015

One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York (OHBM) awarded $100,000 in college scholarships to 51 talented graduating students from a dozen New York City public high schools at a ceremony earlier this summer at the  Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“As founders of The Eagle Academy for Young Men eleven years ago, The One Hundred Black Men of New York today continues its work to mentor and empower young men and women not only with scholarships, but also by operating education and community programs that transform lives. These initiatives include our Robotics Summer Camps, Entrepreneurship Workshops, Economic Empowerment Summits and ‘Learn To Swim’ Initiatives,” said OHBM President Michael J. Garner.

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Dialogue 101: One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York

WCBSFM 101.1  |  February 12, 2015

Deb Gordon’s guest was Michael J. Garner, President of One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York, which is a not-for-profit founded in 1963 in New York by 100 leading community members, including former New York Mayor David Dinkins, to address the issues of concern in the African American community and come up with solutions to these issues.

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