100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. was established in the year of 1974. The organization is affectionately known as the “Organization that makes a Difference”. Since its inception the organization has focused on four key areas which are mentoring, education, health and wellness and economic empowerment.
The 100 works with a long list of stakeholders such as Corporations, Civic & Community Organizations, Universities, and Colleges along with its base of membership to fulfill the mission of “Mentoring across a Lifetime”
The success of the organization is measured by the success that its programs such as youth forums, health fairs, financial literacy programs, and educational initiatives such as the African American Academic History Challenge (History Bowl) has on future generations. Stakeholders in the community provide substantial support in helping the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. works towards its goal of becoming the premier mentoring organization in the world.
“It takes a village to raise a child is a true axiom, and it for this reason we were delighted to have our Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and 100 Black Men of America, Inc. ‘s Chairman of Board Curley M. Dossman, Jr. join us in celebrating the milestones of a great and seasoned organization which is comprised of a group of men who exemplify excellence in a broad variety of fields and have come together under a structure to give 100 % of their time, ability, and commitment to improve the quality of life in the Long Island region.
As the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. takes a minute to celebrate the glorious past and ponder upon its accomplishments, we are sure that they will also be contemplating the future as they are reminded of the great work that the founders of the organization had in mind and envisioned that they would need to do! The Hempstead Uniondale Times was proud to have the opportunity to chronicle the history of the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. and its national body 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
Great villages, Towns, Counties, Cities, States, and Nations around the world would not be great if men such as these sat on the sidelines and decided not to fulfill their mission to improve the quality of life for young people at risk of not living up to their full potential by stepping up to the plate and living up to their model of “Real Men Giving Real Time” and “What they see they’ll be”!
Hempstead Uniondale Times Salutes 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. and 100 Black Men of America, Inc. for actively engaging young people around the world to see, feel, and experience the positive effects of role models.
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