Brandon Frame, Chief Visionary Officer says, "It is my honor to do this ceremony each year. It goes to show you, no matter the news reports or the negative images we may see in the media, Black Men are doing amazing things to improve our families and communities."
Created to counteract the negative stereotypes that continue to play out in media and entertainment by highlighting positive examples of African-American males, TheBlackManCan is the number source for positive images and narratives of and for Black Men and Boys.To date, the site has recognized the achievements of over 200 men and women globally and mentored over 700 young boys nationally.
2014 Nominees include: 16-year-old CEO Jaylen Bledsoe, Washington Redskins Defensive Lineman Chris Baker, London Entertainer Stephan Mitchel, Recording Artist Russell Taylor, esteemed lawyer Charles F. Coleman, Educator Jose Vilson, Professional Golfer Josh Jackson and more.
Voting began on May 9th after a host committee narrowed down from 200 to select the 2014 finalist. TheBlackManCan Awards will honor a man of distinction in the Armed Forces. Distinguished winners from past years include include: Olympian Cullen Jones, 10 year old CEO Brett Burch. Jasiri X, Jesse Muhammad, Ramel Werner, Brent D. Page and Dr. James Moore III.
All winners of the 2014 BlackManCan (BMC) Awards will receive an official plaque award, website badge, bragging rights for one year and other sponsored products from sponsors including: Solo Noir (http://www.solonoirformen.com/
To see a full list of the 2014 nominees for TheBlackManCan awards, please visithttp://tbmcawards.theblackmancan.org. Join in on the Conversation on Twitter and Instagram at. The Official Black Man Can Awards Hash-Tag is #BMCAwards
TheBlackManCan Awards launched in the Spring of 2012, now in its 3rd year, has awarded over 20+ awards to deserving Black men and boys who are making positive and remarkable contributions to society.
The BlackManCan Awards seek to recognize the accomplishments within the community and professional arenas of Black Men and Boys who embody the definition of a positive black male image. For more information, please visit http://tbmcawards.theblackmancan.org/