One Hundred Black Men, Inc. began in New York City in 1963 as an organization of like minded business, political and community leaders who met to advocate for improvement in conditions in their communities. These men envisioned an organization that would capitalize on the collective power of community to address issues of inequities and to empower African Americans to become agents of change in their communities. These visionaries were business and industry leaders such as Robert Mangum, Cyril Tyson, J. Bruce Llewellyn, Livingston Wingate, Andrew Hatcher and David Dinkins. They forever changed the face of black social, economic and political empowerment.
A community and youth-serving 501 (c) 3, One Hundred Black Men, Inc. provides scholarships, educational support, economic empowerment, mentoring, health and wellness initiatives and an overall voice of the African American community.
Our national organization, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. www.100blackmen.org based in Atlanta, Georgia, began in 1986 and has grown to a confederation of over 116 chapters internationally. "The 100" has become one of the preeminent African American organizations that champion issues that face our communities.