Thursday, May 30, 2024

Presenting ‘The Made Man’ – 1,000 Suits For A Second Chance Drive

100 Black Men of America, Inc. of Greater Washington, D.C.& The Blueprint Global Group (BGG) Presents “The Made Man – 1,000 Suits For A Second Chance”

3rd Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Weekend Celebrity Charity Reception and Suit Drive

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*(Washington, D.C.) — 100 Black Men of America, Inc., of Greater Washington, D.C, one of the nation’s most esteemed African-American male advocacy and youth mentorship organizations, and The Blueprint Global Group, Executive Producer/Founder of The Made Man initiative, today announced a strategic partnership to present the national “The Made Man” initiative at the 2016 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference in Washington DC.

The Made Man Initiative is a national platform designed to showcase philanthropy and honor the achievements of notable influencers, The “Made Man,” while building a bridge to empowerment for underserved men by “Suiting  them for Change.” To date, The Made Man initiative has collected over 10,000 suits as well as positioned numerous community-based organizations with direct access to donors, activists, and influencers.

The newly formed alliance will debut as Co-Hosts for the “2016 Made Man Honoree Reception and Suit Drive,” Friday, September 16, at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, 1201 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.  Following multiple years of national presentation, the event draws an SRO crowd of some of the most powerful

African-American men in the United States, and will once again be presented as a penultimate experience of the 46th Annual Legislative Caucus Conference hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Activities

include a day long series of Made Man workshops with DMV-area schools, colleges and community-based organizations, concluding with The Made Man Press Conference /Gifting Suite/Sponsor’s Meet and Greet, and The Made Man Honoree Reception.

Recognized for their leadership, lifetime achievement in their respective fields of work, social consciousness, and significant contributions to the empowerment of African American males; the honorees are also influencers who are advancing the mission of various community organizations and embody the altruistic spirit of selfless giving that propels the Made Man campaign. The Top 50 2016 “MADE MAN” includes the following; Ivory Johnson – President of 100 Black Men DC, Ron Busby – President/CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC), Bernard Bronner – CEO Bronner Bros, Vincent Gray – Former Mayor and Councilman Washington DC, Eugene Banks – NBA, Former Coach for Washington Wizards, Charles Walker – President 100 Black Men Charlotte, Steven Myers – Board Member/  Former President, 100 Black Men Charlotte, J. Morris Anderson – Founder of Ms. Black America Pageant, Dr. Daniel Olu B Fagbuyi MD – Physician Executive, Infantry Military Veteran, Media Personality & Author, Liston Baylor, President / CEO- The Baylor Companies, Inc., Honorable Herman Taylor – Managing Director Minority Business Economic Council, Joe Wynn-founder of National Association of Black Veterans, and much more ( please refer to attachment for complete list of invited /confirmed honorees).

“Both 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, DC and Blueprint Global are excited about the launch of The Made Man Initiative during the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) which is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community, states Ky Dele, Made Man, Founder.” “The Made Man Reception provides a dynamic platform to launch a great cause that will impact not only men but the African   American community as well.”

About 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, DC: The 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, DC, was formed in 1995 as an outgrowth of the Million Man March. “The 100” of Greater Washington, DC is a 501(c)(3) organization focusing on African-American youth, and aims to make a difference in the lives of young people through its signature programs of mentoring, education, economic empowerment, health & wellness, and leadership development. Visit for more information.

About Blueprint Global Group: Blueprint Global Group is an international entertainment & sports events agency. BGG provides clients and corporations with conception of unique entertainment & sports event and experiences. Visit for more information. .


  • Morris Anderson – Founder, Miss Black America Pageant
  • Eugene Banks – NBA, Former Coach for Washington Wizards
  • Liston Baylor – President and CEO, The Baylor Companies, Inc
  • Marcel Benson – Owner, Benson Watch Company
  • Bernard Bronner – CEO, Bronner Bros
  • Thabiti Boone – President Obama White House Fatherhood Champion
  • John Burns – Entertainment Lawyer, CNN Correspondent, Social Philanthropist
  • Ron Busby – President & CEO, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC)
  • Todd Brown, CEO, The Yard, Former CEO, The Griot
  • Evens Charles – Founder, Frontier Development and Real Estate Acquisition
  • Marco Clark, Founder & CEO, Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts
  • David Cox Sr – National President, American Federation of Government Employees ( AFGE)
  • Mitch Credle – Retired DC Homicide Detective, Author, Filmmaker, Youth Mentor
  • Dr Agorom Dike – President, Caribbean and African Faith Based Leadership Conference
  • Arrington Dixon Colonel US Army Retired, DC Democratic National Committeeman, Former DC Council Chair
  • Curley M. Dossman Jr – National Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc
  • Mitchell B. Doyle – President, Industrial Bank
  • Roy “Chip“ Ellis – President, Howard Theater
  • Daniel Olu B Fagbuyi M.D. – Physician Executive, Infantry Military Veteran, Media Personality and Author
  • Brandon Frame – Chief Visionary Officer, TheBlackManCan
  • Maurice Foster, Former Executive Director, NABJ/NBA, CEO, Maurice Foster Associates
  • Franklin Garcia – U.S. House of Representatives, Shadow Member, District of Columbia
  • Andrew F. Gelfuso – Vice President, Ronald Reagan International Trade Center
  • Michael A. Grant – National President, National Bankers Association
  • Honorable Vincent Gray – Former Mayor and Councilman, District of Columbia
  • Dr. George E. Holmes – President, Obama National Clergy Leadership Group & Chaplain and Religious Chair, District of Columbia Democratic State Committee
  • Andy Ingraham – National President, National Association of Black Hotel Owners Operators & Developers ( NABHOOD)
  • Maxwell James – Owner /Agent, State Farm Insurance
  • Norman Jenkins – Operating Owner, Marriott Marquis
  • Dr, Willie Joiley, National Motivational Speaker, Author, TV/Radio Host
  • Dr. Carl E. Keels – Dean, Maples Springs Bible College
  • George H. Lambert – President & CEO, Greater Washington Urban League
  • Safarrah Lawson – CEO / President, STL Sports Group
  • Ivory Johnson – President, 100 Black Men of Greater Washington C.
  • Lonnie Johnson – Renowned Rocket Scientist, Inventor, 100 patents
  • Bob Marshall – Regional Business Banking Manager, Wells Fargo
  • Brian Mitchell – NFL Alumnus and Comcast SportsNet Host
  • Marc Morial – President, National Urban League
  • Gerard Murphy, CAE – Vice President / General Counsel, Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association
  • Steven Myers – Board Member and Former President, 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte
  • Alexander C. Nnabue – Owner and Optometrist, Visual Eyes
  • Vince Onuigbo – Senior Marketing Director, Hughes Network Systems
  • David Michael Polk – Owner, Master Barber Educator
  • Bishop Joel Peebles – Senior Pastor, Jericho City of Praise
  • Stan Richards – The Richards Group Foundation Founder / President
  • Kelly Shannon – Immediate Past Grand Keeper of Finance, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated
  • Etan Thomas – NBA, President Obama Fatherhood Initiative
  • Honorable Herman Taylor – Managing Director, Minority Business Economic Council
  • Robert Umeozulu – President, Rumez International
  • Honorable Vincent B. Orange – President, District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce & Former At-Large Councilmember
  • Charles Walker – President, 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte
  • Matthew Watley – Executive Minister of Reid Temple AME Church, Author
  • Tony Wiley – Senior Vice President, NFL Washington Redskins
  • Gary T. Williams – President & CEO, Asset Development and Alliance Services Inc (ADASI) and Healthy Enhanced Asset Lifestyles (HEAL)
  • Sudi West – Executive Director, Shaw Community Center
  • Omar Woodard, Executive Director, GreenLight Fund Philadelphia
  • Joe Wynn – Founder, National Association of Black Veterans




Vern Goff
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