OUR MISSION, OUR VISION, OUR VALUES
One Hundred Black Men of Maryland is a 501c3 nonprofit, tax deductible, corporation dedicated to the uplift of the African American community through national umbrella services known as, “Mentoring the 100 Way Across a Lifetime.” We are an autonomous chapter of an international network of men striving to elevate the opportunities for our people through radical improvements in health, education and wealth.READ MORE
The overall concept of the 100 began in New York in 1963 when a group of concerned African American men began to meet to explore ways of improving conditions in their community. The group eventually adopted the name, “100 Black Men, Inc.” as a sign of solidarity. These men envisioned an organization that would implement programs designed to improve the quality of life for African Americans and other minorities. They also wished to ensure the future of their communities by aiming an intense number of resources toward youth development. These members were successful black men from various walks of life. These visionaries were business and industry leaders such as David Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Dr. William Hayling, Nathaniel Goldston III, Livingston Wingate, Andrew Hatcher, and Jackie Robinson.READ MORE
As an essential element, consistent source and motivational agent for more than five decades, the 100 Black Men stood the test of time. From of this outpour, the Maryland chapter was created.
Founded in 1961 to address issues plaguing communities of color, black leaders traveled the unchartered road from civil rights advocacy to educational institution advancement, this esteemed organization has grown and adapted itself to meet the needs of each generation of leaders. Through it all- from the development, support, and training that it provided to the emerging classes to continuing change makers- the 100 Black Men Inc. has aided in strengthening communities, civic engagement, and equality.MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT