For Immediate Release
September 18, 2020
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Terrence McKenzie
100 Black Men of America, Inc.

(BPRW) 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Announces Lineup of Leaders Participating in Their Inaugural Virtual Conference

A Virtual Immersion of Industry Leaders set to Simulcast on Facebook and YouTube

(Black PR Wire) Atlanta, GA – September 9, 2020 – The 100 Black Men of America, Inc.’s annual conference is going virtual this year and it’s free and open to the public. The men of the 100 will convene September 17 – 19, 2020 for 3 full days that include power forums, member meetings and elections activities.  With over 50 Collegiate chapters, 4 Emerging 100 chapters and 100 Black Men chapters serving tens of thousands of students across the U.S., Turks and Caicos and London, this conference  is the largest virtual conference designed to educate and empower Black youth. The 100 invites the global community to join virtually to gain insights from leaders who are successfully navigating work and life, during these challenging times. 

Thursday and Saturday power forums will put viewers up close with industry influencers who will display real leadership. This conference will offer countless teachable moments for young people. 

The 100 encourages educators and parents to incorporate this event into your September lesson plan. In addition to viewing the conference on Facebook or YouTube, the event will also be accessible on the 100’s website at Confirmed forum participants include educators, doctors, journalist, authors, entrepreneurs, corporate and civic leaders who are all concerned about creating a brighter future for the next generation. 

Virtual 34th Annual Conference Participants

  • Dr. Roslyn Artis, President, Benedict College
  • Victor C. Barnes, VP/Global CFO, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, National Chair, National Council of Negro Women
  • Fred Blankenship, News AnchorChannel 2 Action News 
  • Kelley Cornish, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo & Company
  • Dr. Omar K. Danner, Chief of Surgery, Grady Memorial Hospital/Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. 
  • Albert E. Dotson, Jr., Vice Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. 
  • Dr. Terrence Freeman, Founder, TransEd 
  • Ed Gordon, Award Winning Journalist and Author
  • Steadman Graham, Chairman & CEO, S. Graham & Assoc.
  • Dr. Eric Griggs, Director of Health Sciences, STEM NOLA
  • Judge Glenda A. Hatchett, Of Counsel, The Hatchett Firm
  • P.J. Hill, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors 
  • Dr. Lonnie Johnson, CEO & Founder, Johnson Research & Development 
  • Monica Kaufman Pearson, Veteran Journalist & Broadcaster, Actress and Voice Actor
  • Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO, The King Center 
  • Valerie Love, SVP of Human Resources, Coca-Cola North America 
  • Dr. Calvin Mackie, Founder, STEM NOLA 
  • Roland S. Martin, Host & Managing Editor, #RolandMartinUnfiltered 
  • Terry McMillan, Novelist and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
  • Dr. Thomas Parham, President, California St University, Dominguez Hills 
  • Eric Phillips, SVP Customer Svc & Cargo, Delta Air Lines,  
  • Monique Rodriguez, Founder & CEO, Mielle Organics 
  • Melvin Rodriguez, Chief Operating Officer, Mielle Organics 
  • Bonita C. Stewart, VP, Global Partnerships, Google
  • Chaka Stewart, CO-CEO, Disturbing Tha Peace Records 
  • Dr. Herman Taylor, Endowed Chair and Director, Cardiovascular Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Major General Kevin Vereen, Commanding General, U.S. Army Recruiting Command

A full slate of corporate giants will be sponsoring the Virtual 34th Annual Conference. The 100’s Board of Directors is thankful for the continued funding and partnerships that have allowed the organization to deliver uninterrupted support to chapters and national programming to mentees and their communities. Presenting Sponsors are: The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, McDonald’s, and Wells Fargo. This year’s Partner Sponsors include Georgia Pacific Foundation, Molson Coors Beverage Company, State Farm, UPS, and Walmart Foundation. The conference Co-Sponsors are AARP, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, EdChoice, Pfizer, Take Action for Health, and the U.S. Army.

“As all companies continue to make adjustments in response to unprecedented events, the corporate, philanthropic and community supporters of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. understand the needs of the communities we serve. Educating and mentoring youth, providing scholarships, along with delivering unique learning experiences for students and mentors, such as this virtual conference, has remained a priority for these sponsors. These partnerships are examples of organizations that are leading with purpose.” stated Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

The public can participate in the conference for free. RSVP here  to secure a spot. Visit the 100 website at for more details, including the agenda and speaker’s bios. #100VirtualConf #LeadingWithPurpose

About 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

100 Black Men was founded as an organization in New York City in 1963. The national organization, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. began with nine chapters in 1986 as a national alliance of leading African American men of business, public affairs and government with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth. These visionaries included businessmen and industry leaders such as David Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Dr. William Hayling, Nathaniel Goldston III, Livingston Wingate Andrew Hatcher, and Jackie Robinson. Since inception, the vision emerged and grew to over 10,000 members impacting over 125,000 underserved, underrepresented minority youth annually. Visit for more information on the programs and initiatives of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and their global network of chapters.