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Concerned Black Men of Richmond conducts Part 1 of Etiquette Event with Youth at Franklin Military Academy

May 1, 2018 by  
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April 26, 2018

Greetings,

The Concerned Black Men of RVA recently conducted our Etiquette Pt1 event.  The event was held on Saturday the 14th at Franklin Military Academy.  It is a prerequisite to the LaGrotta Ristorante fine dining outing that will be in May.  We discussed proper dress, table settings and how they are expected to conduct themselves in this type of environment.  The Concerned Black Men of RVA have been doing this since 2011 and have progressed to a point where the mentees are instructing each other on how to tie neckties!

 

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We also played the movie “Courageous” which illustrates choices, consequences and fatherhood. This is the 2nd time we have shown this movie to our mentees and it was received very well.  Afterwards the boys were treated to lunch at McDonald’s.

Etiquette Pt 12018

We would like to again thank each of you who have donated to the Concerned Black Men of RVA.  Your support is an integral part to the success of our mission.  We strive each month to engage our youth with life enhancing experiences that will assist them in all their future endeavors.  Your support means the world to the youth that we serve!

 

Sincerely,
Timothy Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond and Youth go see Marvel’s Black Panther

April 21, 2018 by  
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March 22, 2018

Greetings,

The Concerned Black Men of RVA visited the Bowtie Cinemas for our March activity.  All of our youth received a complimentary ticket to see the iconic movie “Black Panther”.   Winford Hill (a former mentor) graciously paid for each youth in attendance.  Also in attendance was Joseph Taylor (a former mentee and son of Alex Taylor). 

Black Panther Movie 2018

Some of the mentees had already seen the movie but were eager to view it again!

 

After the movie, we had lunch and a rap session at the Pizza Hut Midtown on Davis & Broad Streets.   Joseph Taylor addressed the youth on the importance of the values that the Concerned Black Men of RVA are instilling in them through various programs each month.   He relayed how CBM’s Public Speaking activities helped him to confidently handle the requirement and he was selected as a leader of a group project at ECPI.

Black Panther Movie 2018

CBM of RVA sends a special thanks to each of you for your contributions.  Your donations have aided us in our endeavor to influence our small group of young men in a positive way.  We thank you for your support;  it means the world to us and the youth that we serve.

Sincerely,
Timothy Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond and Youth visit the Black History Museum

March 3, 2018 by  
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February 19, 2018

Greetings,

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond recognized “Black History Month” by visiting the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia.  We toured the museum on Saturday February 17th with 12 youth and 9 mentors.

There were 2 floors filled with examples of black men, women and children from Virginia that changed our country as well as the world.  The tour was conducted by Mary C. Lauderdale, the Visitor Services Manager.  She is very passionate and knowledgeable about each exhibit at the center.

Black History Museum 2018

There were a number of interactive displays that were fun as well as educational.  The tour lasted roughly an hour and the boys were very engaged.

Black History Museum 2018

Ms. Lauderdale shared a very interesting story regarding Arthur Ashe.  She explained how England sent a delgation to Richmond to see what we were doing to commemorate the Silver Anniversary of Mr. Ashe’s Wimbledon victory and that nothing was being done!  She took time to share anecdotes at each of the displays and captured the attention of everyone.

 Black History Museum 2018

Black History Museum 2018

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond strive each month to stimulate the imaginations and aspirations of our youth through activities such as this.  Thanks to caring people in the community and beyond such as yourselves, we continue show our mentees that their possibilities truly are limitless. Again, thank you for your support.  It means the world to the Concerned Black Men of Richmond and the youth we serve.

 

Sincerely,
Timothy Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond holds ‘Improve Your Speaking’ activity at Franklin Miltary Academy

February 10, 2018 by  
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January 29, 2018

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond VA  are excited to kick off 2018!  We started with our “Improve Your Speaking” activity at Franklin Military Academy.  The activity was coordinated by Mark Robinson with the RVA chapter of the “Toastmasters”.  There were 11 mentees and 8 mentors in attendance. 

Stacy Taylor of the Richmond Toastmasters started the event with a review of some accepted techniques for proper public speaking. 

Public Speaking 2018

Public Speaking 2018

Next, Mark Robinson elaborated on “LPR”, (listen, pause and respond); a technique for answering questions.

After a brief discussion, the mentees were required to draw a question from a bag and use the “LPR” technique to answer the question.  They were required to have an introduction, 3 points and a conclusion.  We started with volunteers and then called on each of the rest to apply what we discussed.

Public Speaking 2018

Public Speaking 2018

Each of the mentees met the requirements and most answered their first selection pulled from the bag!

Public Speaking 2018

Public Speaking 2018

Not to be out done, the mentors demonstrated their speaking prowess as well.  It was a great experience for all!

 

Public Speaking 2018

Public Speaking 2018

Each month the Concerned Black Men of Richmond VA attempts to provide the youth corp with activities that will enhance their development into productive citizens.  We thank you for your contributions to our organization and trust that each of you knows how much it is appreciated!

 

Sincerely,
Tim Mallory, President CBM-RVA

Public Speaking 2018

 

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond and Youth Tour the VA State Capitol

December 10, 2017 by  
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December 5, 2017

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond took a tour of the VA State Capitol on November 18th. The tour was coordinated through the office of Delegate Jennifer McClellan.

We started with a tour of the capitol grounds.   There are many monuments on the grounds that our youth corps had never seen such as the Washington Equestrian Monument, the General Thomas J. Jackson statue and the Civil Rights Memorial.

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next we entered the underground extension on Bank St and were met by our tour guide Mr. Swisher. He has extensive knowledge of the history of the capitol as well as US History. We saw many statues, paintings and sculptures throughout the capitol.

Capital Tour 2017

Mr. Swisher

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The guided portion of the tour ended in the General Assembly.  Mr. Swisher demonstrated how votes are cast from the desks, the qualifications and various roles that pages play.  The youth were then allowed to take the seats at the podium.

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next we went to the 3rd floor and viewed the portraits of each governor of Virginia. 

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We left the capitol grounds and visited the Maggie Walker and Bill Bojangles Robinson statues.

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The boys were well behaved and asked many questions throughout the day!

Capital Tour 2017

Capital Tour 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The boys had a great time and actually learned a few things! Thank each of you for your support and interest in the Concerned Black Men of Richmond.  We will continue in “Caring for our Youth”.

Sincerely,
Timothy Mallory
President, CBM-RVA

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