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Concerned Black Men of Richmond Kicks Off 2019 with Career Choices Event at Franklin Military Academy

January 31, 2019 by  
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January 28, 2019

 

Happy New Year to all!

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond, VA kicked off 2019 with our “Career Choices” event.  It was held at Franklin Military Academy on Saturday, January 12th and well received by our youth.

The panel consisted of the following: Attorney at Law – Alex Taylor

                                                                  Cosmetologist – Darren Carmichael

                                                                  Army – Colonel Oliver Norrell

                                                                  Project Engineer – Kevin Carter

                                                                  Musician/Composer – Lamont Fleming

                                                                  Student/Rapper – Markel Bealle

Each of the panelists shared their personal paths and various requirements needed to enter into their fields.

Career Choices 2019

Alex Taylor achieved the rank of Judge Advocate General in the US Army is the Senior JROTC instructor at Huguenot High School.  He also has his own law practice in Richmond. Alex is one of the founding and current members of CBM-RVA.

Darren Carmichael is a cosmetologist and barber in Richmond and was the former hairstylist for Patty LaBelle and many other entertainers. He is the owner of Savant Hair Stylist, Inc. and also a former Marine.

 

Career Choices 2019

Career Choices 2019

Colonel Oliver Norrell is retired US Army and is currently the Director of Army Instruction for Richmond Public Schools.  Oliver Norrell is also a member CBM-RVA.

Career Choices 2019

 Kevin Carter Jr. is a Customer Project Designer for Dominion Energy.  He was an accounting major at Virginia State University and explained the importance internships in college.  Kevin explained what his role as a project designer entails and how he achieves objectives in that role.

Career Choices 2019

Lamont Fleming is an arranger, producer and publisher from Richmond who has worked with Destiny’s Child, Kenny Lattimore and Jaime Foxx to name a few.  He was instrumental in launching the career of Chris Brown.

Career Choices 2019

Lamont talked about how and why he chose the music industry and instructed the boys on how to carry themselves.

Markel Bealle is a rapper and student at William & Mary from California.  Markel is a Political Science Major and is on the Dean’s List. Markel talked about his upbringing in California and how he broke away from the cycle of violence and drugs that traps so many of our youth. His moniker in the music industry is “Mack BZ” and can be found on Spotify.

Career Choices 2019

After the session at Franklin Military Academy, we went to Pizza Hut and were joined by Lamont and Markel.

 

Career Choices 2019

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond strives to expose our youth to a number of diverse career options.  We are truly grateful to the gentlemen who took time from their schedules to assist us in our mission.

We also would like to thank each of you who have contributed financially to our organization.  It means the world to the young men we serve and ensures that the Concerned Black Men of Richmond can continue provide impactful activities in the future.

 

Sincerely
Tim Mallory
President, CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond holds Manners Workshop at Franklin Military Academy

December 8, 2018 by  
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November 26, 2018

Greetings all,

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond, Inc. held our 2nd Manners Workshop on Saturday the 17th of November at Franklin Military Academy.  Again, the event was coordinated by Past President Wayne Rachel, Sr. and conducted by Elizabeth Kirven. There was a great turnout of both mentees and mentors.

Ms. Kirven’s workshop required the boys to write about events in their lives that described happiness, friend interaction, their uniqueness as well as family perception of themselves.  

Manners 2018

She also discussed table manners, job interviewing etiquette and wardrobe selection.  The boys got to interact with each other and the entire group by practicing the various items that were discussed.

 

Manners 2018

Manners 2018

We presented Ms. Kirven with a gift certificate for coming all the way from Maryland to conduct this workshop.  The Concerned Black Men of Richmond, Inc. really appreciate her dedication to our organization!

Manners 2018

Again we would like to thank each person and organization that contributed to the Concerned Black Men of Richmond, Inc.  Your contributions have been instrumental in ensuring that we can continue to provide impactful programs to young men in the Richmond area.  We hope we can count on your patronage in the future.

Sincerely,
Tim Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond and Youth visit Monticello

November 3, 2018 by  
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October 28, 2018

 

Greetings and salutations,

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond, Inc. kicked off our 2018 session of events with a trip to Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson.  We viewed “The Sally Hemmings” exhibit which opened in 2017.  It is the first road trip that we have undertaken in a few years and was a great success! 

 

Monticello 2018

We left Richmond in our van and 2 cars with 15 enthusiastic young men.  The staff at Monticello was very helpful and pleased that we chose them for one of our activities.  The tour started with a bus ride the grounds at Monticello.  The Sally Hemmings exhibit was a combination of videos, artifacts and a tour of slave quarters.  There was a promissory note for the purchase of a slave and many photos of the lineage of the Hemmings family line up to the present time.

 

Monticello 2018

 

Monticello 2018

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the information.  She entertained questions and there were many from the audience; some were even from our youth. 

 

Monticello 2018

The tour bus driver showed us several points of interest on the way back to the entrance and we concluded with a visit to a slave burial ground near the exit.

Monticello 2018

We left Monticello and had lunch at Pizza Hut near the University of Virginia in downtown Charlottesville.

This was an outstanding, impactful event; and major achievement for CBM-RVA. This event was made possible in part by the generosity of Dr. Harold and Mrs. Carol Jones. They graciously paid for the admissions of all the mentees!  Thank you to each of you who have contributed to the Concerned Black Men of Richmond!  You are truly making a difference in the lives of our youth and the community.

 

Sincerely,
Tim Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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