Concerned Black Men of Richmond has a Successful 1st Half of their 22-23 Session

Comments Off on Concerned Black Men of Richmond has a Successful 1st Half of their 22-23 Session

December 26, 2022


Greetings all!

The  Concerned Black Men of Richmond have had a very productive 1st half of our 2022-23 session!

We kicked off the session with our orientation on 9/13th.  There were 13 applications submitted for the program.

The first in-person activity was a rap session at Franklin Military Academy on October 15th.  This was an introduction of the mentees to the mentors where we discussed our program objectives, strategies to improve grades and addressed gun violence. We also got suggestions from them on what they would like to see.  There were 7 mentees in attendance at this activity.

The Concerned Black Men of America held the 47th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday November 10th.

The event took place at The Hotel Arundel Preserve and Alex Taylor (one of our founding members) was the representative from the Richmond Chapter.  

The Honorees:

Founders Awards: US Capitol Police Officers, Harry Dunn and Eugene Goodman; Retired, US Capitol Police Sgt, Aguillino Gonell and Retired, DC Metropolitan Police Officer, Michael Fanone

Phoenix Award for Justice: Attorney Benjamin Crump, Esq., Attorney, Daryl Jones, Esq, Transformative Justice Coalition and Bishop Tavis Grant, National Executive Director, Rainbow Push Coalition

Phoenix Award for Entrepreneurship: Jas Leverette Chairman’s Award: Marcus Arbery and the Arbery Family

President’s Award: Ms. Ruby Bridges, Civil Rights Activist, Atty, Anita Hill, Esq., Women’s Rights Activist

Corporate Award, Social Responsibility: Bruce Jackson, Esq., Microsoft (Pending); Shamika Hoyt, SunLife Insurance Co.

Posthumous Awards: Entertainer and Activist, Dick Gregory; Trailblazer and NBA Legend, Bill Russell Education &Public Service; Dr. Emmett Dennis Sr.


CBM Awards Dinner 2022

CBM Awards Dinner 2022

Our 2nd in-person activity was held on November 19th at Franklin Military Academy.  The movie “Courageous” was shown.  This is a movie about fatherhood and the consequences of choices good and bad.  There were 6 boys in attendance and it was well received by all.

 On December 10th, we held annual Christmas Breakfast at the Golden Corral in Glen Allen.  There were 9 mentees with their parents or guardian in attendance.  Each of the mentees were given $100 for their participation.

Appreciation Breakfast 2022

Appreciation Breakfast 2022

We would also like to congratulate to of our past mentees Ramone Jeffers and Jonathan Minor. Ramone Jeffers received a B.S, in Kinesiology from North Carolina Central University.  Jonathan Minor received an Associate’s degree in Computer Science from J Sargeant Reynolds Community College.  Jonathan will continue his education at Norfolk State University.

Ramone Jeffers 2022

Jonathan Minor 2022

As we adjust to the post pandemic way of operating; rest assured that the Concerned Black Men of Richmond will continue providing impactful activities for the young men in our communities.  Special thanks to Principal, David Hudson for granting access to Franklin Military Academy for our activities and to Thomas Williams for providing the money for the mentees at the Christmas Breakfast!

Thanks to each of the mentors and each of you for your interest and assistance in providing quality programs for the young men in our community. It means the world to our community and the youth we serve.

Timothy Mallory,
President CBM-RVA

Click Here to learn more about The Concerned Black Men of Richmond, Inc.
Click Here to learn more about becoming a Mentor.
Click Here to see how you can support our efforts to continue to care for our youth.