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Concerned Black Men of Richmond Holds Social Etiquette Class for Youth

June 14, 2019 by  
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June 9, 2019

 

Greetings all,

The Concerned Black Men of RVA held our “Social Etiquette: Doing it with class” activity on Saturday, May 25th.  As in the past, it was held at Ristorante La Grotta, a world class fine dining establishment in downtown Richmond.  The event was well attended even though we had to make a schedule change.  Everyone was on time, well dressed and had a great experience putting into practice what we covered earlier in the program.

La Grotta 2019

 The food and staff were great as usual and most of the boys knew what to expect.   They were presented with a four course meal with a choice of entrées consisting of Salmon topped with shrimp, Veal Scaloppini and Filet of Chicken.  For dessert there was cheesecake or chocolate ice cream.

 

La Grotta 2019

This event is a very important facet of our mission in exposing our youth to diverse cultures and enhancing life skills.

La Grotta 2019

La Grotta 2019

We presented Tony and Andrea Capece with a token of our appreciation for their continued support of the Concerned Back Men of RVA! They are truly special friends and their generosity is greatly impacting young men that we serve.

We would like to thank each of you for your patronage and interest in our organization as we come to the close of our program this year!  Your support enabled us to take the boys to Monticello, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and to the IMAX Theatre in the Science Museum!  The Concerned Black Men of RVA are looking forward to doing greater things next year and we hope that you will spread the word and continue to give assistance to us as we serve our youth.

 

Thank you again
Timothy Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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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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