One Hundred Black Men of New York will honor former Mayor David Dinkins tomorrow.
One Hundred Black Men of New York (OHBM), a national civic nonprofit dedicated to uplifting Black communities, will host its 56th annual Founders’ Day and Pinning Ceremony to induct 15 distinguished new members at 6 PM, Thursday, December 10, 2020.
The event will be conducted virtually via Zoom and held in honor of OHBM’s Co-Founder and former New York City Mayor the Hon. David Dinkins, who passed away last month at the age of 93.
Mayor Dinkins founded the organization with other distinguished Black leaders, including baseball legend Jackie Robinson, and remained closely involved with the organization as its Co-Chair for the remainder of his life. OHBMNY President Aldrin K. Enis, who was installed this year, will be leading the event.
This year’s inductees will include:
- New York State Senator Brian Benjamin
- Julian M. Coakley Jr., Associate Area Director, AIPAC
- Dean E. Bennett, President/CEO, J.K. Bennett and Associates, Inc.
- Jonnel Doris, Commissioner, New York City Department of Small Business Services
- Calvin W. Souder. Esq., Partner, Souder, Shabazz, & Woolridge
- Gary Z. Linnen, CEO, PeerReview
- Kendrick Harris, Real Estate Investor
- Michael Atherley, former Chief of Security and In-Patient Management, Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
- Shawn A. Miles, Attorney, former Executive Vice President of Public Policy, Mastercard
- Dominick Bioh M.D., Internal Medicine Specialist, Mount Sinai Hospital
- Ken Williams, Associate Production Support Engineer, Unqork
- Tujuan Garner, Commercial Real Estate Broker, Prime Manhattan Realty
- Dr. Maurice Hinson, Travel Hospitalist, Apogee Physicians
- Patrick A. Lespinasse, Senior Advisor and Lobbyist, Brown & Weinraub
- Rev. Alfred Cockfield, COO, God’s Battalion of Prayer Ministries
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 www.100blackmen.org for more information on the programs and initiatives of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and their global network of chapters.