Seasons Change But BMe Philly Geniuses Stay The Same

Cooler weather, back to school, changing leaves and pumpkin spice everything!!! Fall is upon us and members of the BMe Philly community are headed full-steam ahead into October. Several BMe Leaders and Geniuses spent the month of September facilitating workshops,

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BMe Philly Genius Brandon T. Jones Talks About Authentic Entrepreneurship

Listen to BMe Philly Geniuses Brandon T. Jones on Community Voice Radio Talk Show 106.5FM in Philly as he talks about how to transform the community through authentic entreprenuership,

BMe Genius Herm Davis Spreading The Message of Peace and Love!

Listen to Philly BMe Genius Herman Davis as he talks about the importance of building strong communities through Peace and Love. He also shares about the vital need for art to be a healing form of therapy.

BMe Philly Welcomes Students Back To School!

It’s “Back to School Season” and this month BMe Philly continued to honor its commitment to the community through a variety of resource based programs aimed at providing information, support and resources to youth during this crucial time of year!

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Philly BMe Genius Thomas Butler Provide Insights On Educational Tips

Listen to Philly BMe Genius Thomas Butler on Community Voice Radio Talk Show as he shares educational insights that can help to change and transform the lives of the youth and families in our communities.

International Day of Remembrance to be Observed at African Cemetary

On Sunday, August 19, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition (officially August 23) will be observed by the Key West community and friends at the African Cemetery memorial

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BMe Philly Genius Jim Burnett Talks About How To Invest In Our Youth

On this episode of Community Voice Radio Talk Show, host and BMe Genius Jeff Jones interviews Bria Young of Bria Young Basketball. Bria is the 14th woman to play for the world famous Harlem Globe Trotters. She also has a

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PEACE WEEK 2018 – Philly BMe Genius Anton Moore

Peace Week, is one of the most important and well-known events of the year in South Philadelphia. It is an opportunity to interact with community members, support parents that have lost children to gun violence and to provide free resources

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BMe Genuis Fellow Opens Student Technology Center in Miami

Affirming YOUth Foundation receives $25,000 from AT&T to support the new afterschool learning lab Miami, FL – July 22,2018- Affirming YOUth Foundation, with generous support from AT&T, is proud to announce a new computer tech after-school experience for Miami-Dade students

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Summer In The City, The BMe Philly Way

For most, summer is a time of year to kick back, relax and refuel. But for BMe Philly’s Community Champions and Geniuses’ this is a time to continue the work of building, connecting and follow through. It is the time

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Gubernatorial Appointee to Host Meet and Greet Happy Hour

(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) Black Enterprise and The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts proudly support Emmy Award-winning Director Emmai Alaquiva is celebrating his gubernatorial appointment to the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts and as well as being selected as a Be Modern

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May 2018 BMe Philly Shining Bright!

May was indeed a month for the BMe Philly Community to shine bright! Through a variety of events, programs, presentations, and workshops. May was a month filled to capacity with positivity, collaboration, engagement, resource sharing, and celebration. From the “Healing

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BMe Community awards top honors for local Black men doing good in the community

BMe Community Genius Fellowship will be awarded to 30 Black Men from Akron, Louisville, Miami, and Pittsburgh for their devotion to strengthening their communities. Each fellow is granted $10,000, national recognition, training, and resources to support their community project. Projects

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OneUnited Bank & BMe Community announces “I Got Bank” Financial Literacy Contest

OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest Black bank, is proud to announce its 8th Annual “I Got Bank!” Financial Literacy Contest where ten children will win a $1,000 savings account for the best essays and the best art projects that represent the “I Got Bank!” theme.

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BMe Geniuses in Philly Trusting The Process

That amazing story above about Philly BMe Genius Will Little won an Emmy! BMe Philly Community gathered to connect, inform, strategize and mobilize On April 9th, BMe Geniuses Jeff Jones and Omar Barlow hosted an informal networking and information session

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Hear What They’re Saying! Philly BMe Geniuses On The Radio!

About Community Voice Radio Talk Show on 106.5FM in Philadelphia Much too often all we hear are negative denigrating narratives about people in our City. This is especially true when it comes to people of color in our society. Community

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BMe Philly Geniuses Making A Difference

BMe Philly Geniuses are always on the innovating edge of dealing with the most challenging social issues in a solutions oriented way. For example check out the above video of BMe Genius Dr. Howard Stevenson’s powerful TEDMED Talk on “How to Resolve Racially

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BMe Community is giving away $250,000 to local Black History Makers

In the spirit of Black History Month, BMe Community is seeking 25 Black men committed to building more caring and prosperous communities in Akron, Louisville, Miami, and Pittsburgh. The BMe Community Genius Fellowship is an initiative backed by major foundations

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Celebrate the Start of the School Year BMe Style

Parents take immense pleasure in their children’s achievement of early milestones whether it be first smile, first tooth, first steps, or first word, parents can’t seem to help themselves. And it’s no different for their child’s first day of school.

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Foundations Are Deepening Racism Even as They Seek to Fight It

Reprinted from Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 25, 2017 Ever since President Lyndon Johnson declared the War on Poverty in 1964, foundations have adopted a D-Day-style approach to joining in the fight: Nonprofit leaders (mostly white people) are the Allies landing

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Are Black Men the Hidden Geniuses Building Our Community?

Reprinted from Huffington Post, June 20, 2017 Starting on Father’s Day, BMe Community recognized 29 inspired black men as Community Geniuses and award each $10,000 for programs they’re leading to “build more caring and prosperous communities” in Akron, Miami, Philadelphia

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Network of Black Men Deposit $1M in the Nation’s Largest Black Bank

Reprinted from Essence Online, Aug 19, 2016 By Rachaell Davis BMe, a national nonprofit of Black men, joins the #BankBlack movement in a major way. A successful, Black-owned non-profit is doing their part to grow wealth in the African-American community. The BMe Community is

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7th Annual “I Got Bank!” Essay And Art Contest For Youth

Join Us To Promote Financial Literacy For Youth! OneUnited Bank and BMe Community are sponsoring the seventh annual financial literacy contest for youth between the ages of 8 – 12 years old. Simply either write and submit a 250 word

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Question: How do we get black men involved in their communities? Answer: They already are.

WRITTEN BY By Courtland Milloy Columnist Washington Post. When he was at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Trabian Shorters wanted to find ways to get black men more involved in the civic life of their neighborhoods. So

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#BlackMenLove: Top 5 Documented Reasons to Love Black Men

[Reposted from Huffington Post, Sept. 08, 2016] I encourage you to type “#BlackMenLove” into your favorite search engine for a surprising result. Today, most what’s said about Black men isn’t flattering and leaves out important facts. I know, because as a Black

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5 Reasons You Should #SpendBlack Even if You’re White

[Reposted from NBC August 18, 2016] This time it was Milwaukee. Shootings, protests, violence and the deepening sense that we’re coming apart along racial lines. So, what’s the non-activist to do about it? A white friend of mine said to

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Beloved Community

BMe Community is a beloved community specifically because we see three truths and are moving in step with our times. America’s Future Is Changing. American identity and narrative are absolutely changing, right now, the largest generation in history (The Baby

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