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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