100 Black Men of South Bend Freedman Academy

Do you have a son, grandson, young male neighbor or acquaintance who could benefit from mentoring by successful, exemplary black men in our community? If so, please consider enrolling him in Freedman Academy, the group mentoring program of the 100 Black Men of Greater South Bend.

100 Black Men of Greater South Bend

The 100’s programs have been sidelined for the moment by the COVID pandemic, but the trust we have earned during the first ten years of our existence continues to pay dividends. Within the last two months, two local organizations—Martin’s Super Markets and South Bend City Church—have affirmed their belief in the mission of the 100 Black Men of Greater South Bend by making substantial donations.

The Honorable John Lewis

I am deeply saddened at the loss of Congressman John Lewis. I join members of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., along with fellow Americans and caring citizens globally, in mourning the loss of this hero of human rights. The 100 Black Men network extends our condolences to his entire family and to the community that loved him. He was a 100 member who lead by example and he responded to our requests for Congressional Black Caucus representation at town halls and forums. We can look across the career of John Lewis as an example of unwavering leadership. He set a standard that our mentees from middle school to college can study and emulate. 

Remembering Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian

How do you say goodbye to the legend that was Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian? A man whose advocacy work spans and embodies the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Vivian’s voice never stopped speaking truth to power and his efforts to bring about change, related to global human rights, continued until today. Dr. Vivian was the only person unconcerned about his age, since he was often heard saying there was still work that needed to be done. He just did not stop working for social justice in America and around the world. Advocating for causes to improve the lives of African Americans, along with causes that positively impact the lives of youth (the next generation of leaders), was in the DNA of this remarkable man.