Thomas Dortch Jr., chairman of the 100 Black Men of America, issued this news release on Thursday, May 28, in response to the murders of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, and George Floyd in Minnesota.View News Release
Thanks to an initiative by member Isaac Hunt, the 100 Black Men of Greater South Bend and S.A.V.E. (Stand Against Violence Everyday in South Bend) joined forces recently to acquire and distribute hand sanitizer, latex gloves, and masks to barbershops in our blood pressure program.
The following information about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 disease comes from a physician whose daughter is an assistant professor in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University. It was conveyed to the membership several weeks ago by Dr. Alfred Guillaume, chairman of the Education Committee.
The leadership of The 100 goes beyond mentoring and enhancing economic opportunity. We also lead in exposing our communities to the richness of black history and culture. The latest instance of this leadership occurred on Feb. 22, when, in partnership with the South Bend Civic Theatre, the 100 Black Men of Greater South Bend sponsored a performance of “Gem of the Ocean,” the first in legendary playwright August Wilson’s American Century cycle of 10 plays about African-American life in the 20th Century.