About the 100 Black Men of Tulsa
For nearly 60 years, 100 Black Men of America Inc. has improved the quality of life within black communities and enhanced the educational and economic opportunities for African Americans across the United States. Continuing this legacy, the Tulsa chapter has led locally through mentorship, education, health and wellness, and economic empowerment since 1994. We infuse leadership in every area of our programming.
Vision & Mission
The 100 seeks to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create environments where our children are motivated to achieve and to empower our people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve.
The mission of the 100 Black Men of Tulsa is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The concept of The 100 began in New York City in 1963. A group of concerned African American men began meeting to explore ways to improve conditions in their community. 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. Today the vision has been shared by more than 10,000 members reaching over 125,000 underserved, underrepresented minority youth annually. Our motto, “What They See Is What They’ll Be,” very succinctly expresses how our programmatic services rendered to disadvantaged, disenfranchised and low-income youth and families positively change their life trajectory.
Through empowering African American youth, 100 Black Men of Tulsa has had an unprecedented impact in the Tulsa community. We have partnered with the local community to inspire over 2,000 youth, impact over seven local schools, and have awarded more than 50 college scholarships totaling $75,000 since 2009. For centuries, African American men have been pillars of the black community. When African American leaders are actively present, black families thrive, black communities flourish and black children are affirmed and secure. Part of our mission is to champion the continued leadership of men in the lives of underserved black youth to inspire them to be catalysts in Tulsa, the United States and around the world.
We are committed to the core mission of the 100 Black Men of Tulsa because of its support for both the betterment of our community and empowerment of our youth.
We volunteer our talents, services and time in the name of the 100 Black Men of Tulsa, foregoing and without expectation of political influence, monetary or material gain.
It is our sincere desire to make a positive difference in the lives of our African American young people.
We stand united in purpose, optimistic in our potential to do good and proud to stand boldly and be counted among Black men and women dedicated to retaking our rightful place in this community.
We influence and transform the lives of underrepresented and disenfranchised youth, with a focus on African American youth.
Tulsa 100 Chapter Focus
Core Value 01.
Respect for Family
100 Black Men of America is committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the African American community based on: Respect for Family.
Family is the backbone of our culture. With it, we thrive. Without it, we crumble. We build better men which in turn create stronger families. We don’t diminish the family structure, we honor it.