Atlanta-based Franchising Corporation, Supreme Foods Worldwide ™, has launched their #BlackHistoryBlackOwned Campaign
Entrepreneurship and business ownership—particularly of community-based businesses—are crucial ways to develop community wealth, for both business owners and the people they employ. Healthy Black-owned businesses could be a critical component for closing the United States’ Black–white wealth gap, which we project will cost the economy $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion (in 2018 dollars) per year by 2028. Atlanta Based Franchising Corporation, Supreme Foods Worldwide ™, has launched their #BlackHistoryBlackOwned Campaign Highlighting Social Entrepreneurship kicking off during Black History Month.
"The call to action for successful influencers of The Made Man is timely, inspiring, and rooted in our history. Its an essential component of our story and must continue if we are going to deal with the well-being of our community and the injustices we collectively endure."
Globally recognized initiative, The Made Man Foundation (TMM), has successfully launched their international program for the Voices of The Made Man: 100 Day Call To Action – Racial, Social, Economic and Health Pandemic. The initiative's theme is “nothing changes if nothing changes “. The organization has pulled together all of their resources and their communal ecosystem to serve as a dedicated advocacy for social, economic and community reform and collaboration of international communities at this critical time.With a network of more than 2000 leaders and 350 corporate and community organization collaborations, The Made Man Foundation ( TMM) is uniquely positioned and accountable to assist in engaging much needed solution- based discussions and ensuring the right leaders are at the table for action. For more information on the 100 Day Call To Action initiative visit www.TheMadeMan.org
As a part of this initiative, TMM has launched USA national, international and local call to action think tanks and programs aimed at provided leaders, youth, communities, and businesses with strategies and solutions for progress and support during these challenging times. The Made Man will be holding virtual Think Tank meetings with lawmakers in New York, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Detroit, New Orleans, Houston, Charlotte, Atlanta and other cities, along with international leaders. The Made Man Foundation Initiative supporters include: The National Urban League, Embassy of Nigeria to the USA , Embassy of Ghana to the USA , IBS Management & Consultancy Services, LLC, Empire Group NYC, MCCG USA, and Black Enterprise Magazine.
“Overall the purpose of TMM 100 Days of Action is to institute Global Think Tank meetings for Advocacy, Collaborations and Education on a global, national and local level. These Think Tank groups are intended to aggregate national, international & local leaders to meet with decision /policymakers as a collective to push responsible agendas for our communities. We have been inviting policymakers to these meetings and participating in forums with them to create a policy white paper from this call to action. We must shift to “being in the room”, controlling the narrative and holding leaders accountable for what is happening in our communities. Leadership is not an easy lift nor convenient, however, we are facing unusual times and our communities need all of us desperately to do our best, one person and one effort at a time.”, states Dr. Ky Dele (President & Founder , The Made Man Foundation).
In late December the organization will submit the President-Elect with a 100 Day Policy White Paper that will serve as a framework for the rumored Biden-Harris' administrations Black Male Engagement Taskforce. The 100 Day Policy White paper will establish a framework for solutions to issues such as Black male voter engagement, racial, social, economic, and criminal justice reform.
This effort includes participation and support from prominent Black leaders including Marc H. Morial, President, and CEO of the National Urban League, Alfred Edmond - Senior Vice President, Executive Editor at large, Black Enterprise, Jeff Hood- CEO, National Police Athletic League, Franklyn Malone, Founder of Black Men for Biden and The CEO the 100 Fathers Inc. & Commissioner and founder DC Commission Fathers Men and Boys, and others.
The Made Man Foundation understands there is a need now more than ever to connect and build bridges internationally. The International program of the call to action will service as a valuable platform for USA and African businesses and leaders to integrate, collaborate , knowledge sharing and capacity building in support of the challenges posed by the Pandemic on a national and international level in collaboration with the USA local and national think tanks. International Think Tanks will feature the likes of Abimbola Ogunbanjo (President, The National Council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange), Ambassador Dr. Barfour Adjei-Barwuah
(Ambassador of Ghana to the United States), Charles Debow
(Vice President Global Development & Programs, National Black Chamber of Commerce) and many more.
The Made Man Foundation’s mission is to continuously celebrate African American/ African notable male leaders in the community while powering the platform’s mission to save our sons, families and communities through accountable male leadership programming for a better society for man, woman and child . The vision is to uplift & engage accountable male leadership in community service programming for the underserved by creating a sustainable socio-economic, gender & racially equitable society for man, woman and child.
The Made Man Foundation, 501c3, addresses challenges that affect men who have many roles including father, son, husband, mentor, leader, and more. While providing programming that emphasizes Black male leadership advocacy with a strategic and intentional effort to overcome the lack of positive black male imagery , male killings, male imprisonment, absentee fathers, and overall fragmentation of the family, social, and economic relations.
Communities of color are all the village, its function & its results. Due to the breakdown of our communities and presenting challenges, The Made Man foundation harnesses the power of mentorship by engaging positive black male leaders in programming to help address positive imagery of black men and elevate the responsibility and accountability of men so all three units – man, woman and child is upheld and empowered.
The Made Man has been featured by the Associated Press, Huffington Post, CNN, FOX, Black Enterprise, NBC, I Heart Media, WGN America, USA Today, Getty Images, Black Enterprise Magazine, Essence Magazine and much more with over 1 billion media impressions and has created impact for black men across the world.
"Black America must ultimately be responsible for its own future and destiny. To say that Black Lives Matter, without saying how it matters and what must be done to ensure a positive future, is like leaving the glass half empty when it should move from being halfway full to the maximum.
For more information or to get involved with The Made Man Foundation’s 100 Day Call To Action visit www.TheMadeMan.org
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Meet author Darius Bradley
A native of Chicago, IL, Darius Bradley is known as a former professional celebrity assistant who has over 10 years of experience in entertainment. His first experiences in entertainment were through internships at New York’s Hot 97 radio station, Atlantic Records and Warner Brothers Records. He later went on to become a road manager on BET Music Matters Mini Tour, Hot 97 Summer Jam 2016, Shaggfest Festival, and 02 Arena London. Bradley also worked on production for events such as the Trumpet Awards and DTLR Unleashed Fashion Show, and appeared on the first season of TV One’s “Hustle and Soul.”
Bradley has an upcoming memoir titled “No Damn Excuse,” which chronicles his experiences as a former celebrity assistant and a professional in the entertainment industry. In the book, Bradley gives readers an insider look into the entertainment industry while discussing how he navigates through unexpected challenges, emotions, backstabbing, heartbreak, and more, while standing by the side of some of the most recognizable names in entertainment.
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A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Morris “Mo” Smith is a barbershop owner with a passion for real estate. After graduating from Lakeside High School in Atlanta, Georgia, where he first learned to cut hair, Smith obtained a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Stillman College using his barbering skills as his primary source of income. The member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. would go on to open his first barber in 2005 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at 22-years-old. Now a serial entrepreneur, Smith is the owner of Sideline Cutz, a barbershop located in the Grant Park neighborhood of Atlanta, and works as a real estate agent and investor with several properties under his control.
In 2019 Smith established Beyond The Clippers, an educational program that allows entrepreneurs to discover new ways to generate wealth through real estate and financial literacy. Through Beyond The Clippers, entrepreneurs will have access to Smith’s expertise and resources which will allow them to navigate the world of real estate investing while still tending to their respective businesses. Smith is offering 1-on-1 coaching in real estate and financial literacy, property location services and project management for property rehabilitation.
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