REAL MEN GIVING REAL TIME...
The "100 Black Men" concept originated in 1963 in New York City resulting in the formation of the One Hundred Black Men of New York, Inc. This group of successful men from the disciplines of business, industry, public affairs, government and other professions decided to combine their skills, experience and resources to improve the quality of life for African Americans and other minorities.
By 1970 the concept spread to the development of independent chapters around the country. In 1976, our own Dr. William Hayling formed the 100 Black Men of New Jersey. The development of these independent chapters later gave rise to the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. with Dr. Hayling as the founding president. On May 27, 1987, in Atlanta, Georgia, this newly formed organization introduced itself to the nation during its first national conference.
The 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc. (100BMLA") began its operations in 1981. 100BMLA is a non-profit organization comprised of approximately 78 members. The 100BMLA was founded on the precept that we would make a difference in the communities we serve by demonstrating our unconditional support for the enhancement of education for our youth. Among the group's many accomplishments is the major sponsorship of the Young Black Scholars Program ("YBS".)
As a result of our diligent efforts to improve the quality of education and increase the propensity of African-American high school graduates receiving a higher education we now have the premiere education and mentoring program in the State of California. This program is called the Young Black Scholars program.