100 Black Men Of Metro New Orleans Presents ‘Growing Healthy, Wealthy And Wise II’

NEW ORLEANS – In conjunction with The 100 Black Men of America, Inc.'s 31st National Conference, The 100 Black Men Of Metro New Orleans (the 100) will host an event on Saturday, June 10, involving literacy, education and health and wellness activities at Alice Harte Charter, 5300 Berkley Dr., from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

         The site will also serve as the launch of a continuous project in the surrounding area, the creation of a community garden, with ongoing programming and involvement by the 100, its members and partners.

         The schedule of activities will include:


10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Health screenings

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Family resource fair

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: U.S. Army fitness challenge

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: New Orleans Association of Black Journalists Panel: “Perception vs. Reality: Black Men and the Media.”

         Moderated by Dr. Charles Corprew, host of “What's Your Revolution?” on WBOK 1230 AM, this panel is the local activation of the National Association of Black Journalists "Black Male Media Project," an initiative to combat the blotter-to-mugshot images of black male faces, and to create a fresh and real view of black men in America, organizers said.

11:30 a.m.: Basketball tournament

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: 100 Black Men of America Panel: “Education and Its Impact on the Health & Overall Well-Being of Youth of Color To Change the Trajectory of Public Education in America.” The panel will explore why a national movement is necessary to promote sustainable systems for youth of color and create a policy environment for their perpetual growth and development, organizers said. In this community-based summit, synergistic education and student stakeholders will forge ideas and partnerships to bolster solutions that help students learn to become owners of their educational pathways and life outcomes. Participants will leave the summit as reinvigorated champions of youth who will advocate for the overall well-being, achievement and success of students as out next generation of leaders, organizers said.


         Event co-sponsors include: Aetna Better Health of Louisiana, the Office of Councilmember Nadine Ramsey, INSPIRE NOLA, United States Army, STEM NOLA, New Orleans Association of Black Journalists, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

         The mission of the 100 is to provide support and improve the quality of life for African Americans, and youth in particular, in the New Orleans community.

         The 100 Black Men of America’s 31st National Conference will be held in New Orleans June 8 – 11, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

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         Join AARP and the 100 for a special screening of the critically acclaimed Showtime documentary “In My Father’s House,” the personal story of Oscar and Grammy award-winning writer, artist, community activist and teacher, Che’ “Rhymefest” Smith. The film covers his journey as a caregiver for his homeless father. It will be followed by a discussion that explores care-giving – a role that many husbands, brothers, sons and friends take on either by choice or out of necessity.

         The screening will take place Wednesday, June 7, at People's Health New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

         There will be a special Meet and Greet networking pre-reception with Che' “Rhymefest” Smith beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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