4.20.2012

TheBlackManCan.org & BlackCelebrityGiving.com Team Up to Present the Inaugural BlackManCan Awards Honoring EXTRAordinary Black Men & Boys!



(Blogger's Note: Back in December 2010, I was selected by Brandon Frame to become a honoree in his League of EXTRAordinary Black men. It was and still is a great honor. This brother has consistently promoted the positive works of Black men and boys from across the country. I am excited to share this press release regarding his upcoming inaugural BlackManCan Awards!)

Nationwide -- (April 17, 2012) Often negative portrayals of black males make indelible impacts on how the people of the world view black men and boys. Media sources are saturated with such negative images, creating false perceptions in the minds of many. Minds from all races have absorbed many of these stereotypical images of our black men and boys; it is time for change.

These misconceptions still persist, thus great efforts to challenge the misperception of black men and boys are needed; the BlackManCan Awards will help aid in this effort. Born from the idea that positivity yields positivity, TheBlackManCan.org (BMC) and BlackCelebrityGiving.com (BCG) are excited to announce the Inaugural Black Man Can Awards! Recognizing accomplishments within the community and professional arenas, the awards will honor black men and boys in more than 10 categories who embody the definition of a positive black male!

The Inaugural BMC Awards will honor and celebrate the positive black male in the following categories: Campus King (College Male Student), Boys II Men (Young Males) under the age of 18, Higher Education, Media (Journalism), K-12 Education, Business, Technology, Non-Profits, Law, Politics, Celebrity and Medicine. Nominations are now being accepted and will remain open until midnight on May 15th, 2012.

"Even as a black women, I recognize the negative preconceived notions our black men will undoubtedly face. I see the Black Man Can Awards as an amazing opportunity to honor those everyday men who are positively shaping our world and the image of the black man and boy," says Jasmine Crowe, Founder of BlackCelebrityGiving.com.

The BlackManCan Awards is slated to generate hundreds of thousands of impressions across the web as readers will nominate and vote online through a custom social media platform, developed by ContestIs. The community is encouraged to nominate individuals worthy of one or more of the distinguished BlackManCan Awards via www.TheBlackManCan.org.

Finalists will be announced May 28th, 2012 via a live Twitter Chat, with voting to take place June 1st - June 15th, 2012. Winners of the 2012 BlackManCan (BMC) Awards will receive an official crystal award trophy, website badge, bragging rights for one year and other sponsored products. Winners will be announced, Sunday June 17th, 2012, Father's Day. For more information on the BlackManCan Awards and detailed category descriptions, visit www.BlackCelebrityGiving.com and www.TheBlackManCan.org.

"The only way to provide the positive contradiction to the prevailing Black Male image of today is to counteract negative images with positives ones," says Brandon Frame Chief Visionary Officer of theblackmancan.org.

Media and Bloggers worldwide can support the BlackManCan Awards by grabbing the office banner ad for the Inaugural BlackManCan Awards. To grab a banner email: bmca@blackcelebritygiving.com. Join in on the conversation: Follow Black Celebrity Giving @BlkCelebGiving and the Black Man Can @TheBlackManCan on Twitter. The Official Awards Hash-Tag: #BMCAwards

About the Black Man Can 
TheBlackmancan.org (TBMC) is a media platform with the mission of actively promoting a positive black male image. TBMC offers readers uplifting, inspiring and empowering articles and features of Black Men across the world. Since its inception in the spring of 2010, www.TheBlackManCan.org has become the #1 source for positive images and narratives of Black Men and Boys.

About Black Celebrity Giving
BlackCelebrityGiving.Com(TM) (BCG) is a media platform offering readers uniquely positive content of all things surrounding the premise of "Giving Back". BCG is committed to addressing leading issues in the black community including: education, health disparities and financial management among other causes. Since its inception in summer 2011, BCG has donated more than $15,000 to various causes and organizations around the world. Visit www.BlackCelebrityGiving.com daily for good news, missing person spotlights, contests, charities, causes and more.

About Contest.Is 
Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Hustle & Code, LLC is a privately held technology company specializing in the development of Contest.is -- a rich media social promotions platform that harnesses the power of social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Our technology enables brand marketers, corporations, small businesses, agencies, bloggers, and non-profits to create engaging social media campaigns (contests, sweepstakes, and polls) that enhance and extend brand awareness.

PRESS CONTACT: Jasmine Crowe mystjazzevp@gmail.com 480-316-8665

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