(Blogger's Note: As an inaugural winner of this prestigious award in 2012, I am honored be to selected as one of the host committee members for this year's awards. This is a great opportunity to shed light on the positive things being done by Black men. Yes Black Men Do Amazing Things Every day, The Black Man Can Awards Salutes Them!)
TheBlackManCan.org and BlackCelebrityGiving.com Have Once Again Teamed Up to Present the Black Man Can Awards Honoring EXTRAordinary Black Men and Boys!
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 2nd Annual Black Man Can Awards continues to 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 2nd Annual Black Man Can Awards! Recognizing accomplishments within the community and professional arenas, the awards will honor black men and boys in more than 12 categories who embody the definition of a positive black male!
We invite you to nominate a deserving male now in one of 12 categories and help us narrow it down to 60 fine men and boys who are the true example of a positive black male. Nominations are open from April 16th- April 30th, voting will begin on May 7th. We are pleased to have a phenomenal host committee, all positive representations of black men and boys: Ramel Werner, Brother Jesse, Gionni Crawford,Chike Uzoka, Dr. James Moore, Pervis Taylor, Omar Woodard, and Julius Miller. The host committee will help us narrow down all of our nominees and assist us with selecting the 2013 winners; we will also honor men of distinction in both medicine and the military.
“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.