The 29th Annual National Conference of 100 Black Men of America comprised of 110 Chapters was held in Houston, Texas June 3rd – 7th. Representing the 100 Black Men of Omaha at the National African American History Challenge was Burke High School and Beveridge Magnet Middle School. The 100 Black Men of Omaha’s Junior Division, Brannon Evans, Maylana Russell and Adonis Forte’, coached by Chad Carlson, took FIRST PLACE in the National Junior Division. As First Place finishers, they received scholarships, tablets, gift certificates and other educational items.
The senior division representing 100 Black Men of Omaha, Burke High School, Leona Dunn, Kia Johnson and Kaylin White, coached by Josette Taylor and Nixon Chica, advanced to the semi-finals and lost to the winning Philadelphia team.
The (AAHC) is a national educational program designed by the 100 Black Men of America to enhance the study of and encourage the appreciation of African-American history and culture. On Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Central High School, the 100 Black Men of Omaha held its 15th Annual African American History Challenge. The event was sponsored in part by Omaha Public Schools, Cox Communications and the Sherwood Foundation.
The 100BMO’s mission is, “To improve the quality of life in Omaha by helping our youth reach their fullest potential.” We seek to achieve our mission through Mentoring, Education, Health & Wellness and Economic Empowerment programs. Our programs include the Leadership and Mentoring Academy, Pathways to Success, African American History Challenge, 100 Saturday Academy and Real Men Read.