About the 100

The movement started in New York in 1963

Brief History of 100 Black Men of America

The overall concept of the 100 began in 1963 in New York City when a group of concerned African American men began to meet to explore ways of improving conditions in their community. These visionaries included businessmen and industry leaders such as David Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Dr. William Hayling, Nathaniel Goldstone III, Livingston Wingate Andrew Hatcher, and Jackie Robinson.


Since inception, the vision has materialized to be shared by more than 10,000 members reaching over 125,000 underserved, underrepresented minority youth annually. Our motto, “What They See Is What They’ll Be,” very succinctly expresses how our programmatic services rendered to disadvantaged, disenfranchised and low-income youth and families positively changes their life trajectory.

Board of Directors

Keith Willis


Dr. David Morrow


Dr. David Morrow

Vice-President of Programs

Narvell Hooks

Chief Financial Officer

Nicholas Thompson

Corresponding Secretary


Legal Council

Yundra Thomas

Community Liaison/Membership

Willie Williams

Immediate Past President

James Wood

Chairman of Health and Wellness

Raymond McLaughlin

Chairman of Mentoring

Gary Austin

Chairman of Economic Development

Keith Willis (Interim)

Chairman of Education