2015 Archive

  • 30 May 2015 7:51 AM | Valencia Jowers (Administrator)
    The Brother to Brother Summer Camp is a three-day intense adventure program. Space is limited to 25-30 middle school-aged young men, so don't wait to complete your application.

    Camp Details

     African American male 13-14 year olds
     3 day Summer Camp
     When:  August 20-23, 2015
     Where:  YMCA Camp Silver Beach, Jamesville, Virginia
     Because it takes a village ...
     FREE for those selected to attend

    Application deadline is July 1st. If you would like to apply to attend this year’s Brother to Brother camp, please complete the application and send it along with a single page essay. Your essay should tell us about yourself, your interests and why you would like to be selected to attend the camp.

  • 18 Apr 2015 8:30 AM | Valencia Jowers (Administrator)

    200+ Men James Gray and Rev. Dr. Kirk Houston were amongst the honorees at the Fourth Annual 900 Men Strong Scholarship Prayer Breakfast, held on April 18, 2015, 8:30 a.m. at the Chesapeake Conference Center. The event honored community leaders who have had a positive impact in the Hampton Roads region.

    The honorees at this year’s event are:

    • Rev. Dr. Kirk Houston - Chairman of the Norfolk School Board
    • James Gray - President of the Hampton Roads Committee of the 200+ Men
    • Former Mayor Dr. William E. Ward - First African-American to serve as  Mayor for the City of Chesapeake
    • Carlos Clanton - Executive Director of the Norfolk Education Foundation Norfolk Public Schools
    • Captain Robert Smith - Director, Sexual Assault Prevention & Response United States Coast Guard and Inductee in the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame.

    The Honorable Alan P. Krasnoff, Mayor for the City of Chesapeake, was the keynote speaker.


    *Updated After Event: April 30, 2015

  • 09 Apr 2015 7:39 PM | Valencia Jowers (Administrator)
    The Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission (HRC) held its 21st annual Human Rights Awards Program on Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St.

    After a very thorough process, the commission selected six recipients to receive human rights awards. This year’s honorees are:

    • Dr. Pamela Anne Bro
    • Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men, Inc.
    • Department of Human Services - Pinkies Program
    • Virginia Beach Police Deputy Chief John L. Bell, Jr., who will receive the Daniel M. Stone Humanitarian Award
    • Virginia Beach Sheriff Ken Stolle, who will receive the Meyera E. Oberndorf Human Rights for Achievement in Government Award
    • Ray Vittum, Josh Underdown and Nick Gritta who will receive the Helen P. Shropshire Human Rights Youth Award
    Recipients were selected by commission members based on their efforts to promote cultural diversity, social awareness and human rights in our community.

    The commission advocates for the human rights of city residents by providing educational programming, public forums and assistance to those whose rights may have been violated. For more information call (757) 385-1158.

    Source: Bonnie Beni, City of Virginia Beach, City Manager’s Office, Media & Communications Group (March 25, 2015)

    *Updated After Event: May 3, 2015

  • 14 Feb 2015 9:30 AM | Valencia Jowers (Administrator)

    Join us on Saturday, February 14, 9:30 a.m., at Saint Patrick Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Avenue in Norfolk, for a highly informative and thought-provoking presentation and discussion on the state of the Hampton Roads economy.

    According to the 2014 State of the Region report*, the Great Recession inflicted significant damage upon the citizenry of Hampton Roads.

    • So how do African-Americans fare in the Hampton Roads economy?
    • What’s the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly?
    Dr. James Koch, Board of Visitors Professor of Economics and President Emeritus at Old Dominion University provides answers to these questions with specific data dealing with African-American unemployment rates, labor force participation rates, incomes and more.

    If you missed the initial State of the Region presentations last fall, you don’t want to miss this special presentation for 200+ Men, community leaders and invited guests.


    *UPDATE: View State of the Region statistics presented by Dr. James Koch.  - [Presentation Facts & Figures]

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