“THE MADE MAN’ Honors Male Leaders in Detroit, MI

To Inspire, Educate & Suit Underserved Men”

Presented By:

Blueprint Global Group, 100 Black Men of America, Inc., The National Urban League, Black Enterprise,Morehouse College Alumni Association, Upscale Magazine,

Nationally Supported By:

100 Black Men of Greater Detroit, Inc., Black Enterprise Magazine, Upscale Magazine, The National Urban League, Morehouse College Alumni Association, Banks & Company,

 Locally Supported By:

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Detroit Alumni Chapter, Hiram Jackson (Real Times Media), National Black MBA Association Detroit Chapter & D’Luxe Connections .

Darrin Henson

Source: R1 Promotions / R1 Promotions

DETROIT, MI – On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, The Made Man arrives in Detroit, MI to honor over 30 African American male leaders and inspire, educate, and suit underserved men. Honorees will participate in a day long series of activities including mentorship and workshops, a suit for success clothing drive, and an honoree press conference and reception at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 316 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit MI, 48202

This star studded event will have the presence of notable influencers in the professional concentrations of business, politics, law, medicine, civil rights and entertainment, to name a few.

The previous recipients of this magnificent honor have been distinguished leaders such as; Dr. Ben Chavis, Dikembe Mutumbo, Common, TV Host Roland Martin, Matthew Knowles, Civil Rights Icon Rev. C.T. Vivian, Senior Vice President NFL Washington Redskins Tony Wylie, NBA Alumni MSG Network Analyst John Starks, President of the National Urban League Marc Morial, US Congressman and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus The Honorable Cedric Richmond, US House of Representatives, Shadow Member, District of Columbia The Honorable Franklin Garcia,  White House Officials, elected representatives (Senators, State Representatives, Councilmembers), Entertainment / Sports Moguls and Global Leaders of Fortune 500 Corporations, etc.

The Made Man (“TMM”), which was founded by President & CEO Ky Dele of Blueprint Global Group, in partnership with the 100 Black Men of America Inc., is a national multi-tiered corporate & community engagement initiative designed to honor the extraordinary achievements of notable male figures.

The undeniable influences of these men of distinction have sparked great admiration for their leadership, lifetime achievement, social consciousness and their significant contribution to community empowerment. This national initiative provides a collaborative platform that gives allowance for honorees to volunteer their resources in order to provide empowerment tools for under-served men and students. The resources that are allocated from the program are disseminated through motivational mentoring workshops, educational scholarships and the donating of professional business attire.

At press time, Ky Dele states “I created The Made Man to celebrate and brand African American men in a positive light, whom continue to rise by upholding the principle of giving back and empower future made men as a lifestyle and responsibility.”  Dele continues, “The Made Man is a platform to bridge the gap between inspirational, aspirational and underserved men for greatness, legacy and leadership.”

Following multiple years of national presentations, TMM has honored over 400+ notable influencers in the entertainment | sports | corporate | political & community sectors, collected over 13,000 suits, impacted 100+ organizations, provided mentoring workshops to 2000+ male students, and sponsored college applications for 5700+ students.

The highly acclaimed eleven city tour press coverage has included major media outlets such as; CNN, NBC, BET, Fox, Huffington Post, USA Today, Associated Press, Hip Hop, Upscale Magazine, Getty Images, I Heart Media, WGN America, Black Enterprise Magazine, Essence Magazine and many more.

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Full List of 2017 The Made Man Honorees in Detroit, MI

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Dennis W. Archer Jr., Esq. CEO, Ignition Media Group

Shawn T. Blanchard, Best-Selling Author; Speaker; Mentorship Specialist, CEO Lions Dream Publishing & Productions

Marshall Bullock, District 5 Manager, Mayors Office, City of Detroit

Kenneth Donaldson, CEO, The Black United Fund of Michigan

Warren Evans, Wayne County Executive, Wayne County

Honorable Edward Ewell Jr., Judge, Frank Murphy Hall of Justice

David Gamlin, Director, Detroit Midnight Golf Program

Edward Tony Green, CEO; Celebrity Bass Player, Hyped International Records

Eric A. Hardy, CEO, w3r Consulting

Dr. Kenneth Harris, President & CEO, National Business League

Rodney Howell Fashion Stylist, Hair Designer, and Interior Designs Owner, Hairshion & Silver Fox Hair Salon

Dr. Truman Hudson Jr., Social Economist; Director of Research and Development, BMe Community

Andrew Humphrey, Weathercaster, WDIV Channel 4 Detroit

Jason Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Focus Hope

William Luse, President, 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit

Toine Murphy, Business Owner and Motivational Speaker

Jason Paulateer, VP and Marketing Manager of Community Development Banking, PNC Bank; Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education

Ozie Pye, IV, Executive Director & Owner O.H Pye III Funeral Home

Michael V. Roberts Sr., Board Member; Chairman & CEO, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy; The Roberts Companies

James Tate, Detroit City Council, City of Detroit

Eric Thomas, Brand Strategist and Senior Partner SAGA MARKETING

David Washington, Radio Personality Birach Broadcasting, Inc.

Coleman A. Young II, State Senator, 1st District of Michigan

Terry Arnold, Sr. Executive Vice President, The Impact Network

Judge Craig Strong– 3rd Circuit Court in Wayne County

David Tarver, President & Founder of Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative

John Mason, Public Address Announcer, Detroit Pistons

Andre L. Spivey, Councilman

Bryan L. Howard Sr., Program Facilitator Winning Futures, Director of Corporate Relations MBMBAA Detroit Chapter, Vice President of Plug-In- Detroit

Anthony Jackson- President/Head Chef – Jackson’s Five Star Catering, Inc.

Dierk Hall – President, City Connect Detroit

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