"What They See Is What They'll Be"

News from the 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc.

March 2018
100 Black Men of Madison
Recipient of the 2018 Martin Luther King Heritage Award
Photo courtesy of WREX.com.

The 100 Black Men of Madison were honored with the 2018 MLK Heritage Award at Wisconsin's 38th Annual Martin Luther King Tribute event inside the rotunda of the State Capitol Building on January 15th.
The tribute event was held in observance of Martin Luther King Day and as celebration of Dr. King's life and legacy in words and music.
Dr. Floyd Rose, president of the 100 Black Men of Madison, accepted the award along with fellow Chapter Members.
"We are indeed humbled by the bestowal of this recognition," Rose told the crowd. "Today. we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who's leadership reshaped our country's consciousness and whose legacy challenges all to pursue justice, equality, and peace.
Hopefully, this gathering will inspire us to rededicate our actions to achieve those ideals."

17 March
100 Black Men of Madison
General Membership Meeting

The General Membership Meeting will be held Saturday, 17 March, at Bonefish Grill, 7345 Mineral Point Road, Madison WI 53711.

The keynote speaker for this month's meeting is County Executive Joe Parisi.

Since 18 April of 2011, Joe Parisi has served as Dane County Executive. Formerly Executive Parisi served as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 2005 until 2011.

He was born in Madison, Wisconsin, attended Middleton High School and Madison Area Technical College before earning a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Please note, the March meeting is restricted to members of the 100 Black Men of Madison and approved guests. To initiate the approval process, contact president@100blackmenmadison.com.

22 March
Annual Candidate Forum

Madison School Board - Seat 1 candidates, Anne Moffit (Top Left) and Gloria Reyes (Top Right) and  Dane County Circuit Court - Branch 1 candidates: Hon. Marilyn Townsend (Bottom Left) and Susan M. Crawford (Bottom Right)
Our Annual Candidate Forum will be held 5:30 P.M., Thursday 22, March, in the Community Room of the Urban League of Greater Madison Building, 2222 S. Park Street, Madison, Wisconsin.

The forum is hosted by 100 Black Men of Madison, the Urban League of Greater Madison, the African American Council of Churches and the Madison Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

During the Forum, each candidate will present information about their qualifications and background, along with addressing issues currently facing Dane County.
As soon as you are able, please access the link, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/madison-school-board-and-dane-county-judge-candidate-forum-tickets-43559711269 to register for the event.

*Remember, the election for these important offices will occur Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
7 April
African American History Challenge Bowl

The 2018 African American History Challenge Bowl will be held Saturday, 7 April at the Doyle Administration Building of the Madison Metropolitan School District.
The 100 Black Men of Madison African American History Challenge Bowl (AAHCB) is an educational program designed to enhance the appreciation and study of African American history.

In its 24th consecutive year of operation, the AAHCB is open to all Madison Metropolitan School District Middle School Students with the goal of encouraging pride, self-worth and an appreciation of the African American legacy and culture.

The AAHCB is also a challenging and fun way for students to expand their knowledge of African American History in highly competitive local and national competitions.

Pictured above are the 2017 National Champions  Pawan Baral,  Micah Asplund, and Jaden Wynn.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Keynotes February General Membership Meeting

On 17 February, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin shared her time and wisdom with the 100 Black Men of Madison as the keynote speaker of the General Membership Meeting.

Keynote speaker for the February General Member Meeting of the 100 Black Men of Madison was United State Senator Tammy Baldwin.

Representing Wisconsin, Senator Baldwin has served in the US Senate since 2013. Tammy Baldwin previously served as the U.S. Representative from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district from 1999 to 2013, as well as serving three terms in the Wisconsin Assembly representing the 78th district.

Then Congresswomen Baldwin defeated her Republican opponent, former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, in the 2012 U.S. Senate election. She is the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin in the U.S. Congress.

Pictured above, Senator Baldwin, who is an alumnus of West High School, poses with current students and staff of West High school.

First Northwest Airlines African American Pilot
to Address Project SOAR Students

Woodson (Woodie) Fountain will share his wisdom and experiences with students of the Madison Metropolitan School District and the Verona Area School District, 27 April at the Overture Center - Madison.
Starting his airline career just as the tumultuous decade of the '60s was coming to a close, Mr. Fountain became the first African American pilot hired by Northwest Airlines in June of 1969.

In 1960 as a Howard University ROTC cadet, Mr. Fountain received his first airplane ride, a C-47 orientation flight to Stewart Air Force Base in New York, under the command of Major Chuck Dryden, an original Tuskegee Airman.

Mr. Woodson's military service would take him from Edwards Air Force Base as a Flight Test Engineer to Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma before joining Northwest Airlines. Instructed on the Boeing 727, 757 and the Airbus 320, he was among the original cadre of U.S. pilots to train on the Airbus 320 in Toulouse, France.

2 May
Project SOAR Mentor, Mentee, and Educator Recognition Ceremony

The 7th Annual Project SOAR Mentor, Mentee, and Educator Recognition Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 2 May at 6:00 p.m.

Within the context of our community, there are few actions more important than the education and mentoring of African American children.

In concert with our Mission and Values, the 100 Black Men of Madison seek to recognize those educators, mentees, and mentors who have demonstrated an extraordinary sense of humility and a strong commitment to continual improvement, based upon a fundamental motivation to inspire student success.

At this event, those who have made positive differences in the lives of our children will be recognized and celebrated.

Excellence Knows No Age

Congratulations to the winners of Ms. Hall's Essay Contest at Lowell Elementary School. Awards were bestowed by Brother Darren Green.



The Mission of the 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.


100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. seeks to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create environments where our children are motivated to achieve, and to empower our people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve.



100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. is committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the African American community based on the following precepts: respect for family, spirituality, justice, and integrity.



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Madison, WI 53701
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