"What They See Is What They'll Be"

News from the 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. 

 December 2013


100 Black Men of Madison Hosts 8 O'clock Buzz
7 January 2014 


The 100 Black Men of Madison will again host the 8 O'clock Buzz radio show on
J.R. Sims
WORT (FM station 89.9), Tuesday, 7 January 2014. On-air celebrity, J.R. Sims, will serve as MC to this upbeat morning show, which endeavors to bring listeners a mix of music, culture and information.

John Matthews
Our guests for the first show of the new year will be John Matthews, Executive Director of Madison Teachers, Inc. (MTI) and Reverend Dr. Alex Gee, Jr., President and Founder of the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development

John Matthews has been the Executive Director of MTI since 1968, but his ties to education began in his home state of Montana.  There, he worked as an underwriter for the Montana Industrial Board; a teacher; a director of the Neighborhood Youth Corps for Eastern Montana; and an instructor at Eastern Montana College.   Mr. Matthews has a Bachelor's degree in history and education and a Master's degree in social science.  His educational philosophy is, "You've got to have the best possible working conditions and provide the greatest respect and latitude for the teaching staff.  When you do that you can hire the absolute best and brightest and let them do their job."

Dr. Alex Gee Jr.
Reverend Dr. Alex Gee, Jr., is a social entrepreneur who has worn several  professional hats. He is currently the Sr. Pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church and the President/Founder of the Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development.  He has served as an Adjunct Professor, Spiritual Life Coach, Diversity Consultant, Community Activist, Columnist and Radio Co-host.  For more than two decades, Dr. Gee has served as an adviser to leaders around the world from civic, medical, corporate, nonprofit and academic sectors as well as professional athletes, entertainers, governmental leaders and dignitaries. 
Be sure to tune in to 89.9 FM or, you can listen to the show as it streams live on the Internet by pointing your browser to http://www.wortfm.org and clicking the "listen live" button.
100 Black Men of Madison Annual Meeting
18 January 2014 


The Annual Membership Meeting of the 100 Black Men of Madison will be held on Saturday, 18 January 2014, from 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse (Greenway Station, 8390 Market Street, Middleton, WI 53562). Breakfast will be served.  Please click here to confirm your attendance.
Major General Marcia Anderson
In addition to the election of Officers of the Board of Directors, Keynote Speaker, Major General Marcia Anderson, the only African American woman to hold this esteemed rank within the U.S. Army, will speak on the topic of teamwork.
Major General Marcia Anderson has served since 1 October 2011 as the senior adviser to the Chief, Army Reserve on policies and programs for the USAR including force structure, Congressional budget and appropriations process, development of manpower and personnel policies, as well as Department of The Army and Department of Defense Matters. Maj. Gen. Anderson has commanded at the Company level through General Officer.  She has also served in a variety of staff positions at Battalion, Brigade, and Division level to include S-1, S-3, S-4, and G-1, as well as an Assistant Division G-3.  In July 2005, she assumed Command of the 6th Brigade, 95th Division (Institutional Training), where she was responsible for the 95th Division (Institutional Training) Drill Sergeant School located at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, as well as the conduct of Intermediate Level Education (ILE) and Combined Arms Exercise courses for officer professional development over an eight state area.  In June 2006, General Anderson was appointed acting Assistant Division Commander-Operations for the 95th Division (Institutional Training) in Oklahoma City, Okla.  In April 2007, she was confirmed for promotion to Brigadier General and in October 2007, assumed command of the 85th Support Command (Regional Support Group West), Arlington Heights, Ill., which supports the collective training efforts of First Army.  General Anderson was later named Deputy Commanding General-Support of First Army West.  She assumed responsibility as Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command 1 October 2010, serving in that capacity until her promotion to Major General in October 2011.
"I Have a Dream" Scholarship Banquet and Ball


The 2014 "I Have a Dream" Scholarship Banquet and Ball will be held on Saturday, 18 January 2014, from 6:00 to 11:30 p.m. at the Marriott Madison West, (1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton, WI 53562).


The reservation deadline is 8 January 2014. Click here for more information and registration.

This event is sponsored by Women in Focus, Inc.

 Upcoming Events

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Calendar of Events.

18 January

100 Black Men of Madison Annual Membership Meeting - Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

18 January

"I Have a Dream" Scholarship Banquet and Ball


15 February
100 Black Men of Madison General Membership Meeting - Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

29 March
"Party with the 100" - Pyle Center

12 April
African American History Challenge Bowl  - Doyle Administration Building

10 May
Outstanding Educators and Mentors Appreciation Breakfast 

28 July
100 Black Men of Madison Annual Golf Outing - The Legend at Bergamont

12 August
Backpacks for Success Appreciation Banquet - Kohl Center

14 August
Backpacks for Success Stuffing Party

16 August
Backpacks for Success Picnic 


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.



100 Black Men of Madison, Inc.
P.O. Box 787
Madison, WI 53701
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