The Made Man Foundation (TMM) successfully launched its “Voices of The Made Man: 100 Day Call To Action – Racial, Social, Economic and Health Pandemic” program with a series of think tanks.
TMM already held two virtual think tanks for Atlanta on Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 to discuss economic empowerment, and health with topics on mental wellness and COVID-19 responses. The last will be held on Sunday, Dec. 20.
“Overall the purpose of TMM 100 Days of Action is to institute Global Think Tank meetings for Advocacy, Collaborations and Education on a global, national and local level,” said Dr. Ky Dele, president and founder of TMM. “These think tank groups are intended to aggregate national, international & local leaders to meet with decision /policymakers as a collective to push responsible agendas for our communities.”
“We have been inviting policymakers to these meetings and participating in forums with them to create a policy whitepaper from this call to action. We must shift to ‘being in the room’, controlling the narrative and holding leaders accountable for what is happening in our communities. Leadership is not an easy lift nor convenient, however, we are facing unusual times and our communities need all of us desperately to do our best, one person and one effort at a time.”
With a network of more than 2,000 leaders and 350 corporate and community organization collaborations, TMM is uniquely positioned and accountable to assist in engaging much-needed solution-based discussions and ensuring the right leaders are at the table for action.
The 501(c)(3) organization addresses challenges that affect men who have many roles including father, son, husband, mentor, leader, and more. While providing programming that emphasizes Black male leadership advocacy with a strategic and intentional effort to overcome the lack of positive black male imagery, male killings, male imprisonment, absentee fathers, and overall fragmentation of the family, social, and economic relations.
Some of the organization’s Atlanta members include Shareef Abdul – Malik, CEO of New Africa Ventures inc. Dr. Theo Nicholson, adjunct instructor for Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics; Muwali Mel Davis, founding partner at Davis Bozeman Law Firm; Sidney Robbins, owner of Law Offices of Sidney A. Robbins, LLC, Justin Miller, ESQ, partner in the Atlanta office of Morgan & Morgan; Jordon Brunson, DDS general at Cosmetic and Family Dentist; Javarro Edwards, president of JME Group LLC; Rep. El Mahdi Holly of District 111 in Georgia House of Representatives; Simeon Sessley, director of strategic programs at world 50, Inc.; Javin Foreman, marketing consultant at 4Management; Mike Page VP of Quality & Product Compliance at Dosist; and Chairperson Shadeed Abdul-Salaam, president of the Morehouse Alumni Association Atlanta Chapter.
As a part of this initiative, TMM launched USA national, international and local call to action think tanks and programs aimed at provided leaders, youth, communities, and businesses with strategies and solutions for progress and support during these challenging times.
The organization already held think tanks in New York City (Dec. 8), Philadelphia (Oct. 25, Nov. 25, and Dec. 6), Detroit (Oct. 21 and 29, Dec. 9), Charlotte (Dec. 10 and 11), Washington D.C. (Dec. 13) and more.
In late December, the organization will submit the President-Elect with a 100 Day Policy White Paper that will serve as a framework for the rumored Biden-Harris’ administration’s Black Male Engagement Taskforce.
The 100 Day Policy White paper will establish a framework for solutions to issues such as Black male voter engagement, racial, social, economic, and criminal justice reform.
The Made Man Foundation Initiative supporters include: The National Urban League, Embassy of Nigeria to the USA, Embassy of Ghana to the USA, IBS Management & Consultancy Services, LLC, Empire Group NYC, MCCG USA, and Black Enterprise Magazine
For more information on the 100 Day Call To Action, initiative visit www.TheMadeMan.org