Presented by the Blueprint Global Group in Partnership with 100 Black Men of America, Black Enterprise and Upscale Magazine in Houston
The Made Man Awards is a celebrity red carpet reception and suit drive presented by the Blueprint Global Group and in partnership with the 100 Black Men of America, Black Enterprise, Upscale Magazine, Project Zero Entertainment, and A Few Good Men. This star-studded event honors African American celebrities and influential men making a difference right here in Houston. The 2017 honorees include NFL Super Bowl 50 champion Corey Nelson of the Denver Broncos, Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner, Shareece Wright of the Baltimore Ravens, Kenneth Robinson, Jr. president of 100 Black Men Metropolitan Houston and over 50 more honorees. The reception will include signature drinks by market partner Grand Marnier, live entertainment and a toast to the progressive men in the city that keep raising the bar. The event is open to the public and takes place Thursday, February 2nd at J. Blacks. Tickets are available for purchase at www.TheMadeMan.org.
The Made Man initiative provides a platform for the influencers to be celebrated, positioned with extensive business networking opportunities like the signature LinkedIN Live and become direct community partners. Honorees are committed to change their city in 24 hours by engaging in motivational mentoring workshops with local schools and youth organizations as well as donating gently worn business attire for the 1000 Suits Empowerment Drive suiting underserved men for success during the event day. The Made Man has donated over 11,000 suits and mentoring over 1,000 males in their respective cities. The men truly embody the altruistic spirit of selfless giving that propels this noteworthy event.
"I created the Made Man Awards to celebrate those upholding the principle that giving back is a lifestyle and a responsibility", states Ky Dele (The Made Man Founder).The Made Man Awards Houston reception will include signature drinks by market partner Grand Marnier, a star-studded red carpet and a toast to the progressive men in the city that keep raising the bar. Past keynote speakers and honorees include Marc Morial (president of the National Urban League), Johnny Gill (R&B recording artist) and Matthew Knowles (Grammy award-winning executive producer). Join The Made Man on Thursday, February 2, 2017. For more information and city listings visit www.TheMadeMan.org. The join the conversation the hashtag is #TheMadeMan.
The Made Man Event Houston Programming and Schedule: The Made Man initiatives' 2017 nine-city tour is held in each host city and includes a day-long series of community engagement and programming. The schedule includes the following:
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at private location
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at private location
NATIONAL CORPORATE & LOCAL PARTNERS
100 Black Men of America, Inc.
A Few Good Men
Black Enterprise Magazine
Blueprint Global Group
National Urban League
Project Zero Entertainment
HOUSTON 2017 HONOREES
Adonal Foyle - Retired, NBA
Al Colbert - CEO, Colbert Ball Tax
Charles G. Johnson (Rev) - Chaplain, TSU Police Department and International Police Association
Congressman Al Green - Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives, 9th District of Texas
Corey Nelson - Inside Linebacker, NFL, Denver Broncos
Dallas S. Jones - PRESIDENT/CEO, Elite Change Inc
Darnell Joseph - Chairman Emeritus, 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston
Devon Wade - Assistant Program Director, No More Victims Inc.
Dominique Jones - Tight End, NFL Miami Dolphins
Dr. Dameion J. Crook - Founding Principal, Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men Houston Independent School District
Ernest Walker - General Manager, KTSU and CEO, Walker Entertainment
Gary Majors - Constable, Precinct 2, Fort Bend
Ivory Mayhorn - CEO, Launch Point CDC, Inc.
James Dixon - Bishop, The Community of Faith
James Douglas - Interim Dean, Thurgood Marshall School of Law and Former President, Texas Southern University
Jarrett Simmons - Assistant Director Aviation, Houston Airport System
Jarvis Johnson - Democratic Member, Texas House of Representatives
Jide Agunbiade - Subsea Engineer, Director National Oilwell Varco. President, CEO Solomon Agunbiade Foundation
Joe Rollins - Homeless Outreach Worker, Houston Independent School District Homeless Education Department
John Rudley, Former President, Texas Southern University
Judson Robinson III - President, Houston Area Urban League
Keith J. Davis, Sr. (MR.D-MARS) - CEO & Publisher, d-mars.com
Kendrick Lewis - Free Safety, NFL Baltimore Ravens
Kenneth Robinson Jr - President, 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston
Kenneth Woods, LBSW - Case Manager, No More Victims, Inc.
Lamarr Woodley - Outside Linebacker, NFL Free Agent
Larry Green - Council Member, Houston City Council
Lynell Hamilton - Former Running Back, NFL New Orleans Saints
Marcus D. Wiley - Comedian
Marcus Stewart - Managing Partner, Day4ward Capital, LLC
Mayor Sylvester Turner - Mayor, Houston, Texas
Michael Merriweather Jr., MBA - CEO, Dreams Expounded, Inc.
Nat Berhe - Free Safety, NFL New York Giants
Neal Harris - Project Manager, OneSubsea and CEO, Blueprint Improvement Group
Perry Beasley - Entrepreneur
Reginald Spivey - Assistant Principal, Atascocita High School Humble ISD
Ron Reynolds - State Representative, District 27, Texas
Schea Cotton - Former Professional Basketball Player
Shareece Wright - Quarterback, NFL Baltimore Ravens
Terrance Jerod "T. J." Ford - Retired NBA Player
Terrance Johnson - Pastor, Higher Dimension
William Cumby - Minister of Youth, Fountain of Praise
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