The Made Man Awards' International Multi-Market Tour Announces Houston Tour Date Ahead of Super Bowl LI


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

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 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:

Mentoring Workshops and Impact: Community empowerment mentoring and motivational workshops with the honorees speaking at local schools and community-based organizations.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Press Conference: Press conference with national and local media outlets for The Made Man honorees, partners, and VIP guests.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at private location

Honoree Reception: The Made Man honoree red carpet celebrity/influencer reception is a platform to recognize our honorees for their leadership, lifetime achievement in their respective fields of work, social consciousness, and significant contributions to community empowerment. The Made Man honoree reception receives an outstanding turnout of venerable honoree's, guests, and top-tier organizations.

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at private location


100 Black Men of America, Inc.

A Few Good Men

Black Enterprise Magazine

Blueprint Global Group

National Urban League

Project Zero Entertainment

Upscale Magazine


Adonal Foyle - Retired, NBA

Al Colbert - CEO, Colbert Ball Tax

Bennett Jackson - Safety, NFL Free Agent, Safety

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

Frazier K. Wilson - Vice President, Shell Foundation

Gary Majors - Constable, Precinct 2, Fort Bend

Howard Jefferson - National Board Member, NAACP

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,

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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