ABOUT US

ABOUT THE 100

WHO WE ARE

100 BLACK MEN OF SOUTH METRO ATLANTA

The organization’s origin can be traced back to New York City in the 1960’s. Prominent African-American professionals organized to address the needs of the black community, especially the “black male”. For over twenty-five years, the 100 Black Men of South Metro, Inc. a 501 c3 corporation has positively affected the lives of youth in the Atlanta south metropolitan area.

Over the years close to a 1,000 mentees have gone through the South Metro Chapter’s program since 1990 when the chapter was established; having presented over $1M in scholarships. We can proudly say we have cultivated future leaders and enhanced the quality of life for young African American men in our community. As a group of concerned African-American men seeking to improve the quality of life in our ever evolving community; the South Metro Chapter seeks to pool together our collective resources and capitalize on our skills and talents. Our chapter is made up of corporate leaders, businessmen, attorneys, physicians, educators, entrepreneurs and many other professionals. Our area of influence covers Douglas County, South Fulton County, Clayton County, Henry County and Fayette County

HISTORY

SOUTH METRO CHAPTER

In the summer of 1989, some of the local ministers and community leaders approached Attorney Coleman Eaton with their concerns about the Black youth in the south metro Atlanta area. Just like these community leaders, Attorney Eaton was concerned about the lack of leadership and mentoring of our youth in the Clayton County and South Fulton County area. In the fall of 1990, Attorney Coleman Eaton called a meeting with James Collier, Attorney Hillman J. Toombs, Reverend Charles W. Grant, Sherman Lemon and Randall Ponder, to discuss his concerns and those brought to his attention. Each of these men agreed that they needed to do something to help the young men in the community. The young South Metro Group petitioned the National Organization of 100 Black Men of America Inc. for permission to form a chapter. Through the tireless efforts of Attorney Coleman Eaton, a charter was granted for the South Metro Chapter, and the 100 Black Men of South Metro was born. The founding members were Attorney Coleman Eaton, James Collier, Attorney Hillman J. Toombs, Reverend Charles W. Grant, Sherman Lemon, and Randall Ponder. The focus of the South Metro Chapter of 100 Black Men is: To provide mentoring, education, leadership training and to serve as role models. “Real Men Giving Real Time.”

VISION

South Metro 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.

MISSION

The mission of the South Metro Chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.

VALUES

South Metro 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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr. Kevin Bean

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Mr. Paul Vaughn

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Mr. Brian Jones

Secretary

Dr. Albert Lee

Treasurer

Dr. Clarence Burnough III

Financial Secretary

Mr. Joe Swanson

Historian

Attorney Hillman Toombs

General Counsel

Mr. James Stewart

President Emeritus

Mr. Rafiq Ahmad

Director-At-Large

Mr. Henry Cleaves

Director-at-Large

Mr. George Lee

Director-at-Large

Dr. Willie L. Todd Jr.

Director-at-Large

Mr. Bernard Coxton

Director-at-Large