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DETROIT, MI – On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, The Made Man arrives in Detroit, MI to honor over 30 African American male leaders and inspire, educate, and suit underserved men. Honorees will participate in a day long series of activities including mentorship and workshops, a suit for success clothing drive, and an honoree press conference and reception at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 316 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit MI, 48202

The Made Man - Detroit Influencers

This star studded event will have the presence of notable influencers in the professional concentrations of business, politics, law, medicine, civil rights and entertainment, to name a few.

The previous recipients of this magnificent honor have been distinguished leaders such as; Dr. Ben Chavis, Dikembe Mutumbo, Common, TV Host Roland Martin, Matthew Knowles, Civil Rights Icon Rev. C.T. Vivian, Senior Vice President NFL Washington Redskins Tony Wylie, NBA Alumni MSG Network Analyst John Starks, President of the National Urban League Marc Morial, US Congressman and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus The Honorable Cedric Richmond, US House of Representatives, Shadow Member, District of Columbia The Honorable Franklin Garcia, White House Officials, elected representatives (Senators, State Representatives, Councilmembers), Entertainment / Sports Moguls and Global Leaders of Fortune 500 Corporations, etc.

The Made Man (“TMM”), which was founded by President & CEO Ky Dele of Blueprint Global Group, in partnership with the 100 Black Men of America Inc., is a national multi-tiered corporate & community engagement initiative designed to honor the extraordinary achievements of notable male figures.

The undeniable influences of these men of distinction have sparked great admiration for their leadership, lifetime achievement, social consciousness and their significant contribution to community empowerment. This national initiative provides a collaborative platform that gives allowance for honorees to volunteer their resources in order to provide empowerment tools for under-served men and students. The resources that are allocated from the program are disseminated through motivational mentoring workshops, educational scholarships and the donating of professional business attire.

At press time, Ky Dele states “I created The Made Man to celebrate and brand African American men in a positive light, whom continue to rise by upholding the principle of giving back and empower future made men as a lifestyle and responsibility.” Dele continues, “The Made Man is a platform to bridge the gap between inspirational, aspirational and underserved men for greatness, legacy and leadership.”

Following multiple years of national presentations, TMM has honored over 400+ notable influencers in the entertainment | sports | corporate | political & community sectors, collected over 13,000 suits, impacted 100+ organizations, provided mentoring workshops to 2000+ male students, and sponsored college applications for 5700+ students.

The highly acclaimed eleven city tour press coverage has included major media outlets such as; CNN, NBC, BET, Fox, Huffington Post, USA Today, Associated Press, Hip Hop, Upscale Magazine, Getty Images, I Heart Media, WGN America, Black Enterprise Magazine, Essence Magazine and many more.

2017 Programming & Schedule | Date: Tuesday October 17 , 2017

Mentoring Workshops and Impact: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Community empowerment mentoring and motivational workshops with the honorees speaking at local schools and community-based organizations.

Location: List of locations will be announced

Press Conference and Suit Drive: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
The Made Man Honorees, Partners, and VIP guests

Location: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 316 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit MI, 48202

Honoree Reception and Suit Drive Collection/Presentation: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Items received will be donated to local Detroit, MI charities. ‘A Taste of DETROIT ’ hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.

Location: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 316 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit MI, 48202
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Full List of 2017 The Made Man Honorees in Detroit, MI

Shawn T. Blanchard, Best-Selling Author; Speaker; Mentorship Specialist, CEO Lions Dream Publishing & Productions
Marshall Bullock, District 5 Manager, Mayors Office, City of Detroit
Kenneth Donaldson, CEO, The Black United Fund of Michigan
Warren Evans, Wayne County Executive, Wayne County
Honorable Edward Ewell Jr., Judge, Frank Murphy Hall of Justice
David Gamlin, Director, Detroit Midnight Golf Program
Edward Tony Green, CEO; Celebrity Bass Player, Hyped International Records
Eric A. Hardy, CEO, w3r Consulting
Dr. Kenneth Harris, President & CEO, National Business League
Rodney Howell Fashion Stylist, Hair Designer, and Interior Designs Owner, Hairshion & Silver Fox Hair Salon
Dr. Truman Hudson Jr., Social Economist; Director of Research and Development, BMe Community
Andrew Humphrey, Weathercaster, WDIV Channel 4 Detroit
Jason Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Focus Hope
William Luse, President, 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit
Toine Murphy, Business Owner and Motivational Speaker
Jason Paulateer, VP and Marketing Manager of Community Development Banking, PNC Bank; Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education
Ozie Pye, IV, Executive Director & Owner O.H Pye III Funeral Home
Michael V. Roberts Sr., Board Member; Chairman & CEO, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy; The Roberts Companies
James Tate, Detroit City Council, City of Detroit
Eric Thomas, Brand Strategist and Senior Partner SAGA MARKETING
David Washington, Radio Personality Birach Broadcasting, Inc.
Earnest Wooten, Public Address Announcer, Radio Host
Coleman A. Young II, State Senator, 1st District of Michigan
Terry Arnold, Sr. Executive Vice President, The Impact Network
Judge Craig Strong- 3rd Circuit Court in Wayne County
David Tarver, President & Founder of Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative
John Mason, Public Address Announcer, Detroit Pistons

Presented By:
Blueprint Global Group, 100 Black Men of America, Inc., The National Urban League, Black Enterprise, Morehouse College Alumni Association, Upscale Magazine,

Nationally Supported By:
100 Black Men of Greater Detroit, Inc., Black Enterprise Magazine, Upscale Magazine, The National Urban League, Morehouse College Alumni Association, Banks & Company,

Locally Supported By:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Detroit Alumni Chapter, Hiram Jackson (Real Times Media), National Black MBA Association Detroit Chapter & D’Luxe Connections .