BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome honored the non-profit organization 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge for their 25 years of service to the Baton Rouge African-American community.
State Representative C. Densise Marcelle, District Attorney Hillar C. Moore III, and District 5 Councilwoman Erica Green joined Mayor-President Broome in praising the organization.
Over the last quarter of a century, the organization has been a source of scholarships, mentorship, economic empowerment, and healthcare for the local African-American community.
Broome issued a proclamation naming April 30, 2018, "100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge Day."
"The four pillars of 100 Black Men certainly aligns with my vision for this city, this parish – economic empowerment, health and wellness, education and leadership development…It is my belief that the young men you are mentoring will be the future Mayors, state representatives, councilpeople," she said.
The event was held at noon on Monday at the group's new location at 2050 North Foster Drive in Baton Rouge. 100 Black Men President Fred Sibley, President-Elect Michael R.D. Adams, Esq., Executive Director Trey Godfrey were also present at the event.