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Support and Training for Restorative Justice:

The One Hundred Black Men Business and Entrepreneurship Centers

One Hundred Black Men of New York (OHBM) will work with young men teaching life skills, entrepreneurial practices, and intends to stimulate the economy by integrating these men into society. We will create new jobs and develop new business owners with the creation of the OHBM Business and Entrepreneurship Centers (OBEC). This innovation is directed toward 18–29-year-old criminal-justice involved Black men who often never find livable wage work opportunities after being touched by the criminal justice system. Additionally, this project addresses the stigma justice involved men face when trying to re-enter as contributing, productive, gainful, and responsible citizens. For this reason, mental health support is also offered. Without intervention, many otherwise healthy, inspired Black men are likely to return to the practices and habits that led them to their justice involved situations in the first place. One Hundred Black Men of New York is changing the narrative!

This citywide New York City program will consist of five centers planted in zip codes that unfortunately have the most incarcerated residents. Each center will house a series of services to address the needs of these valued citizens. An overview about restorative justice programs can be researched at https://restorativejustice.org/. Also, contact Halbert Clark, hclark@ohbm.org for further information..

Arts and Culture

OHBM ARTS & CULTURE COMMITTEE is actively engaged in ensuring that the accomplishments of our diverse arts and cultural institutions are included in the memorializing of noteworthy contributions to our great city of New York and the world. This Committee, one of the oldest in our organization, has been and will continue to be an advocate of having our arts and cultural institutions by supporting our organization’s artists, and members’ businesses as well as expressing our concerns about the cultural life and our artistic representation in New York. Our committee’s premium programs include “OHBM Broadway Nights” where we attend Broadway productions, meet leading actors, playwrights, musicians, investment and behind-the-scenes producers and “What’s Going On in Our Museums?” where we attend Opening Exhibitions, Celebrations, Classes and invite our Membership, their families, community colleagues to some of the finest events of each Art and Culture season yearly.