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Leaders lead. In these unsettling times, the founding chapter of One Hundred Black Men remains committed to its ongoing efforts of pursuing meaningful gains for the Black community. We will continue to ensure the general public that we, as an organization, are building upon those efforts to bring solace to the displaced and confused.

One Hundred Black Men of New York decry the Buffalo mass shooting, ramping up a gun buyback program throughout New York City

NEW YORK CITY – May 16, 2021 – The members of One Hundred Black Men of New York (OHBM) are devastated and angered by Saturday’s racially motivated attack on the Black citizens of Buffalo. Our hearts are saddened, and we extend the deepest condolences to the murdered and injured victims of this avowed white supremacist.

OHBM President, Aldrin Enis, had this to say about the shooting: “Sadly this is not the first time that a white supremacist has blatantly attacked groups of Black people. However, we call on places of worship, Black organizations, community leaders, and allies to help make it the last. We pray for the Buffalo community during this difficult time and continue to lift up the victims, the alleged assailant, and their immediate families.”

“OHBM is calling for a full investigation of this hate-crime and act of terrorism, and punishment to the full extent of the law,” stated Courtney Bennett, the organization’s executive director. He added: “A strong and clear message is in order that this behavior will be met with swift and complete justice.”
OHBM believes the lack of Gun control is a part of the problem. Our community leaders must take a stand against all gun violence in Black communities across the country. To help reduce gun violence in NYC communities, OHBM, under the leadership of President Enis, is partnering with grassroots organizations to conduct gun buyback programs around the city.

OHBM is also saddened for the family of the shooter–a misguided young man who has thrown his life away over the ideology espoused, adopted, and perpetuated by today’s white supremacist movement. We call on government at every level to denounce white supremacy and all who subscribe to it.
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About OHBM

For over 50 years, One Hundred Black Men has worked with government, corporations, and community leaders to transform economic and social policy, as well as launch independent programs and organizations that serve low-income communities. Our members include leaders across the business, political, and non-profit sectors in New York. The organization provides scholarships, educational support, economic empowerment, mentoring, health and wellness initiatives and an overall voice for the African American community.