LEADERS—Western Pa. President Ronald Lawrence and National Chairman of 100 Black Men Curley Dossman. (Photos by J.L. Martello)

LEADERS—Western Pa. President Ronald Lawrence and National Chairman of 100 Black Men Curley Dossman. (Photos by J.L. Martello)

Not only were there 100 Black Men celebrating 30 years of mentoring disadvantaged African American youth to improve their quality of life and educational opportunities, there were 100 Black women and several hundred others filling the ballroom at the Doubletree Hotel in Green Tree.

Among them was KDKA-TV reporter and anchor Lisa Washington Rushing, who served as the event’s emcee.

“I’m honored that they would even think of me to host this momentous event,” she said. “And I’m excited to help highlight the tremendous work they do making a strong impact in our community.”

First established in 1987, 100 Black Men of Western PA, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable institution dedicated to improving the lives of youth in at-risk communities in the Greater Pittsburgh area through mentorship. Its Mentorship Program helps prepare deserving youth, and specifically African American disadvantaged youth in the Greater Pittsburgh area, for post secondary education in their quest to become productive citizens in our society.

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