About the 100
The 100 Black Men of London is a community-based charity led by Black men delivering programmes and activities focused on Mentoring, Education, Economic Empowerment, and Health & Wellness.
We have been serving our community since 2001, and impacting thousands of lives through the work we do.
The year we were founded
What our members say
Our successful crowdfunding campaign
The 100 over the years
History of the 100 Black Men Movement
The 100 Black Men movement begun in New York City in 1963, when a concerned group of Black men came together to develop a local organisation to implement programmes designed to improve the quality of life in their community. These founding fathers included David Dinkins (who went on to become Mayor of New York), Dr Bill Haley and other community luminaries. The success of this initial organisation led to the establishment of other chapters all over the USA leading to the formation of the 100 Black Men of America, and the 100 Black Men International.
With approximately 100 chapters across the US in cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Miami, and San Francisco, the 100 Black Men of London became the third international chapter in 2001.
Since then we have created and delivered a wide range of great programmes including our accredited Community Mentoring Programme, 100 Book Club, Fathers’ Day Quality Time, Education through Film programme, Family Fun Day, Leadership Development Programme, Audience with our Children debate, Black History Challenge, and more.