Young Black Male Leadership Alliance honors 28 men

Young Black Male Leadership Alliance honored 28 people Sunday for their outstanding contributions in the Charlotte community.

The nonprofit organization focuses on leadership development for young black men. The group is trying to create a new reality where young black men are sought out as leaders, according to an alliance news release.

Honorees at Sunday’s event, held at at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Art+Culture, were selected by the executive team of the organization based on their personal commitment and contributions to the Charlotte community.

Those honored were: Jesse Cureton, James Ford, Carlos Pauling, Eric Montgomery, Dr. Chance Lewis, Colin Pinkney, Damien Johnson, Stick Williams, Arthur Wylie, Solomon Franklin, Charles Walker, Dr. Gregory Moss, Tim Atwell, James Taylor, Charles Thomas, Reginald Bean, Carlos Davis, Philip Davis, Manwell Bynum, Justin Lewter, Rahman Khan, Patrick Graham, Herb Gray, Rodney Monroe, Ronald Carter, Steve Crump, Jermaine Johnson and Manny Ohonme.

Leaders from the Charlotte community, philanthropists, media and family and friends of the honorees attended the event.

Each of the 28 honorees created a 2-minute video on success and giving back.

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For more information about Young Black Male Leadership Alliance or to see the honorees’ videos, go to www.ybmleadership.com.