BMe Community is an award-winning network of social innovator, leaders, and champions. BMe Community Fellowships are designed to unite, celebrate, and elevate Black leaders to achieve greater influence and impact in shaping society.

BMe Vanguard – New Futures

Leaders working to change the future of Black America at the national and international level. As the civil rights generation sunsets and the sun rises on a truly digital world driven by artificial intelligence, global economies, new narratives and the most diverse population in American history, what will be the driving narrative, identity and agenda of the Black community for the next 50 years? Imagine a Vanguard of Leaders who construct a new, coherent, asset-oriented narrative of the Black community that posits Black people as owners in The New World dawning.
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Skillman BMe Vanguard

The Skillman BMe Vanguard Fellowship are leaders invested in Detroit’s future and its young people. Our youth, teens and young adults are creative, entrepreneurial, with their own dreams and aspirations, yet they are only presented as the face of the city’s challenges. Imagine a Vanguard of leaders who tell the accurate story of Detroit with our remarkable long-time residents and brilliant young leaders as the protagonists in the city’s turnaround and future.
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BMe Vanguard – Social Determinants of Health

Leaders working to build healthy communities. Social justice, social welfare, and social causes regularly stigmatize their beneficiaries by ignoring their aspirations and contributions to society and defining them solely by their challenges such as at-risk, low-income, ex-felon and so on. This habit of denigration has profoundly negative cultural and policy consequences. Imagine a new leadership Vanguard building healthy and prospering communities based upon strengths.
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BMe Vanguard – Pittsburgh Black Veterans

The sacrifice that US Veterans make for our country provides a veil of security foreign to the majority of the world’s population. However, rather than tales of service, courage and heroism, Black Veterans are overwhelmingly depicted as broken or deficient. This has profound cultural, political and economic consequences. Imagine a Vanguard of leaders presenting more accurate portrayals of Black Veterans that reveal their continued service to their country at home.
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BMe Genius – Akron

BMe Community Genius Fellows are Black men who have sworn their lives to building stronger communities. They come from all fields and experiences. They create opportunities where others cannot. Their commitment is deeply personal and inspires trust from their peers. They are the bridge to better community solutions, better race relations, and a better future for us all.
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BMe Genius – Louisville

BMe Community Genius Fellows are Black men who have sworn their lives to building stronger communities. They come from all fields and experiences. They create opportunities where others cannot. Their commitment is deeply personal and inspires trust from their peers. They are the bridge to better community solutions, better race relations, and a better future for us all.
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