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100 Black Men of Greater Kansas City featured on “Urban Connections” radio program

Donna Wolfe, host of "Urban Connections," poses with Brian Foster, 100 BMGKC chapter president, at the KKFI 90.1 FM studio

Donna Wolfe, host of “Urban Connections,” poses with Brian Foster, 100 BMGKC chapter president, at the KKFI 90.1 FM studio

The 100 Black Men of Greater Kansas City’s (100 BMGKC) president, Brian Foster, was the in-studio guest during the February 8, 2014 radio broadcast of “Urban Connections” (KKFI 90.1 FM).  The show’s host, Donna Wolfe, interviewed Foster on the purpose of the 100 Black Men, its programs, and the philosophy of the chapter’s approach to mentoring. 

“On behalf of the 100 BMGKC, I want to thank Donna and the staff of KKFI for providing this platform,” said Foster.  “The opportunity to inform the community of our mission – mentoring young African-American young men — is invaluable to the 100.  Our community needs to know that there are ongoing engagements providing assistance to its youth.  All one need do is read the news to understand the importance of mentoring our Black males, in an effort to promote education, health and wellness, and economic empowerment.  We’re doing our part to answer the call.” 

To listen to a recording of the broadcast, click the link below (the interview begins at the 7:30 mark):

Urban Connections – 2/8/14

State of the 100 Black Men of Greater Kansas City – 2014

Brian Foster Chapter President

Brian Foster
Chapter President

Happy New Year!

 On behalf of the 100 Black Men of Greater Kansas City (100 BMGKC), thank you for supporting us!  We are truly grateful for the opportunity to serve as mentors and role models within our great city. 

 In my last “State of the 100” message, first delivered at our 2012 Gala, I shared that being mentors for the young men with whom we engage “is about more than spending time with these gentlemen; it is also about setting examples for them with the totality of our endeavors.”  Given the near-constant inundation of media messaging which portrays African-American males in the most negative light – not to mention the omnipresent threats of drug addiction, incarceration, and violence – the need for positive role models has never been more urgent.  I describe this urgency as the community’s “clarion call” for help.

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