Photos | 100 Black Men of the Bay Area Recognize Black Excellence with Awards Evening

Event: 2nd Annual 100 Black Men of the Bay Area “Black Excellence Awards” (2024)
Date: February 6, 2024
Location: Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland
Photography (50): Lionel Seals

“Once again, we gather here to honor and celebrate the remarkable accomplishments in the Black community at our 2nd Annual Black Excellence Awards. It is of utmost importance that we seize this opportunity to showcase the outstanding achievements within our community. We hold deep appreciation for those who consistently strive for excellence, as our organization is dedicated to making a positive impact on the community, without expecting any recognition for our selfless contributions. We extend our heartfelt recognition and gratitude to those who are not members of the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, yet continue to exceed expectations. Our chapter embraces progressive visions and is committed to creating change within our community. We express our sincere appreciation to our sponsors and contributors, knowing that having the support of others makes our journey much smoother.“ Danny Williams, Chairman of the Board, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.

Fast Facts
• Attendees: 200+
• Awardees: Legends Award – Congresswoman Rep. Barbara Lee, Service Award – Oakland Public Schools Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell, Pioneer Award – Mental Health Therapist DeShannon Williamson, Champions Award – ESPN’s Marc J. Spears, Innovator Award – Lynda Gayden of Biotech Partners
• Sponsors: Bayer and Naked Wines

The Bay Area Chapter of 100 Black Men was officially recognized as the fifth National Chapter on June 10, 1988.

In 1992, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area established the Young Black Scholar Program and hosted the first statewide Young Black Scholars Conference in June 1993.  The Young Black Scholar Program continues to be the cornerstone of the Chapter’s Role Modeling, Mentoring, Scholarship, and Fundraising endeavors.

Each year, scholarship awards and financial assistance is given to students throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Awards are given out each year at our Annual Scholarship Reception which takes place in July and our Annual Scholarship Benefit & Awards Gala which happens in December.

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