Dress For Success with Knot Standard

The 100 Black Men of Austin partnered with Knot Standard to introduce 9 high school seniors to dress etiquette.  John Ballay (CEO) of Knot Standard and his team of experts shared their experiences in the clothing world as well as networking opportunities. Sessions included tying a tie, knowing what color suit to wear for every occasion, understanding the ABC model (Attention to detail, Be yourself, Confidence), and testimonials from the Knot Standard team.  At the end of the sessions, Matthew Mueller (Founder & President) of Knot Standard surprised the students by awarding them a custom suit and shirt.

Special thanks to Allison Hand, Dion Lattimore, Fabrizio Lauri, Marvin Gilmore (pictured), Brooke Semenza, Texas Empowerment Academy, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Ladders for Leaders.

The 100 Registers 5,500 Texas Voters During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, The 100 Black Men of Austin, Inc. had to pivot their voter registration efforts.  To keep our members safe, we partnered with Defend Our Future to create a contactless effort to increase voter registration across the state of Texas.  A direct mailer of 61,000 pre-printed voter registration forms were mailed in July in hopes of a 5% (3,000+) return.  As of October 27th, we safely registered over 5,500 voters.

13 of our members were registered Voter Deputy Registrars (VDRs) and volunteered in Travis County to increase in-person voter registration.

Voter PSA

Black is Beautiful Donates to the 100

The Black is Beautiful Virtual 5k is created to support the Weathered Souls Brewery, Black is Beautiful campaign. This is a time to come together and bridge the gap for equality. The Black is Beautiful campaign is a collaborative effort to raise awareness for the injustices people of color face daily and raise funds for police brutality reform and legal defenses for those who have been wronged. 

Breweries from across the globe are supporting and participating in this campaign to stand together. They are using a beer recipe created by Weathered Souls. More than 1100 breweries, all 50 states and 20 countries are participating in this movement.  The virtual 5k is hosted by Beer Garden Run.  September 5, 2020, Army veteran Marvis Dixon celebrated his 35th birthday by hosting a 5k run/walk.  All of the proceeds were donated to the 100 Black Men of Austin, Inc.  

Special Thanks to Weathered Souls Brewery, Holdout Brewery, Central District Brewing, Richards Rainwater, Bill Mullarky, and all of those who supported Marvis by donating and participating in the run/walk.

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