The 100 Black Men of London is a community-based charity led by Black men delivering programmes and activities focused on Mentoring, Education, Economic Empowerment, and Health & Wellness.
We have been serving our community since 2001, and impacting thousands of lives through the work we do.

A Welcome,
from the President

The media is filled with numerous examples of the negative narrative of young people in London. We at the 100 Black Men of London, seek to change that narrative, determined to create positive examples through positive actions and experiences. Our young people are achieving wonderful things and all possess the potential for greatness, they have seen a better way through our intervention and turned their lives around; we are so proud of them as an organisation that we continuously celebrate them and ensure their accomplishments are recognised.

The young people are the future and with us the future is bright, the future is our diamonds, and they are learning to understand the challenges they face and how to overcome them in a responsible manner that adds value to them, their community and the society at large. At the 100 our Vision is to be the leading youth and community development organisation that uplifts the our community and empowers our youth to be the best version of themselves. As the new President, I believe Together We Can realise our vision, which is why there has never been a better time to collaborate with us as we are eager to build new alliances and work together with socially responsible partners to uplift, engage and inspire our young people positively along with members of our society.

Ola Oyalegan
President of 100 Black Men of London

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History of the Movement

The 100 Black Men movement began in New York City in 1963, when a concerned group of Black men came together to develop a local organisation to implement programmes designed to improve the quality of life in their community. These founding fathers included David Dinkins (who went on to become Mayor of New York), Dr Bill Haley and other community luminaries. The success of this initial organisation led to the establishment of other chapters all over the USA leading to the formation of the 100 Black Men of America, and the 100 Black Men International.

With over 100 chapters across the US in cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Miami, and San Francisco, the 100 Black Men of London became the third international chapter in 2001. Since then we have created and delivered a wide range of great programmes including our accredited Community Mentoring Programme, 100 Book Club, Fathers’ Day Quality Time, Education through Film programme, Family Fun Day, Leadership Development Programme, Audience with our Children debate, Black History Challenge, and more.