The Rochester Black Men Achieve Awards celebrates men and young boys of color as well as organizations to recognize their commitment to excellence in the African-American Community of Greater Rochester. The awards bestowed upon these individuals and organizations will recognize their outstanding achievements through their talents (and other creative endeavors), commitment to social justice, philanthropy, community involvement, and brotherhood. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, January 20th at 7pm at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
The competitive awards are divided into 26 categories recognizing individuals and/or organizations within Business, Education, Government, Entertainment, Public Service, Non-profit, and community service.
These awards are designed to recognize and celebrate the contributions and impact that the nominees and winners have had on the lives of the people of Rochester and beyond. Special consideration will be given to individuals and organizations whose mission and commitments are for the improvement of life outcomes for young boys and men of color.
The Man of the Year Award is the highest honor awarded to an individual who throughout the year has exemplified excellence and inspire others through vision and leadership, exceptional achievements, philanthropy and participation in community service.
Awardees are nominated by the general public, however winners in each awards category are assessed and selected by the Selection Committee made up of various men of color from the Rochester community.
In addition to competitive awards, the BMA Awards Executive Committee will bestow a variety of special honors (Lifetime Achievement, Humanitarian of the Year, to name a few) on well-deserving individuals or organizations.
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