By Gina Brintley
The BMe community is issuing a call to action for all black men in Detroit who are making a positive impact in their communities. Friday, March 1, 2013 is the last day to share your story and showcase how you are helping your community.
Share, inspire and connect with like-minded brothers who are making a difference. You can upload your story here or attend a free screening of American Promise on Friday at 5 p.m. and share your story there. The event will be hosted at Wayne State University in the General Purpose Classrooms and Lecture Halls, room 5045.
The BMe community is working to build a community of black men who can connect with each other and exchange ideas to advance the positive work they are doing in their communities.
BMe is offering $200,000 in support to black men working together to better Detroit. Priority for funding will be given to projects that include partnerships or collaborations to deepen their impact on the community.
"We have been working to collect powerful stories of community engagement and we are asking for brothers to come forward and share their stories," said Shaka Senghor, 2012 BMe winner and community manager. "By sharing your story you then qualify to apply for grants to help further your mission."
Senghor launched the Live in Peace Digital and Literary Arts Project, which coaches young people on how to fully express their life stories across media. The project will result in each young person creating his or her personal "anthology" of stories. It was funded by a BMe grant of $25,000.
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.