NATIONWIDE -Often negative portrayals of black males make indelible impacts on how the people of the world view black men and boys. Media sources are saturated with such negative images, creating false perceptions in the minds of many. Minds from all races have absorbed many of these stereotypical images of our black men and boys; it is time for change.
These misconceptions still persist, thus great efforts to challenge the misperception of black men and boys are needed; the BlackManCan Awards will help aid in this effort. Born from the idea that positivity yields positivity, TheBlackManCan.org (BMC) and BlackCelebrityGiving.com (BCG) are excited to announce the Inaugural Black Man Can Awards! Recognizing accomplishments within the community and professional arenas, the awards will honor black men and boys in more than 10 categories who embody the definition of a positive black male!
The Inaugural BMC Awards will honor and celebrate the positive black male in the following categories: Campus King (College Male Student), Boys II Men (Young Males) under the age of 18, Higher Education, Media (Journalism), K-12 Education, Business, Technology, Non-Profits, Law, Politics, Celebrity and Medicine. Nominations are now being accepted and will remain open until midnight on May 15th, 2012.
“Even as a black women, I recognize the negative preconceived notions our black men will undoubtedly face. I see the Black Man Can Awards as an amazing opportunity to honor those everyday men who are positively shaping our world and the image of the black man and boy,” says Jasmine Crowe, Founder of BlackCelebrityGiving.com.
The BlackManCan Awards is slated to generate hundreds of thousands of impressions across the web as readers will nominate and vote online through a custom social media platform, developed by ContestIs. The community is encouraged to nominate individuals worthy of one or more of the distinguished BlackManCan Awards via www.TheBlackManCan.org.
Finalists will be announced May 28th, 2012 via a live Twitter Chat, with voting to take place June 1st – June 15th, 2012. Winners of the 2012 BlackManCan (BMC) Awards will receive an official crystal award trophy, website badge, bragging rights for one year and other sponsored products. Winners will be announced, Sunday June 17th, 2012, Father’s Day. For more information on the BlackManCan Awards and detailed category descriptions, visit www.BlackCelebrityGiving.com and www.TheBlackManCan.org.
“The only way to provide the positive contradiction to the prevailing Black Male image of today is to counteract negative images with positives ones,” says Brandon Frame Chief Visionary Officer of theblackmancan.org.