Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Announces finalists for 2nd Annual Black Man Can Awards


Carmelo Anthony, Ne-Yo & Luther Campbell among the nominees

Often negative portrayals of black males make indelible impacts on how the people of the world view black men and boys and how they view themselves, especially when a positive male role model is absent. Brandon Frame, a 25 year-old author, scholar, educator and Morehouse graduate didn't meet his own father until he was 18 and with his desire to seek out positive Black male role models finding none, he created the website, to counter the stereotypes he found with positive stories of Black men and women globally. To-date the site has featured over 150 extraordinary men and women and is embarking upon their 2nd Annual Black Man Can Awards ceremony that will take place on Father's Day, honoring over 60 distinguished Black men in 12 categories and also give out a Man of Distinction award to a black man serving in the armed forces.

2013 Nominees include: Carmelo Anthony, Ne-Yo, Luther Campbell, Mayor Jamel Holley (Roswell, NJ), Michael Tubbs (Youngest Elected Official in the Country), Sean-Michael Spence (Entertainment Attorney), Rob Hill, Sr. (Author/Motivational Speaker) and more. Voting began on May 7th and a host committee will help narrow down all nominees and assist with selecting the 2013 winners; The Black Man Can Awards will also honor men of distinction in both medicine and the military. Distinguished winners from last year include: Olympian Cullen Jones, Sean Walton, Jr., Chris Johnson, Jesse Muhammad, Ramel Werner, Greg Gadson and Andre Knighton.

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