William Malcolm Is Awarded A BMe Leadership Award And Grant To Continue His Mentor Work With Detroit Youth.
July 22, 2013. Ferndale, Michigan. Fashion designer, community activist and radio show host William Malcolm was awarded with a Black Male Engagement Leadership Award and grant of $10,000 to continue his efforts in mentoring to Detroit area young men.
William has formed several initiatives to improve the lives of others. He is the founder of The Suit Project, which provides life skills mentoring, interview preparation and clothing to men in the Detroit area. In addition he started the Man of Style & Substance Scholarship Contest that awards scholarships to high school male students based on their educational achievements and community activism. William also highlights men for their community and philanthropic endeavors through his Distinguished Man Of Benevolence Awards, which is presented to Michigan men annually. William is the host of the award winning The Coffee And Community Radio Show; a positive weekly radio show that is aired on WLQV AM 1500 Detroit.
About Black Male Engagement (BMe)
“BMe is based on a simple truth, that there are thousands of black men who are assets to their communities— and if the rest of us got behind people like these, the city would have more to celebrate,” said Trabian Shorters, who founded BMe. “They are men from all walks of life. They help others just because they can, and because they care.”
"There is no cavalry coming to save the day in communities across America. The visionary leaders that many are waiting for are already here and a bunch of them look like the BMe winners who are contributing to the vitality and resiliency of their communities every day,” said Shawn Dove, who leads the Open Society Foundations’ Campaign for Black Male Achievement, which funds BMe along with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
BMe is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Open Society Foundations. The Heinz Foundation is funding a variation of BMe in Pittsburgh focused on story-gathering and positive images of black males.
About William Malcolm
William Malcolm is the founder and lead creative designer for William Malcolm Luxe Collection www.WilliamMalcolmCollection.com a classic menswear fashion label. William is also the lead designer for Nate Burleson’s (wide receiver of the NFL Detroit Lions) custom suit collection, B Line Bespoke Suiting www.BLineSuiting.com .
William founded a mentor program for Detroit youth called The Man of Style & Substance Scholarship Contest. This initiative has awarded over $40,000 in scholarships and prizes to high school Michigan male students based upon chivalry, education, and community activism www.WilliamMalcolmManOfStyleAndSubstance.com,
William created a prostate cancer awareness program called The Blue Tie Project www.TheBlueTieProject.org William hosts a weekly radio show on AM 1500 WLQV that highlights positive news stories about Detroit www.CoffeeAndCommunityRadioShow.com .
William was awarded a 2010 Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Fusion Award, a 2010 Vanguard award, a 2012 Molina Community Champions Award, a 2013 Spirit Of Detroit Award, a 2013 Knight Foundation Award, a 2013 BMe Black Male Engagement award and Grant of $10,000 to continue his work with the youth of Detroit.
William was named an honorary Board member to the White House supported initiative 2011 Year of the Responsible Man.
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