Much can be said about the recent (and past) treatment of black men in America but someway somehow, men of color have continued to prosper, build and innovate. With that said, we all undoubtedly know a black man or a man of color who is doing awesome things for his community. Black Enterprise wants to amplify the black male perspective in a positive way through their new microsite BE Modern Man. Each week, Black Enterprise will profile a man of color making a positive impact in our community ranging from leaders, activists, artists, creators, visionaries to philanthropists. This refreshing outlook on the modern man of color utilizes the Black Enterprise platform to detail their personal and professional triumphs and is a welcomed departure from the current narrative.

Head over to Black Enterprise to check out this week’s feature. While you’re there, consider a few black millennial leaders the Blavity team would love to add to the list.

  1. Emeka Anen – Instasneaks, CEO
  2. Ofo Ezegwu – Whose Your Land Lord, CEO
  3. Justin Washington – Snapchat, Engineer
  4. Jonathan Jackson – Writer,  Linkedin Manager
  5. Emmanuel Bamfo – Recharge, Formerly Groove CEO
  6. Chris Lyons – Andreessen Horowitz, Deputy Chief of Staff  
  7. Dan Miller – Fresh Sessions, CEO
  8. Melech Thomas – Activist, Preacher
  9. Phillip Agnew – Activist, Dream Defenders
  10. Nate Marshall – Poet
  11. Kofi Frimpong – Brandslip CEO
  12. Malcolm London – Poet, Activist, BYP100
  13. Evin Robinson – Consultant, Founder, Brooklyn on Tech
  14. Ross Simmonds – Entrepreneur
  15. Anwar Bey Taylor – Mind Traveler Design, CEO/Creative Director
  16. Kortney Ziegler –  BlackStarMedia, Co-founder


Join the conversation by using the #BEModernMan hashtag on Twitter and we’ll give them a shoutout.