Saturday, February 27, 2010

100 Black Men of America, Inc. Ring Bell at NASDAQ

100 Hundred Black Men of America Inc. members Thursday presided over the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing in the daily ceremonial ringing of the bell in recognition of February as Black History Month.

The national organization was represented by four members who serve as officers for the Long Island and New Jersey Chapters. During their visit to the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City’s Times Square, Long Island Chapter President Phil Andrews, Long Island Chapter Public Relations Director Warren Woodberry Jr., Long Island Chapter Board Member William B. Wise and New Jersey Chapter President Jerrid Douglas, were joined by Senior Executives from NASDAQ OMX. The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Thursday was broadcast on major business and news cable television network stations, world-wide.

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”As leaders in the African American community, 100 Black Men of America today was honored on the world stage of business for the work and commitment we do in improving the way of life for blacks worldwide,” said Warren Woodberry Jr., Long Island Chapter Publicity Chairman. “It is with great pride that our recognition this Black History Month honors the strengths and talents of our organization, and community, as we ring the bell at the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing.”

100 Black Men was founded as an organization in New York City in 1963. The national organization, 100 Black Men of America, Inc., began with nine chapters in 1986 as a national alliance of leading African American men of business, public affairs and government with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth. Today, under the direction of Albert E. Dotson, Jr., the organization has 116 chapters in the United States, England and the Caribbean.

The 100 serves as an international coalition focused on creating educational opportunities, promoting economic empowerment, addressing health disparities and creating positive mentoring relationships. NASDAQ OMX is the largest electronic screen-based equity securities trading market in the United States. With approximately 3,700 companies and corporations, it has more trading volume than any other stock exchange in the world.

For more information contact OHBMLI Chairman of Public Relations, Warren Woodberry Jr. 917-519-7745 or

Photo caption: (Members from Left to Right) Long Island Chapter Publicity Chairman Warren Woodberry Jr. (2nd from Left), Long Island Chapter Board Member William B. Wise (3rd from Left), New Jersey Chapter President Jerrid Douglas (Center), and Long Island Chapter President Phil Andrews (Right).

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