Sunday, September 03, 2006

Empowering Black Men!

Washington, DC ( - This October, Randal Pinkett and Kwame Jackson will join a group of national business experts that have answered the call to share their experiences, winning tactics and advice during the 2006 Securing Your Legacy - African American Man's Empowerment Weekend (AAMEW).

This event marks the first time that Randal Pinkett, winner of the 2005 season of NBC's "The Apprentice" and Kwame Jackson, the first runner up of the show's first season, will serve on a panel together. "Pinkett and Jackson have demonstrated that African American men can compete and succeed against America's best," said Theresa Royal, CMP, president of Royal Events, LLC (a minority woman owned and operated event management-company and AAMEW organizer).

However, according to Royal, this weekend is about more than Pinkett and Jackson's success. "It's about [African American] men being among the very best. But, we're not focused just on individual self-improvement; we are discussing building a tradition of achievement that will benefit future generations."

A Men of Distinction (MOD) Dinner is being hosted to honor men that embody this Royal notion of legacy building. Among this year's nominees are Dr. Randal Pinkett (President and CEO of BCT Partners), Kwame Jackson (Chairman and Co-Founder of Legacy Holdings LLC), Earl Graves, Sr. (publisher "Black Enterprise" Magazine), Donnie Simpson (Radio Personality, Infinity Broadcasting), Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Howard University.

By creating a forum for such an uncommon blend of professional, social and financial health for African American men, Royal Events, LLC hopes to achieve one overall mission, "bolstering African American men's ability to compete, succeed and create a lasting trail for others to follow."

Included in this year's Securing Your Legacy Weekend:

* Leveraged to the Hilt - William Keating, MBA, aka Professor Bill, motivational speaker and author

* Moving From Ideal Days to an Ideal Life - Terrell Whitener, MA, Productive Workforce Development, LLC

* The Organizational Game Revealed - Harvey Coleman, MBA, Coleman Management Consultants

* Giving Back Golf Tournament with partial proceeds benefiting youth achievement programming

The 2006 Securing Your Legacy - African American Man's Empowerment weekend will be hosted October 19-22, 2006 at the Marriott Westfields in Chantilly, VA. For more information visit or call 301-262-3472.


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