Each year, the Chicago Defender takes great pride in recognizing African American men in our community who inspire others through excellence, vision, leadership, exceptional achievements, and a vast commitment to empowerment in multiple ways. We are proud of the achievements of our men in Chicago and beyond who are doing many wonderful things across broad spectrums of society.
In 2022 the 15th year, we will induct a new class of honorees who are champions of economic empowerment and diversity, backbone of religious and educational organizations, and driving forces in politics and community service into the exclusive society of professional men who have previously received the distinction of Men of Excellence.
Please nominate men who you believe are deserving of this award. The deadline to nominate a Man of Excellence is March 11, 2022.
To nominate a Chicago Defender Man of Excellence, click here.