Global leaders, celebrities and business executives recently convened in New York City for the 23rd Annual 100 Black Men of America, Inc., Conference that focused on education in the African-American community. More than 3,000 attendees participated in the four-day conference that drew notable leaders such as: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, New York Governor David Paterson, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, The Honorable Douglas Wilder — the nation’s first African American governor since Reconstruction, former New York City Mayor David Dinkins and more.

“There is an enormous achievement and opportunity gap impacting African-American youth as it relates to grade level education and higher education opportunities.

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