100 Power in Our Partnerships - Moving Toward a Common Ground through Focused Leadership

100 Black Men Salutes the Life and Achievements of Awardee The Honorable Elijah Cummings, D- Maryland’s 4th District

October 2019 – 100 Black Men of America, Inc. continues to foster partner relationships for stronger communities as a member of The National Coalition of Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) in keeping with its quest for African American communities and organizations to move toward a common ground, providing real solutions to real issues. 

100 Black Men of America Chairman, Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., who also serves as NCBCP’s Board Chairman, joined in honoring some of our nation’s servant leaders, justice warriors and truth tellers at The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s 22nd Annual “Spirit of Democracy Awards To Honor Civil Rights, Economic Empowerment, Labor & Social Justice Champions and Public Servants.” 

“It is always an honor to be in the company of those who are unafraid to speak truth to power! When we get a room full of “justice seekers” who stand on the front line of defending our truth, it inspires all of us as individuals, and as leaders of our respective organizations, to get our second wind and keep our focus on the prize,” said Chairman Dortch. “It was really great to be a part of honoring those who have been in the fight for years, as well as the next generation of our incredibly intelligent, articulate and focused leaders.”

The 2019 Awardees

The 2019 Spirit of Democracy Chairman's Leadership Circle Honorees

The Honorable Elijah Cummings

Representing the 4th District of Maryland

The Honorable Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Leah Daughtry

Founder & CEO
On These Things, LLC; Co-Convener, Power Rising

Lee Saunders


The 2019 Spirit of Democracy President's Leadership Circle Honorees

Alonzo Byrd

Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs
Enterprise Holding

Christine Chen

Executive Director
Asian Pacific Islander American Vote

Davis Johns

Executive Director
National Black Justice Coalition

Maria Teresa Kumar

President & CEO
Voto Latino


The Indie-Mom of Comedy
Founder & CEO, Goal Diggers the Sankofa Project

Angela Rye

Co-Founder, Principal & CEO
Impact Strategies

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation is a 501 (c) 3 non-partisan civic engagement organization that strives to cultivate institutional base-building capacity and intergenerational leadership models at the local, state and national levels. NCBCP is committed to nurturing a climate where new thinking, innovative and traditional strategies of empowerment are respected and freely expressed; and strategic partnerships and alliances are welcomed. By educating, motivating, organizing and mobilizing our communities, the NCBCP seeks to encourage full participation in a barrier-free democratic process. Through technology, educational programs and civic leadership training, the Coalition works to expand, strengthen and empower Black communities to make voting and civic participation a cultural responsibility and tradition. ttps://www.ncbcp.org/