2017 Rochester Black Men Achieve Awards Winners are…

Man of the Year

Leonard Brock; Exec. Dir., RAMPI


Future Man of the Year

Jeremiah West and Joshua West


Entertainer of the Year

Grand Tone


Musician of the Year

Jimmie Highsmith, Jr.


Visual Artist of the Year

Christopher Cardwell


Outstanding Literary Work

Men’s Daily Affirmations: 21 Days of Affirmation; Kareem Hayes


Sportsman of the Year

Willie Monroe; Jr., Boxer


Outstanding News and Media Programming of the Year

Wake-Up Club; 103.9 WDKX Radio Station


Outstanding Journalist or News/Media Host of the Year

Richard McCollough; President of RABJ and Mirusmedia


Distinguished Public Service Servant of the Year

Adam McFadden; Councilmember, City of Rochester


Charles Price Community Policeman of the Year

Moses Robinson; RPD


Firefighter of the Year

Ernest Flagler-Mitchell, RFD


Distinguished Health Professional of the Year

Lee Davis; EazyWork Fitness


Distinguished Educator of the Year

Cory Johnson; RCSD Leadership Academy


Distinguished School Leader of the Year

Walter Larkin Jr.; Principal, Edison Tech High School


Distinguished Lawyer of the Year

Judge Stephen T. Miller, Rochester City Court


The Bishop Gregory L. Parris Inspirational Leader of the Year

Melvin Cross, Jr.; Pastor, Glory House International Church


Civil & Human Rights Activist of the Year

Demond Meeks; CBTU


Community Leader of the Year

Leonard Brock; Executive Director, RAMPI

Distinguished Brother of the Year

Demond Meeks (Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.)


Outstanding Executive and/or Entrepreneur of the Year

James Norman, President of Action For A Better Community


Outstanding Men’s Program

Operation Transformation Rochester: City of Rochester


Outstanding Youth Program

Boys and Girls Club of Rochester


Outstanding Community Organization of the Year

Action for a Better Community


Distinguished Fraternal Order Organization of the Year

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Eta Rho Lambda Chapter


Outstanding Business of the Year

City of Rochester