B2M Announces Essay Winners of “Letters to Your African American Heroes”

In honor of Black History Month and as a literacy building tool, Building Better Men (B2M)  held a “Letters to Your African American Hero” essay contest for young males, providing them opportunity to recognize their favorite deceased or living leader.  These 500-word essays were then judged by the B2M team and awarded $100 for First Place, $75 for Second Place and $50 for Third Place.  The cash awards were made available through B2M supporting sponsor SAY Detroit Foundation, a Mitch Albom charity.  Winners were recognized in two age groups, 8 – 13 and 14-17. 

We congratulate this year’s winners, shown below with their ‘hero’ subjects.

Age 8-13 Division:
1st Place:  Brandon Kuhn — Malcolm X
2nd Place:  Korvion Cole — Harriet Tubman
3rd Place:  Romel Cole — Muhammad Ali

Age 14-17 Division:
1st place:  Julius Hunter Goins — Lebron James
2nd place:  William King — Lebron James
3rd place:  Omari Harvey — Lebron James