The Michigan Chronicle Men of Excellence Awards, in its 17th year, recognizes local African American men who inspire others through their vision, leadership, exceptional achievements, and participation in community service. They are men who exemplify extraordinary stature, poise and integrity who continue to break the mold and affect change in their professions and community.

These men influence those around them to go beyond the norm and strive for greatness. They are champions of our economic empowerment and diversity, the backbone of our business, religious and educational organizations, and driving forces in politics and service.  The Men of Excellence Awards and Induction Ceremony is an elegant evening that commemorates the successes of our most influential African American men, attracting nearly 1,000 accomplished tastemakers, influencers, executives, heroes, and decision-makers from Southeast Michigan.

In 2024, 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 based on the nominating criteria listed below.

Nomination criteria:

  • African American executive or business owner
  • Proven success within his profession or industry
  • Positive role model whose contributions encourage others
  • Active in community service or organizational involvement


Are you ready to engage your brand with Detroit’s largest community of professional and influential men and their network? Opportunities to promote and advertise your business, amplify your message, and engage thousands of metro Detroiters are now available. Receive more information on how you can become an official sponsor of the 2024 Men of Excellence Honoree Ceremony by emailing Leonard Corbin at, or by calling the
Michigan Chronicle sales office at (313) 963-5522.

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