Seven Clarendon men were listed among 101 inspirational men recently published in an online feature.
The feature, dubbed ‘Men, since the beginning of time, have been critical to not only strong households but to formidable societies and cultures’, has garnered positive responses on social-media platform Facebook and is spearheaded by Education Officer Louise Lawrence-Rose, who shared that the celebration of black men is a necessary initiative in today’s society. She told The Gleaner that the publication aims to change the negative narrative surrounding men of colour.
Photographs of the men were posted online, alongside their biographies, detailing their achievements and contribution to their communities over the years. “Nominees were sent written criteria and willingly complied to sharing their biographies publicly to social media in order to disrupt the negative dialogue in the media around black men, in particular, and provide a source of inspiration during these times of pandemic gloom and racial tension,” said Lawrence-Rose.