February 28, 2019


David Dinkins is one of the professional men that helped form the 100. As a founding member of One Hundred Black Men, Inc. (NY Chapter), Mr. Dinkins has served our organization, his community and the nation as a visionary leader in many roles.

David Dinkins is an American politician, lawyer, and author who served as the 106th Mayor of New York City. David Dinkins graduated magna cum laude from Howard University with a degree in mathematics.
He later earned his law degree from Brooklyn law school. After practicing law briefly in New York City, Dinkins went on to begin his career in politics. In 1989, Dinkins became the 106th Mayor of New York City and to date, is still the only African American to hold that title.

“We at the 100 know that Black History is American History. As the nation reflects on the accomplishments of African American citizens and the ongoing contributions we continue to deliver to our country, members of the 100 Network reflect on the memory of 100 members who continue to be leaders and history makers.”
Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.