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Washington, DC (August 20, 2012) – GENIUS FOR MEN brings honor and innovation to Southeast Washington, DC on October 13, 2012 at 1901 Mississippi Ave, Washington, DC, at 2 p.m., through a men’s empowerment forum that encourages community between men and women, celebrates male achievement, and honors men who seek to transcend the limits within their professions.  In essence, “Genius for Men is an event that creates thoughtful community between high achieving men and women …” GENIUS FOR MEN is hosted by Executive Producers, Alisha Jones and Angela Jones. They are two sisters who have experienced first hand the positive impact men have on personal development. These sisters attest that men are more than their physical attributes — they are thoughtful and responsive members in community as well.

This year’s theme is “Social Justice and Direct Action”. During Genius for Men honorees will receive tributes from DC area emerging artists that illustrate their impact. The honorees are such notables as Boys and Girls Club of Greater DC, Educator and Arts Activist Lamman Rucker of Black Gents of Hollywood, Maestro Darin Atwater of Soulful Symphony, Impact Your World, Activist and Journalist Jeff Johnson, Rev. Otis Moss III, of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL, Byron Nichols of BNFit Personal Fitness, and Designers Bruce and Glen Proctor of BruceGlen.

Hundreds of young professionals and leaders between the ages of 18 – 35 are expected to attend this event that addresses the issues that men face, receive wealth building training and civic mobilization by decision makers, innovators and community organizers. The Genius For Men Conference is a signature program of the non-profit organization, InSight Initiative, Inc., that enlarges your capacity to do all things well.

Past recipients include neuro-surgeonDr. Ben Carson, Jazz Critic A. B. Spellman, Musician Richard Smallwood, Alfred Edmond of Black Enterprise, Michael Grant of the National Bankers Association, composer Rev. Nolan Williams, Congressman John Lewis, Gerard Bonner of, Edgar Brookins of the Afro-American Newspaper, Darnell Lee of W & T Travel Services, Photographer Bill Lee, Mo’Nique Show’s Daniel Moore of BET, Rev. Tony Lee, Pastor of Community of Hope A.M.E. and radio personality of WPGC FM, Community Organizer Delyon Gigger of Good Ground Good Life, Michael Melton and Marvin Dickerson, D.C. Chapter and national representative from 100 Black Men, Cameron E. Miles of Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood, Elder Jimmy Grant, William Keyes of Institute for Responsible Citizenship, Brandon Camphor & One Way and Anthony ‘Tony’ Walker who is music director for artists such as Ledisi.

Genius For Men Honorees and Past Honorees in our Gallery, please click here.



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This will be an opportunity for men between ages 11 – 18 to gain information on succeeding in fields such as the music industry, law, hard sciences, and business. The Genius Award honorees are men who have exemplified excellence in their professional careers and social outreach.


The men participating at GFM as facilitators, panelists and/or honorees are people who see the urgent need  to inspire and empower other young men. The women who are spearheading the conference’s development share that urgency. We would appreciate your help in making sure the Genius For Men Conference provides the best resources to our attendees.


We have partnered with the hotel that was the very first site for the Genius For Men conference three years ago, for our official conference accommodation.

Greenbelt Marriott and the 2011 Genius For Men Honors 208x300 Event Overview

Greenbelt Marriott

6400 Ivy Lane

Greenbelt, MD 20770

(301) 441-3700


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