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PURPOSE: Genius for Men Honors creates community between men and women, celebrates male high achievement, and accessible men in our community. There will be tributes by DC artists to tell the story of how each honoree impacts our community. This is the 4th Genius for Men.

WHO STARTED IT? It was started by two sisters Alisha Jones and Angela Jones who wanted to redefine genius in our community. They are highlighting thoughtful and responsive people and programs that create community between men and women.

FORMAT: The Genius for Men Honors is an awards show that features emerging DC artists. It is held in the state-of-the-art THEARC theater. Check out this year’s artists here.

WHERE?: It will be held at THEARC theater, 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE WDC.

WHO CAN ATTEND?: Genius for Men is a family friendly show that will uplift. You can bring your youth groups, men’s ministry, women’s ministry, singles ministry, etc.

FOR MORE TICKET INFORMATION: You can register for Genius for Men here.

SUPPORT: If they can’t come, they can send contributions to sponsor DCPublic School students and youth groups that are joining us. visit to donate.


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.

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



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