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October 2021

In Memory of Carl Mackey

This newsletter is dedicated to the loving memory of my father, Carl Mackey. 

 It has been less than three months since his transition, and I’m still adjusting to this loss. It is and will continue to be a journey for me, my family, and the whole Black Men Smile® team, but we are comforted by the kind words, the affirmation, and the patience of each of you. We are also deeply comforted by the powerful legacy that my dad left behind. His is a legacy of deep, abiding faith. He was driven to action, not to platitudes. He loved people exactly where they were. The result was a host of human beings who felt empowered in their pursuit of where they wanted to be. We hope to live up to this challenge and to live into this legacy. We thank you for joining us on this journey and for creating a community where, like my dad, we can come to understand more fully the transformative power of a smile.

- Carlton Mackey, Founder of Black Men Smile®

How We've Been Sharing Our Smile
Stay Solid: A Marvelous Black Boy Art Show

Honoring the creativity, ingenuity, and brilliance of Black male creatives, the biannual A Marvelous Black Boy Art Show took place on Sept. 5, 2021, in Atlanta, GA.

Building upon the success of
previous year’s shows, the event featured artwork from 50 Black male artists, an interactive art installation (pictured below), a live band, DJ, and live performances.

Don't miss the next show!

Limited Edition Stay Solid Tee

BBAS Limited Release: Stay Solid Tee

Our first ever four-color shirt design.

Available in two colors for a limited time only.

Black Men Smile® Founder Is a Shea Moisture Trailblazer

Black Men Smile® founder Carlton Mackey was recently selected to participate in Trailblazers, a small business fellowship program from Shea Moisture Men and The Gathering Spot.

"So honored to be among these 20 amazing pioneers and to have Shea Moisture Men and The Gathering Spot provide us with even more fuel to affect even more change in our communities." - Carlton Mackey


Black Men Smile® Supports ForeverFamily's 5K4Kids
Featured Release
My Black Babies Make Me Smile Tee

Did y'all see Charlamagne Tha God rocking our Journacy collab tee on The Breakfast Club?! Show the world how much you love your Black babies with this best-selling tee.


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