Thank you San Ramon Valley!
Thank you to all who visited our Peach Cobbler Shack this past Memorial Day weekend at the Art and Wind Festival. Traffic was great and we had many repeat customers stop by. A lot of people couldn't find us last year; however, the word got out and they found us this year, right in front of the tennis courts. This year, we added pecan sweet potato pie. The pies were well received.
If you loved our peach cobbler, click on the logo below to go to the website of the best peach cobbler in town. Gregory's other desserts are just as good.
Thank You Bay Area
Thank you Bay Area for supporting our 16th Annual Christmas Gala. Everyone who attended had a great time. Through your support, DBMG was able to raise over $9,000 to support our mission and scholarship program. We are excited about 2015. We look forward to your continued support of DBMG in the coming years. Click here if you wish to continue supporting our organization.
DBMG Wins 2014 Wells Fargo Grant
DBMG received the 2014 Wells Fargo Grant for $2,500 in September. Our hard work in the community was recognized by the Wells Fargo Foundation, Community Affairs. DBMG was one of five Non-Profits who were honored by Wells Fargo. The grant will go toward increasing our community programs. Thank you Wells Fargo. We appreciate your support.
Congratulations to our 2014 Scholars
Congratulations to our 2014 DBMG Scholars. DBMG is happy to announce we were able to once again award eight scholarships to students this year. Our scholars for 2014:
Thank You! Thank you to those who participated in our 10th Annual Golf Tournament on June 20th. It was a big success. We had over 50 golfers braving the heat to help support our DBMG Scholarship program.
Hopefully we will see you at our next golf tournament in 2015.
Thank You! Thank you to those who attended the San Ramon Art & Wind festival and purchased our peach cobbler. DBMG members had fun scoping out ice cream and serving peach cobbler for the hundreds that supported our mission on May 25 and 26th. The weather was perfect for peach cobbler and ice cream.
DBMG's George Johnson Day at the Races
Some members of DBMG attended the annual George Johnson Day at the Races on May 10th at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley. Everyone enjoyed the Turf Room atmosphere and the winning energy felt by the crowds. Click here to see the group photo of the event.
DBMG Members Supporting Leadership San Ramon Project
DBMG Members Alain Dangerfield and Bola Majekodunmi are part of this year"s Leadership San Ramon program. It is time for teams within Leadership San Ramon to develop programs, events, to help give back to the community. Alain and Bola's team project is call "Tips for Change" fundraiser. Please consider supporting this cause by participating. Click here for more details.
Retired Police Lt. Officer Troy H. Dangerfield Honored Contributions to Social Justice and Equality by San Francisco Police Commission
San Francisco’s Police Commission honored retired SF Police Lt. Troy Dangerfield, Sr. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, for his distinguished work and lifelong contributions to social justice and equality. Many of the dignitaries that were present shared their sentiments, and highlighted that he is an inspiring trailblazer and legend. He was also recognized as the Officers for Justice’s (OFJ) initial recruiter for women, minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) to join the SFPD.
Lt. Dangerfield is the father of DBMG member Alain Dangerfield. Video highlights of the proceedings was provided by OFJ historian, Bob Aitchison. To view highlights of the Police Commission ceremony click here.
Senator Dianne Feinstein Recognizes DBMG's Work in the Tri-Valley Area
DBMG was recently recognized by Senator Dianne Feinstein for its contributions within the Tri-Valley community of Diablo Valley .
Click here to read the letter from Senator Feinstein.
Pittsburg High School Students Help DBMG at Pittsburg Seafood Festival
Take a look at DBMG Members and Pittsburg High School volunteers working the Cobbler Shack at the 2013 Pittsburg Seafood Festival. Click to see video.
Thank You San Ramon Valley
Thank you San Ramon Valley for supporting DBMG's mission by purchasing peach cobbler at the San Ramon Art & Wind Festival. All profit from the sale of peach cobbler goes toward fulfilling our mission statement. We really appreciate our loyal supporters who found us at our new location. Hope to see more fans of peach cobbler next year.
Thank you to those who stopped by the DBMG Cobbler Shack at the Pittsburg Seafood Festival. It was hot and crowded. DBMG was happy to support Pittsburg High School students who volunteered to help use hand out over 200 cobblers. All the students who volunteered received community service points for their time at the Pittsburg Seafood Festival.
Congratulations to our 2013 DBMG Scholars. We had a record number of applications this year. DBMG is happy to announce we were able to award eight scholarships to students this year. Our scholars for 2013:
Montel Brown - Pittsburg High School
Alexander Crosdale - Mount Diablo High School
William Thomas Gibson, Jr. - San Ramon Valley High School
Jeremiah Givens - Dougherty Valley High School
Adeola Olayomi - Dublin High School
Jelani Smith - De La Salle High School
Cameron Maxwell Stanton - Marin Academy
Michael Sneed, Jr. - Skyline High School
Thank you to all of our supporters and Corporate donors.
DBMG Cobbler Shack was at the Pittsburg Seafood Festival on September 7th & 8th, 2013.
We had a great time serving Peach Cobbler at the Seafood Festival. It was hot and there were a lot of people who attended. The food was great and cobbler was a perfect completion. Watch for the Cobbler Shack at the Pittsburg Seafood Festival next year.
Thank you to all of the Golfers, Corporate Sponsors, and Scholars Dinner attendees, for attending DBMG's 9th Annual DBMG Golf Tournament and Scholars Dinner on June 28th, 2013. Photos of the event and results will be posted very soon. For those who could not make it this year, please plan to attend next year.
Safeway has made a $5,000 donation to become an Eagle Sponsor for the Diablo Black Men’s Group’s Seventh Charity Golf Tournament, which will be held at The Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon in September 2012. Proceeds from this year’s annual DBMG charity golf tournament will go to fund the organization’s scholarship program. In 2011, the DBMG awarded four $2,500 college scholarships to minority senior students from local high schools in the Diablo Valley region.
DBMG Member and Former Tuskegee Airman Harold Hoskins Honored in ABC7 News Video on Veterans Day 2010
On Veteran's Day 2010 Harold Hoskins, a former Tuskegee Airman, and current DBMG Member was featured in a ABC7 News Broadcast that highlighted the contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.
Chevron of San Ramon has made a $5,000 donation to become an Eagle Sponsor for the Diablo Black Men’s Group’s Sixth Annual Charity Golf Tournament, which will be held Friday, Sept. 10, at The Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon. Proceeds from this year’s annual DBMG charity golf tournament will go to fund the organization’s scholarship program. This year, the DBMG awarded four $2,500 college scholarships to minority senior students from local high schools in the Diablo Valley region.
DBMG Awards Deserving Youth Academic Scholarships
Each year the Diablo Black Men's Group awards Academic Scholarships to deserving youth.
Buffalo Soldiers History
Buffalo Soldiers Exhibit Event was on April 28, 2013, San Francisco, CA.
Buffalo Soldier History Info
Wells Fargo Donates $5,000 to Diablo Black Men’s Group
Left to right: Bill Williams, Co-Chair DBMG Education Team; Lance Fox, EVP & Senior Regional Manager, Wells Fargo Private Bank; Jim Walberg, member, DBMG; Frederic Golan from Nissan Corp.; Spencer Tyrus, Co Chair DBMG Education Team.
Lance Fox, EVP & Senior Regional Manager, Wells Fargo Private Bank, on behalf of Wells Fargo recently presented the Diablo Black Men’s Group a $5,000 donation to their scholarship fund.
Diablo Black Men’s Group Hosts Cookout, Will Be Recognized at Leadership Conference. Lake Chabot in Castro Valley was the sight of this year’s Diablo Black Men’s Group Family Cookout. The club hosted 20 children age 10 and younger from the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland, who spent the day playing games, hiking and touring the lake by boat.
DBMG 10th Annual Christmas Gala
Whether you attended or missed DBMG's Spectacular 10th Annual Christmas Gala, & Monte Carlo Night which occurred on December 6, 2008. you'll want to read this.
San Ramon Mayor May Pull Off Surprise Win,. He didn't have a web site. He didn't raise as much money or campaign nearly as long.
But San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson appears to have bested his three Republican challengers in the hard-fought Assembly District 15 primary race.
A Matter of Race
The world has come a long way since the segregation that characterized Mayor H. Abram Wilson's birthplace in the pre-Civil Rights South. But being part of a 1.3-percent minority in the San Ramon Valley means that life here still has its challenges, including getting surprised looks because he's educated, professional, and a leader in the community. Such challenges were among the reasons Wilson, a 30-year San Ramon resident, sat down to talk to Diablo about race relations in the valley.
DBMG Members Who Are Leadership San Ramon Valley Graduates
Leadership San Ramon Valley offers a unique opportunity for participants to interact with educators, corporate executives & public officials thus bringing back to their organizations and businesses a solid understanding of the issues and opportunities facing our communities.
List of DBMG LSRV Graduates
Prostate Cancer Initiative
I represent the Diablo Black Men's Health and Wellness Committee's Initiative on Prostate Health and Awareness. Did you know that Prostate Cancer is almost 100% curable? Then why is it that 25 out of 100 African American men with Prostate Cancer die? DBMG is dedicated to educating African American men and our community about the fact that Prostate Cancer doesn't have to be a death sentence.
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