Fashion Designer William Malcolm Is Awarded With A $10,000 Grant From The Knight Foundation’sBMe Leadership InitiativeWilliam Malcolm Is Awarded A BMe Leadership Award And Grant To Continue His Mentor Work With Detroit Youth.July 22, 2013. Ferndale, Michigan. Fashion designer, community activist and radio show host WilliamMalcolm was awarded with a Black Male Engagement Leadership Award and grant of $10,000 tocontinue his efforts in mentoring to Detroit area young men.William has formed several initiatives to improve the lives of others. He is the founder of The SuitProject, which provides life skills mentoring, interview preparation and clothing to men in the Detroitarea. In addition he started the Man of Style & Substance Scholarship Contest that awards scholarshipsto high school male students based on their educational achievements and community activism.William also highlights men for their community and philanthropic endeavors through hisDistinguished Man Of Benevolence Awards, which is presented to Michigan men annually. William isthe host of the award winning The Coffee And Community Radio Show; a positive weekly radio showthat is aired on WLQV AM 1500 Detroit.About Black Male Engagement (BMe)“BMe is based on a simple truth, that there are thousands of black men who are assets to their communities— and if the rest of us got behind people like these, the city would have more tocelebrate,” said Trabian Shorters, who founded BMe. “They are men from all walks of life. They helpothers just because they can, and because they care.”"There is no cavalry coming to save the day in communities across America. The visionary leaders thatmany are waiting for are already here and a bunch of them look like the BMe winners who arecontributing to the vitality and resiliency of their communities every day,” said Shawn Dove, who leadsthe Open Society Foundations’ Campaign for Black Male Achievement, which funds BMe along withthe John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.BMe is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Open Society Foundations. TheHeinz Foundation is funding a variation of BMe in Pittsburgh focused on story-gathering and positiveimages of black males.About William MalcolmWilliam Malcolm is the founder and lead creative designer for William Malcolm Luxe Collectionwww.WilliamMalcolmCollection.com a classic menswear fashion label. William is also the leaddesigner for Nate Burleson’s (wide receiver of the NFL Detroit Lions) custom suit collection, B LineBespoke Suiting www.BLineSuiting.com .William founded a mentor program for Detroit youth called The Man of Style & Substance ScholarshipContest. This initiative has awarded over $40,000 in scholarships and prizes to high school Michiganmale students based upon chivalry, education, and community activismwww.WilliamMalcolmManOfStyleAndSubstance.com,William created a prostate cancer awareness program called The Blue Tie Projectwww.TheBlueTieProject.org William hosts a weekly radio show on AM 1500 WLQV that highlights positive news stories about Detroit www.CoffeeAndCommunityRadioShow.com .