Who We Are


Progressive Black Men was established on the campus of Florida State University by twelve minority students who formed a friendship while enrolled in the Summer Enrichment Program at the university. Their similar interest in academic achievement, self-improvement and a commitment to help others reach their potential evolved in them forming an organization that reflected their values.


Progressive Black Men, Inc. aims to eradicate negative stereotypes placed on people of African descent through Academic Excellence, Communal Support, and the Fellowship of Brothers.


To reconstruct and redefine the image of the black male and uplift people of African American descent through: brotherhood, community service, humanitarian aid, and the development of high standards of personal integrity and moral character.


On November 9th, 2014 and under the guidance of founders Jamal Baskin and Scott Soliz, 13 gentlemen chartered a new Progressive Black Men chapter at the University of Central Florida. Through a brotherhood that will last forever, these gentlemen started the foundation of a new progressive mindset in the Orlando community. The UCF chapter of Progressive Black Men seeks to be the guiding light for the change they seek, helping every community, helping every man.