On February 26, NFTE alumnus Darius Davie participated in a special event at the White House Office of Public Engagement. This gathering, known as the Celebration of Black Men, spotlighted the accomplishments of Black male leaders and entrepreneurs across diverse fields, including professional sports, arts and design, media, academia, and finance.

The event was part of the White House’s 2024 Black History Month festivities and brought together over 120 Black men. According to a White House press release the convening symbolized “commitment to invest in Black Americans’ ability to succeed by expanding access to economic opportunity.”

“During this Black History Month, I had the special honor and privilege to be selected as a founder sharing my entrepreneurial story of innovation in hospitality and men’s grooming amongst the President’s appointed cabinet as we discussed the next steps in accelerating entrepreneurship efforts and programming nationwide within our industries,” said Davie.

Davie is the founder and creative director of Groom Guy in Washington, D.C.

Read the White House press release.

Read Darius Davie’s LinkedIn post.