Injil Muhammad '21, Westampton, nj, PRESIDENT
Injil Muhammad was born in Central New Jersey and raised in Westampton, NJ. He is a junior concentrating in Applied Mathematics and living in Adams House. As President, he looks to improve BMF’s standing as an organization that can promote discourse between community leaders about topics relating to black masculinity. In addition, he will work to ensure that BMF will serve its undergraduate members with a more fulfilling college experience.
Meshaal bannerman '21, avenel, nj, vice president
Meshaal Bannerman was born in Newark, NJ and raised in Avenel, NJ. He is a junior concentrating in Government with a secondary in Economics. As Vice President, he hopes to broaden BMF’s impact not just on Harvard’s campus but also within the Boston community and beyond. He looks forward to developing the next leaders of America through BMF while also inspiring and motivating younger students across the globe to achieve their dreams.
Matthew Kiflu '22, Richfield, mn, development chair
Matthew Kiflu was born and raised in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area. He is a sophomore concentrating in Government and living in Currier House. As Development Chair, he looks to bring new opportunities for professional development to the BMF membership. In addition, he looks to bring new sponsors to BMF, improving the finances of the organization.
Keith simien ii '22, Opelousas, la, treasurer
Keith Simien II is sophomore in Dunster House from Opelousas, Louisiana. He is concentrating in Economics with a secondary in History. As Treasurer, he plans to maintain BMF’s financial stability through well-planned budgeting. In addition, he will work to help his brothers create continuous and effective programming.
yonas bayu '21, Denver, co, brotherhood chair
Yonas Bayu was born and raised in Denver, CO. He is a junior concentrating in Economics and living in Adams House. As Brotherhood Chair, he wants to unlock the potential of the black community at Harvard by bridging the undergraduates with faculty and leaders outside of Harvard. In doing so, he aims to provide meaningful discussions that will carry on with undergraduates for a lifetime.
Abel berhan '22, Seattle, wa, political action chair
Abel Berhan was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He is a sophomore intending to concentrate in Social Studies and will be living in Cabot House. As Political Action Chair, he looks to increase the political and civic engagement of BMF members through voter registration, discussion with high-profile political leaders, and partnerships with political organizations and spaces on campus.
Tarik Graham '22, Auburndale, fl, secretary
Tarik Graham is a sophomore in Cabot House from Auburndale, Florida. He is concentrating African American Studies with a secondary in Computer Science. As Secretary, he hopes to standardize BMF’s membership to set up the organization for continued success in the future and expand the reach of BMF past the streets of Harvard Square.
Eric muthondu '22, Richmond, tx, social chair
Eric Muthondu was born and raised in the Greater Houston area. He is a sophomore planning to concentrate in African Studies with a secondary in Economics. As Social Chair, he hopes to keep BMF’s membership engaged through fun and enriching events that also brings the greater Harvard and Boston community together.
Tynan jackson ‘20, columbus, oh, inclusivity chair
Tynan Jackson was born in Columbus, Ohio and raised there and in the Chicagoland area. He is a senior concentrating in Human Evolutionary Biology. He aims to expand sense of belonging both within and outside of BMF, and to ensure BMF spaces are conducive to the prosperity and development of black individuals at Harvard.
Edwin leech sedgwick ‘20, huntingdon, uk, inclusivity chair
Edwin Sedgwick was born in the UK and was raised across the US. They are a senior joint-concentrating in Philosophy and Women, Gender, and Sexuality. As one of the inclusivity chairs, they wish to promote diversity within our organization and engage in critical conversation with its members.
gene nartey ‘22, leominster, ma, public service chair
Born and raised in North Central Massachusetts, Gene Nartey is a sophomore planning to concentrate in Computer Science and living in Cabot House. As Public Service Chair, he aims to further enhance the experience of the David Walker Scholars Program, and pushes to create a Black Men’s Forum that is both active & prideful of their service in the greater Boston area. He strives to expand the forum’s service outreach by pursuing opportunities for group service at local soup kitchens, food pantries, and shelters.
orvin pierre ‘22, bridgewater, ma, alumni chair
Orvin Pierre was born in Boston, MA and raised in Bridgewater, MA. He is a sophomore planning to concentrate in Chemistry with a possible secondary in Classics on the Premed track, and will be living in Dunster House. As Alumni Chair, he hopes to foster and create strong, active alumni relations within BMF as well as create programming that helps to honor our alumni and their efforts outside of Harvard. In addition, he plans on developing a stronger, more united BMF, so that the organization can impact communities both on and off campus.
amadou camara ‘20, New York, ny, executive programming chair
Amadou is from New York. He is a senior concentrating in Applied Mathematics with a secondary in Sociology. Amadou was the Treasurer of the Black Men’s Forum in 2017 and will serve the board again as the Executive Programming Chair. In his role, he aims to improve the affairs of BMF using his experience from prior years and ensure that BMF is operating with everyone in mind. His goal is to help BMF innovate and improve upon previous practices to better the organization.