Finally the first company to serve as a positive platform for mature professional African-American gay men. Founded in 2016, our goal is to fill a void and serve as the concierge to an underserved distinctive audience (community) with a lack of options in services, community information and entertainment options. EBANMAN’s brand embodies the professional lifestyle of African-American gay men. The company’s name was derived from the West African Adinkra name EBAN which symbolizes a fence for love, safety, and security.
“Fence” Symbol of love, safety and security
The home to the Akan is a special place. A home which has a fence around it is considered to be an ideal residence. The fence symbolically separates and secures the family from the outside. Because of the security and the protection that a fence affords, the symbol is also associated with the security and safety one finds in love. (adinkra.org)
The company uses its name symbolically to build a safe and secure destination for community engagement and love (support) for each other and the community at large.
EBANMAN embodies the professional lifestyle of African-American gay men. The company’s name was derived from the West African Adinkra name EBAN which symbolizes a fence for love, safety, and security.
The combination of the company and the magazine is committed to providing positive platforms to service and showcase the hidden gems in style, business, technology, travel, art, health, literature, food, wellness, wine and more to this discerning market.
Our missions is to taking a holistic approach to enhance the social, professional and relationship aspects of African American gay men’s lives, through enlightening professional community awareness information, provide digital platforms for social engagement and elevate the relationship opportunities with more social and entertainment options.
EBANMAN Inc. was formed in phases over the past 3 years. The various phases allow the company to evolve from a concept, of creating local social events for mature African American gay men that felt the lack of social opportunities. The next phase was the reality that there was no true representation online for the professional demographic, the “Invisible Man” in the gay community. There are a lot of websites, magazines and periodicals for the LGBT community, but something was still missing, some unseen voices.
Founded in 2016, the idea was formed to create a lifestyle company that focused on the lifestyle of the mature professional African American gay men, using a holistic approach with a focus on the professional, social and personal life development. Our clientele, have come to a point in there life were there was a shift in priorities, the drive for business, family or just the art of living well.?
The idea is to create various positive platforms for this EBANMAN. Our online platform enlightens the community with thought provoking news and information regarding politics, setting and achieving career goals, getting inspired by profiles of other professional African American gay men in and around corporate America. Our social community section allows the community to engage with like minded individuals to connect and network on a professional and personal level. EBANMAN will elevate the communities social circle with online and targeted live events.