On October 8th, 2016, Black Young Professionals (BYP) of Metro Detroit celebrated the completion of our first year since the creation of the initial group. The celebration was held at DUO Restaurant & Lounge in Southfield, MI and was open and advertised to the public. DUO is an upscale lounge/bar/restaurant featuring fine cuisine, sophisticated decor, and is black owned. Both community partners and those who were totally unfamiliar with BYP were encouraged to stop in to learn more.

Anniversary Celebration Photo #45

The celebration attracted nearly one hundred members and newcomers to celebrate and sign the one year anniversary certificate. Additionally in attendance were delegates from various organizations connected to BYP.

This anniversary marks a successful transition from humble beginnings as a Meetup group into a non-profit organization.

Anniversary Celebration Photo #57


Black Young Professionals of Metro Detroit sends its sincere Thank You to each and every person who stopped by on Oct. 8th to congratulate the organization on their anniversary. BYP is looking forward to year #two!

Official Photo Album: on Google Photos here.