One Hundred Black Men for New York Inc. is hosting its 34th annual benefit gala on Thursday. The theme for this year’s gala is “Empowering Communities Through Health and Wellness and Economic Initiatives.” The event is honoring Gail Grimmett, senior vice president, New York, Delta Air Lines; William F. Pickard, Ph.D., CEO of Global Automotive Alliance LLC; Basil Paterson; and the Rev. Hilton O. Smith, senior vice president of corporate community affairs for Turner Construction Company. Derrick Barnes is receiving the Mentor of the Year Award. Meli’sa Morgan is set to perform at the gala.