We are also thrilled to announce the addition of Chris Rutherford to the CBMA team as Promise of Place Program Manager. In alignment with CBMA’s field-building and movement-building work, Chris will spend a significant amount of his time in the community strengthening collaboration across the city of Detroit. Learn more about Chris' new role.Continue reading >
The Campaign for Black Male Achievement is proud to once again be a partner on Cities United's 2017 Regional Convening Urgency of Now, Disrupting the Culture of Violence, taking place in Hampton, Virginia on February 15th and 16th. Learn more.Continue reading >
This week, as part of Black History Month commemorations, international poet, performer, and peace activist Jessica "FM Supreme" Disu has released her new video, "Untitled, In the Beginning Black," a stirring piece that celebrates Blackness in all of its shapes, forms and complexities. Watch it here.
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This summer, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement is thrilled to launch the Building Beloved Community Leadership Fellowship (BBCLF)! From June 14-16, with support from the American Express Foundation, CBMA will bring 24 emerging leaders in the Black Male Achievement field to Greensboro, North Carolina for a customized leadership development experience. Read more to learn how to...Continue reading >
For our February 2017 member spotlight, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement got to talk with Kendrick Friendly, Co-Founder of Mentoring Of Men in Denver, Colorado, about his organization, the role that mentorship has played in his own life, and how being part of the national CBMA network is helping to advance his local BMA work.
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In exciting news, CBMA is happy to announce that our organization continues to grow as we welcome Steve Vassor of AMPED Strategies to the team as Director of our annual "Rumble Young Man, Rumble" event! Learn more about Steve's new expanded role.Continue reading >
On Tuesday, December 20th, CBMA hosted a special end-of-year membership call dedicated to CBMA Health and Healing Strategies. This call was designed to leave listeners with the encouragement and affirmation to stay healthy and energized so that they can continue do this important work advancing the field and movement of Black Male Achievement in 2017, and beyond. Listen to the call...Continue reading >
There are fracture critical “tension” points on the bridge of social, political and economic justice, that overtime, have been weaken. The condition of the “freedom bridge,” traveled by ostracized people calls for immediate inspection and repair. If we do not make repairs, the bridge that led to equality could collapse. Please note it is more expensive to rebuild than it is to...Continue reading >
Did you know that our current celebrations of Christmas (including celebrating the birth of Christ) are based on the Winter Solstice? The Winter Solstice is a very powerful time of the year. Think about how things grow in nature. A seed needs to be surrounded by soil in complete darkness. That darkness offers the seed the proper environment for a transformation to occur which educes that...Continue reading >