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Rumble Young Man, Rumble

Watch BMA’s 5th Annual “Rumble Young Man, Rumble

Rumble Young Man, Rumble

On November 30-December 2, 2016, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) hosted its 6th-annual "Rumble Young Man, Rumble" gathering for Black men and boys! Since 2010, “Rumble Young Man Rumble” has convened leaders nationwide in Louisville to share promising practices and lessons learned, and to create collaborations with young Black men in communities across the country.

CBMA CEO Shawn Dove, along with Rev. Dr. Alfonso Wyatt of Strategic Destiny LLC, developed the theme and title of the “Rumble Young Man, Rumble” event, which embodies the encouraging and edifying counsels between Muhammad Ali and his corner man, Drew “Bundini” Brown

Rumble Young Man, Rumble solidifies Dove's vision of the Muhammad Ali Center with Louisville serving as the "epicenter for Black Male Achievement.

Said Dove, “’Rumble Young Man, Rumble’ is a prime example of how the Campaign for Black Male Achievement seeks to invest in and support the Hometown Heroes and Local Leaders who are advancing the BMA field."

At the 5th Annual event last December, we live-streamed our first-ever CBMA Awards, which included a poetry slam, special guests, and more! This year's awards, taking place on December 1st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. EST, will also be livestreamed, the link for which you can find and save HERE.

VIEW LIVESTREAM FOOTAGE FROM THE INAUGURAL CBMA AWARDS BELOW!

The City of Louisville, Kentucky has been making great strides in its efforts to uplift Black men and boys. For the past four years, it has served as the host city for the Open Society Foundation’s “Rumble Young Man, Rumble” convening, and continues to demonstrate a steadfast commitment to advancing and promoting the field. Due to those efforts, Louisville is uniquely positioned to become the epicenter for Black Male Achievement in America.

This footage was filmed during the "Rumble Young Man, Rumble III" mentoring convening at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY, in July 2013. The gathering was sponsored by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement for leaders from the mentoring field to create collaborations in communities across the country, and featured high school black boys from around the country to learn how to best engage them as leaders in the mentoring movement. During the gathering, leaders shared promising practices and lessons learned in the mentoring field, crystallized the vision of utilizing the Muhammad Ali Center as an epicenter for Black Male Achievement, and developed local strategies and collaborations.

This footage was filmed during the "Rumble Young Man, Rumble" mentoring and responsible fatherhood convening at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY, in September 2011. The gathering was sponsored by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement for leaders from the mentoring and responsible fatherhood fields to create collaborations in communities across the country. During the gathering, leaders shared their expertise, passion, and lessons learned to formulate a strategy to get more communities and organizations involved in mentoring adolescent black males.

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