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CBMA nurtures a vibrant network of leaders and organizations working on the ground to drive positive outcomes for Black men and boys

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Promise of Place
The Black Male Achievement City Index scores 50 cities on scale from 1 to 100 according to their visible level of engagement and committed action on behalf of Black men and boys.
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BMA Life Outcomes
These indicators can inform targeted strategies to improve outcomes and forecast the need for age- and socioeconomic- specific policies, programs, and practices. 
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BMA Funders
BMAfunders is funded by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA). CBMA originated as an initiative of the Open Society Foundations and in January 2015 spun off as a stand-alone
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Education
02.10.2017

Discipline Policies, Successful Schools, and Racial Justice

Reviews racial disparities in school discipline research. The brief explores the impact of school suspension on children and families, including a potentially harmful and racially disparate impact. It also examines whether frequent disciplinary exclu.. sion from school is educationally justifiable and whether other discipline policies and practices might better promote a safe and orderly learning environment while generating significantly less racial disparity.
Criminal Justice
02.10.2017

African American Father Involvement and Preschool Children’s School Readiness

Develops hypotheses to describe the behaviors and conditions associated with reducing delinquent behaviors and juvenile justice system involvement, and improving academic functioning among black males. The report also discusses academic potential, so.. cial and historical context and failures of educational and juvenile justice policies and practices, and the resilience of the participants.
Youth Development
02.10.2017

Recruiting and Retaining Older African American and Hispanic Boys in After-School Programs: What We Know and What We Still Need to Learn

Summarizes the results of research including a literature review and interviews with leaders from programs identified as successful in recruiting and retaining middle- and high-school-aged African American and Hispanic males. The conclusion provides .. recommendations for programs, intermediaries and researchers in the after-school field.
Education
02.10.2017

Invisible Students: Bridging the Widest Achievement Gap

Documents the achievement gap of African American boys, then assesses evidence-based strategies that hold promise of bridging that gap. Those strategies range from high-quality early education and skill-building reading programs to mentoring initiati.. ves and interventions that address stereotype vulnerability. The paper offers new data that demonstrates the isolated effects on black males. Interventions from kindergarten through college are recommended.
Capacity Building
02.10.2017

Man Up: Recruiting and Retaining African-American Male Mentors

Examines three dominate themes that impact mentoring programs across the country: (1) organizations having waiting lists of pre-teen and teenage African American males seeking mentors, (2) organizations discussing concerns about recruiting and retain.. ing African American male mentors, (3) organizations not having specific recruitment strategies targeted toward recruiting and retaining African American male mentors.
Education
02.10.2017

Increasing the Achievement of African American Males

Factors that contribute to the academic achievement gap between African American males and their counterparts. The three overarching factors included (1) those aspects that were germane to the student--socioeconomic status, nutritional issues, and se.. lf-esteem-related concerns; (2) factors related to parental involvement; and (3) in-school dynamics such as teacher expectations/perceptions, teacher quality, lack of culturally responsive instruction, and limited school resources.
Criminal Justice
02.10.2017

Prisons, Pipelines, and the President: Developing Critical Math Literacy through Participatory Action Research

Findings from a participatory action research (PAR) project involving seven high-school aged black males in South Los Angeles. Students undertook research to empirically verify and qualitatively explore narratives concerning incarceration and univers.. ity enrollment. Using math “counter-stories” as a unique synthesis of critical and mathematical literacies supported through PAR, implications for re-orientation of high school-aged black males towards mathematics are discussed.