Research, data, and insights on Black Male Achievement

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Under Construction

Under Construction is a multimedia online exhibit showcasing some of the best and brightest organizations working with males of color.

A team of filmmakers, photographers, writers, and nonprofit experts worked directly with these organizations for several weeks, yielding comprehensive portraits of the services men of color receive.

Ninth in this series is Healing With a Groove. Launched in 2013 at Delta State University and funded by a $150,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the program introduces 12- to 19-year olds to the cathartic art and technical science of creating their own music.


NOLA Economic Strategy

Read this PolicyLink article about how jobs data catalyzed NOLA’s new economic opportunity strategy

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Leader of MBK Announced

Read this article about Michael Smith, who will lead the White House’s initiative for young men of color

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MBK Community Challenge

Learn more about the White House’s effort to encourage communities to improve life outcomes for youth


For Black Men, A Permanent Recession

Read this series following five New Yorkers and their search for work


Accelerating What Works

Watch videos of seven BMA innovators demonstrating how best to leverage resources for black male achievement

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Deaconess Foundation Grant

See how the Foundation responded to Ferguson by supporting youth organizing

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Rural Young Men of Color

Read this RWJF blog post by Maisha Simmons about catalyzing a culture of health for rural young men of color

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Grantmakers Seek Solutions

Read this article about how foundations are seeking solutions to racial justice issues