Research, data, and insights on Black Male Achievement

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Geoffrey Canada’s Afterword

“The barriers to success that black men face have been in plain sight for decades, so it is particularly heartening to see a movement taking shape that is specifically crafted to address these challenges and change the odds for one of the most disenfranchised populations in America.”

Thus writes Geoffrey Canada, president of Harlem Children’s Zone, in the afterword of the report Building a Beloved Community: Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement.

Read the full afterword and learn how the field of black male achievement can learn from the successes of the Harlem Children’s Zone.


Under Construction

Learn about the Phoenix Indian Center, eighth in the Under Construction series

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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