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Quantifying Hope Discussion on 3/22

CBMA will host a Quantifying Hope Discussion on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 10am – 12pm PDT in San Francisco, CA with Dr. Emmett D. Carson, CEO and President of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

CBMA is acknowledging 10 years of existence throughout 2018 and is committed to continuing to lead conversations that highlight the urgency of supporting Black men and boys and broader communities of color. During this pivotal moment, especially when a film like “Black Panther” is shattering box office records and Hollywood myths, they are building on the momentum of their work to forge partnerships between the philanthropic community and the many leaders who are driving change in the Black male achievement space.

This conversation will take place at the San Francisco Marriott Union Square located at 480 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA, 94108. RSVP required.

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MBK Alliance Seeks Community Based Solutions

Read this PND article on My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, an initiative of the Obama Foundation, and the launch of its MBK Community Challenge Competition.

In March, the alliance will send a request for proposals to the nearly two hundred and fifty communities that accepted President Barack Obama’s 2014 MBK Community Challenge. Communities applying through the RFP process will be asked to choose an evidence-based model related to youth violence prevention or mentoring that they would like to replicate or scale over the next two years, and the winning communities will be provided with experts to support planning, implementation, and infrastructure development.

“Tell Them We Are Rising” Documentary on HBCUs

Watch this PBS documentary on Historical Black Colleges and Universities.

The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century, and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for over 150 years — yet remains largely unknown. With Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, the latest documentary from Stanley Nelson (Black Panthers, Freedom Riders) and Marco Williams, the powerful story of the rise, influence, and evolution of HBCUs comes to life.

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Get Out! Black Male Suspensions in California

Read this report by Black Minds Project that finds that although the Black male student suspension rate decreased 5 percent between 2011-12, racial disparities still remain.

Living Cities’ New Racial Equity Lens

Read about Living Cities’ new racial equity lens. Living Cities, better known for its work on affordable housing, is doubling down on entrepreneurs of color. It aims to help entrepreneurs of color access capital, grow revenues and create good jobs.

Quantifying Hope, 2017

We’re thrilled to announce the release of the 2017 edition of Quantifying Hope: Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys.

Amidst current racial tensions in the United States and the ever-shifting social and political landscape, the report analyzes foundation funding explicitly targeted to improve the life outcomes of Black men and boys. The report also examines strategies and milestones in the field of Black male achievement and how philanthropy can build on this work for stronger coordination and greater impact.

This report is jointly produced by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement and Foundation Center.

Podcast Black Boys & Men: Changing the Narrative

Listen to this podcast series bring together thought leaders from the public and private sectors to analyze stereotypes and dispel myths concerning Black boys and men, while providing facts and best practices for those working with these often marginalized populations.

Prostate Cancer Research in African-American Men

Read the news about Robert F. Smith, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, and his $2.5 million donation to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to focus research on African-American men who are 73 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than any other race or ethnicity. The donation will also launch The Robert Frederick Smith Center of Precision Oncology Excellence in Chicago, Illinois – to aid veterans in the metropolitan area and beyond – who are battling prostate cancer.

Obama, Chance the Rapper & Stephen Curry PSA

Watch the trio team up to participate in the public service announcement We Are the Ones, an urgent rallying cry to young Americans from all backgrounds to take action, join the conversation and join the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance).

2017 #BMAmoments

See the Campaign for Black Male Achievement’s top 5 moments from 2017, and share your own top list using the hashtag #BMAmoments.

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