Watch CBMA’s Quantifying Hope Discussion from March 22nd in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
See the Campaign for Black Male Achievement’s top 5 moments from 2017, and share your own top list using the hashtag #BMAmoments.
Emmett Carson, CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, wrote the foreword to a new report from Foundation Center and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement titled Quantifying Hope 2017: Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys. In it, he asserts that philanthropic foundations must use their voices to correct racial inequality and social injustice.
“Foundations can no longer espouse mission statements that commit them to pursue a better world as it relates to some particular endeavor and turn deaf, blind, and mute on issues of social injustice that threaten our democracy,” he writes.
Read the complete text of the foreword on the Silicon Valley Community Foundation blog (also available in a PDF version).