CBMA’s Black Male Re-imagined Panel


To further explore and contextualize the current state of police violence and systemic injustice facing America’s Black communities, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), in partnership with ScaleUp Partners, opened this year’s National Association of Black Journalists’ Annual Convention in D.C. with a panel titled “Black Male Re-imagined: Protest, Power and Promise.”

The panel addresses some of today’s most urgent human rights issues, and the intersectional influence of philanthropy, art/entertainment, activism and media in elevating and shifting public narratives and perceptions of Black men and women.

Featured panelists include CBMA CEO Shawn Dove; Color of Change Executive Director Rashad Robinson; Advancement Project Executive Director Judith Browne Dianis; Sankofa.org Co-Director Gina Belafonte; Kapor Center for Social Impact Chief Tech Community Officer Lilibeth Gangas; and Former D.C. Public Schools President and Duke Ellington School of the Arts Co-Founder Peggy Cooper Cafritz.

ScaleUp Partners Co-Founder Johnathan Holifield introduced the panel, with CBMA Vice President for Communications Rashid Shabazz serving as Moderator.