Watch the sessions from the event here.
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Accompany two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago on their journey to achieve their dream of graduating from college in this PBS and American Graduate film where the largely invisible and often crushing struggles of young African-American men come to life. Find out more about the film and watch it in full here.
The gap between rich and poor is by some measures as wide as its been in nearly a century.Many people think that income and wealth inequality is a problem that can only be solved by government. Not Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation.
“Business actually is essential to solving the problems of our societies today, wherever they operate in the world. And so I’d like to think that the best businesses see themselves, of course, first and foremost committed to shareholder value, to their customers, to their employees, to their communities, and that they see themselves as part of the problem-solving ecosystem in American and the world.”
Watch and read more from the interview here.
In response to the tragic events that occurred recently in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas, NLC hosted a webinar to help cities deal with the challenges of race and equity in their communities – and commit to solutions. The webinar shares ideas for city responses, highlights what’s working in several cities, and offers tools and resources from both NLC and the federal government that are available to all cities.
It highlighted the following steps city leaders can take to address racial inequities in their communities:
- Host a convening
- Make change
- Build sustained relationships
- Build trust, and promote police legitimacy and accountability
- Get the facts about racial disparities in your city
- Keep in touch, and set an example for other cities.
Read a summary of the webinar here.
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.
What determines how long we live? The surprising thing to us was that adjacent communities can have a 15 year-difference in life expectancy. Your preconditioned brains might attribute this to dramatic factors like drugs and violence (ours did). But the causes are actually more sinister: heart disease, obesity, and diabetes, all of which can be linked to Chronic Stress and stem directly from economic inequality. So we are all implicated… and we hope you learn as much from this 4-minute video as we did in the 15 years it took us to make it.
View highlights from the Campaign for Blank Male Achievement’s 5th annual “Rumble Young Man, Rumble” mentoring conference, held at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY. “Rumble Young Man, Rumble” has convened leaders nationwide in Louisville to share promising practices and lessons learned, and to create collaborations with young Black men in communities across the country.
This learning series by the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers ran from January to June 2016. It convened philanthropic CEOs and trustees to learn from experts on the many aspects of racism, including structural racism, white privilege, implicit bias, mass incarceration, and the racial mosaic of this country.
Hear the CEO of The San Francisco Foundation, Fred Blackwell, announce their commitment to take on issues of racial and economic equality.
Where you live has implications across your lifespan. We need to make sure that everybody has the chance to be a part of the prosperity of our region, regardless of their race or what neighborhood they grew up in. Our challenge as a society is to ensure that everyone has a chance to succeed.