Posts Tagged ‘Video’

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.

A Tale of Two Zip Codes, California Endowment

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.

CBMA’s 5th Annual “Rumble Young Man, Rumble”

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.

Learning Series: Putting Racism on the Table

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.

A Bold and Inclusive Vision for the Bay Area

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.

My Brother’s Keeper PSA

President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper in 2014 in order to build ladders of opportunity for boys and young men of color. He released new PSAs promoting the initiative and encouraging people to volunteer as mentors.

Video: Changing the Game

See this video about Oakland Unified School District’s Office of African American Male Achievement (AAMA). AAMA is the first program in the country to develop a curriculum specifically for Black males. “African-American males are located in an environment that doesn’t have their best interests in mind,” states director Chris Chatmon. “You have to have very targeted strategies for those students who are furthest away from opportunity.”

#MLKNOW

On Monday, January 18th, Blackout for Human Rights and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement hosted “MLK Now,” a special MLK Day event that celebrated and honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and explored how his message and vision continue to resonate in today’s racial, social and political landscape. Taking place at Harlem’s Riverside Church – where Dr. King performed his famous 1967 speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence” — the event featured speeches from Chris Rock, Oscar-Winner Octavia Spencer, Michael B. Jordan, Tony Award-Winner Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, and more. “MLK Now” also featured musical performances by Rose and Grammy-Nominated Artist Bilal and finished with an interactive panel discussion addressing the most pressing human rights issues of today – including police violence, racial and social injustice, economic inequality, the prison industrial complex and grassroots and political mobilization. Panelists included Filmmaker and Blackout Member Ryan Coogler; Grammy-Nominated Hip Hop Artist J. Cole; Black Lives Matter Co-Founder and Black Alliance for Just Immigration Executive Director Opal Tometi; Arab American Association of New York Executive Director Linda Sarsour; Million Hoodies Movement for Justice Executive Director Dante Barry; and Activist Leon Ford, Jr.

Blackout is a network of artists, entertainers, advocates, spiritual leaders, educators and everyday citizens who commit their collective resources towards addressing human rights violations in the U.S. Blackout is comprised of both high visibility and everyday citizens. Members include Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, Charles King, Nate Parker, Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover, Ava DuVernay, Jesse Williams, John Burris, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosa Clemente, Michael McBride, Shaka King, Scott Budnick, David Oyelowo, Pastor Michael McBride and others.

Watch a recording of the event at http://livestream.com/trcnyc/MLKNOW2016

My Brother’s Keeper Detroit

Watch this Skillman Foundation video capturing the work taking place in Detroit for boys and young men of color. #MBKDetroit

Investing in Young Men of Color as Community Assets

On July 17, 2015 CLASP hosted its annual forum on boys and young men of color in Washington, D.C. “Investing in Young Men of Color as Community Assets.” Watch video of the event, read the transcript from the forum, or read the newly released brief.