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.
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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.
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.
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.”
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
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.
This Open Society Foundations video features the voices of Judge Andre M. Davis, Phillip Atiba Goff, Tara Huffman, Joseph Jones, Diana Morris, and Bryan Stevenson.
Read the accompanying blog post by Bryan Stevenson, Challenge and Hope in Baltimore, who voices his optimism that “we’re at a moment now where we’re beginning to turn a corner on mass incarceration.”
Meet the latest Ashoka Fellow: Trabian Shorters, founder and CEO of BMe.
Shorters founded BMe to update the narrative about Black men in the United States and to reveal them as catalysts for community building and national social change. BMe connects authentic Black male leaders with key influencers across industries and sectors who share their belief in valuing all members of the human family. BMe invites people of all races and genders to become “Community-Builders” as well by sharing BMe’s uplifting content and participating in events and campaigns that create educated children, safer communities, healthier people, and economic opportunities — led by Black men.
Learn more about all four of the newest Ashoka fellows.