New entity launches to advance Black male achievement in America

President Barack Obama laughs as he is introduced by Christian Champagne, 18, a senior at Hyde Park Career Academy in Chicago, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, to promote his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama laughs as he is introduced by Christian Champagne, 18, a senior at Hyde Park Career Academy in Chicago, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, to promote his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

New York, N.Y.—After more than seven years of functioning as part of the Open Society Foundations, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement announced its official launch as an independent leadership organization. In conjunction with the launch, CBMA has unveiled several initiatives focused on institutionalizing programs and resources to improve the life outcomes for America’s Black men and boys.
Established in 2008 as an initiative of the Open Society Foundations, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement has played a crucial role in catalyzing the current movement to expand access and opportunity for men and boys of color. Key CBMA accomplishments to date include:
Establishing the first social entrepreneurship fellowship for Black Male Achievement in partnership with Echoing Green;
Playing an instrumental role in paving the path for the White House’s “My Brother’s Keeper Initiative”;
Helping to seed the creation of Cities United, which is engaging over 60 U.S. mayors committed to developing policies and programs to reduce the number of violent deaths among Black males in their cities;
And being instrumental in the launch of BMe Community, a network committed to building caring and prosperous communities inspired by Black men.
These field developments and many others are archived at BMAfunders.org, the online platform that provides the latest research, data and insights from the field of Black Male Achievement.
“Even as our nation comes off a year of increased attention to the unjust killings of Black men and boys by law enforcement—from Michael Brown and Eric Garner to John Crawford and Tamir Rice—we have also witnessed the President of the United States announce an initiative committed to improving the life outcomes of young Black and Latino males, as well as the growth of the Executives’ Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Boys and Young Men of Color,” said Shawn Dove, CEO of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement. “Because of these efforts and the many leaders we have been able to support, the field of Black Male Achievement is stronger today than it has ever been. Because of that, even greater strategic focus will be needed to maximize the opportunities before us, and to ensure that the work in pursuit of Black Male Achievement is sustained over time. I am beyond excited for what the next stage of CBMA’s journey will be as we move towards building a strong, beloved community for Black men and boys.”
The Campaign for Black Male Achievement partnered with local leaders and organizations for a series of commemorative activities on MLK Day. In Detroit, CBMA and The Skillman Foundation hosted a free screening of the 2015 Oscar-nominated film “Selma,” followed by an in-depth panel discussion. CBMA has also forged a partnership with capacity-building organization Catchafire to offer volunteer-based resources and support—such as marketing strategies, fundraising plans, and website development—to dozens of Detroit-based organizations working in the Black Male Achievement field.

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