- Steps all cities can take to improve life outcomes for Black men and boys include mobilizing a Black male achievement stakeholder community, establishing a re-imagine campaign, and developing and implementing a Black male achievement agenda to improve life outcomes for Black men and boys. Tweet
- The BMA Index measures demographics around race and gender; city-led commitment and support; organizations and leaders connected to CBMA; programs, initiatives, and organizations supporting BMA; and targeted philanthropic funding. Tweet
- On average, small cities have the highest total scores and are the strongest performers in the categories of both CBMA membership and targeted funding supporting Black men and boys. Tweet
- The three top scoring cities were Detroit, Michigan; Oakland, California; and Washington, D.C. The lowest three were San Diego, California; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Columbus, Georgia. Tweet
- Detroit is home to over 228 CMBA individual members committed to improving the life outcomes of Black men and boys. Tweet
- The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is the first public school district in the U.S. to create a dedicated department that specifically addresses the needs of African-American male students. Tweet
- There are a number of initiatives and organizations in Washington, D.C. supporting Black male achievement, including DC Trust, Shop Talk Storytelling Series, Youth Perception Social Awareness Campaign, and Concerned Black Men. Tweet
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