On November 30-December 2, 2016, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) will host its 6th-annual "Rumble Young Man, Rumble" gathering for Black men and boys! Since 2010, “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.
CBMA CEO Shawn Dove, along with Rev. Dr. Alfonso Wyatt of Strategic Destiny LLC, developed the theme and title of the “Rumble Young Man, Rumble” event, which embodies the encouraging and edifying counsels between Muhammad Ali and his corner man, Drew “Bundini” Brown. “Rumble Young Man, Rumble” solidifies Dove's vision of the Muhammad Ali Center with Louisville serving as the "epicenter for Black Male Achievement.
Said Dove, “’Rumble Young Man, Rumble’ is a prime example of how the Campaign for Black Male Achievement seeks to invest in and support the Hometown Heroes and Local Leaders who are advancing the BMA field."
At the 5th Annual event last December, we live-streamed our first-ever CBMA Awards, which included a poetry slam, special guests, and more! This year's awards, taking place on December 1st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. EST, will also be livestreamed, the link for which you can find and save HERE.
VIEW LIVESTREAM FOOTAGE FROM THE INAUGURAL CBMA AWARDS BELOW!
For more on RYMR5 as well as previous years' Rumble events, check out these links:
- PRESS RELEASE: FIFTH-ANNUAL “RUMBLE YOUNG MAN, RUMBLE” EVENT KICKS OFF DEC. 9-11 IN LOUISVILLE
- Spirituality Matters, Fighting to Save a Generation -By Stephen Powell, Chief Program Officer: National CARES Mentoring Movement
- Contagious Confidence - By Cheryl Ford, Founder and President of Black Butterfly, Inc.
- Respecting Community - By Joe Jones, Founder: Center for Urban Families
- Louisville Stands Up for Black Male Achievement - By Anthony Smith, CEO of Cities United