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CBMA to Co-Host Third Annual "MLK Now"

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) is excited to once again be co-hosting MLK Now, a special annual event that takes place on MLK Day at Harlem's Riverside Church. This year's MLK Now will take place on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. 

In partnership with Color of Change, PICO National Network, and The Root, MLK Now 2018 will feature Oscar-Winner and BLACK PANTHER star Lupita Nyong’o, Grammy-Winning Hip Hop MC/Lyricist Black Thought of The Roots, and A WRINKLE IN TIME star Storm Reid, and MC/Activist Tef Poe. Comedian and Author Baratunde Thurston also returns this year as event M.C. Additional performers for MLK Now 2018 will be announced later this week.

MLK Now also highlights other important and iconic historical figures like Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Sojourner Truth, Angela Davis, Patrice Lumumba, Fred Hampton, Shirley Chisolm, Ida B. Wells, and more. Previous performers at MLK Now include Chris Rock, Olivia Wilde, Q-Tip, Harry Belafonte, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Octavia Spencer, Michael B. Jordan, Uzo Aduba, Andre Holland, Anika Noni Rose, J. Cole, Adepero Oduye, and India.Arie, among others.

MLK Now also features panel discussions on urgent social justice and human rights issues, having in the past included such voices as Women’s March Co-Chair Linda Sarsour, journalists Jamilah Lemieux and Trymaine Lee, and Million Hoodies Executive Director Dante Barry, among others.

Tickets for MLK Now 2018 are free and available at The event will also be live broadcast through our partners at The Root. Stay tuned here for updated details on how to tune in! 

You can also follow along with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #MLKNow2018.


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Journey to Radiance Ep. 6: "Gorilla Life"

In honor of CBMA's 10th Anniversary and Juneteenth, this latest podcast episode in our Journey to Radiance multimedia series explores and celebrates African-American heritage, legacy and entrepreneurship through the story of Mama Shekina Shakur and the inception of the healing "Gorilla Life" drink. Listen to hear Mama Shakur explain how she used the drink to heal herself, her family and ultimately turned it into an enterprise to heal communities.
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Scenes from CBMA's 7th Annual "Rumble Young Man, Rumble!"

From November 29th-December 1st, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) kicked off its 7th Annual Rumble Young Man, Rumble (RYMR), a convening of more than 200 advocates and change-makers held at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky.