Blog Entry Culture of Safety

LISTEN NOW: CBMA and Cities United Host Special Call on Milwaukee

On Tuesday, August 23rd, CBMA and Cities United joined together to host a special call on Milwaukee, WI. The death of yet another Black man by police -- in this case 23-year-old Sylville Smith -- further elevated the distressing disparities and conditions too many communities of color are living through.

During the call, listeners heard from local and national leaders about what has been happening in Milwaukee over the past couple of weeks, how they are transforming peril into promise in their city, and where we need to go from here. Featured speakers included:

If you were unable to attend the call, we invite you to listen to it now -- click here.


Moving forward, both CBMA and Cities United remain committed to supporting the local leaders in Milwaukee to ensure they have the resources and capacity needed to effectively impact change and transform their city and communities. Please stay tuned for updates on future discussions and details on how you as a member can become involved and support. 

In the meantime, we invite you to read the new op-ed published today on the Huffington Post titled "We Must Find A New Path Forward: From Ferguson To Milwaukee", which was co-authored by CBMA CEO Shawn Dove and Cities United Executive Director Anthony Smith


blog Culture of Safety

Listen to this Special Network Call in Tribute to Stephon Clark

On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 -- the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination -- CBMA hosted a special network call featuring Sacramento and national leaders to amplify their voices and efforts on behalf of police violence victims and their communities. Listen to it here.
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Commemorate Mothers Day with the #DearMamaLetters Campaign

In honor of Mother's Day, CBMA wants to celebrate and thank all of the women in our network and beyond who work hard every day to lead, support and nurture our families and communities. Learn how you can join us!
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Shawn Dove and Anthony Smith

How Young Black Men are Running a Violent Gauntlet of Peril

Too many Black males like Markel Scott, who had focused on a bright future only to be cut down by gunfire, are being lost. But there is something we can do. Read this op-ed co-authored by CBMA CEO Shawn Dove and Cities United Executive Director Anthony Smith.