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About Louisville

Home to the Greatest of All Time, Muhammad Ali, Louisville is known as the epicenter of Black Male Achievement and home to the annual CBMA Convening, Rumble Young Man Rumble. According to the Promise of Place report, Louisville has demonstrated a high level of municipal and community commitment to Black men and boys from Mayor Fischer and Cities United CEO Anthony Smith through participation in the MBK Community Challenge, Cities United, and the city-led Zones of Hope program. Louisville also has the following key initiatives present in the city focusing on or supporting Black men and boys including: 100 Black Men of America, Black Star Project Million Father March, National Urban League, Choice Neighborhoods, and NAACP.  Given its growing efforts that are starting to yield early impacts and results, Louisville scored 51 out of 100 points for its engagement and committed action on behalf of Black men and boys. Since the reporting, Louisville has worked to increase its score by implementing a number of the Promise of Place recommendations including, 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. Additionally, the city has seen increased philanthropic support to these issues locally from the Metro United Way and The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.

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NEW: CBMA Launches Multimedia Series "Journey To Radiance"!

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In June, CBMA convened the first gathering of Building Beloved Community Leadership Fellowship (BBCLF) recipients at a three-day leadership institute in Greensboro, North Carolina. Hosted in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership and the Beloved Community Center, the retreat was an opportunity for the 24 fellows to bond and build camaraderie with one another, and to learn valuable leadership tools and techniques to advance their BMA work.
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