CBMA City

Oakland, CA

 
95
 City Scorecard
Total Population

392,890

Black Male Population

49,232

CBMA Membership

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About Oakland

Oakland is one of the anchor cities of the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, a California state-based coalition of change agents committed to improving the life chances of California’s boys and young men of color, funded by The California Endowment and Open Society Foundations. Additionally, Christopher Chatmon, Executive Director of the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Office of African American Male Achievement is a 2016 Black Male Achievement Innovator. Current Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has also been a public advocate for eliminating barriers facing Black men and boys through her partnership with Cities United, a national network of communities fueled by municipal leaders focused on eliminating violence in American cities related to African American men and boys. For their efforts and commitment to advance Black Male Achievement, Oakland scored 95 out of 100 points. 

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blog Education
10.12.2017

CBMA and Education Post Launch "Black Male Educators Speak"

As part of October's "Black Male Re-Imagined Month," CBMA, in partnership with Education Post, has launched Black Male Educators Speak, a new video series focusing on the stories of four Black male teachers in four different cities and exploring the innovative teaching methods they use to engage Black students.
blog Health & Healing
10.10.2017

WATCH: "Journey To Radiance" Webisode #1!

In this first webisode, join us as we embark on an expedition with Oakland leader DeMario Lewis to Louisville KY to experience his first "Rumble Young Man, Rumble!" -- CBMA's preeminent annual gathering of leaders in Black Male Achievement.
blog Health & Healing
09.13.2017
​Dr. Phyllis Hubbard

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

As part of our Health and Healing Strategies initiative, CBMA is excited to launch our new multimedia series, Journey to Radiance. Hosted by WolfHawkJaguar and produced by CBMA strategic partner
blog Capacity Building
08.11.2017

BMA First-Person: Reflections from the 2017 BBCLF Retreat in Greensboro

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.