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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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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.
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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.