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Washington, DC, is a center of initiatives and activities focused on Black men and boys, with 12 of the 15 national initiatives as measured by the BMA City Index currently present. DC-based Advancement Project’s Judith Browne-Dianis was selected as a 2014 Black Male Achievement Innovator. In addition to its demonstration of these initiatives, In 2015, Washington, DC, under the leadership of Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a $20 million commitment to launch “Empowering Males of Color” (EMOC), a comprehensive effort led by DC Public Schools (DCPS) to change the often negative narrative about boys and young men of color, improve the student experience and help young men develop the academic and social skills that lead to success. In 2016, DCPS opened the Ron Brown Preparatory High School for males of color. Modeled after the successful Urban Prep Academies in Chicago, a highly successful network of all-boys high schools in Chicago. For these reasons, Washington, DC scored 95 out of 100 points for its efforts to advance Black Male Achievement.

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CBMA To Open The 2016 NABJ Conference in D.C.

CAMPAIGN FOR BLACK MALE ACHIEVEMENT TO OPEN 2016 NABJ CONFERENCE WITH “BLACK MALE RE-IMAGINED: PROTEST, POWER & PROMISE” Panel will explore role of art, philanthropy, activism and media in changing