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Promise of Place
The Black Male Achievement City Index scores 50 cities on scale from 1 to 100 according to their visible level of engagement and committed action on behalf of Black men and boys.
BMA Life Outcomes
These indicators can inform targeted strategies to improve outcomes and forecast the need for age- and socioeconomic- specific policies, programs, and practices. 
BMA Funders
BMAfunders is funded by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA). CBMA originated as an initiative of the Open Society Foundations and in January 2015 spun off as a stand-alone

Police in Schools are Not the Answer to the Newtown Shooting

This brief is not a response to the shooting in Newtown, but rather to those who are calling for more police and more guns as a result. It draws on our collective experience and academic research to explain why police in schools are not the answer to..  reducing violence in our communities and classrooms, to shed light on the unintended consequences of placing more police in our schools, and to recommend what steps should be taken to ensure that all young people are safe in their schools.

We Dream A World

We Dream a World is a call to action for America to begin strategically addressing the problems that hinder black men and boys. It lays out a comprehensive agenda of reform that, if implemented, will significantly change the life trajectory of black .. men and boys.

Disparity By Geography: The War on Drugs in America’s Cities

This report calls on local officials to reconsider policies of large-scale drug arrests and to move toward encouraging partnerships between law enforcement and social service providers in order to provide a broader range of options for people needing..  assistance.

Critical Condition: African-American Youth in the Justice System

This policy brief reviews the involvement of African-American youth in the juvenile justice system, the current state of inequality in the justice system, and provides examples of solutions and policy recommendations to reduce these disparities... 

The Promise of a Healthy California: Overcoming the Barriers for Men and Boys of Color

This paper will assess the context of California’s systemic failures, detail the lessons gleaned from research done by Harvard University’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, explore the process for developing public will for ch.. ange, argue for place-based solutions, highlight successful practices, and make recommendations for policy change and intervention