Despite living in a time where racism and hate crimes against people of color are increasingly in the news, and funding has been drastically reduced for federal programing that bolsters Black Americans, a new report from the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) reveals that cities across the nation have upped their commitments to helping Black men and boys succeed.
Released last month, “Promise of Place: Building Beloved Communities for Black Men and Boys” scores 50 cities on what they are doing to engage and support Black men and boys as they fight the effects of structural racism. It includes profiles of five cities making big strides, as well as six that are not included in the Black Male Achievement City Index, but are making “valiant efforts to accelerate work on behalf of Black men and boys,” including Denver and Miami.
Detroit and Washington D.C. remained tied for the top spot, with a score of 95 out of 100.
Read the full article about the U.S. cities investing in the future for black males at Colorlines.
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