What it Means to Be Black in America
"When you watch Ahmad Aubrey being shot and you hear that those men have been released and were it not for the video and the outrage, those people would be living their lives, what part of the contract is that in society? When you see George Floyd on the ground, and you see a man losing his life in a way that no person should ever have to lose their life at the hands of someone who is supposed to enforce the law, what part of the contract is that? A lot of people say, well, what good does this do? Yeah, but what good doesn't it do? That's the question people don't ask the other way around. What good does it do to loot Target? How does it help you to loot Target? Yeah but how does it help you to not loot Target? Answer that question." - Trevor Noah
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CBMA Organizations to Support
We invite you to learn more about the following organizations in the Campaign for Black Male Achievement network who are doing meaningful work to advance racial justice in our nation and are worthy of your philanthropic support.
- Cities United which partners with mayors and youth-serving organizations across the nation to build safe, healthy and hopeful communities, while reducing violent deaths of Black men and boys.
- Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) which works to connect, inspire, support and strengthen school leaders dedicated to the social, emotional and academic development of boys and young men of color.
- BMe Community which is an award winning network of innovators, leaders and champions who invest in aspiring communities and manages the premier fellowship program for Black leaders in the nation.
- National CARES Mentoring Movement to secure, heal and transform the lives of impoverished Black children by inspiring, recruiting and mobilizing masses of caring Black men and women to mentor and nourish them. Their national volunteer affiliate network connects adults to local youth-serving organizations.
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