“Valuing Black Lives” by Anthony Smith

Jul 27, 2016

Huffington Post July 10, 2016 Once again, the nation is watching in horror and heartbreak as more Black men die in our streets — we are dying at the hands of those who have sworn to protect and serve our communities and at the hands of those who could be our brothers. Over the […]

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Mayor Henry and the City of Fort Wayne, IN launch new initiative “Fort Wayne United”

Jul 27, 2016

Mayor Henry introduced Fort Wayne United, a program geared toward enhancing opportunities for African American males in the Summit City The vision of Fort Wayne United is for every black male to be respected and valued with an opportunity to reach their full potential. and through community engagement and collaboration, organizers are hoping to see […]

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Cities United Announces new Chief Executive Officer

Oct 13, 2015

Anthony Smith will lead Cities United as its first chief executive officer, announced Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “Anthony’s work has prepared him well to lead Cities United,” said Nutter. “His personal mission has always been to find opportunities to create better outcomes for African American men and boys, their families and the communities they call home.”

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Mobilizing for Change in Philadelphia: The Second Annual Cities United Convening

May 12, 2015

The second annual Cities United convening allowed attendees the opportunity to unpack the social, systemic and environmental factors that contribute to the stark disparities impacting African American men and boys. Guest speakers and thought leaders from across the United States provided valuable insights, tools and strategies that included alternatives to juvenile detention and incarceration, improving relationships with communities of color and law enforcement, and recognizing and responding to trauma in the lives of black boys and young men.

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5 Compelling Reasons Why Cities United Works

Apr 3, 2015

5 top reasons why Cities United is worth the investment of your time and energy by Erica D. Atwood, Director of Black Male Engagement Office of the Mayor, City of Philadelphia   1. Cities United is tailored for government. CU provides solutions that are applicable to your budgets, municipal hiring practices, law enforcement culture and […]

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The Campaign for Black Male Achievement is Looking for its Next Social Innovation Accelerators

Feb 12, 2015

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement’s Accelerator is launching its 2015 search for the next cohort of Black Male Achievement (BMA) Innovators! A Black Male Achievement Innovator is a leader whose organization exemplifies the pursuit of high performance that leads to tangible results in improving the life outcomes of Black men and boys and who has the passion and potential to increase his/her local and national leadership.

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