What does it take to help an entire population to achieve? What does it take to make that possible while also counteracting systemic obstacles, built over generations, that seek to hold back that same population? Building a Beloved Community: Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement is more than your typical philanthropic research analysis. It is more than a call to action; it represents more than analysis and encouragement, theories of change and multidisciplinary approaches. It represents the full potential and hope of philanthropy nd civil society. It represents what Martin Luther King, Jr. called The Beloved Community—a global vision in which injustice will not be tolerated because we as a people will not allow it.
In addition to publishing this report, BMAfunders has produced a podcast series featuring:
- Dr. Emmett Carson, Silicon Valley Community Foundation Preseident and CEO
- Darren Walker, Ford Foundation President
- Shawn Dove, Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement Manager
- Rashid Shabazz, Open Society Foundations Program Officer