Black Male Initiative

Task Force Report

Final Report to the Chancellor, which includes the Executive Summary, Task Force Report, Working Group Reports, and Proposal to the City Council. >>

Campus Involvement

Campuses have developed student-oriented programs with goals similar to CUNY's Black Male Initiative. >>

Distinguished Speaker Series

  • Thursday, February 28, 2013 <pdf> - James Baldwin-Down from The Mountaintop, an original solo play written and performed by Calvin Levels
  • April 19, 2012 <pdf> - Financial Literacy: From Money 101 to Wealth Building with Stacia Morris, Jamaal Solomon and Pierre Le Veaux
  • November 16, 2011 <pdf> - Nobody Knows My Name: Challenges Facing Black Gay Men in Higher Education featuring Dr. Juan Battle, Antoine Craigwell, Darnell Moore and Tokes Osubu.
  • April 22, 2009 <pdf> - The 1968 Olympics as a Symbol of the Black Power Movement. Panelists: Dr. John Carlos, Dr. Tommie Smith, Vince Matthews and Rev. Mrs. Cynthia James, widow of Larry James, and moderated by Council Member Charles Barron and the Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry.
  • March 30, 2009 <pdf> -
    The Black Male Initiative: An Empowerment Movement featuring Mr. Aaron Thomas, Senior Director, Health and Quality of Life National Urban League.
    Keynote Speaker: Mr. Aaron Thomas
  • March 31, 2008 <pdf> -
    Setting a Standard of Excellence for African American and Latino Students - The Story of the Eagle Academy for Young Men
    Keynote Speaker: David C. Banks, Esq.

Other Events

New York City Council Briefing Papers

Conference Archive

  • Friday, October 4, 2013
    Eigth Annual CUNY BMI Conference
    Keynote Speakers: Juan Cartagena, Paul Butler, and Ron Daniels
    Click here for e-flyer <pdf>
  • Friday, October 5, 2012
    Seventh Annual CUNY BMI Conference
    Keynote Speakers: Kevin Powell and Derek Dingle Click here for e-flyer <pdf>
  • Friday, October 7, 2011
    Sixth Annual CUNY BMI Conference
    Keynote Speakers: Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Dr. Julianne Malveaux and HUD Regional Administrator Adolfo Carrión, Jr.
  • October 2010
    Fifth Annual CUNY BMI Conference
    Keynote Speakers: Dr. Peniel Joseph, Herb Boyd
  • October 2009 <pdf>
    Fourth Annual CUNY BMI Conference
    Keynote Speakers: Dr. Lynne Holden, Dr. Kenneth Olden, and Dr. John Rich
  • October 2008
    Third Annual CUNY BMI Conference
    Keynote Speakers: Professor Floyd Weatherspoon and Professor Anthony Thompson
  • October 2007
    Second Annual CUNY Black Male Initiative Conference
    Keynote Speakers: Dr. Gail Thompson, Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts, III, and Professor Charles Ogletree. »
  • April 2006
    First Annual CUNY Black Male Initiative Conference
    Keynote Speakers: Professor John Hope Franklin »





TERRIE WILLIAMS, Principal/Founder, The Terrie Williams Agency; Author, Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting; one of Ebony magazine’s “Power 150” for Activism anEd Women’s Day magazine’s 50 Women on a Mission to Change the World and


JOSHUA DUBOIS, Principal/Founder, Values Partnerships, Former Director, White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and Author, The President’s Devotional


Friday, October 3, 2014, 8:30AM to 6:30PM, Baruch College/CUNY
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CUNY Pipeline Program >>

An opportunity program for CUNY undergraduates who aspire to earn doctorates Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Free SAT Preparation and College Admissions Counseling >>

Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship (KSTF)

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Pipeline Programs for CUNY BMI Undergraduates

CUNY BMI undergraduates are encouraged to apply to pipeline programs to prepare for competitive graduate and professional school admissions processes.
Click here for a list of programs >>

CUNY Opportunity Programs and Specialized Programs

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CUNY Scholarship Information >>


CUNY USS (University Student Senate) Scholarship Page >>


Skadden, Arps Honors Program for Legal Studies >>


Teachers as Leaders Project >>