“We are all one – and if we don’t know it, we’ll learn it the hard way.” – Bayard Rustin
Founded in 2003, Tomorrow’s Black Men (TBM) is an 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization committed to developing young black males in preparation for adulthood by providing necessary skills related to financial sustainability, academic excellence and social responsibility.
Our goal since the organization’s inception has been “Caring for Our Youth®” We are passionate about creating “Best Practice” programs that provide solutions to our children’s most urgent needs. CBM’s grassroots beginning paved the way for disruptive thought that dared to challenge the odds facing the most vulnerable children and provide caring, support and encouragement. That legacy continues to this day with mentoring, after-school enrichment and scholarship.
The Council for Black Male Success (the Council) is an innovative initiative led by a collective group of community organization leaders in the Metro area in partnership with the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation.
The initiative, originally known as the African American Boys & Young Men Initiative, was launched in 2016. Twenty-six Twin Cities out-of-school time and economic opportunity program providers were invited to share insights with the Foundation about ways to improve the outcomes of young Black men ages 11-32 in Saint Paul. Even though the initiative was expected to last three years, the Council still continues to meet and work together today.
At YBLA, we identify, educate and develop young black leaders to have a positive impact in their community and beyond. We focus on helping our young people become leaders that are college and career ready. Our young leaders are trained to reach back and mentor elementary, middle and high school students as they achieve. We achieve this through Leadership, Service and Education.
The National Association of Black and White Men Together is a gay multicultural, anti-racism organization committed to fostering supportive environments wherein racial and cultural barriers can be overcome and the goal of human equality realized. To these end, we engage in the educational, political, cultural, and social activities as a means of addressing the racism, sexism, homophobia, HIV/AIDS discrimination, and other inequities in our communities and in our lives.
We are Black Men organizing each other to serve our communities, to be students of history, to be critical thinkers, truth-tellers, and teachers in the present, and to develop the social, economic, political, and spiritual tools necessary to evolve and secure a Black Future.
Anybody can tell you what they’re against but we pose the question, “What are you willing to fight for?”
At Black Men Run we believe that running/jogging can change these alarming trends and we are here to encourage African American males to get out and be active. Research tells us that running on a regular basis not only benefits individuals from a physical standpoint but also increase mental sharpness. Studies show that running on a regular basis helps to boost your confidence, relieves stress and eliminates depression.
The Black.Codes represents a resource hub for the black tech community. We strive to empower and position our community to be leaders in the tech industry by providing the resources they need to succeed. The tech field is lacking a minority presence and we are changing that narrative through our platform.