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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2015 Summer Pipeline Programs for CUNY BMI Undergraduates

CUNY BMI undergraduates are encouraged to apply to summer 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 >>