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Black Male Achievement

Black Male Achievement

The Open Society Foundations aim to address the exclusion of large numbers of black men and boys from economic, social, educational, and political life in the United States.

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Recent Work

Race and Justice in America: An Atlantic Summit

Join Atlantic Live for a discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Atlantic cover story “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” the complicated history of the nation’s justice system, and the future of prison reform.

After the Uprising, Uplifting Baltimore’s Youth

The recent uprising in Baltimore has catalyzed a younger generation of advocates and activists. These new leaders are energized, astute, and critical to transforming Baltimore for the better.

From the Front Lines in Ferguson: A Conversation about Policing, Race, and Justice  

Open Society grantees discuss the context of racially charged troubles in Ferguson, Missouri, and current prospects for change.

The Selma March and the Challenges Ahead

The Selma march showed us how far we’ve come—and how much further we have to go.

School Discipline Book Launch with Dan Losen and Marsha Weissman  

Celebrating the publication of two important new books, this event highlights some of the latest research on school discipline and will present substantive solutions for the future.

Why Selma Matters

The release of the Oscar-nominated film about the civil rights movement reminds us why the arts are so integral to our ongoing struggle for justice.