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Act Now Summit

The Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys (CSSBMB) will hold an in-person summit focused on policy initiatives that address systemic issues affecting the Black community.



CSSBMB is a 19-member, bipartisan commission whose mission is to:

  • Conduct a systematic study of the conditions affecting Black men and boys, including homicide rates, arrest, and incarceration rates, poverty, violence, fatherhood, mentorship, drug abuse, death rates, disparate income and wealth levels, school performance at all grade levels, including postsecondary education and college, and health issues.
  • Examine trends regarding Black males and report on the community impacts of relevant government programs within the scope of such topics.
  • Propose measures to alleviate and remedy the underlying causes of the conditions described in the statute, which may include recommendations of changes to the law, recommendations for how to implement related policies, and recommendations for how to create, develop, or improve upon government programs.


National Press Club 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045


The event will also be live-streamed on the CSSBMB’s YouTube page at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Eastern time* The Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys will hold an in-person summit on Monday, July 24, 2023. This event will be a gathering of CSSBMB members and our various private sector partners. The event will have 15-minute presentations from our partners in the different subject matter fields we are tasked with studying, as well as a 1-hour policy crafting period where members of the audience can engage with the information and submit policy recommendations directly to commissioners and commission staff members.