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The Commission on the Status of Black Males meets monthly at City Hall, 401 N. Morton Street, Bloomington. Learn more about the commission.

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CSBM SPOTLIGHT:

Call out for Outstanding Black Male Leaders of Tomorrow Award Nominations 2016

The Commission on the Status of Black Males (CSBM) is accepting nominations for 2016 "Outstanding Black Male Leaders of Tomorrow" awards. The CSBM annually recognizes the contributions and achievements of young African American men in our community. The Outstanding Black Male Leaders of Tomorrow Award, is presented each year at the Black History Month Gala in February.

Nominations must be received by Monday, February 8, 2016. Nominations can be submitted electronically or mailed to P.O. Box 100, Bloomington, Indiana, 47402

CRITERIA

NOMINEE MUST:

a) Have been a resident of Monroe County for at least one (1) year.

b) A high-school aged African-American male who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and/or has been personally involved in making tangible, visible, and meaningful contributions to the Bloomington community; or,

c) An adult African-American male no older than 30 (thirty) years of age who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and/or has been personally or professionally involved in making tangible, visible, and meaningful contributions to the Bloomington community.

Nominations for Outstanding Black Male Leaders of Tomorrow can be submitted electronically

Download nomination form

FOCUS AREAS

NEIGHBORHOOD/COMMUNITY FORUMS VIDEO

CSBM NOV forum

The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status Blacks Males (CSBM) hosted a community forum on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Monroe County Public Library, 404 E. Kirkwood Ave. The City commission along with the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males (ICSSBM) was created to address four issues related to the social status of black males: criminal justice, education, employment and health and wellness. At the 2015 ICSSBM annual conference which took place in early October, it was reported that of the 22% of children born into poverty in Indiana, 45% were black children; an estimated 44% of black males are unemployed or not currently participating in the workforce; and 35% of black males in Indiana are represented in juvenile detention facilities, and 36% of the adult inmate population. Read more...

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GET INVOLVED!

You can make a positive impact on someone's life! Team up with the Commission on the Status of Black Males' Mentoring Partnerships with Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana. Read more...


ACTION COMMITTEES

Criminal Justice

CSBM - Everyday Police Encounters-Police Badge Everyday Encounters with the Police

"Everyday Encounters with the Police" is a document for all Bloomington citizens. The Commission on the Status of Black Males in partnership with the City of Bloomington Police Department is publishing this information as a way to foster positive relationships between law enforcement and citizens. Read more...

Education

Health and Wellness

Employment


FEATURES

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Black History Month - 2016 Reclaiming the Next Hundred Years Each year, the City of Bloomington Black History Month Committee plans activities and events for the community to celebrate and commemorate the month of February as Black History Month. This year's theme is "Reclaiming the Next Hundred Years."