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City of Bloomington, Indiana

The Bloomington Commission on the Status of Black Males (CSBM) was established in 2001. The Commission's purpose and duties include:

  • To develop action committees addressing problems of Black males in the areas of Education, Health, Criminal Justice and Employment;
  • To serve as a catalyst to promote positive public and private remedies to the multi-faceted problems confronting Black males in our community and the resulting effects on the entire community;
  • To organize and convene community forums and neighborhood-based focus groups to discuss the status of Black males;
  • To network with groups with similar missions, such as the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males, the African American National Council, and local commissions throughout the state, sharing ideas, information, data and plans.

Statutory Authority: BMC 2.23.070

All meetings are held in the Hooker Conference Room #245, at City Hall at Showers Plaza, 401 N. Morton Street, Bloomington, Indiana on the Second Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. (Dates and meeting rooms are subject to change).

Members

Apply to fill a vacancy

Contact Info

City liaison Rafi Khalid Hasan II at hasanr@bloomington.in.gov or 812.349.3430.

Questions? Contact csbm@bloomington.in.gov.

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Members

Fred Darko

Appointed By:
Human Rights Commission
Term Expires:
2018-01-31

Seth Debro

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2019-01-31

John McCluskey, Jr.

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2019-01-31

Brian Richardson, Jr.

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2018-01-31

James Sanders

Appointed By:
MLK Birthday Commission
Term Expires:
2019-01-31

Byron Turner II

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2018-01-31

Cornelius Wright

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2019-01-31