A new report has ranked city-level commitment to Black male achievement.

According to the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, the cities are ranked in terms of those that are the most dedicated to seeing Black men and boys succeed.

In their annual report,  Promise of Place: Building Beloved Communities for Black Men and Boys,” the campaign highlights the progress of 50 cities in the U.S., ranking them according to their support of efforts to improve opportunities for young Black men.

Below is a list of the top 10 cities as ranked by the CBMA:

  1. Detroit
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Oakland, Calif.
  4. New Orleans, La.
  5. Boston, Mass.
  6. Jackson, Miss.
  7. Baltimore, Md.
  8. New York City, NY
  9. Charlottesville, Va.
  10. Philadelphia, Pa.

The campaign arrived at its rankings due to scoring each city based on five factors: demographic mix, city-led commitment, CBMA membership, program presence and targeted funding.

“To Build Beloved Communities across America, where Black men and boys are healthy, thriving, and enabled to achieve their fullest potential—that is the Campaign for Black Male Achievement’s (CBMA) core mission and rallying cry,” an executive summary states.


The CBMA was established in 2008. It is a national membership network that “seeks to ensure the growth, sustainability and impact of leaders and organizations committed to improving the life incomes of Black men and boys,” the campaign’s website states.