In accordance with Pub. L. 116–156, 134 Stat. 700 (2020), the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys (CSSBMB) Act, the CSSBMB Commission (Commission) will hold its first meeting. This meeting is open to the public.
Pursuant to the Act, the Commission is a bipartisan group created by Congress in 2020, which consists of individuals knowledgeable about issues concerning Black men and boys in the United States, including: education; justice and Civil Rights; healthcare; labor and employment; and housing. The Commission will utilize the expertise of its members to conduct a systematic study of the conditions identified as 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 in all grade levels including postsecondary education and college, and health issues.