On behalf of The Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, I want to welcome all Floridians and lay out an understanding on how we collectively strive to improve the well-being of black men and boys in our state. The Council is a non-partisan body aimed at reviewing long standing conditions and circumstances affecting a population of Americans who have been historically marginalized. We study and review areas of concern in order to establish facts, reach conclusions, and offer practical recommendations to improve the lives of black men and boys. With a higher degree of understanding, we aim and serve as an additional resource to law enforcement, politicians, and the business community to put an end to perpetual structural disparities. We establish relationships and partner with stakeholders throughout the state to bring meaningful social initiatives and awareness directed at reforming inequality in education, health, economics (wealth and income), justice, employment, and the democratic process. The Council seeks to expand alliances with institutions of higher learning in the state of Florida by actively pursuing collaborative research ventures in hopes these undertakings will systemically improve the lives of all Floridians.
The Council understands the challenges befallen communities of color which have led to dismally undesirable outcomes. Crime, various forms of violence, premature loss of life, incarceration, and disjointed family units continue to be alarming. These manifestations create additional complications which compound an already exasperating condition. Yet, the talent exists to overcome these matters with hard work, dedication and intestinal fortitude. What is often buried below sensational grabbing headlines is progress. Progress has come slow for this community but due to recent events, a renewed sense of reckoning and purpose has gripped this nation, and the world, reminiscent of the groundbreaking laws and social reforms of the 1960’s. There has not been a better time for social justice and for the first time, a majority of white America is standing side by side with people of color and becoming champions of the same cause…. equality. We will do our part and hope you will join us.
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Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys
107 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301