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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Equity and Human Rights

Realizing Equity. Enhancing the City of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-4433

Fax: 503-823-4420

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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Black Male Achievement

Black Male Achievement Portland (BMA) is designed to assist City leaders in their efforts to improve the life outcomes of Black men and boys. BMA will help improve the life outcomes of Black men and boys in four key areas: Education, Employment, Family Stability, and Criminal Justice.


Every Black male will have opportunity and access to health, safety, and success.


As a collaborative, the BMA will promote the beliefs and remove barriers that improve access to high quality and equitable employment, education, public safety, and communities.


To accomplish this mission, BMA will act as a convener, facilitator, policy guide, and collective voice to obtain data, push for policy change, increase program scale, and exert influence to create awareness and change for the betterment of Black men and boys.

Institutionalization of the Work

To help ensure that the work is not subject to a particular political individual or philosophy, the BMA will be housed in the Office of Equity and Human Rights. This office currently sits within the Mayor’s portfolio. This may change in future administrations, but the work will be embedded within the office and be less subject to political philosophies or considerations.

For more information

BMA is staffed by C.J. Robbins in the Office of Equity and Human Rights. He may be reached at: 503-823-5143 or

Steering Committee

Mike Alexander, former Executive Director, Urban League of Portland

Brian Detman, ‎Executive Director, Caldera Arts

Dondrae Fair, Gang Intervention Specialist

Tony Hopson, President, Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI)

Erious Johnson, Jr., Principal at Harmon Johnson, LLC

Joe McFerrin II, President, Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC)

Clifford C. Meeks, ND, LAc, MPH, Professor and Assistant Coordinator, Sylvania Multicultural Center, Portland Community College

Kevin Modica, Legislative Assistant, Senator Lew Frederick

Kory Murphy, Senior HR Analyst, Multnomah County

Justice Rajee, Elevate Program Manager, Portland Opportunities for Industrialization Center (POIC)

Nathaniel Williams, Founder/Executive Director, Unify Portland

Cupid Alexander, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Mayor Ted Wheeler

Royal Harris, Father Involvement Coordinator, Multnomah County Health Department

Andrew Campbell, Policy Specialist, Multnomah County Health Department REACH Program

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