Black Male Educators Alliance of Michigan (BMEA) is a collective of educators, mentors, community leaders, and other professionals who partner to increase the number of effective Black male educators to improve the educational experiences for urban children.

If you are interested in becoming a 2020 DSBME Fellow, please email your resume to Michael Payne at

We are honored to be named 2019 MBK Challenge winners and recipients of 50K from The Skillman Foundation! Thank you to our partner, Henry Ford Learning Institute (HFLI) for your support of the work we do and the purpose for which we stand. We look forward to our continued work together on the initiative, “Developing Strong Black Male Educators”.

Past Events

Changing The Narrative:
The Inaugural Midwest Black Male Summit

Retaining Black Men in Education: Setting a Plan of Action

Changing The Narrative: Lifting Our Voices in Education

The State of Black Men in Education: Changing The Narrative