Advising the Mayor on issues that impact the lives of Black and Brown men and boys in Philadelphia.
The Mayor’s Commission on African American Males (MCAAM) studies the diverse conditions of Black men in Philadelphia. Using its findings, the commission makes yearly reports and recommendations to the Mayor, City Council, and others. The MCAAM aims to effect positive outcomes for Black men and boys.
The commissioners come from a variety of professional backgrounds, including:
- Educational institutions.
- Health facilities.
- Labor organizations.
- Civic organizations.
In 2016, a voter referendum made the MCAAM a permanent commission. The Mayor appoints its members.
Darren Lipscomb, Chair
Dwayne Wharton, Co-Chair
Joel Austin, Co-Chair
Wilson Goode, Sr.