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African American History: African American Organizations


African American Planning Commission (AAPC)
Addresses issues of homelessness (domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, housing shortage, and unemployment) within the communities in which we live and serve.
Based in Brooklyn, New York

African American Speakers Bureau (AASB)
This organization is dedicated to the representation of people and projects that address the issues, concerns and celebrations of the African American community.
Based in San Francisco, California


Black Culinarians Alliance (BCA)
A nationwide non-profit, educational and networking organization of hospitality and food service professionals.
Based in New York, New York


Blacks In Government (BIG)
Promotes equity in all aspects of life, and excellence in public service.
Based in Washington, DC


Black Wall Street Merchants Association
Serves as an advocate for commerce in the African American community.
Based in Oakland, California


Black Women In Sisterhood For Action (BISA)
Develops and promotes alternative strategies for educational and career development of black women.
Based in Washington, DC


Jack and Jill of America
A family organization that provides cultural, social, civic and recreational activities that stimulate and expand the mind to enhance life.
Based in Washington, DC


Miss Black USA
Provides educational opportunities to outstanding young women of color and to develop the whole woman mind, body, and spirit.
Based in Upper Marlboro, Maryland


National Action Council For Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
Offers support to African Americans and other minorities who want to pursue careers in engineering, technology, math and science.
Based in White Plains, New York


National Action Network
This organization, led by Al Sharpton ,promotes a modern civil rights agenda that includes just and decency for all people regardless of race, social justice for communities, and the improvement of race relations.
Based in New York, New York

National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP
A champion of social justice, that has fought long and hard to ensure that the voices of African Americans would be heard.
Based in Baltimore, Maryland


National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD)
Works to increase the number of African-Americans owning, developing, managing and operating hotels; increase vendor opportunities & executive level jobs for minorities. 
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Floria


National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
The leader in expanding the influence of minority professionals in the fields of accounting and finance. 
Based in Greenbelt, Maryland


National Association of Blacks In Criminal Justice (NABCJ)
Provides leaders dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice, with a goal of achieving equal justice for blacks and other minorities.
Based in Durham, North Carolina


National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI)
Improves and protects the lives of African American children.
Based in Washington, DC


National Registry of Black Baby Names
Largest online collection of names that African American and African parents can choose for their unborn child. 
Based in Columbus, Ohio.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
One of the largest student-managed organizations in the country that focuses on increasing the number of Black engineers who excel academically and in the workplace.
Based in Fairfax, Virginia

National Urban League (NUL)
The nation's oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.
Based in New York, New York

Rainbow Push Coalition
This organization, led by Jesse Jackson, is a progressive organization fighting for social change as a mighty coalition of workers, women and people of color.
Based in Chicago, Illinois


100 Black Men of America
Working to improve the quality of life within the African American community.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia


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