National African American Organizations

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Professional Organizations

The Association of Black Psychologists sees its mission and destiny as the liberation of the African Mind, empowerment of the African Character, and enlivement and illumination of the African Spirit.
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Black Data Processing Associates is a global member focused organization that serves the professional well-being of its stakeholders. BDPA remains committed to excellence and providing a wide spectrum of resources to members, corporate sponsors, businesses, educational institutions and the community. The organization is a catalyst for professional growth and technical development for those in the IT industry.
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Black Career Women (BCW) headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization conceived by black women for the professional development of black women.
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Black Culinarians Alliance (BCA) is a nationwide non-profit, educational and networking organization of hospitality and food service professionals.
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Blacks in Government has been a national response to the need for African Americans in public service to organize around issues of mutual concern and use their collective strength to confront workplace and community issues. BIG's goals are to promote EQUITY in all aspects of American life, EXCELLENCE in public service, and OPPORTUNITY for all Americans.
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The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. has been the leader in expanding the influence of minority professionals in the fields of accounting and finance.
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National Association of Black Journalists
has a mission to strengthen ties among African-American journalists, promote diversity in newsrooms and honor excellence in the media industry.
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National Association of Blacks In Criminal Justice provides leaders dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice, with a goal of achieving equal justice for blacks and other minorities.
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National Forum for Black Administrators'
mission is embodied in the organization's commitment to strengthen the position of Blacks within the field of public administration; to increase the number of Blacks appointed to executive positions in public service organizations; and, to groom and prepare younger, aspiring administrators for senior public management posts in the years ahead.
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National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers
is committed to the discovery, transmittal, and application of knowledge in the fields of science and engineering. The mission of NOBCChE therefore is to build an eminent community of scientists and engineers by increasing the number of minorities in these fields. NOBCChE will achieve its mission through diverse programs designed to foster professional development and encourage students to pursue careers in science and technical fields. To this end, NOBCChE will establish educational partnerships with school districts, municipalities, businesses, industries, other institutions and organizations in the public and private sectors.
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National Society of Black Engineers'
mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
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National Society of Black MBA´
s leads in the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for African Americans.
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The Organization of Black Designers is a non-profit national professional association dedicated to promoting the visibility, education, empowerment and interaction of its membership and the understanding and value that diverse design perspectives contribute to world culture and commerce.
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Other Organizations

100 Black Men of America works to improve the quality of life within the African American community.
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The African American Success Foundation
promotes research that identifies factors contributing to the success of African American students.
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The Black Caucus of the American Library Association
serves as an advocate for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services and resources to the nation's African American community; and provides leadership for the recruitment and professional development of African American librarians.
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The Black Coalition on AIDS is dedicated to the advocacy, education and harm reduction for the HIV/AIDS disease of African American people.
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The Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation's mission is to spread Alex Haley's vision of a world that celebrates ethnic diversity while honoring humankind's common, universal experiences. Through educational and cultural programs, public forums and research, the Foundation is dedicated to stimulating greater interest in African-American culture, history, art, archaelogy, anthropology, and genealogy, and to encouraging people of all ethnic backgrounds to search for their own "roots."
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
's mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination
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National Black Child Development Institute, Inc's
mission is to improve and advance the quality of life for Black Children and their families through advocacy and education.
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The National Urban League's mission is to ennable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.
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