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Top Black Organizations and Non-Profits
Listing of national African American organizations serving the Black community
Black Organization - NAACP
NAACP
This organization, based in Baltimore, MD, is the oldest black organization that fights for civils rights and equal opportunity.
Black Organization - Urban League
National Urban League (NUL)
This black organization empowers and encourages African Americans to be active in the political and professional arena.
Black Organization - Rainbow Push
Rainbow Push Coalition
This black organization, led by Jesse Jackson, fights for equal rights for minorities, women, and gays/lesbians.

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

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
www.aapci.org

African American Speaker 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
www.aasb.net

Be Someone, Inc.
Uses numerous tools, including the game of chess, to promote self-esteem, responsibility, and analytical thinking amoung at-risk kids.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia
www.besomeone.org

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

www.blackculinarians.com

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

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

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

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
www.jack-and-jill.org

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
www.missblackusa.org

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
www.nacme.org

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
www.nationalactionanetwork.net

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
www.naacp.org

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
www.nabhood.com

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
www.nabainc.org

National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS
Promotes and perpetuates the art of Black Storytelling, which embodies the history, heritage, and culture of African Americans.
Based in Baltimore, Maryland
www.nabsinc.org

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
www.nabcj.org

National Association of Market Developers (NAMD)
Cultivates the aspects of the Black experience that can produce results for both the African-American community and institutions, private and public.
Based In Plainfield, New Jersey
www.namdntl.org

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

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.
www.blackbabynames.org

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
www.nsbe.org

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
www.nul.org

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
www.rainbowpush.org

What Is A Black Organization?
A black organization is a institution or foundation that has the sole purpose of enhancing the lives of African American citizens. These organizations are generally supported by corporate and individual donations. Some are also supported by federal and local government grants.

Why The Need For Black Organizations?
Black organizations are needed because the African American community is often ignored by mainstream ones. In addition, Black organizations can serve specific needs that only pertain to African American families.

How Many Black Organizations Exist and How Can They Help?
Hundreds exist nationwide with local chapters in many urban cities. These organizations can help with healthcare, daycare, entrepreneurship, minority business grants, minority business loans, scholarships, internships, equal opportunity, civil rights, and more.