Chance, Inc. (ABC)
The only domestic and most established academic talent search for
A. Philip Randolph Institute & A. Philip
An organization dedicated to increasing awareness
and involvement of African American politicians at local, state, and national
levels of government.
African American Museum Association (AAMA)
An institution whose purpose is to encourage
and promote the celebration of African American culture and heritage through
African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME)
An African Methodist Episcopal church
committed to helping the needy, feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, and
supplying jobs for those in need.
Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (AMEZ)
Methodist Episcopal Zion church established to spiritually and academically
support institutions of higher education.
A private, not-for-profit organization devoted to bettering the
access to food, water, health care, refuge assistance, and a greater quality of
life in rural Africa.
Historical and Genealogical Society
An African American organization encouraging academic research
into African American history and geology.
Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA)
Founded in 1908, this group has set out to improve social,
economic, cultural, and health conditions throughout the United States and the
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc
First started in 1906 and the oldest predominantly
black Greek Letter fraternity in America, this organization’s purpose is to
foster academic excellence while serving the community.
Chi National Sorority, Inc.
founded in 1963, this sorority’s primary focus is a strong fundraising effort
to benefit many charities.
Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA)
for professionals committed to the implementation of affirmative action and
equal opportunity across the nation.
Association of Black in Energy (AABE)
African American association’s most paramount of tasks is the constant
reinforcement of ensuring that minority voices are taken into account in
regards to the development of national energy policies.
Bridge Association (ABA)
Formed by African American tennis players in response to being
excluded from most bridge events.
Council on Education, Office of Minorities in Higher Education
aid to minority administrators in both predominantly white and historically
black institutions of higher education around the world.
Health and Beauty Aids Institute (AHBAI)
trade association for companies of minority ownership whose manufacturing
includes ethnic health and beauty products.
League of Financial Institutions (ALFI)
by 51 African American, Hispanic, Asian American, women-owned, and/or
women-managed savings and loan institutions whose goals are to promote and
produce thrift and home ownership among minority groups.
Amistad Research Center
accessible to the public a collection of scholarly source material on ethnic
history and race relations in the United States.
Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine, Inc. (AEAONMS)
charitable and benevolent fraternal order that sponsors programs to curb
delinquency and drug use among black youth while lending support to education
not-for-profit federation of health and human services agencies whose
contributions enable and assist community based organizations serving New York
neighborhoods in need of most aid.
for Multi-Cultural Counseling and Development
improvement on ethnic and racial empathy and understanding through the use of
Association of Black Admission and
Financial Aid Officers of the Ivy League and Sister Schools (ABAFAOILSS)
professional educational subset of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and its sister schools for minority admissions and financial aid officers.
of Black American Ambassadors (ABAA)
created to advance public understanding of diplomacy and to provide a forum for
an exchange of views between its members and various arms of government
responsible for shaping foreign policy.
of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE)
men and women on staffs or boards of corporate and foundation grant-making
of Black Psychologists
association geared towards uniting black psychologists, both professionals and
students, to encourage the psychological well-being of African Americans.
Association of Black Sociologist (ABS)
For African American sociologists with doctorates who contribute
to research and publish findings on black experiences.
of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE)
organization and association of black women, established to foster and expand
the historically substantive role of African American women in higher
of Minority Enterprises of New York (AMENY)
group for minority businesses and functions to foster economic, commercial, and
Development Committee, Inc.
committee whose essential purpose is the accumulation of dependable audiences
for black theater and dance companies.
Agency Executives (BAE)
a light on the growing need for African American executives in the
not-for-profit human service community of New York City.
Awareness in Television (BAIT)
An organization that communicates and presents black ideas to the
community, encourages affirmative action in the media, and facilitates
communications for black groups through the means of electronic media.
Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)
attention to the need of facilitated access to library services in African
Filmmakers Foundation (BFF)
not-for-profit organization founded to develop awareness of black independent
film and video as an important means of artistic movement.
Black Psychiatrists of America (BPA)
A resource of psychiatric information, education, and training for
African American psychiatrists on the special mental health needs of the black
Retail Action Group, Inc.
to stimulate minorities’ interest in the field of retailing at all levels.
Unites Front (National Black United Front NBUF)
alternative African American movement organization that develops programs
geared toward strengthening black families.
a platform of regular discussion on issues of concern to black women.
Women in Church and Society (BWCS)
leadership, training, and develops support structures to help women in fulfilling
responsibilities brought on by their increased participation in religious
activities in the U.S. and in the Third World.
Women in Publishing (BWIP)
Supplies information, moral support, and a network used to
exchange ideas and improve skills for black professional women in the
Women’s Network (Los Angeles)
access to resources and networking opportunities for professional and
entrepreneurial women, as well as those seeking to develop, start, or transfer
started to promote the interests of African American civil servants working in
federal, state, and local levels of government.
A not-for-profit foundation that operates in five different areas:
resource development, international development and cooperation, science and
technology, telecommunications, and public policy research.
Policy Review Council
A networking organization for corporate executives working in the
African American community.
An organization that strongly encourages the social and
educational civic involvement of its members.
American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.
Formed to promote economic development between Caribbean American
enterprises and business endeavors as well as most other minority owned
Phi Sorority, Inc.
An international sorority comprised of both graduate and
undergraduate students who are either commencing, enrolled, or graduating from
and into the nursing profession.
A group whose purpose is the developing of better cultural, civic,
and social relations through charitable, educational, and religious activities.
of Black Trade Unionists
A union based organization set on the improvement of
social-economic level of minorities while concurrently strengthening trade
unionism in general by bringing more African Americans into the labor movement.
of Minority Public Administrators
conference of administrators dedicated to bettering the government and striving
for excellence through public service.
of Prince Hall Grand Masters
A conference group that furnishes broad guidance to many programs
that routinely contribute annually to the national civil rights organizations
of many classifications.
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
created during the civil rights movement of the 1960’s, this group maintains
the goal of confronting manifestations of racism and discrimination in America.
Congressional Black Caucus
Comprised of African American members of the U.S. House of
representatives who serve as a catalyst for the economic, educational, and
social concerns of blacks and other lesser represented Americans of varied
Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
started to support and conduct nonpartisan research, technical assistance,
training education, and informational activities as well as create programs
whose purpose is to advance political participation by African Americans and
other minority group members.
for Graduate Studies in Management
A consortium established to hasten the promotion and advancement
of minorities into managerial positions in many varying fields of business.
Constituency for Africa
as a constituency for a broad based coalition of organizations, institutions,
and individuals committed to the constant progression and diligent development
of African Nations.
institution which takes pride in creating programs and services for children
and youth with the intent focus on the special needs of their participants.
Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
A sorority that encourages academic achievement through
scholarship aid and endowments for distinguished professionals.
A determined and driven group of professional women in support of
the civic, charitable, and educational endeavors developing within the
national business and professional sorority that works to create congenial
fellowship among businesswomen and assist them in building professional
Executive Leadership Council
A not for profit, independent, non-partisan organization made up
of high ranking African American executives from Fortune 100 business
Federation of Southern Cooperatives Land
resource guide, advocacy group, and technical assistance advisory for member
coops on black land loss and land retention in the southeast.
international endeavor whose primary goals are the search to adequately enrich
community welfare in general through the volunteer services of a variety of
Music Workshop of America
musical institution of Gospel which gives detailed workshops with the intent to
inspire gospel and spiritual music in its members.
Phi Groove Social Fellowship, Inc.
organization was founded with the intentions of emphasizing academic awareness
and good ethical standards amongst college men of a variety of criteria.
Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World
not-for-profit fraternal institution assigned the task of conducting charitable
activities by means of various civic, education, and religious programs. www.ibpoew.net
Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters
group for fire fighters, which was formed with the understanding of the need to
shine a bright light on the needs of black fire fighters throughout the United
States of America.
International Black Writers
committee of authors and journalists committed to encouraging black writers
nationwide to produce fiction and non-fiction work concerning black ideas,
concepts, and ideologies.
Lambda Sorority, Inc.
international organization of business and professional women whose mission is
the worthwhile contribution to changing social and economic patterns.
Theta Fraternity, Inc.
national social service organization of both graduate and undergraduate
students who insists on creating new traditions rather than relying on existing
Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
charitable group that provides educational, cultural, civic, and social
programs for minority youth.
Jackie Robinson Foundation
not-for-profit organization preserving the legacy of Baseball Hall of Fame
great Jackie Robinson through the distribution of scholarships in higher
education, while creating educational and leadership development programs for
Center for Political and Economic Studies
A center focused on helping black Americans participate completely
and effectively in the organizations that govern our society.
Unity, Generosity, and Service, Inc. (JUGS)
national charitable organization comprised of business and professional women
whose primary concern is the welfare of children.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
A fraternity intent on fostering black achievement on college
campuses across the country by providing a support group and resource for
African American men of culture, patriotism, and honor.
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc.
A strong minded sorority who engaged in bringing together business
and professional women to promote the sorority’s ideals, sisterhood,
achievement, scholarship, and service.
Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Formed after President John F. Kennedy appealed directly to the
nation’s leading private lawyers to support the struggle for equality among
black citizens. www.lawyerscommittee.org
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
coalition group of major national organizations, which represents a variety of
associations, such as African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian American labor
groups, major religious groups, women, the elderly, the handicapped, and other
minority businesses and professions.
Inc.This organization promotes educational, civic, and cultural
activities to enrich the lives of its members and of the world community.
Income Housing Information Service (National Low Income Housing Coalition)
non-membership endeavor with subscribers of all races nationwide that provides
information for housing organizations, advocates, activists, and people of low
income on the requirements for affordable housing in America.
Minority Business Enterprise Legal
Defense and Education Fund
for the public interest to provide information and legal assistance to help
with the development of minority business nationwide.
Free and Accepted Masons of the World, Inc.
Working through the Modern Free brotherhood method to train and
educate leaders adjoined with the organization, as well as foster a set of
definite goals in life on behalf of Masons and Stars.
Research Center (MSRC)
on the campus of Hoard University, this research center is one of the world’s
largest and most comprehensive repositories of several well-documented collections
on the history and culture of people of African descent in the Americas,
Africa, and Europe.
Worshipful National Grand Lodge and Accepted Ancient York Masons Prince Hall
Origin, National Compact, U.S.A., Inc.
Founded for its members to adhere to the concept of a Supreme
Being, while contributing to nonmember grants, scholarships, and charities.
National Action Council for Minorities in
Founded to address the problem of the under representation of
African Americans, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Native Americans in
the field of engineering.
Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE)
Developing black leadership and influencing policy within the
educational community through NASBE’s roster of black teachers, administrators,
policymakers, and support personnel.
Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees (NAPFE)
Composed of federal and postal employees, the National Alliance seeks
to improve the working conditions of its constituents as well as to bring about
constructive social change.
Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
as a voluntary independent association by historically black colleges and universities,
this organization is driven to articulate the need for a higher education
system where race, income, and previous education are not determinants of
either the quantity or quality of higher education.
Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Organized as a coalition of black political activists and white
progressives, the NAACP operates through more than 2,200 branches for the
advancement of African Americans.
Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Originally set up as a national civil rights law firm, this group
provides free legal representation to blacks in cases against discrimination in
education, employment, voting, housing, health care, and administration of
National Association of Bench and Bar
This organization is comprised of spouses of attorneys and judges
from the Unites States, the Virgin Islands, and Africa. Its role is to execute
charitable and/or educational endeavors and to promote a closer union among
spouses and surviving spouses of lawyers and judges on local, national, and
Association of Black Accountants, Inc.
Dedicated to the collaboration between accountants and accounting
students with similar interest and ideals, who are equally committed to
professional and academic excellence.
Association of Black Catholic Administrators
An association heading offices for black Catholic ministries in
the Roman Catholic dioceses.
Association of Black County Officials
An association formed for black county officials to review, share,
and develop responses to local and national issues affecting their constituency
and county government.
Association of Black Journalists
Representing a majority of African American journalists in the
nation’s major newspapers, magazines, radio, and television stations and
Association of Black Social Workers, Inc.
to provide a structure and forum through which African American social workers
and workers in related fields of social services can exchange ideas, offer
services, and develop programs which work in cooperation, support, development,
or sponsorship with community welfare projects and programs.
Association of Black-Owned Broadcasters
association provides information on the broadcast industry and the Federal
Communications Commissions to both the general public and to its members.
Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
national organization designed to examine and act upon the needs and concerns
of African Americans and other minorities in the administration of equal
justice in the United States.
National Association of Colored Women’s
group open to women interested in pursuing civic, education, and social-based
activities, which will benefit the African American community at large.
Association of Health Service Executives
association sponsors and participates in local and national programs and
projects designed to improve quality, access, and availability of health
National Association of Investment
association set up to aid private equity firms that invest in an ethnically
Association of Minority Contractors
is a full-service, not-for-profit, educational association representing
thousands of African American, Hispanic, Asian Pacific, and Native American
construction contractors in the U.S. and the Virgin Islands.
Association of Minority Media Executives
to establish relationships among experienced officers, editors, and business
managers of color in media based industries in the United States.
Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs
of a coalition of local groups, this organization serves as a support network
for tens of thousands of African American women in both professional and
Association of Neighborhoods
to provide information, training, and technical assistance to neighborhood
groups nationwide, this organization is tasked to inform constituent groups of
legislation that would impact neighborhoods.
Association of University Women
institution geared to providing nationwide organizational structuring to
coordinate the concerns and activities of locally based groups of college women
towards constructive work in education, public and civic affairs, as well as
National Association of Urban Bankers
(Urban Financial Services Coalition)
organization made up of minority professionals in the banking industry, as well
as other related financial fields.
proud representative of the only trade association whose main task at hand is
the representation of the interests of the nation’s minority and women-owned
National Baptist Convention of America,
second largest black Baptist group in America, this organization represents
several thousand affiliated churches with a collective membership of
four-and-a-half million people. Furthermore, this convention’s primary
objectives entail doing missionary work in Africa, the Caribbean, and South
America to promote and improve home mission, education, and evangelical work.
Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.
the largest organization in the world, this convention was originally
established on the basis of a parent institute to a number of smaller black Baptist
groups and has worked to unite black groups into a singular economic force.
Bar AssociationThis association contributes through
diligent work, the constant reassurance that equal justice prevails for all
Americans of any race.
Beauty Culturists League, Inc.
professional cosmetology organization is dedicated to upgrading professional
standards in the industry, all while assuring equal opportunities through fair
licensing and state regulation practices.
Black Catholic Congress
initiated to employ and exhibit the rich gifts of African American history and
heritage alongside the Roman Catholic Church, in the process becoming more
efficient at evangelizing non-churchgoing African Americans.
National Black Caucus of Local Elected
national not-for-profit, non-partisan organization formed to exert a positive
influence on the National League of Cities as it develops policies and program
activities that affect issues of concern to African Americans in an effort to
provide an organizational structure for local black elected officials.
National Black Caucus of State
black caucus established to function as an informational resource and network
for African American state legislators.
Black Chambers of Commerce
to promote the growth of black-owned businesses and support African American
members of the chambers of commerce.
Black Child Development Institute
firmly in support of the improvement of the quality of life and available
opportunities for African American Children.
Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation
alumni foundation set up to preserve and highlight the accomplishments and
contributions of historically black colleges and universities and their alumni
with the assistance from alumni, administrators, students, corporations, and
Black MBA Association, Inc.
not-for-profit association for minorities who have received MBA’s in both or
either the private and public sectors.
Black Media Coalition
as an organization of communication specialists to monitor African American
participation in the media industry.
Black Nurses Association, Inc.
An association tasked with recruiting for the nursing field,
operates as a job bank, functions as a resource for federal agencies to gather
information concerning health care, and monitors federal legislation with a
special focus on minorities.
Black Police Association, Inc.
organization comprised of African American police members dedicated to the
promotion of justice, fairness, and effectiveness in law enforcement.
Black Programming Consortium
consortium for African American professionals across the United States working
in the television industry and seeks to develop more positive portrayals of
National Black Public Relations Society
A public relations committee who was formed with the fundamental
purpose of promoting and expanding the opportunities available to minorities in
National Black Republican Council
A political organization urging blacks to become more active in
politics as members of the Republican Party.
Black United Fund
fund has been founded with the purpose of the solicitation of charitable funds
from African Americans so as to generously distribute the collected proceeds to
deserving black organizations nationwide.
Bowling Association, Inc.
oldest and largest predominately black athletic association in the U.S. organized
at the time when African Americans were not readily allowed in many of the
nation’s bowling allies.
Brotherhood of Skiers
Primarily organized to promote both recreational and competitive
skiing among minorities. This brotherhood also encourages black youth from
around the country to participate in the organization’s effort to identify,
develop, and finance the training of future United States Ski Team members.
Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc.
as an advocate on issues affecting the black elderly in regards to Congress and
Federal agencies, as well as providing employment, housing and training opportunities
Coalition of 100 Black Women
not-for-profit volunteer coalition dedicated to community service, leadership
development, and the enhancement of career opportunities through networking and
National Conference of Black Mayors, Inc.
non-partisan nationwide conference providing means of service to African
American mayors across the nation.
Conference of Black Political Scientists
by a group of political scientists concerned about the status of blacks in the
discipline of science as well as that of the African American community in
National Dental Association
to promote the professional development of black dentists, support
comprehensive health care programs for the minority community, and establish a
professional presence at legislative levels responsible for discussions on
health care delivery.
by African American economists, this association aims to promote the
professional careers of blacks within the field of economics and increase the
number of minority economists in America.
Forum for Black Public Administrator
comprehensive forum devoted completely to the advancement of black public
administrative leadership in the United States.
Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc.
introduced by licensed funeral directors and morticians, this funeral
association seeks to maintain high professional standards for the benefit of
the public and their own business communities.
high standards in medical education and practice, helps eliminate racial
discrimination in American medical institutions, and advances public education
on health issues.
Minority Business Council, Inc.
well-established business council whose priorities are the assistance with the
needs of minority-run businesses.
Suppliers Development Council, Inc.
council established to expand business opportunities for minority-owned
companies, as well as encourage mutually beneficial economic links between
minority suppliers and both the public and private sectors.
Naval Officers Association
professional and career development of minority officers in the United States
Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
Newspaper Publisher Association
organization aids and represents the publishers of the several hundred black
newspapers and magazines through the United States of America.
Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
to the principles of justice as it is related to law enforcement and to ensure
fairness in the pursuit of justice, as well as the elimination of racism and
bias within law enforcement.
Organization of Minority Architects
organization made up of architects on professional, graduate, and even student
levels, as well as practitioners in related design fields.
nationwide council tasked with the coordination of the activities of
inter-collegiate Greek Letter sororities and fraternities who are active on
black college campuses.
not-for-profit organization that provides minority pharmacists with a viable
means to contribute to their common improvement as well as to the public good.
National Congress of Black Women, Inc.
independent, non-partisan political organization which encourages all African
American women to participate in political processes as voters, political
candidates, policymakers, fundraisers, and as political role models for
Technical Association, Inc.
organization is comprised of professional and student chapters who are involved
in the study or practice of scientific or technological work, including
United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc.
nationally united church association that clarifies and outlines a uniform
system of ushering for its members and presents scholarships to young people.
This association also routinely publishes a quarterly newsletter.
Urban League, Inc.
interracial, not-for-profit community service organization with over 100 local
affiliates and regional offices. Since 1910, the League has worked to eradicate
racial discrimination and to champion political and economic equality for
Concept Self Development Center, Inc.
development center set up as a private not-for-profit human service agency
intent on bridging the gap in availability of high quality mental health and
social service in the inner city.
New Professional Theatre
to increase opportunities in the performing arts for minorities with special
emphasis on minority women involved in acting, dancing, singing, directing, and
stage managing and other arts and crafts of the theatre.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
fraternity dedicated to providing lasting experiences in communal living as
well as fostering leadership skills to further provide a unique advantage to
its fraternal members.
Hundred Black Men
Hundred Black Men was originally created with the intention of achieving
meaningful improvement to black housing, education, employment, health
services, government, and the overall quality of life for minorities.
as the only minority opera company owned and operated by blacks, its purpose is
to provide additional opportunities for gifted minority singers,
instrumentalists, directors, and conductors in the field of grand opera. www.operanorth.com
PUSH (Rainbow PUSH Coalition)
human rights movement determined to pursue equality in economic and educational
fields, as well as maintain justice around the world.
Industrialization Centers of America, Inc
organization is made up of a network of employment and training programs bound
together by a common commitment and dedication to serving the poor and
Organization of Black Airline Pilots,
Inc. (Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals)
organization established to ensure that African Americans and other minorities
have access to a support group that could provide information on opportunities
for advancement within commercial aviation.
Phelps Stokes Fun
group is highly dedicated to the improvement of education for African
Americans, American Indians, and whites in need.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Howard University fraternity is completely committed to community service,
general academic excellence, and international awareness.
organization of African American teachers who are dedicated to the fostering of
a spirit of true sisterhood, all whilst upholding the very highest ideals in
regards to the teaching profession at all levels.
Bugs Social and Civic Club
club promotes social and civic cooperation among various women’s groups while
encouraging social, economic, educational, and cultural advancement. www.pinochlebugs.com
National Baptist Convention, Inc.
as a movement reflecting of the religious, social, and political climate of its
time and later became a convention orchestrated by its earliest members
involved in the freedom movement for African Americans in the United States.
Center for Research in Black Culture
branch of the New York Public Library system, its focus remains on preserving
an extensive private collection of books on African American culture by the
late Arthur A. Schomburg.
Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
established at Butler University, this sorority has a primary focus of
community outreach service, leadership training, and education enhancement for
Phi Fraternity (“The Boule”)
in Philadelphia in 1904, this fraternity prides itself in being the oldest
predominantly African American Greek Letter fraternal society.
Christian Leadership Conference
A leadership conference that brings moral initiative, spiritual
reinforcement, and avid recruitment against the struggles of racial oppression.
Poverty Law Center
not-for-profit organization whose primary task is the upholding of the legal
rights of the poor in general.
non-membership organization and council working diligently to promote and
enrich equality in American life.
National Medical Association, Inc
by students at Howard University and members of the National Medical
Association to help recruit minority high school students into the medical
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
scholarship fund provides merit scholarships for students who plan on attending
historically black colleges and universities, while simultaneously embracing
business, higher education, and professional sports.
to marshal public opinion in the United States in favor of policies and
practices which would achieve a more progressive U.S. foreign policy toward the
nations of both Africa and the Caribbean, respectively.
by veterans of the all black Air Force personnel, this group serves as a
watchdog for minority concerns in the aerospace and aviation fields, as well as
those interested newcomers and veterans alike, even granting scholarship aid to
students entering the field.
foundation is completely devoted and dedicated to the assistance in the work of
black community based organizations.
Negro College Fund
well-known and well-represented united college fund primarily organized to
raise money for the nation’s historically black private institutions of higher
National Alumni Council
An alumni council established as an umbrella organization for
hundreds of thousands of alumni and currently enrolled students alike for the
42 UNCF member colleges.
Zeta Delta Phi Sorority, Inc.
sorority founded on the principle of promoting academic excellence, providing
positive role models, and encouraging the youth of the United States.
Beta Sorority, Inc.
at Howard University, this sorority is committed to scholarship, cultural
exposure, career guidance, and community service.