This page is reserved as a directory only. All of our visitors are welcome to share the information and or the listings below of national African American organizations and or non-profit groups, dedicated to serving the African American community.
If you are apart of a prominent African American non-profit organization or have knowledge of any such organizations and or groups that we may have overlooked, please contact me with the name of the organization or group, along with a brief description and contact information, so that we may add your organization or group to the list below.
National African American Non-Profit Organizations:
1) - National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (or better know to most of us as the NAACP)
Founded in 1909, this well known organization (a personal favorite of mine), is a true champion of social justice for Black people. For well over 100 years now, this organization is continuing it's long and hard battle for justice on every level, and to ensure that the voices of African American people are heard.
Based in Baltimore, Maryland.
Contact info: www.naacp.org
2) - National Urban League (NUL)
Another one of 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.
Contact info: www.nul.org
3) - 100 Black Men of America
Based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Contact info: www.100blackmen.org
4) - Black Wall Street Merchants Association
Based in Oakland, California.
Contact info: www.blackwallstreet.org
5) - African American Planning Commission (AAPC)
This organization addresses issues of homelessness, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, housing shortages, as well as unemployment within the African American communities in which most of us live and serve.
Based in Brooklyn, New York.
Contact info: http://www.aapci.org/
6) - National Association of Blacks In Criminal Justice (NABCJ)
This organization provides leaders dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice, with the goal of achieving equal justice for Black people and other minorities.
Based in Durham, North Carolina.
Contact info: www.nabcj.org/
7) - Be Someone, Inc.
This organization (also one of my personal favorites) uses numerous tools, including the game of chess, to promote self-esteem, responsibility, and analytical thinking among "at-risk" Black children in this country.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Contact info: www.besomeone.org
8) - National Action Council For Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
Based in White Plains, New York.
Contact info: www.nacme.org
9) - Miss Black USA
This organization provides educational opportunities to outstanding young women of color and also helps young Black women to develop the whole woman....mind, body, and spirit.
Based in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Contact info: www.missblackusa.org
10) - National Registry of Black Baby Names
Are you currently preparing to have a baby? This directory provides the largest online collection of baby names that are hallmarks of African culture. Names that African American and African parents can choose for their unborn child. Also, the meaning of each name is provided as well.
Based in Columbus, Ohio.
Contact info: www.blackbabynames.org
11) - Your Organization Or Group Here:
The above Black organizations are greatly needed today, because the African American community is often ignored by mainstream society. In addition, Black organizations can serve specific needs that only pertain to African American families.
Hundreds of these organization exist nationwide with local chapters in many urban cities. These organizations can certainly help us with health care, daycare, addictions, housing, entrepreneurship, minority business grants, minority business loans, scholarships, internships, equal opportunity, our civil rights, and much much more. As a result of these resources, we can "GREATLY" impact our homes, communities, churches and more importantly, Black people as a whole!
Please take advantage of the above resources and hopefully many lives will change for the better. Again, If anyone knows of more Black organizations and or services that would benefit ALL African Americans, please feel free to contact me with a brief description and contact information!
Did you know that if you are an American citizen and or a legal alien and need community service (childcare, job training, senior services, etc.), and you don't know where to start, you can simply pick up your phone and dial 211?
2-1-1 is a free emergency hotline service available anywhere in the USA, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can connect you to any community service help center (within the city or county you are calling from). If you need childcare for your child(ren), adult care for your parents, or emergency care for yourself - Please pick up your phone right now and dial 211.
2-1-1 is a National Collaborative which means this community service information can be accessed in every state. United Way is the main facilitator of this service.
2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referrals in every state. Anyone may call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and much more.
So again, if you are an American citizen or a legal alien facing tough financial, health, career, addiction(s) and or housing difficulties, please dial 211 to get the help you need, or go to their national website @:
Once you gain access to the website, proceed to type in your zip code, for further information, or a referal in your area.