African Business Roundtable USA / The African Business Roundtable USA is a non-profit, non-partisan Black business organization composed of the chief executive officers of leading and frontline African owned businesses. It is a powerful and compelling advocate for a strong economy and a healthy business climate for African frontline businesses in the United States. The organization promotes trade, commerce, and cultural exchange through education between the United States and countries of the African Disapora.
Black Business Association (BBA) / The Black Business Association (BBA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Los Angeles, California. They have access and influence with more than 85,000 African-American-owned and women/minority-owned firms via strategic alliances with more than 100 women/minority trade associations in more than 42 states nationwide.
American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity (AAAED) / The association of professionals managing affirmative action, equal opportunity, diversity and other HR programs.
American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) / Ensures the input of African Americans into the discussion and development of energy policies, regulations, R&D technologies and environmental issues.
Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) / Promotes and advances the profession of African Psychology.
Association of Black Sociologists (ABS) / A membership organization for black social science leaders committed to research, teaching, mentoring, service, and social justice.
Association of Black Women Physicians (ABWP) / An organized network of black women physicians committed to the improvement of public health and health equity.
Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) / The BBPA, founded in 1983, is a non-profit, charitable organization that addresses equity and opportunity for the Black community in business, employment, education and economic development. Based in Toronto, Canada, their mission is to advance Canada’s Black communities by delivering programs that support business and professional excellence, higher education and economic development.
Black Culinarians Alliance (BCA) / A nationwide non-profit, educational and networking organization of hospitality and food service professionals.
Based in New York, New York
Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) / An organization for black professionals in IT including programmers, analysts, engineers, managers, instructors, and entrepreneurs.
Blacks In Government (BIG) / Promotes equity in all aspects of life, and excellence in public service.
Based in Washington, DC
International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters (IABPFF) / Dedicated to cultivating and maintaining professional competence and establishing unity among black professional fire fighters.
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) / The Minority Business Development Agency is a minority business organization that supports job growth and economic expansion through a network of business centers that are specifically designed to help minority-owned business. This agency, managed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, strongly believes that the U.S. economy continues to benefit from a strong minority business sector.
National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) / Dedicated to empowering African-American insurance professionals.
National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) / Devoted to the success of the nation’s children, particularly children of African descent.
National Association for Black Veterinarians (NABV) / Dedicated to supporting African-American individuals within the field of veterinary medicine.
National Association of African American Studies (NAAAS) / Serves as a resource for scholars in the field doing research related to the African and African American experience.
National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) / An inspirational and unique career development and networking powerhouse.
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) / NABA is a Black business organization that addresses the professional needs of African American accountants, and aims to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors. The association aims to unite and assist professionals and students who have similar interests and ideals, and are committed to excellence in the field of economics and accounting.
National Black Chamber of Commerce / This organization is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States and via interaction with the Black Diaspora.
National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) / This association aims to empower minority business professionals through a wide range of strategic business forces, including career and education programs, entrepreneurship, lifestyle, and leadership. Based in Chicago, IL, their mission is to lead in the creation of economic and intellectual wealth for African Americans.
National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
The National Minority Supplier Development Council is the global leader in advancing business opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connecting them to member corporations. This minority business organization was founded in 1972 in New York City, the organization NMSDC provides increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) / The leader in expanding the influence of minority professionals in the fields of accounting and finance.
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, Florida
National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) / Provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide.
National Association of Black Male Educators (NABME) / Promotes the professional advancement of black and minority male educators.
National Association of Black Narcotics Agents (NABNA) / Devoted to furthering the hiring, training, and retention of minority DEA employees.
National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) / Committed to enhancing quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry.
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
National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ) / Comprised of African Americans in law enforcement, judicial admin, juvenile justice, institution-based corrections, and more.
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (NANBPWC) / Promotes and protects the interests of African American business and professional women.
National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM) / A membership organization for African-American music and musicians, performers, educators, students, administrators, and enthusiasts.
National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) / The nation’s oldest and most historic black real estate membership-based professional association.
National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) / The premier non-profit organization for minorities and women in the securities industry.
National Black Association of Speech Language and Hearing (NBASLH) / A membership organization representing certified black speech-language and hearing professionals.
National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) / Leads in the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for African Americans.
National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) / A forum for black nurses to advocate for and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color.
National Black Police Association (NBPA) / A national organization is dedicated to promoting justice, fairness, and effectiveness in law enforcement.
National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) / The only professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of African Americans as prosecutors.
National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) / Organized to study, enhance, and promote the political aspirations of people of African descent.
National Dental Hygienists’ Association (NDHA) / Committed to serving minority dental hygiene practitioners of African American descent and bringing the community together for betterment.
National Economic Association (NEA) / Offers membership to minority professionals and graduate students in the field of economics and a wide array of related disciplines.
National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) / A professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of black leadership in the public sector.
National Medical Association (NMA) / The collective voice of African American physicians and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine.
National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN) / A professional organization of African-American dietetic and nutrition practitioners.
National Sales Network (NSN) / The National Sales Network (NSN) is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit membership organization whose objective is to meet the professional and developmental needs of African-American sales and sales management professionals. They also help other individuals who want to improve their professional sales skills. They have local chapters all around the country, and conduct several annual skill development seminars.
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) / Dedicated to serving culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.
National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) / Promotes the professional well-being of African American physicist and physics students.
Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) / A nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of minorities in all aviation and aerospace careers.
The National Black Lawyers Top 100 / The National Black Lawyers Top 100 is an elite network of legal experts, highly successful and influential lawyers, with reputations for providing excellent legal representation in their respective practice areas.
The Northern California Council of Black Professional Engineers (NCCBPE) / A 501 (c) (3),non-profit organization established in 1970 by a group of concerned engineers seeking to form ties between the many Black scientists in Northern California.
U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) / The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) is an association of over 100 self-sustaining, viable Black Chambers and small business associations nationwide. They provide committed, visionary leadership and advocacy in the realization of economic empowerment. Through the creation of resources and initiatives, they support African American Chambers of Commerce and Black business organizations in their work of developing and growing Black enterprises.