Kha-Nu short list of African-American Professionals who can complement our development strategy.


National Black Lawyers – Top 100 is to promote excellence in the legal profession for the accomplished black attorneys in the U.S. through advocacy training, marketing, networking and education of lawyers.


​Association of Black American Ambassadors is a national organization incorporated in the District of Columbia whose purpose is to bring together African Americans who were appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate as Ambassadors of the United States in order to advance public understanding of diplomacy, to promote diversity within the various government agencies responsible for foreign policy, and to put their knowledge at the service of the national interest. 

National Black MBA Association® leads in the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for Black professionals.

National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. (NABVETS) will provide strategic advocacy on behalf of its membership with Congress and the federal administration; state administrations; county and city legislators; and other agencies and organizations.

The National Association of Black Military Women.

National Coalition of 100 Black Women formed to be an advocate for Black women in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment.

National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs is known for their historical legacy of supporting the causes of suffrage, prohibition, and civil rights.

National Congress of Black Women, Inc. mission is to contribute to the educational, political, and cultural development of Black women and youth.

National Council of Negro Women continues the work of appealing to the concerns of Black women that she began years ago. Notable programs include a small business incubator program in Senegal, a national obesity abatement initiative, and a partnership with women’s organizations in Benin.

Black Women’s Health Imperative touted as the only national non-profit geared specifically towards improving the health and wellness of Black women and girls, the Black Women’s Health Imperative is making a difference, day by day.

Business

National Association of Black Accountants: Founded in 1969. Goal is to represent the than 200,000 African American professionals in accounting and finance.

National Association of African Americans in Human Resources: A national organization of human resource professionals with 36 local chapters; includes consultants and students.

National Black MBA Association: A 8,000-member professional organization made up of African American graduates with MBAs and advanced degrees. Established in 1970, its mission is to increase the number and diversity of African Americans in business.

National Sales Network: An association of African American sales and sales management professionals. Organized in 1992, with more than 2,000 members in 16 chapters.

Design

Organization of Black Designers: Comprised of 10,000 design professionals in visual communications, as well as graphic, interior, fashion and industrial design.

Engineering and science

American Association of Blacks in Energy: Founded in 1977; 36 chapters. Specialties include energy policy, technology and the environment.

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers: Organized in 1972 to build a community of minority scientists and engineers; 39 professional and university chapters.

National Society of Black Engineers: Started in 1975, it now has more than 35,700 members, more than 390 college, precollege and technical professional chapters nationwide and overseas. The group's mission is to increase the number of African American engineers, as well as help them succeed professionally and to give back to their communities.

National Society of Black Physicists: The largest organization of African American physicists; 16 sections ranging from astronomy, astrophysics and nuclear physics to technology transfer, business development and entrepreneurship. Its mission is to promote the professional well-being of African American physicists within the international scientific community.

National Association of Black Geoscientists

General

100 Black Men of America: Founded in 1963; now 110-plus chapters with more than 10,000 members. Its mission includes leadership, mentoring, education, health and economic development.

Government

Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has been committed to using the full Constitutional power, statutory authority, and financial resources of the federal government to ensure that African Americans and other marginalized communities in the United States have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.

Blacks in Government: Members are civil servants at the federal, state, county and municipal levels. Founded in 1975; more than 50 chapters include the Departments of State and Homeland Security, the Coast Guard, and the National Institutes of Health.

Healthcare

National Black Nurses Association: Organized in 1971; 80 chapters represent more than 150,000 African American nurses in the US, Caribbean and Africa.

National Medical Association: The oldest (founded 1895) and largest national professional organization for African American physicians. A leading force for parity in medicine, it provides educational programs and conducts outreach efforts.

Student National Medical Association: The largest organization focused on the needs and concerns of African American medical students and residents.

Law and criminal justice

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice: Organized in 1974; state and local chapters across the US. Members include law enforcement personnel, corrections officers, court employees, social services workers, academics and clergy.

National Bar Association: An advocate for social justice since 1925; promotes professional development for African Americans in the legal profession. More than 20,000 member lawyers, judges, educators and law students.

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives: Founded in 1976. Public service organization serves as the "conscience of law enforcement."

Media

National Association of Black Journalists: A professional organization for African Americans working in print, radio, television, new media and related areas; founded in 1975.

Tech

BDPA: BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) was organized in 1975. More than 40 chapters. Open to African Americans in data processing and related fields.

Blacks in Technology: A professional platform for PoC in technology, BIT serves to increase the visibility and participation of PoC in tech through community, media, mentorship, and stewardship.

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.

Blacks In Government (BIG) - Promotes equity in all aspects of life, and excellence in public service.

Black Wall Street Merchants Association - Serves as an advocate for commerce in the African American community.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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