100 Black Men of America
Working to improve the quality of life within the African American community.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia
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
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
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
Black Culinarians Alliance (BCA)
A nationwide non-profit, educational and networking organization of hospitality and food service professionals.
Based in New York, New York
Blacks In Government (BIG)
Promotes equity in all aspects of life, and excellence in public service.
Based in Washington, DC
Black Wall Street Merchants Association
Serves as an advocate for commerce in the African American community.
Based in Oakland, California
Black Women In Sisterhood For Action (BISA)
Develops and promotes alternative strategies for educational and career development of black women.
Based in Washington, DC
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI)
Improves and protects the lives of African American children.
Based in Washington, DC
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.
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
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
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
Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA)
The Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies aims to grow, strengthen and protect the Hispanic marketing and advertising industry by providing leadership in raising awareness of the value of the Hispanic market opportunities and enhancing the professionalism of the industry.
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)
The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting is the leading professional association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in accounting, finance and related professions. ALPFA is a not-for-profit entity registered with the Internal Revenue Service.
The Committee for Hispanic Families and Children (CHFC)
The Committee for Hispanic Families and Children aims to improve the quality of life for Hispanic children and families. CHFC has developed and implemented programs that meet the needs of low-income Hispanic families and children in such critical areas as youth development, child care, HIV/AIDS prevention and education, immigrant services, public policy and advocacy.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
The mission of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute is to develop the next generation of Hispanic leaders. Its vision is an educated and civically active Hispanic community that participates at the local, state and federal policy decision-making levels. CHCI seeks to accomplish its mission by offering educational and leadership development programs, services and activities that promote the growth of participants as effective professionals and strong leaders. In the spirit of building coalitions, CHCI seeks to establish partnerships with other Hispanic and non-Hispanic organizations.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and University is a national organization representing the accredited colleges and universities in the United States where Hispanic students constitute at least 25 percent of the total student enrollment.
Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)
The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) strives to ensure that participation of the Hispanic community in corporate America is commensurate with Hispanic purchasing power. Responsible corporations endeavor to include Hispanics in employment, procurement, philanthropy and corporate governance.
Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)
The Hispanic National Bar Association is the incorporated, nonprofit, national association of Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors and law students committed to promoting the goals and objectives of the association. The HNBA has been the principal force behind the increased representation of Hispanics in all sectors of the legal profession, and has served as the legal voice for Hispanics for more than 20 years.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund is a national nonprofit organization with the principal objective of protecting and promoting the civil rights of U.S. Latinos through litigation, advocacy, educational outreach and the awarding of law scholarships.
National Association for Hispanic Elderly (ANPPM)
The National Association for Hispanic Elderly was founded to inform policy makers and the general public about the status and needs of elderly Hispanics and other low-income elderly. The organization provides direct social services and training and technical assistance to community groups and professionals in the field of aging. It also produces and distributes bilingual information on the Hispanic elderly.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. The association strives to organize and provide mutual support for Hispanics involved in the gathering or dissemination of news, encourage and support the study and practice of journalism and communications by Hispanics, foster and promote the fair treatment of Hispanics by the media, further the employment and career development of Hispanics in the media and foster a greater understanding of Hispanic media professionals’ special cultural identity, interests and concerns.
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials empowers Hispanics to participate fully in the American political process, from citizenship to public service. NALEO carries out this mission by developing and implementing programs that promote the integration of Hispanic immigrants into American society, developing future leaders among Hispanic youth, providing assistance and training to the nation’s Hispanic elected and appointed officials and by conducting research on issues important to the Hispanic population.
National Council of La Raza
The National Council of La Raza. the country’s largest national constituency-based Hispanic organization was established to reduce poverty and discrimination and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC)
The mission of the National Hispanic Corporate Council is to provide its member corporations with the resources, market intelligence, collective expertise, education and counsel to implement proven strategies for reaching the Hispanic community externally and leveraging Hispanic talent internally.
National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)
The National Hispanic Council on Aging addresses issues of health disparities, economic security, abuse and victimization of the elderly and their families and builds affordable housing for the elderly.
National Hispanic Institute (NHI)
The National Hispanic Institute targets top Hispanics in high school and college and conducts creative leadership training to develop students’ self-marketing, networking, college planning and organizational development skills.
National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)
The mission of the National Hispanic Medical Association is to improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved populations. As a rapidly growing national resource based in the nation’s capital, NHMA provides policymakers and health care providers with expert information and support in strengthening health service delivery to Hispanic communities across the nation. This organization represents 36,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States.
The National Institute for Latino Policy (NILP)
The National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP) (formerly the Institute for Puerto Rican Policy) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan policy center established in 1982. One of the leading think tanks in the Latino community utilizing an action research model, NiLP is involved in a wide range of policy issues affecting the Latino community.
National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs is a nonprofit organization that serves 28 chapters and 6,000 members in the United States and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation’s diverse workforce.
Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHPE)
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles, was formed as a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.
Tomas Rivera Policy Institute
The Tomas Rivera Policy Institute was founded as an independent, nonprofit research organization to foster sound public policies and programs relevant to the Hispanic community.
Chamber of Commerce
A Chamber of Commerce (also referred to in some circles as a board of trade) is a form of business network, e.g., a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Business owners in towns and cities form these local societies to advocate on behalf of the business community. The chamber of commerce is an organization of citizens who are investing their time and money in a community development program-working together to improve the economic, civic, and cultural wellbeing of the area. Local businesses are the members that elect a board of directors and/or executive council to set policy for the chambers. There are two primary functions of a chamber of commerce: first, it acts as a spokesman for the business and professional community and translates the group thinking of its members into action; secondly, it renders a specific product or services type that can be most effectively be beneficial by a community organization and to its members as a whole.
California Chambers of Commerce
Agoura Hills Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Alhambra Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Altadena Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
American Canyon Chamber of Commerce
Anaheim Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Antelope Valley Chambers of Commerce-Rosamond (Los Angeles)
Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
Arcadia Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Arleta Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Armenian Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Atwater Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Auburn Chamber of Commerce
Azusa Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Baldwin Park Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Bell Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Bellflower Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Bell Gardens Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce
Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Brawley Chamber of Commerce
Brea Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Buena Park Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Burbank Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
California Chamber of Commerce
Calabasas Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Camarillo Chamber of Commerce
Canoga Park Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce
Carson Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Castaic Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Catalina Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Century City Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Cerritos Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Chatsworth / Porter Ranch Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Chico Chamber of Commerce
Chinese Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce
City of Commerce Industrial Council (Los Angeles)
Claremont Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Compton Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Compton Latino Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Corona Chamber of Commerce
Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Coronado Chamber of Commerce
Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce
Covina Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Crescent City-Del Norte CoC
Culver City Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Cypress Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Dana Point Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Danville Area Chamber of Commerce
Downey Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Duarte Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
El Centro Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce
El Monte / South El Monte Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
El Segundo Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Exeter Chamber of Commerce
Fairfield Suisun Chamber of Commerce
Florence / Fireston Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Folsom Chamber of Commerce
Foster City Chamber of Commerce
Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
French American Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Fullerton Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Gardena Valley Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Glendale Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Glendora Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce
Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce
Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce
Greater Huntington Park Area Chamber of Comm.
Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce
Greater Reedley Chamber of Commerce
Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce
Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce
Harbor City / Gateway Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Hesperia Chamber of Commerce
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Huntington Park Greater Area Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Indio Chamber Of Commerce
Industrial Council Chamber of Commerce
Inglewood / Airport Area Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Irvine Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Irwindale Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Korean Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
La Canada- Flintridge Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
La Habra Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
La Quinta Chamber of Commerce
Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Lakewood Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
La Mirada Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
La Verne Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Lawndale Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Lemoore District Chamber of Commerce
Lincoln Heights Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Lodi Chamber of Commerce
Lomita Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & VB
Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce
Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Los Alamitos Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Lynwood Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Malibu Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Modesto Chamber of Commerce
Monrovia Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Montebellow Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Monterey Park Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Murrieta Chamber of Commerce
National City Chamber of Commerce
National U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Norwalk Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Oceanside Chamber of Commerce
Orange Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Orange County Business Council (Orange County)
Oxnard Chamber of Commerce
Pacoima Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Palmdale Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce
Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce
Palmdale Chamber of Commerce
Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Paramount Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Placentia Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Pomona Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Porterville Chamber of Commerce
Quartz Hill Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Ramona Chamber Of Commerce
Rancho Cordova Area Chamber of Commerce
Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce
Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Regional Black Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Reseda Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce
Rosemead Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Roseville Chamber of Commerce
Rowland Heights Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce
San Clemente Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce
San Diego North Chamber of Commerce
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
San Dimas Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
San Fernando Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
San Gabriel Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
San Marino Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
San Pedro Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
San Rafael Chamber of Commerce
Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and CVB
Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Santa Maria Valley Chamber
Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
Santee Chamber of Commerce
Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Sierrra Madre Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Silverlake Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce
South Bay Latino Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
South Gate Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Stanton Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Studio City Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Sunland-Tujunga Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Sun Valley Area Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Sylmar Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Tarzana – Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce
Temple City Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Thai American Chamber Of Commerce Of California (Los Angeles)
Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce
Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Torrance Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Turlock Chamber of Commerce
Tustin Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
United Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Universal City – North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Vacaville Chamber of Commerce
Vallejo Chamber of Commerce
Valley Industry & Commerce Association (Los Angeles)
Venice Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Vernon Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Victorville Chamber of Commerce
Vista Chamber of Commerce
Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
West Covina Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Westminster Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Whittier Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Winnetka Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Woodland Hills- Tarzana Chamber of Commerce (Los Angeles)
Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce (Orange County)
Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce
Scholarships & Grants
Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
Provide scholarships at the undergraduate or graduate level for certain minority students who are interested in pursuing actuarial careers.
AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
Provides awards to outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Scholarship
Created to fill a void in education funding. Its mission is to provide financial support to individuals and organizations engaged in lifelong learning.
American Political Science Assoc. Minority Fellows Program
Assists minority students in completing their doctorates by concentrating not only on the recruitment of minorities, but also on the retention of these groups within the profession.
Caribbean Tourism Organization Scholarship
Provides opportunities for Caribbean nationals to pursue studies in the areas of tourism, hospitality and language training.
Development Fund for Black Students in Science/Tech
An endowment fund which provides scholarships to African-American undergraduate students enrolled in scientific or technical fields of study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
“Dream Deferred” Essay Contest on Civil Rights
This essay contest takes its title from a 1951 poem by Langston Hughes: What Happens to a Dream Deferred? The poem helped propel the civil rights movement in the United States.
Education is Freedom National Scholarship
Provides college scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to high school seniors that have high GPAs, are active in the community, and have a financial need.
Emma L. Bowen Foundation For Minority Interests In Media
A non-profit organization whose mission is to create career opportunities in the media industry for minority youth through a program that focuses on scholastic achievement, direct work experience and professional development.
Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Scholarship
The goal of the enhancement programs is to increase the pool of and opportunities for qualified minority and female candidates in intercollegiate athletics through postgraduate scholarships.
Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Scholarship Program
Girls Going Places® Entrepreneurship Award Program is Guardian’s annual initiative designed to reward the enterprising spirits of girls ages 12 to 18.
Go On Girl Book Club Scholarships
$500 scholarship available to women and girls who have a passion for writing. Offers two scholarship including the Unpublished Writer’s Award and Aspiring Writers Educational Scholarship.
HBCU Study Abroad Scholarships
$2,000 award for a student who attends a black college who’s interested in studying in another country through an exchange program.
Helen T. Carr Fellowship Program
Supports and strengthens Black colleges as a major resource of African-American engineering graduates.
HIV/AIDS Story Writing Contest
A contest open to all youth between the ages of 14 and 22. Must write a story featuring a character with HIV.
Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers
Established by novelist Marita Golden to honor excellence in fiction writing by students of African descent enrolled full time as an undergraduate or graduate student in any college or university in the United States.
Jack and Jill of America Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is for African American high school seniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 who will be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at any accredited post-secondary institution in the United States.
Jeanette Rankin Foundation Grants For Low-Income Women
A non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for, and awarding scholarships to, low-income women, ages 35 and older.
Luster Products Cosmetology Scholarship
Awards scholarships to cosmetology students and college-bound high school students. Dedicated to providing scholarships and promoting entrepreneurship among the best and brightest African-American college students.
Mercer’s Diversity Scholarship Program
The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize achievement in scholastics, leadership potential and initiative among minority students.
Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Series Business Plan Competition
The award-winning Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Series was launched to respond to the needs of adults ages 21 and older seeking to achieve economic empowerment through entrepreneurship.
Minority Dental Student Scholarship
Award for minority students who are U.S. citiziens and are interested in pursuing a career as a dentist.
NAFEO “Writers of Passage” Essay Competition
The Sallie Mae Fund and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) have created the “Writers of Passage” Essay Competition.
National Association of Black Accountants Scholarship
Has provided more than $7.1 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various business professions.
National Fellowship of Black College Leaders Scholarship
Strengthens and supports Black student leaders at historically black colleges and universities by fostering and preserving positive relationships through scholarships and mentoring opportunities.
Nelly’s P.I.M.P Scholarship Contest
Scholarship essay contest presented by rapper and Hip-Hop artist Nelly, who owns an energy drink called Pimp Juice.
Paul Zindel First Novel Award
Students must submit an original work of fiction that is between 100 and 240 typewritten pages and is appropriate for an audience of children ages 8 to 12.
Porter Physiology Fellowships for Minorities
Designed to support the training of talented students entering careers in physiology by providing predoctoral fellowships for underrepresented students.
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Administers more than 300 scholarship, fellowship and institutional grants that support students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.
Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship
The scholarships are designed to alleviate the financial burdens associated with higher education, permitting the winners to devote more time both to pursuing their academic goals and advancing their leadership initiatives.
Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship
The ASRT Education and Research Foundation Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship program provides scholarships for academically out-standing, minority students attending an entry-level radiologic sciences program.
Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest
Encourages college students and young college professors around the world to study the meaning and significance of economic and personal liberty.
Special Libraries Association Affirmative Action Scholarship
For graduate study in librarianship leading to a master’s degree at a recognized school of library or information science.
Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund
Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund, a program of the Talbots Charitable Foundation, will award $100,000 in scholarships to women determined to finally get that college degree.
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
The premier organization in Black Higher Education that develops and prepares a new generation of leaders by providing resources, opportunities and advocacy to Public Historically Black Colleges & Universities, students and alumni.
Tri-Delta Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships
The Tri Delta Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships to collegians and alumnae each year.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship For Minorities
Based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups.
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program
Commitment to the academic success of minority students and to the cultivation and recruitment of qualified minority employees in technical fields.
African American News & Issues
This paper is Texas’ widest circulated and read newspaper with a Black perspective. This is a weekly newspaper and site visitors can find current and archived issues online.
Afro American Newspaper
This newspaper is the leading news provider for African Americans in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area and the longest running African American, family-owned newspaper in the US.
Atlanta Daily World
Full of top stories, classified and much more, this African American newspaper is full of relevant information pertinent to the Black communities.
This publication is Black Atlanta’s leading source for business, careers, technology and wealth-building.
The Atlanta Voice
The newspaper has the largest audited and circulated newspaper reaching the most diverse African American market in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
With many different sections to choose from, such as news, editorials, sports, lifestyles, etc, this is a comprehensive newspaper for the African American community.
This publication has been the online information network serving the African American community in the Northern California/Bay Area since 1989.
Part of the BlackPressUSA network, this newspaper provides a wealth of various information bits for the Black community.
This online newspaper is owned by Diversity City Media, and features daily news and celebrity photos. Also, features columns, and movie/DVD reviews.
Owned by the Huffington Post, this web site features daily news about African American culture. It primarily focuses on entertainment and celebrity content.
Black Star News Online
The Black Star News is New York’s leading investigative newspaper. The great team at BSN makes the publication even possible.
Boston – Bay State Banner
Providing news for the Boston’s Black community members is not all the newspaper does. It also includes editorials and opinions, as well as archives to past issues.
Call and Post Newspapers
A network of newspapers in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus who’s aim is focused on networking, educating and providing economic empowerment to all minority cultures.
The Carolina Peacemaker is part of the BlackPressUSA network, and it has served as North Carolina’s leading news weekly since 1967.
Now a weekly paper in Chicago, this newspaper was once the only daily Black publication in the country. CNN contributor Roland Martin used to be the publisher.
Chicago Standard Newspapers
Yet another paper that is part of the BlackPressUSA network, Chicago Standard Newspapers provides an array of information for its Black readers.
Giving the reader the opportunities to read the archived issues they may have missed, City Flight has many categories to choose from, as well as a “city search” section.
City News – Ohio
Providing a selection of African American categories to choose from, this BlackPressUSA network paper holds a wealth of information for its readers.
Weekly newspaper based in Columbus Ohio that focuses on local and national African American news and issues.
Daily Digest for African Americans
AKIIT.com is a virtual daily digest for the latest happenings within the African American community. Its weekly columns enlighten the readers on different points of view.
The leading African American Newspaper in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. They have been the voice of the Black community since 1986.
Dallas Post Tribune
This newspaper is the oldest and largest Black-owned newspaper in North Texas. It’s a weekly newspaper that has been in existence since 1947.
This publication serves the African American community through its news, opinion, entertainment, business and religion sections.
This online publication is the Electronic Urban Report for Black entertainment news – including music, film, and television. Run by Lee Baily of Rabercom Enterprises, this site has tons of loyal visitors.
Informing the Black community with its various categories, including world and national news, entertainment, history, etc, Exodus is an all-encompassing newspaper.
The Final Call was founded by Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. Readers can either read online, or they can subscribe to the full print edition.
Ink News Online
The paper is your best source for news about Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana’s Black community. It was incorporated in 2001.
Insight News is the journal for community news, business and arts. It was started in 1974 and seeks to provide preferred access to Black consumers for business, agencies and organizations.
This paper is Mississippi’s oldest African American newspaper, and the largest weekly newspaper in the state.
Los Angeles Sentinel
The largest newspaper on the west coast that focuses primarily on African American content. This paper was recently acquired by The Baker Group – a black-owned real estate developer.
The Metro Herald
Based in Alexandria, VA, this is the only black-owned newspaper in Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is distributed to local schools, libraries, businesses, and even to Congress.
The Miami Times
This publication is the largest minority-owned newspaper in the Southeast United States. It reports on African American issues in South Florida and nationally.
The Michigan Chronicle is the state’s most respected African American publication. It is an award winning publication that was founded in 1936.
This newspaper provides news, op-ed, sports, and classifieds, among other things, to its African American community of readers.
The paper is the first African American publication in Mississippi made available via the World Wide Web, a leading source of urban, rural, and community news.
Monroe Free Press
The Free Press is the voice of the Monroe area African American community. In addition to news and sports, it provides Black facts and local history.
National Association of Black Journalists
NABJ is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.
New York Amsterdam News
Part of the BlackUSAPress network, this paper is one of New York’s largest and most influential Black-owned and operated business institutions.
New England Informer
The paper’s mission is to disseminate information to empower Black Americans along the Eastern Sea Board and beyond.
New Journal and Guide
The New Journal and Guide is Virginia’s oldest Black weekly newspaper, proud to be a wholly Black-owned and operated business.
New Pittsburg Courier
The New Pittsburgh Courier is one of the oldest and most prestigious Black newspapers in the United States, established in 1907.
New York Beacon
New York’s finest African American Newspaper is part of the BlackPressUSA network. It provides readers with an array of categories to choose from.
People’s Voice Weekly
The Voice considers it their duty to set the record straight, where issues and events in the African-American communities are concerned.
The Tribune includes information in categories including, but not limited to, news headlines, lifestyle, entertainment, and sports.
QBR The Black Book Review
QBR provides an avenue new books and new authors to get recognized. Books are sectioned into genre categories, and reviews are also provided.
This newspaper in Sacramento offers weekly news on African American issues, entertainment, business and more. This paper has won many awards, and is a favorite to many.
San Francisco Bay View
The Bay Review is a national black newspaper that includes front page news, editorial and commentary, and web exclusives, in addition to an assortment of other items of interest.
South Florida Times
This publication is a newspaper that is designed to “Elevate the Dialogue” throughout the African Diaspora. It is the most influential weekly newspaper in South Florida serving the African-American and Caribbean community.
The Tribune offers a fresh and encouraging look at people and events that are having a positive impact on the African American future.
Launched by Henry Louis Gates and Washington Post, this online newspaper offers socially-conscious and culture-rich content to avid African American readers.
This newspaper is one of the longest, continuously-published African-American papers in the United States. It was very active in the Civil Rights Movement.
Part of the BlackPressUSA network, the Challenger provides African Americans in the St Petersburg, Florida area a newspaper to come to for all their news.
The Baton Rouge Weekly Press is considered to be the number one minority newspaper in The Greater Baton Rouge area and has served the public for over 31 years.
The Gazette is part of the BlackPressUSA network and much of its readership stems from the Ft Lauderdale, Florida area.
Windy City Word
This publication is a weekly newspaper serving the Greater West Side of Chicago since 1991. It projects a positive image of the community it serves.
Acacia Collection: A Treasure of African Americana
This museum is unlike any museum experience anywhere in the world, because every artifact on display was designed and used by African Americans.
African American Expressions
America’s leading gift and greeting card company that empowers groups in earning revenue for their community activities while sharing the beauty of our culture. America’s Best Fundraiser!
African American Museum of Philadelphia
The first institution built by a major United States city to house and interpret the life and artistic contributions of African Americans.
Afro-American Cultural Center
Located in Charlotte, the Center exists to present, preserve and promote African American art, culture and history for the education and enlightenment of all.
The work of Guichard, a black artist, was published in African Art: The Diaspora and Beyond The Daniel Texidor Parker Collection by Daniel Texidor Parker, 2004.
This popular female artist uses acrylic paint to create interesting images of African Americans in their daily life habits. She began her professional career as an artist at the age of 40, and has become an international sensation.
Anthony D. Lee
Lee has been creatively influenced by the city’s culinary and musical atmosphere and the years following the Civil Rights Movement.
Thomas’ artwork has been shown at exhibitions such as the African American Art Museum in Philadelphia.
Arna Bontemps African American Museum and Cultural Arts Center
Their mission is to further knowledge of the legacy of Bontemps and to promote awareness of African American history and culture through programs in the humanities and arts.
This gallery, established in 1999, provides a venue for exhibiting contemporary fine art by new and emerging Artists of African descent.
Association of African American Museums (AAAM)
This association is a non-profit member organization established to support African and African American focused museums – nationally and internationally. It is the premier organization that represents such art museums, and others.
This site features a large selection of limited edition and open edition prints and posters by popular African American, African and Caribbean artists.
Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
The museum’s goal is to become a statewide resource on the many facets of Black history through exhibitions, discussions and celebrations.
Black Art Depot
Based in Atlanta, this company’s goal is to be the number one supplier of african-american art, gifts and collectibles in the Southeast. They donate 5% of all profits to a deserving charity within the community.
Buchi Upjohn Aghaji
Aghaji, born in Nigeria, expresses his art through a variety of media including oil, watercolor and acrylic on cold-pressed paper, canvas, burlap, wood and pottery.
California African American Museum
The museum’s mission is to research, collect, preserve and interpret for public enrichment, the history, art and culture of African Americans.
The messages that Coleman’s works relay are global as he strongly believe that his spiritual beliefs are global and has the power to transcend cultural, ethnic and national barriers.
Charles H Wright Museum of African American History
The museum provides learning opportunities, exhibitions, programs and events based on outstanding collections and research that explore the diverse history and culture of African Americans.
Charley Palmer has his artwork displayed at art galleries all over the United States and has received multiple awards and commissions.
Chattanooga African American Museum
The museum is a source of curricula, historical references, creative works and media about the African American experience.
Cynthelia L. Cephas
The interest of Cephas, a quilter, was ignited when she became a member of the Nubian Heritage Quilters Guild of New Jersey and her hobby developed into a small business, C. C. Quilts.
Tilgman has established himself as one of the premier painters of African American Golf Art and Negro League Baseball images.
Diana Shannon Young
Diana’s artwork of vibrant hues has been shown at exhibitions all over the country. He work was even commissioned by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in 2004.
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, this Black artist has developed a distinctive style that contains abstract, Brazilian and African elements, laced with rich and vibrant color.
This Black artist feels her work is a “reflection of deep spirituality, her identity as a black woman and her love of color.” Her work is very popular, and highly-respected in the industry.
The art work of Gale Fulton-Ross can be seen at the American Museum of African American Artists in Boston and the California Museum of African American Art – among other places.
Nock, a former runningback for the New York Jets and the Washington Redskins, has created artwork that has been exhibited all over the United States.
Collins’ style is inspired by the trials and triumphs of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, and Muhammed Ali, and documents history through a unique cultural perspective.
An annual program produced by the Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center in Gainesville, Florida. The program runs an annual competition for Black artists from all around the world. The event
celebrates African cultural heritage with fine, and folk arts.
In 2004. Jose was the recipient of the African American Visual Artist Master Artist Award for the Tri-State Area.
Born in Kenya, this well-known African artist has earned many awards and has her artwork shown in numerous exhibitions in the United States.
Cantrell uses ceramic sculpture as her art platform and has her sculptures have been exhibited at New York’s prestigious National Black Fine Art Show and International Art Expo.
Lois Mailou Jones
For more than fifty years, Lois Mailou Jones has enjoyed a consistently successful career as a painter, teacher, book illustrator, and textile designer until her death in 1998.
Moe teaches two-dimensional design and painting at Moore College of Art and Design, the nation’s first and only women’s college devoted to the visual arts.
Museum of African American History
New England’s largest museum dedicated to preserving, conserving and interpreting the contributions of African Americans. Much of the preservation is done through art.
The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center
The mission of the Center is to educate the public about African American history and culture from the African origins to the present by collecting, preserving, and interpreting material evidence of the Black experience. More than 100 contemporary art quilts are featured in this touring exhibition.
National Museum of African Art
This nationally-recognized museum fosters the discovery and appreciation of the visual arts of Africa. It features art from various countries – including Kenya, Somalia, and South Africa.
Oggi is touted as a celebrity photographer due to his unique ability to capture a backstage perspective through his lens – often of the moments not captured by those documenting the music scene.
Paul S. Benjamin
Benjamin primarily uses collage and acrylic paints, and he was published in Daniel Texidor Parker’s book “African Art: The Diaspora and Beyond.”
Watson’s work can be identified by themes, which infuse some element of the African American experience: landscapes, contemporary women, and works which allow Watson to form a dialogue with his ancestors.
The museum’s mission is to educate people about African American art, history and culture and to promote harmony among all races.
US Black Art
Launched in 1997, this company sells African American art and works to develop and promote new and original art work by a rich and diverse group of young artists.
Schools, Colleges, & Universities
Alabama A&M University
PO Box 1347
Normal, AL 35762
Alabama State University
PO Box 271
Montgomery, AL 36101-0271
Albany State College
504 College Drive
Albany, GA 31705
Alcorn State University
1000 ASU Drive
Lorman, MS 39096
1530 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Arkansas Baptist College
1600 Bishop St.
Little Rock, AR 72202
145 Cabbarus Avenue, West
Concord, NC 28025
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
900 E. Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401-3239
Bethune Cookman College
640 Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32115
Bishop State Community College
351 N. Broad Street
Mobile, AL 36690
Bluefield State College
219 Rock Street
Bluefield, WV 24701
Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Rd
Bowie, MD 20715-9465
Central State University
1400 Brush Row Road
Wilberforce, OH 45384-3002
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
1837 University Circle
Cheyney, PA 19319
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
1731 East 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Clark Atlanta University
223 Jamess P. Brawley Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Clinton Junior College
P.O. Box 881
Rock Hill, SC 29731
Coahoma Community College
3240 Friars Point Road
Clarksdale, MS 38614
1804 Green Street
Selma, AL 36701
Coppin State College
2500 West North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21216-3698
Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Denmark Technical College
500 Solomon Blatt Blvd
Denmark, SC 29042
2601 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70122
Edward Waters College
1658 Kings Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Elizabeth City State University
1704 Weeksville Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301
1000 17th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208-3051
Florida A&M University
1610 S Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Florida Memorial College
15800 NE 42nd Ave.
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
Fort Valley State College
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030
Grambling State University
403 Main Street
Grambling, LA 71245
100 E Queen Street
Hampton, VA 23668
Harris-Stowe State College
3026 Laclede Ave
St. Louis, MO 63103
Hinds Community College
505 E Main Street
Raymond, MS 39154
2400 Sixth Street NW
Washington, DC 20059
900 Chicon Street
Austin, TX 78702-2795
Interdenominational Theological Center
671 Beckwith Street S.W
Atlanta, GA 30314
J.F. Drake State Technical College
3421 Meridian St, North
Huntsville, AL 35811
Jackson State University
1440 JR Lynch St.
Jackson, MS 39217
Jarvis Christian College
1470 Highway 80
Hawkins, TX 75765
Johnson C. Smith University
100 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
Kentucky State University
400 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
901 College St NW
Knoxville, TN 37921
545 Lane Ave
Jackson, TN 38301-4598
PO Box 1500
Langston, OK 73050-0907
Lawson State Community College
3060 Wilson Road Southwest
Birmingham, AL 35221
807 Walker Ave
Memphis, TN 38126
Lewis College of Business
17370 Meyers Rd
Detroit, MI 48235
Lincoln University (MO)
820 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Lincoln University (PA)
1570 Baltimore Pike, P.O. Box 179
Lincoln University, PA 19352
701 West Monroe Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
Mary Holmes College
Hwy. 50 West
West Point, MS 39773
Meharry Medical College
1005 D.B. Todd Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37208
5500 Myron Blvd
Fairfield, AL 35064
Mississippi Valley State University
14000 Highway 82 West
Itta Bena, MS 38941
830 Westview Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Morgan State University
Coldspring Lane and Hillen Rd
Baltimore, MD 21239
Morris Brown College
643 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA 30314
100 W. College Street
Sumter, SC 29150
Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411
North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
7000 Adventist Blvd
Huntsville, AL 35896
Philander Smith College
812 W. 13th Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
Prairie View A&M University
P.O. Box 519
Prairie View, TX 77446
150 E. Rust Ave.
Holly Springs, MS 38635
St. Augustine’s College
1315 Oakwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610
Saint Paul’s College
406 Windsor College
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
Savannah State University
3219 College Street
Savannah, GA 31404
1501 Lapsley Street
Selma, AL 36701
118 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Shelton State Community College
202 Skyland Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
315 Shorter Avenue
Rome, GA 30165
South Carolina State University
300 College Street NE
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
2011 Harding Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Southern University, New Orleans
6400 Press Drive
New Orleans, LA 70126
Southern University, Shreveport
3050 Martin Luther King Drive
Shreveport, LA 71107-8032
Southwestern Christian College
P.O. Box 10
Terrell, TX 75160
350 Spelman Lane, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
3601 Stillman Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
627 West Battle St.
Talladega, AL 35160
Tennessee State University
3500 John A Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209
2404 N. Grand Avenue
Tyler, TX 75702
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Avenue
Houston, TX 77004
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174
Trenholm State Technical College
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, AL 36108
1200 W Montgomery Road
Tuskegee, AL 36088
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 University Drive
PIne Bluff, AR 71601
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
2006 University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, MD 21853
The University of Texas at El Paso
500 West University Avenue
El Paso, TX 79968
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
University of the Virgin Islands
#2 John Brewer’s Bay
St. Thomas, VI 00802-9990
Virginia State University
1 Hayden Drive
Petersburg, VA 23806
Virginia Union University
1500 North Lombardy Street
Richmond, VA 23220