There has been an increasing interest by newer members of the NABSW regarding the formation of the NABSW in 1968. Some have been intrigued by the reality that this organization has continued all these years without outside funding. Some have been amazed that the NABSW has remained true to its roots as an African/ African- American/Black organization. The panel includes some of the founders who coalesced in San Francisco in 1968 to form the national organization. These individuals came from all parts of the country; some of them had already formed local black social work organizations. We will examine the climate that led to the formation, the ideology which underpins the organization, and importantly how the past should inform the future direction of NABSW.
Positive Black Images offers the finest in African American art & accessories. Our products are available for retail buyers, and they can be purchased wholesale by art galleries, art dealers, eCommerce sites, and other fine art businesses. We are particularly proud to offer you a collection that is representative of the African American experience. All of the art has a purpose, and it tells a story. Always directing our thrust is the profound belief that art is not simply a financial investment, but it is a cultural investment. When used properly, fine art can serve as a “teaching tool” for today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders. We have focused on, but not limited ourselves to some of the following subject matter: a) Family Life, b) Religious Themes, c) Music and Rhythm, d) Educational Pursuits, e) Buffalo Soldiers, f) Black Voices and much more. The Positive Black Images collection of fine art and gift accessories includes open and limited edition prints, full color and black and white reproductions, a full line of exciting Christmas, All Occasion and Humorous greeting cards, and more.
The Association of Black Psychologists was founded in San Francisco in 1968 by a number of Black Psychologists from across the country. They united to actively address the serious problems facing Black Psychologists and the larger Black community. Guided by the principle of self determination, these psychologists set about building an institution through which they could address the long neglected needs of Black professionals. Their goal was to have a positive impact upon the mental health of the national Black community by means of planning, programs, services, training, and advocacy.
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NABFEME is the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment, Inc.® … a diverse non-profit, networking, empowerment and resource base for women in the business of music and entertainment. With twenty (20) active Networks and hubs in the USA, Canada, and Africa… the mission of NABFEME seeks to raise the profile and increase the awareness of Black women in music and entertainment. This mission is accomplished through a broad array of experiences that include meetings, events, networking and creative programs as well as corporate alliances that assist our members in accomplishing both their personal and professional goals. The organization maintains a focus on the female agenda of education, equality, networking and professional inclusion.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans.
The National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) was organized to create a network among people of color and others employed in or affiliated with the insurance industry. The association currently has 15 chapters, with 2 others in development, throughout the nation and its members represent every sector of the industry. Pooling this wealth of talent contributes significantly to the association and its members through the sharing of professional knowledge, information and experiences.
As a professional organization, NASP serves as a resource for the minority community at large and for the minority professionals within the securities and investments industry by providing opportunities to share information about the securities markets, including functioning as a repository for information regarding current trends, facilitating fundamental educational seminars, and creating networking opportunities.
Founded in 1979, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research.
The Umoja Community at San Diego City College is a program designed to assist African American and other historically underrepresented students who desire to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and earn their degrees. Course materials, discussions, and activities focus on African-American culture, literature, and experiences. Through Umoja, students can prepare for transfer while taking culturally relevant coursework and participate in enriching activities with students who share similar goals.
The Association of Black Women Physicians is an organized network of African-American women physicians committed to the improvement of public health and welfare, through the advancement of knowledge concerning women and the community health.
Umoja, (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a community and critical resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students. We believe that when the voices and histories of students are deliberately and intentionally recognized, the opportunity for self-efficacy emerges and a foundation is formed for academic success. Umoja actively serves and promotes student success for all students through a curriculum and pedagogy responsive to the legacy of the African and African American
The National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. is this country’s oldest organization dedicated to the preservation, encouragement, and advocacy of all genres of the music of Black Americans. NANM had its beginning on May 3, 1919 in Washington, D.C. at a temporary initial conference of “Negro” musicians under the leadership of Henry Grant and Nora Holt. Its first national convention was held in Chicago, Illinois in the same year. Our organization is supported by people of strong cultural ideals and high musical standards, all of whom care deeply for the fine art of music and for an inclusive musical culture throughout the country. Within NANM, members lend their support and influence—educators and professional musicians share their musical knowledge, amateurs and enthusiasts grow in their musical enjoyment, and people of all ages come together to participate in one of the most powerful forces of spiritual and cultural development and the total human experience that is music.
Created in 1974, the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ) has made a goal of achieving equal justice for blacks and other minorities. Our members consist of criminal justice professionals such as those in law enforcement, institutional and community corrections, courts, social services, academia, religious and other community-based interests as well as criminal justice students and community leaders. Join us and discover a multi-ethnic, non-profit, nonpartisan organization that is dedicated to improving the justice system.
<strong>RI International</strong> is a global organization with more than 50 programs located throughout the United States and abroad. We continuously work to strengthen our position as the worldwide leader of mental health and substance use crisis service design delivery as well peer delivered care.
Umoja (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a learning community dedicated to the academic success, personal growth, and self-actualization of African American and other students. All Umoja values and practices are inspired by African and African-American intellectual, cultural, and spiritual gifts.
Since 1978, Cuyamaca College has provided a solid education to students, whether they're beginning their university degree at Cuyamaca, returning to school to launch a career or to acquire new skills or enrolling in an innovative occupational program.
The National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc. is an organization representing the needs and concerns of law enforcement personnel. We are watchful of issues which have a direct impact both adverse and positive on the employment, promotion and retention of minority law enforcement officers in every facet of the Criminal Justice system. We provide guidance, support and assistance in their efforts for equality of employment in their chosen field.
The Umoja learning community at Cerro Coso Community College is open to ALL students and is specifically designed to increase the retention and success rates as well as the graduation and transfer rates of African ancestry students. Umoja (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a community dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students. We believe that when the voices and histories of students are deliberately and intentionally recognized, the opportunity for self-efficacy (self-belief) emerges and a foundation is formed for academic success.
LBCC is a two-year community college that encompasses state of the art, technology-rich learning environments, a broad range of academic and career technical instructional programs, strong community partnerships, and economic and workforce development initiatives that prepare students to be successful in the 21st century.
Umoja is a state-wide student success program open to all students and is specifically designed to increase the retention and success rates of African-American students. The Umoja Program is a Learning Community that offers student success classes, English, Math, Communication, Sociology and History classes which strives to educate the whole student, informed by an ethic of love and its vital power. Academic success is also achieved through educational counseling, workshops, cultural events, mentoring, and personal development. The learning experience within Umoja will deliberately and intentionally provide each individual the opportunity to add their voice and their story to the collective voices and stories of the African Diaspora.
Program provides services to children with severe emotional and behavioral problems. Staff works closely with schools to provide services to students who experience academic problems as a result of their severe emotional problems. Parent partners offer support and advocacy services to parents whose children are receiving services at the clinic.
Aspire is a dynamic program designed to provide essential educational support and services to increase the academic success, retention, degree completion, and transfer rates of African-American and other students enrolled at Mt. San Antonio College. We accomplish this through monthly workshops, academic counseling, and learning communities. Our aim is to develop a sense of community among African-American students, other students, faculty, staff and administrators.
The UMOJA (a Kiswahili word meaning Unity) Program is not only a community; but a critical resource, that is dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African Americans and other students at Grossmont Community College.
Shasta College�s Umoja Community is open to all students but specifically designed to increase the retention and success rates, as well as the graduation and transfer rates, of African American students.
The National Medical Association (NMA) is the collective voice of African American physicians and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health.
The National Black Coalition Federal Aviation Employees was founded to provide support and advocacy for African American and minority employees against any type of discrimination in the agency. Affectionately known as NBCFAE, it is the largest employee organization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and is comprised of over 1,000 members in regions and chapters around the world.