28 ORGANIZATION
THAT EMPOWER
BLACK COMMUNITIES




Time and time again, black Americans have often come together in vulnerable
times through mobilization.

From the Black Panther Party to the Civil Rights Movement, there have been a
number of organizations and movements that have fought to remind the nation
that we too are America.

If you'e looking to organize against the current, unstable political atmosphere,
here's a list of 28 active organizations that service a range of black communities.



1. Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter was formed in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman
in 2013 and quickly became a national movement to end police brutality. The
organization continues to mobilize and amplify national dialogue around
state-sanctioned violence.


Black Lives Matter
http://blacklivesmatter.com/


2. Black Alliance For Just Immigration

BAJI's efforts to unite black immigrants and African Americans is extremely crucial
to overcoming the current anti-immigrant rhetoric that’s been gaining momentum
since President Donald Trump’s campaign. The organization works to ensure social
justice and equality for black immigrants.


Black Alliance For Just Immigration
http://blackalliance.org/


3. Trans Women Of Color Collective

TWOC offers support and resources for trans women of color, a highly marginalized
community.


Trans Women Of Color Collective
http://www.twocc.us/


4. Black Girls Code

Black Girls Code is on a mission to increase the number of black women working in
computer programming. By hosting after school programs and workshops, the org plans
to train one million young black women in the field by the year 2040.


Black Girls Code
http://www.blackgirlscode.com/


5. National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People
NAACP


The NAACP is a long standing civil rights organization that works on a broad scale to
achieve racial justice for citizens in urban communities.


NAACP
http://www.naacp.org/


6. Common Ground Foundation

Rapper Common founded this organization in the 1990s to provide greater opportunities
for under-serviced children through mentorship, community service and the arts.


Common Ground Foundation
https://commongroundfoundation.org/


7. The Trayvon Martin Foundation

The Trayvon Martin Foundation aims to spread awareness of the consequences of gun crime
and caters to families affected by gun violence.


The Trayvon Martin Foundation
http://trayvonmartinfoundation.org/



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8. The Pennsylvania Prison Society

The Pennsylvania Prison Society is a long-standing organization dedicated to reforming
the criminal justice system. By providing prison bus services, offering reentry services
and newsletter subscriptions for current and former offenders, the organization advocates
for the rights of those affected by incarceration.


The Pennsylvania Prison Society
http://www.prisonsociety.org/


9. Blackout For Human Rights

Blackout curates a unique way to protest the repetitive inattention to the work of black
artists by tuning out from events like the Academy Awards. The group played a significant
role in Justice For Flint, a charity event which was held on the same night as the 2016
Oscars.


Blackout For Human Rights
http://www.blackoutforhumanrights.com/


10. Incite!: Women of Color Against Violence

Incite works to end violence against women of color through organizing events, conferences,
circulating newsletters and strategic political initiatives.


Incite!: Women of Color Against Violence
http://www.incite-national.org/


11. Audre Lorde Project

ALP is a New York-based organization that dedicates itself to achieving social and economic
equality for LGBT communities of color.


Audre Lorde Project
http://alp.org/


12. National Black Justice Coalition

NBJC's work centers around HIV/AIDS, and makes employment and education opportunities more
inclusive for black LGBT citizens.


National Black Justice Coalition
http://nbjc.org/


13. We Are Here Movement

We Are Here, founded by singer Alicia Keys, is a partnership of organizations working together
to end poverty, oppression and homelessness.


We Are Here
http://weareheremovement.com/



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14. Million Hoodies

The death of Trayvon Martin spurred the inspiration for Million Hoodies, a coalition of young
people organizing to put an end to mass incarceration and the criminalization of young black
men.


Million Hoodies
http://millionhoodies.net/


15. Color of Change

With over a million members, Color of Change works to end racial injustice manifested in the
media, economy and criminal justice system.


Color of Change
https://colorofchange.org/


16. Black Youth Project

BYP studies the attitudes and cultural norms of black millennials in an effort
to maximize their life experiences.


Black Youth Project
https://blackyouthproject.com/


17. Cut 50

Cut50 is a project by The DreamCorps that aims to reduce the number of people
incarcerated through awareness campaigns like Day of Empathy Clemency NOW.


Cut 50
http://www.cut50.org/


18. The Innocence Project

With multiple branches throughout the nation, The Innocence Project works to
exonerate those who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes by providing free
legal assistance.


The Innocence Project
https://www.innocenceproject.org/


19. My Brother's Keeper

My Brother's Keeper, an initiative of the Obama administration, aims to unite
and amplify the voices of black men through mentorship.


My Brother's Keeper
https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/my-brothers-keeper


20. National Urban League

Founded in 1910, The National Urban League uses programs, research and advocacy
to advance civil rights for people of color.


National Urban League
http://nul.iamempowered.com/


21. Black Women's Blueprint

The Black Women's Blueprint services black women affected by issues such as
sexual violence, abuse and incarceration.


Black Women's Blueprint
http://www.blackwomensblueprint.org/



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22. The Empowerment Program

The Empowerment Program offers resources like employment assistance and housing
referrals for black women experiencing poverty, homelessness and incarceration.


The Empowerment Program
http://www.empowermentprogram.org/


23. Fierce NYC

Fierce is New York-based organization catering to the extremely underserved LGBT
youth of color.


Fierce NYC
http://www.fiercenyc.org/


24. National Action Network

Founded by Reverend Al Sharpton, the National Action Network operates on the
platforms of voter protection, corporate responsibility, anti-violence and
criminal justice.


National Action Network
http://nationalactionnetwork.net/about/staff/rev-al-sharpton/


25. Black Organizers For Leaders And Dignity

BOLD is a national leadership training program that aims to equip black leaders
with the skills needed to place themselves at the forefront of movements for
social justice.


Black Organizers For Leaders And Dignity
http://boldorganizing.org/


26. African-American Planning Commission

AAPC is New York-based organization focused on resolving issues of domestic violence,
substance abuse, unemployment and HIV/AIDS in black communities.


African-American Planning Commission
http://aapci.org/site/


27. Sister Love

Atlanta-based organization Sister Love commits itself to educating women of color about
reproductive health, safe sex and HIV/AIDS.


Sister Love
http://www.sisterlove.org/


28. National Black Women's Justice Institute

Sponsored by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, NBWJI centers its mission on
empowering black women and girls in the criminal justice system.


National Black Women's Justice Institute
http://www.nbwji.org/


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400
YEARS OF
INEQUALITY

http://www.400yearsofinequality.org/




Celebrating
African American
Culture & History

Black History Month
http://guides.hmcpl.org/c.php?g=790427&p=5657381




Racial Equity
Resource Guide

http://www.racialequityresourceguide.org/organizations/organizations/sectionFilter/Racial%20Healing




Understanding
Prejudice

https://secure.understandingprejudice.org/




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Equal Justice
Initiative

https://eji.org/




The Collective
Black People Movement
(CBPM)

http://cbpm.org/index.html




TRIP DOWN
MEMORY LANE

https://kwekudee-tripdownmemorylane.blogspot.com/




A Gathering
of Readers

https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~gathread/index.html




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Malawi
Project

http://www.malawiproject.org/




Afro Kids
http://www.afrokids.com/




THE FREEMAN
INSTITUTE

http://www.freemaninstitute.com/




Africa
Resource

http://www.africaresource.com/




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Real History
World Wide

http://www.realhistoryww.com/




Quatr.us
http://quatr.us/




African-American
Resources

http://www.ushistory.org/more/african-american.htm




African American
Studies Library
Research Guide

http://www.public.iastate.edu/~savega/aframer.htm




African Music
Encyclopedia

http://africanmusic.org/




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AFROPEDEA
http://www.afropedia.org




World Afropedia
http://worldafropedia.com/afropedia/Main_Page




African
Indigenous Science
and Knowledge Systems

http://www.africahistory.net/




Natives Wiki
http://tribalspedia.wikia.com/wiki/Natives_Wiki




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Islamic Wiki
http://islam.wikia.com/




List of African
mythological figures

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_African_mythological_figures




Minority
Treaties

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minority_Treaties




Sexism
http://www.understandingprejudice.org/




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