Founded in 1975, Blacks In Government's mission is to "enable all present and future Black employees in Local, State, and Federal governments to have the ability to maximize their career opportunities and provide a mechanism for inclusion, growth and advocacy."
NAACP is the "home of grassroots activism for civil rights and social justice [with] more than 2,200 units across the nation, powered by well over 2 million activists." Their vision is "to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination."
The National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. (NABS) "promotes and perpetuates the art of Black storytelling--an art form which embodies the history, heritage, and culture of African Americans. Black storytellers educate and entertain through the Oral Tradition, which depicts and documents the African-American experience."
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) "is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE, founded in 1975, supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology."
The National Urban League "is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment, equality, and social justice. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the Urban League collaborates at the national and local levels with community leaders, policymakers, and corporate partners to elevate the standards of living for African Americans and other historically underserved groups."
Black Boston is a for profit company that provides information about Black businesses and entrepreneurs to support in Boston. They also give Black heritage tours of Boston and serve as a "concierge desk" for information on Black neighborhoods and community resources.
The Black Lives Matter Boston chapter is committed to the cause of Black liberation, strengthening local Black communities, as well as creating space for Black imagination, innovation, and joy. Check out their website for information on their latest efforts and events, and to learn more about the history of their chapter and the BLM movement at large.
The Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston (BMA), now BMA Tenpoint, was founded during the 1960’s civil rights movement with a mission to provide spiritual nurture to clergy, advocacy and program services for the larger Black community. Today, the BMA works as an intermediary between non-profits and churches to serve more than 10,000 low income youth and their families.
NEBiP focuses on directing philanthropy efforts into Black communities and increasing economic opportunities for Black people in New England. NEBiP unites Black philanthropists, trustees, and staff of grant making institutions to enhance philanthropy’s ability to address the needs of Black communities.
SURJ Boston is a local chapter of Showing Up For Racial Justice, a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.