Links to Websites for Black Men and the African American Community

Websites for Black Men and their Families

links to websites for black menThe following are links to websites for black men and their families that you may find useful in your everyday quest for survival and prosperity.  Some of the sites and resources for black men listed here are top African American websites and many are not.  Help comes from all sources and many of the problems of the black community are human problems, not black problems.

Most of the websites listed are non-profit organizations that have dedicated a portion of their time to help others.  The remaining sites represent the information providers – the bloggers and the news reporters who spread the word through witty social commentary, editorials, and/or some of the most professional journalism the web has to offer.  People who run for-profit businesses that support black men and black families are listed in the Resource Directory. 

The lists below do not represent the entire set of organizations and this site is not a link farm.  The lists are short and focused because when lists are too long, people tend not to read or use them.

This is a community project so if you know of a valuable organization or a really important blog or news site that is not listed here please let us know and we may include it. We encourage all of the bright and talented African American bloggers to let us know about you so we can list you here.

Survival Guide Links
Food Shelter Clothing Health Relax & Relate Money
By Any Greens Necessary Rent Assistance US Image Granted Black Aids Institute AAHMI Black Enterprise
VegWeb Public Housing.com The Gentlemen's Standard Office of Minority Health Black & Married w/ Kids Diversity Inc
Vegetarian Society Homeless Shelter Directory Career Gear National Dental Association Surviving Dating!  
Champions for Change Home Aid Marcus Troy Real Health Soul of America  
Real Men Cook Zillow.com Nice Kicks WebMD NBS  
Feeding America   The Urban Gentleman   The Black Box Office  
    Fragrant Moments   Shadow and Act  
        Urban Daddy  
        Black Love and Marriage  
        Black Atlas  
        Co-Parenting 101  
        WeParent  

 

Featured Content Links
For the Daddies Careers Education The Law Inspiration Sites we just like
Mocha Dad Diversity Inc UNCF NABCJ Black History Hot Ghetto Mess
African American Dad Craigslist Black Excel National Bar Roots Web Stuff White People Like
Fathers and Families GovCB Black Collegian     Mentoring
Babies 411 Hot Jobs HBCU Connect     Ask Men
Dads Divorce Job Skills Diverse     Self Growth
Dad Labs Resume Resource College Board     LanceScurv
Fathers Who Care   Black on Campus      
Fathers.com          
Dads Adventure          

Below are some of the best African American blogs and African American news websites that the Internet has to offer.  There are so many quality blogs for black men there is no way we could list them all here.  To see a larger list of quality blogs for African Americans, please see the post "50 African American Blogs for Black Men" in The AfroBlog

We are updating our links page often as well as the aforementioned blog post so if there is a blog or news website you think should be on our site please let us know.

African American News Sites and Blogs
The Grio - Leading national news site, excellent links Average Bro - "Poppin' tags since 2007". Daily, award winning blog
The Root - Good news on site with links to Slate, Washington Post and others Black Informant - "Challenging the status quo" since 2003. 100,000 hits a day and voted "Best of" by Digg in 2009
The Loop 21 - Not the biggest but top quality and very good blogs The Jose Vilson - Educator, poet, writer, web designer, activist and excellent blogger
News One - The national news site affiliated with Black Planet the Field Negro -Keepin' it real and very funny
Topix - Most comprehensive news site around.  The African American section is large! The Young Turks -Political blog and podcasting.  2009 winner best political podcast
Urban Mecca - National news with a black emphasis.  Very professionally done Very Smart Brothas - Extremely creative, cocky and has a very loyal following
My Gospel Today - News and blogs from a black christian perspective The Fresh Express - Combines many great young black voices from the blogosphere
Politic 365 - Political news and opinion from an African American perspective Single Black Male - All about relationships with a real and funny twist
HBCU Buzz HBCUBuzz provides news about all historically black colleges and universities The AfroSpear - A Think Tank for People of African Descent
Color Lines - a multicultural writing team providing facts and commentary on national news and racial justice issues Racialicious - Blog about the intersection of race and pop culture
Huffington Post - Liberal and solid.  Great all around news source From Ashy to Classy - Excellent blog covering various topics. Very well written

 

The following national organizations support African American excellence, success, empowerment and prosperity.  Many are professional organizations that focus on building community around like-minded black business people.  Others focus on black youth development or health issues in the black community.  All the organizations have local chapters so you have the opportunity to join and get involved on a local level.

National Organizations for Black Men
Business  
BDPA Organized in 1975, the Black Data Processing Association has over 40 chapters and serves African Americans in data processing and related fields.
National Association of Black Accountants The NABA has over 200,000 members and supports African Americans in accounting and financial professions
National Association of African Americans in Human Resources The NAAAHR has 36 local chapters and provides a national forum for Black and African American human resource practicioners.
National Black MBA Association With over 8,000-members the goal of the National Black MBA is to increase the number and diversity of African Americans in business. 
National Sales Network With 16 chapters nationwide and over 2,000 the NS is the largest organization for African Americans in sales and sales management
National Black Business Trade Association  The NBBTA was formed in 1993 to uplift, promote and inspire business ownership and entrepreneurship in black communities worldwide. 
Education and Youth  
Be Someone, Inc.  Be Someone Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that uses numerous tools, including the game of chess, to promote self-esteem, responsibility, and analytical thinking among at-risk kids.
National Black Child Development Institute  The NBCDI improves and advances the lives of Black children and their families, through advocacy and education.  Many positive initiatives in the areas of child welfare, literacy, early childhood education and health and nutrition. 
New Leaders for New Schools Founded in 2000, New Leaders for New Schools is a national movement of leaders committed to ensuring that every student achieves academic excellence.
Empowerment / Social Change  
100 Black Men of America, Inc  The mission of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within the black community and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.  100 Black Men has 116 chapters in the U.S
National Urban League  The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. 
National Black United Fund The National Black United Fund has been a vehicle for African Americans to make charitable contributions to Black organizations engaged in social change, development, and human services
African American Planning Commission  The AAPCI is committed to addressing homelessness and the related issues of domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, housing shortage, and unemployment within the communities in which they serve. 
Concerned Black Men  Founded in 1975, the goal of Concerned Black Men (CBM) is to fill the void of positive black male role models in major communities.  CMB has 31 chapters in the U.S. and 1 in South Africa. 
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization.
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation  The NCBCP seeks to achieve full participation in a barrier-free democratic process through youth and women empowerment, community service and civic leadership training. 
National Technical Association  The purpose of the NTA, established in 1926, is to create a medium for expressing minority professional concerns for the lack of minority participation in the mainstream of architectural and engineering activity in America.  They also serve to foster participation of minority youth in meeting the challenge of modern technology. 
PICO National Network The PICO National Network is a faith-based community organizing group composed of people from a wide variety of religious, racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and political backgrounds, united by a common goal of finding practical solutions to pressing problems facing their communities.
Urban Institute  The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance and educates Americans on social and economic issues - to foster sound public policy and effective government.
Rainbow Push Coalition  The Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization fighting for social change. 
Engineering and Science  
American Association of Blacks in Energy:  The AABE is dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues.36 chapters.
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers:  With 39 chapters, the NOBCChE is a formal organization dedicated to the professional advancement of Black chemists and chemical engineers.
National Society of Black Engineers:  With 35,700 members and over 390 chapters, the goal of the NSBE is to increase th enumber of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excell academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
National Society of Black Physicists:  The NSBE promotes the professional well-being of African American physicists and physics students within the international scientific community and within society at large.
Food Services  
BCA The Black Culinarian Alliance was founded in 1998 and supports the activities of African Americans in hospitality and food services.
Government  
Blacks in Government An organization of government civil servants with over 50 chapters. Member represent, among other groups, the Departments of State and Homeland Security, the Coast Guard, and the National Institutes of Health.
Healthcare  
National Black Nurses Association With 80 chapters in 34 states and more than 150,000 African American nurses, the NBNA is the largest black organization dedicated to the nursing profession
National Medical Association The oldest (founded 1895) and largest organization dedicated to advance the art and science of medicine for people of African descent through education, advocacy, and health policy to promote health and wellness, eliminate health disparities, and sustain physician viability. 
National Dental Association  Since 1900, the NDA has been a national forum for minority dentists and a leader in advancing their rights within the dental profession, the armed services, the government, and the private sector.
The Black AIDS Institute Founded in May of 1999, the Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people.
Association of Black Psychologists  Founded in 1968, the goal of the Association of Black Psychologists is to have a positive impact upon the mental health of the national Black community by means of planning, programs, services, training, and advocacy. 
Law and Criminal Justice  
National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice:  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.
National Bar Association.  Founded in 1925, and with more than 20,000 members, the NBA is the largest and oldest national association of African American lawyers, judges, educators and law students. 
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives NOBLE was founded in 1976 and is the "conscience of law enforcement."  Their mission is to ensure equity in the administration of justice and to work toward the elimination of racism and bias within the law enforcement field.
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law.
Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association BESLA is an international organization of lawyers and other entertainment and sports industry executives that supports a more diversified, expert and informed group of entertainment and sports industry professionals.
Media  
National Association of Black Journalists  The mission of the NABJ is to strengthen ties among African American journalists, promote diversity in newsrooms and honor excellence in the media industry.