The National Organization of Blacks In Government, NIH Chapter - Johnny Lindsay, President - The NIH Chapter of Blacks in Government is a professionally-run service organization that serves its members, encourages and inspires excellence in others, and advocates for equality in medical research, educational opportunity, workforce recruitment, and career development.

Black Scientists Association (BSA) – Dr. Roland Owens, Co-Founder - The NIH BSA promotes professional advancement and serves as an advocate for various health and scientific issues of importance to the Black community and other underrepresented minority communities. The NIH BSA is an autonomous association which is recognized by the NIH and serves as a resource to the greater NIH community.


African American Federal Executives Association (AAFEA), Inc.
The AAFEA was founded in February 2002 by a dedicated cadre of African American members of the Federal Senior Executive Service. The organization promotes the professional development and advancement of African Americans into and within the senior ranks of the United States Government.

9805 Stonewood Court
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)
Champions the interests of Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs); provides membership services; builds capacity of HBCUs; and serves as an international voice and advocate for the preservation and enhancement of HBCUs, PBIs, and blacks in higher education.

8701 Georgia Avenue Suite 200
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 650-2440

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Ensures the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons, and works to eliminate race-based discrimination.

4805 Mount Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 486-9149


  • The National Organization of Blacks In Government Annual Conference
  • NAACP Annual Conference
  • HBCU Week Conference
  • Women of Color Conference
  • Women of Color Research Network Conference


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