Here are some
other sites that are worth checking out:
Little Africa -- http://www.littleafrica.com
Building Community...Expanding Markets...Creating value!
Leonard Freeman -- http://www.leonardfreemanart.com
Premiere African American painter, based in Houston, TX. You
must check out this incredible painter!
Black History Quiz http://www.blackhistoryquiz.com
One of the best web sites about Black History. You must
check this out!
Jim Crow Museum http://www.ferris.edu/news/jimcrow/picaninny
Toys Ain't Us! This web site has the most complete
explanation of the negative African American images.
A site focused on African American news from the Washington
Afro-American newspaper in Washington, DC organized into
four sections (culture, information, history and kids zone).
A Los Angeles-based site concerning the African American
Community. The site discusses current issues, art, music,
race and new technology. There is a reference section linked
to many other sites that are not related to African
Americans, but the links are very informative (weather,
maps, investments, world news, and numerous other areas).
The “Afronet Specials” business home page covers
business issues pertaining to African Americans. It gives
investment tips, black owned stocks and companies.
Black World Today http://www.tbwt.com/
The Black World Today provides news, e-commerce, and
communication resources focused on the African world
community. Their aim is to be the single most important
destination on the information superhighway: a place where
the African world community can come each day to feed their
minds and souls with uplifting information and inspiration;
a place to meet and chat with each other and to engage in
A comprehensive site organized via Black Entertainment
Television (BET) featuring news, music and links to other
CHANNELS (entertainment, business, career, health, music,
news, youth, etc.) and "top 10 African American web
Africa Online http://www.africaonline.com/
This site contains information about the following
countries: Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda,
and Zimbabwe. It covers everything: news and information,
art, business, travel, education, sports, women, kids,
Netnoir is an African American Search Engine, similar to
Netscape, Yahoo, etc., with an African American theme. There
are several Channels on this page covering several areas:
news, black issues, music, film, television and women.
Africam Village http://www.africamvillage.com/
AfricamVillage is an inclusive on-line virtual community
advancing information flow and commerce, technology
transfer, community and economic development, and
cooperation among African Americans, continental Africans,
Africans from the Caribbean, South America and other parts
of the world, and other peoples of color. AfricamVillage is
owned and operated by Communication Technology and
Information Services Corporation (CTI Services Corp.), an
African American and female-owned entity.
USAfircaonline.com, the first African-owned, U.S. based
professional newspaper to be published on the internet,
contains excerpts from USAfrica The Newspaper and other
content written exclusively for this web site.
Everythingblack.com purpose is to be the place to find
anything and everything BLACK on the Net! This site lives up
to its claim. One can find everything from Art and
Humanities to News and Sports. Other links include business,
education, black metros, history and culture, events,
organizations, and reference just to name a few.
WoYaa! Africa Search http://www.woyaa.com/
WoYaa!'s mission is to promote Digital Africa by easing and
making cost-effective navigation and communication as well
as increasing the visibility of African web sites and
resources. Very good links and lots of information.
-- AFRICAN AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS
Black Caucus of the American
Library Association http://www.bcala.org/
The official site of the Black Caucus of the American
Library Association listing news, publications, a history of
the association, and its activities.
The Black Film & Video Network http://www.bfvn.com/
The Black Film & Video Network started twelve years ago
in Toronto Canada as a resource group for writers, directors
and producers of film and have since grown to comprise an
international membership of over 300 film makers. The Black
Film & Video Network's programs and services include
screenings, a resource library, a bi-monthly newsletter,
annual Members Directory, annual Awards Ceremony, and
hands-on workshops and seminars in such things as Avid
editing, Lighting and Auditioning for Camera. The Black Film
and Video Network is the only association for Black
filmmakers in Canada.
MELANET is the platform for intellectual, economic and
spiritual expression of peoples throughout the African
Diaspora. This departments: Universal Afrocentric Calendar,
African Weddings, Market Place (shop online), Multimedia
Center (lists black publications), Kwanzaa Information
Center, Email (emails you MAAT Newsletters), Services (lists
several black businesses).
African American Writers http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/as/Literature/amlit.black.html
This site belongs to Keele University, the first new United
Kingdom University of the Twentieth Century. The focus of
this page is literature and history written by and on
National Association of Black Scuba Divers http://www.nabsdivers.org/
The National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS) was
established since January of 1991.Since its beginning, it
has been a catalyst for promoting the awareness of scuba
diving throughout the African American community. The
organization is made up of individual members and affiliated
Network Journal http://www.tnj.com/
The Network Journal: Black Professional and Small
Professional News. The Network Journal welcomes all articles
of interest to the African American, Caribbean American and
African Business community. We also welcome news about you
and your business, trade association, career moves, honors,
awards and other interesting business developments.
African American Association of Innkeepers
International (AAAII) http://www.africanamericaninns.com/
The aim of this site is to increase the awareness of African
American owned inns and to serve as a resource for aspiring
Innkeepers of color. AAAII networks, shares resources and
provides support to its membership. Contact information for
several Inns are listed as well as other African American
travel related links.
Caribbean Chamber of Commerce http://www.afrocaribbean.com/
This site is dedicated to assisting trade and investment
between African and Caribbean countries and the rest of the
world. The site features organizations in African, Caribbean
and Western countries. There are three sections to this
site: African Stock Markets, African Capital Markets,
Black Britain Online http://www.blackbritain.co.uk/
This path breaking site is making Black British people's
presence felt in cyberspace. In spite of the giant strides
Black people have made in Britain, it remains a disgraceful
fact that their talents remain under-utilized. One of the
aims of this site is to tell the ongoing story of changing
life here in Britain and around the world from a Black
perspective and their vantage point as new media pioneers.
Black Business Expo http://www.blackbusinessexpo.com/
The Los Angeles Black Business Expo and Trade Show is
California's most effective and proven avenue to reach the
fastest growing segments of the American economy. Open to
the discerning entrepreneur, corporation, and investor, it
is the maximum opportunity to reach a leading consumer
group, establish long-term contacts and build sound customer
relationships. (LA oriented)
Jazz Roots http://www.jdscomm.com/
Jazz Roots Rhythms (JDS) Communications, founded by
educators, writers, creative artists, and media
professionals, has been providing information
technology-based services on the Internet since 1993. As
members of the African American, African, and global
community, their ultimate goal is to develop in cyberspace a
center of research, interactive communication, information,
inspiration, commerce, and
foster creative excellence.
J oint Center for Political and Economic Studies
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is a
national, nonprofit institution that conducts research on
public policy issues of special concern to African Americans
through research, publications, and outreach programs. The
aim is to “improve the socioeconomic status of black
Americans; expand their effective participation in the
political and public policy arenas; and promote
communications and relationships across racial and ethnic
lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.” The
Center also has programs with several African countries.
African Odyssey Interactive http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/odyssey.html
The purpose of the African Odyssey Interactive is an ongoing
exchange of ideas, information, and resources between
artists, teachers, and students of African arts and culture.
It is an adjunct initiative of the Kennedy Center’s
African Odyssey Festival Program and the Kennedy Center
Education Department’s ARTSEDGE Program.
-- AFRICAN AMERICAN RESEARCH RESOURCES
The Reconciliation Conference on
the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, DECEMBER 1999
-- European and African nations apologized for their roles
in what history calls
the worst holocaust of humankind, the Atlantic Slave Trade.
It was a moving ceremony but that was only the beginning.
The process of reconciliation proved to be more than many
Black Studies Library http://www.lib.ohio-state.edu/OSU_profile/bslweb/lib.html
A list of African and African American centered libraries
and collections in the U.S. compiled by the Ohio State
University Black Studies Library.
African Studies (UPenn) http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/AS.html
This site belongs to the African Studies Center at the
University of Pennsylvania. There are 10 sections to this
page: Penn African Studies Center, Regional and
International, Africa Web Links, African Studies
Association, Black/African Resources, Statistics, CODESRIA
(Council for the Development of Social Science Resources in
Africa), Country Specific, Bulletin Board, Feeds from
Africa, K-12 Africa, Multimedia Archives, Books on Africa.
Center for Black Music Research http://www.cbmr.org/
The Center for Black Music Research (CBMR) preserves and
disseminates information about black music in all parts of
the world. It encourages research in the areas of secular
and sacred folk music, blues, ragtime, jazz, gospel music,
rhythm and blues, musical theater and dance, opera and
concert music; reggae, son, meringue/meringue, bomba y plena,
salsa, calypso, and other genres from the Caribbean; and
traditional and contemporary music from Africa.
African Americans in the Military http://www.abest.com/~cklose/aawar.htm
The page discusses African Americans in the Military. There
are sixteen (16) sections to this site and all of them are
very informative and well worth reading.
African-Americans in the Sciences http://indigo.lib.lsu.edu/lib/chem/display/alphabetic.html
Located on Louisiana State University's web page, the index
of sciences profiled in “The Faces of Science: African
Americans in the Sciences.” Profiled here are African
American men and women who have contributed to the
advancement of science and engineering. There are Past,
Present, and Future icons, which discusses African
American’s contributions to the sciences. The future
focuses on Louisiana State University’s science degree
programs; it also takes a look at their students.
Afrigeneas (African Genealogical Research and
AfriGeneas provides leadership, promotion and advocacy for
the mutual development and use of a system of genealogy
resources for researching African related ancestry. The
vision of AfriGeneas is to find and document the last
slaveholder and the first African in each family.
Black Film Center/Archive http://www.indiana.edu/~bfca/
The Black Film Center/Archive is a repository of films and
related materials by and about African Americans. Included
are films that have substantial participation by African
Americans as writers, actors, producers, directors,
musicians, and consultants, as well as those that depict
some aspect of black experience.
Afro-American Historical & Cultural Museum
The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is
dedicated to collecting preserving and interpreting the
material and intellectual culture of African Americans in
Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley, the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania and the Americas. The Museum is committed to
telling the triumphant story of African Americans in all its
permutations: political, religious, family life, Civil
Rights movement, arts and entertainment, sports, medicine,
architecture, law and technology. Their claim is that they
“are proud to be the first museum founded by a
municipality dedicated to the preservation of African
American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology
This site contains sample slave narratives and photographs
taken at the time of the interviews. The entire collection
of narratives can be found in George P. Rawick, ed., The
American Slave: A Composite Autobiography (Westport, Conn.:
Greenwood Press, 1972-79).
Civil Rights Act of 1964 http://www.usbr.gov/laws/civil.html
The site contains the text for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Institute of Egyptian Art and Archeology http://www.memst.edu/egypt/main.html
The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, founded in
1984, is a component of the Department of Art of the
University of Memphis, in Memphis, Tennessee (USA), and is a
Tennessee Center of Excellence. It is dedicated to the study
of the art and culture of ancient Egypt through teaching,
research, exhibition, and community education. As part of
its teaching and research, the Institute conducts an
epigraphic survey in the Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak
Temple in Luxor, Egypt.
Black Classic Press http://www.blackclassic.com/
Black Classic Press is devoted to publishing obscure and
significant works by and about people of African descent.
They also aggressively developing a list of 300 titles to be
printed On Demand by their affiliate, BCP Digital Printing.
They specialize in republishing works that are out of print
and quite often out of memory.
Black Facts Online http://www.blackfacts.com/
An on-line searchable database of Black History Facts that
you can use to: Look up Black History Facts for every day of
the year! Perform full text searches for Black History
Facts! Find out what happened in Black History today! Find
out what famous Black people were born on your birthday!
Help you research papers and articles! Help educate yourself
and your children on Black History!
Minority Golf Association of America http://www.mgaa.com
The David Brothers, John & Paul founded the Minority
Golf Association of America in 1991 on Long Island New York.
The organization, a not for profit 501(c)(3), has an active
Board from a mixture of business and community leaders from
across the nation. The MGAA is the first national
organization to promote opportunities for minorities in golf
and is recognized as a leading authority on inner-city
junior golf programs with the theme "Golf Is For
Martin Luther King Jr. Resources http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/
Stanford University site dedicated to Martin Luther King,
Middle Passages http://middlepassages.com/
The name Middle passages is in remembrance of the journey
from freedom to slavery and the millions of people lost in
the process. The new Middle Passage is the journey from the
industrial age to the information age and the freedom that
It promises. "Our goal is to ease this transition in
the belief that if this is not done, we will again lose
millions of our people."
National Civil Rights Museum http://www.midsouth.rr.com/civilrights/
The National Civil Rights Museum is the first and only
comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement in
exhibit form. It is an educational institution whose purpose
is to inspire people to learn the lessons of the civil
rights movement and its impact on human rights movements
worldwide. The museum provides unique educational
experiences through its collections, research, and public
The Schomburg Collection http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/sc.html
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a
national research library devoted to collecting, preserving
and providing access to resources documenting the
experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the
world. The Center provides access to and professional
reference assistance in the use of its collections to the
scholarly community and the general public through five
research divisions, each managing materials in specific
formats but with broad subject focus. The Center's
collections include art objects, audio and video tapes,
books, manuscripts, motion picture films, newspapers,
periodicals, photographs, prints, recorded music discs and
Center for African American Studies at the
University of Michigan http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/caas/
The Center for African American Studies was established in
1970 in response to African American students who wanted to
bring a richer representation of the Black experience to the
University of Michigan’s curricular offerings. The
Center’s multi-disciplinary and inter-departmental
programs utilize historical, sociological, psychological,
cultural, economic, and political approaches to the
comparative study of people of African descent living in
Africa and the Americas.
Afro Cuba Web http://afrocubaweb.com/
The focus of this site is to educate and to inform the
Internet community about Cuba’s African Ancestry. Some of
the areas discussed are: music; authors and teachers on
AfroCuban culture; organizations that teach courses and
workshops, or are involved in the promotion of the African
cultures of Cuba; featured major artists and authors;
schedules for music groups, especially those performing in
the US; a Newsletter to alert you to new developments; and a
Discussion Group so people can ask questions and make their
Black History Timeline and other Links
A comprehensive source and gateway to African and African
American history, culture and society.
World African Network http://www.wanonline.com/
"World African Network web site primary focus is to
reflect the very essence of who we (African and African
Americans) are, where we come from, and what aspire to
be." This feat is accomplished by looking at every
aspect of our life: news and information, sports, lifestyle,
our history, chat rooms to discuss all aspects of our life.
K-12 Electronic Guide for African resources on the
This site contains a guide to assist K-12 teachers,
librarians and students in locating on-line resources on
Africa that can be used in the classroom, for research and
-- AFRICAN AMERICAN ORIENTED BOOKSTORES
Drum and Spear, is a complete African-American bookstore
on-line. They offer books, calendars, cards, bookmarks,
on-line chats, author events, book clubs, crafts and cuisine
reflective of our rich culture.
Eso Won Books, the largest African American book store in
Los Angeles featuring major press and small press (African
American) books, guest authors, and community information
New Beacon Books http://www.newbeacon-books.com/
A specialist in books about Black Britain and Europe,
Africa, the Caribbean, African - America and Asia. New
Beacon Books is located in England. Orders can be placed via
phone, email, fax, or postal mail.
This site contains books (all topics), videos, music and
African fabrics, of and about Nigerians. Nigeria is the main
focus of the information contained within this site.
Black Books Galore! http://www.blackbooksgalore.com
Sells African American children's books and organizes
children's book festivals, offering thousands of selections.
The Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American
Children's Books, (John Wiley & Sons, Oct. 1998) was
nominated for the 1999 NAACP Image Awards. A slide
presentation, "celebrating African American children's
books", is available."
C&B Book Distribution http://www.cbbooksdistribution.com
Serving the African American Community since 1995.
AFRICAN AMERICAN DIRECTORIES & EMPLOYMENT SEARCH SITES
NY Guide to Black Business http://www.bigblackbook.com/
New York’s comprehensive listing of Black-owned
Black Pages USA http://www.blackpagesusa.com/
The Black Pages features and highlights minority owned
Who's Who Among Prominent African-Americans http://www.aawc.com/paa.html
Bios and links to numerous African Americans.
Career Mosaic http://www.careermosaic-uk.co.uk/
Worldwide employment search web page. One can receive help
with resume writing, career fairs, and company profiles
African American Employment Web http://www.employus.com/
This is nice employment site bringing qualified
African-Americans and employers together. The intention of
Employus is to streamline the job and employee search
process in an economical and efficient way via Internet.
THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Online is the electronic version of the
29 year-old, national career opportunity magazine. In
addition to the abundance of career planning/job search
information, there is commentary by leading African-American
writers, lifestyle/ entertainment features, general
information on college life, and news of what's happening on
college campuses today.
-- AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN ORIENTED SITES
African-American Woman's Web Guide
“A powerful and comprehensive cultural, computing and
Christian resource guide for the African-American Woman on
the Internet!” There are broad topics that cover women,
culture, computing, and Christianity.
Today's Black Woman http://www.jktbw.com/
This is The Today's Black Woman Radio Show On-line Web Site,
the premiere site for today's black woman! It is Jennifer
Keitt’s desire to encourage, empower, inform and equip you
during your visit with at this site.
Black Womens Health.Com http://www.blackwomenshealth.com/)
David Pryor, M.D., (an Oakland California based Internist)
has launched a new web site entitled Black Women’s Health.
This site is dedicated to the health and wellness of today's
African American Woman. This site provides the facts women
need to become savvy medical consumers, as well as practical
tools to help them take better care of themselves through
healthier eating, regular exercise and a positive outlook.
African Women Global Network http://www.osu.edu/org/awognet/
African Women Global Network (AWOGNet) is a global
organization that networks all men and women, organizations,
institutions and indigenous national organizations within
Africa, whose activities are targeted towards the
improvement of the living conditions of women and children
-- OTHER AFRICAN & AFRICAN AMERICAN
CULTURAL RESOURCES & ENTERTAINMENT
An introduction to the African-American celebration
Juneteenth, celebrated on or near June 19, annually to
commemorate the day African Americans discovered that they
had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, issued by
President Abraham Lincoln.
This site is one a few sites on the seven-day African
American holiday Kwanzaa created in 1966, however, it’s
the only site approved by Dr. Maulana Karenga, the creator
of the holiday.
Gullah Connections http://members.aol.com/queenmut/Gullah_Connections.html
As a part of the Guggenheim's Africa Citywide Celebration,
the Afrikan Kultural Arts Network(AKAN) hosted "The
Gullah Connection: Scenes of the Sea Islands" in
conjunction with RiddimAthon!®, Inc. This series of
lectures, workshops, and performances explores the language,
history, traditions, and distinct culture of the Gullahs and
Geechees of the United States Sea Islands.
Black Jesus http://laughingjesus.50megs.com/blackjesus/blackjesus.htm
Soul Food Online http://www.soulfoodonline.com/
Online directory of Southern "Soul Food Restaurants,
Recipes, and Lifestyles.".
Vibe Magazine http://www.vibe.com/
Vibe Magazine’s web page. Topics include news, artist
features, music reviews, reggae corner, sports, and
community. This is a cool site for information about black
entertainers. It even has a section where you can hear music
samples before they are released.
Urban Sports Network http://www.urbansportsnetwork.com/
Created in 1997 by Andre Taylor, the objective of Urban
Sports Network is to provide a diverse audience with sports
content that has the energy and excitement of this era,
without the taking the easy way out—and without undue
focus on the sensational and negative. Programming includes
Up Front, Urban Beat, Iswire, What’s Up, The Mix. .
Bill McCreary Online http://www.billmccreary.com/
This site belongs to EMMY Award Winner, Bill McCreary whose
show can be seen every Friday morning on New York television
station WNYW-Fox 5 "Good Day WakeUp.
Black Teach Guide http://www.theconduit.com/
THE CONDUIT, a technology Web site and newsletter written
from an African-American perspective, is a pipeline straight
into technologies, breaking them down in a quick read format
that keeps you in the know. Imhotech - integrating
technology with urban culture and the entertainment industry
produces the Conduit.
Black Literary http://www.mosaicbooks.com/
Mosaic Literary Magazine, created December 1997, is a
quarterly publication dedicated to covering all aspects of
African American and Hispanic literature. Each issue
features reviews of the latest books, interviews with some
of today's top authors, previews of adult and children's
books, technology that makes the writers life easier,
profiles of people in the publishing industry, crossword
puzzle, a look at a writer from our past, original fiction
& poetry and much more.
Ailvin Ailey American Dance Theater http://www.alvinailey.org/
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) operates
under the auspices of the Dance Theater Foundation, Inc.,
which also supports the activities of the Alvin Ailey
American Dance Center, the official school of the AAADT, and
the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, the school's
company-in-residence. Together, these three components
constitute a unique dance institution committed to quality
repertory performances, arts-in-education activities and the
finest professional dance training for all people,
regardless of race, background or economic status.
Reggae Archives (Music) http://niceup.com/
Excellent site with categories on Reggae that include: FAQ,
patois, catalogs, schedules, lyrics, discographies,
articles, mail-order, misc., periodicals, monikers, radio
shows, pictures, shops, clubs, books, album covers, artists,
interviews, video list, video clips, charts, and reviews.
Poetry, education, storyteller, storytelling, African
American poet, African American poetry, African American
women, African American children's books, Black poet, Black
poetry, Black children's books, teacher, educator
Billie Holiday http://www.thebillieholiday.org
An independent non-profit theater specializing in African
American dramatic arts, located in Brooklyn and celebrating
its 30th anniversary season in 2001 - 2002.
Restoration Arts http://www.restorationarts.org
We are a 360 degree arts organization, covering all the
disciplines and necessities from training to presenting to
publishing. Located in Brooklyn's dynamic and historic
Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood, RCAC is entering its fifth
decade in service to the surrounding community. The Skylight
Gallery is a main component of the center and is dedicated
to showcasing the work of artists from throughout the
Rahanna Music http://www.rahannamusic.com
Publisher and repository of the compositions of
internationally known classical jazz pianist, composer and
professor, Sir Roland Hanna. It is a storehouse of his many
contributions to America's classical music, jazz, in all its
varied forms, subtleties and instrumentation.
Cafe Iimani's http://www.cafeiimani.com
A poetry, jazz lounge in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
Denise Lewis Parks http://lightning.prohosting.com/~dlpbooks
The official home page of Denise Lewis Patrick, author of
award winning children's books and young adult novels.