The National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) is the leading organization of Black Studies professionals in the world.
WHO WE ARE
For more than 40 years our members have been at the forefront of driving the development of Black/Africana Studies as a respected academic discipline. Our commitment to putting theory into practice, however, has also led us to the front lines of community issues throughout the African Diaspora. Our guiding philosophy is that education should engender both academic excellence and social responsibility.
Our members include top scholars, community leaders and students focused on a variety of issues related to the African World experience. NCBS supports their efforts by working steadfastly to:
Establish standards of excellence and provide development guidance for Black Studies programs in institutions of higher learning
Facilitate the recruitment of black scholars at all levels
Promote scholarly Afrocentric research on all aspects of the African World Experience and make this information more accessible to the general public
Assist in the creation of multi-cultural education programs and materials for K-12 schools
Provide professional advice to policy makers in education, government and community development
NCBS exists to promote academic excellence and social responsibility in the discipline of Africana/Black Studies through the production and dissemination of knowledge, professional development and training, and advocacy for social change and social justice.
NCBS endeavors to create an activist scholarly community that ensures Africana/Black Studies is valued and readily available to all and this knowledge is used for positive transformation of individuals, families, neighborhoods, social institutions, and the world community.
NCBS was established in 1975 by African American scholars who recognized the need to formalize the study of the African World experience, as well as expand and strengthen academic units and community programs devoted to this endeavor. READ MORE
NCBS organizational activities include the following activies:
Annual Conference, International Journal of African Studies (IJAS), The Voice of Black Studies, READ MORE
The NCBS Constitution was accepted by NCBS Board of Directors for Membership approval in March 2013 and consists of twelve (12) articles. READ CONSTITUTION.
The NCBS By-Laws consist of nine (9) articles enacted by the NCBS Board of Directors as a framework for its operation and shall be subject to the Constitution of the National Council for Black Studies, Inc. READ BYLAWS.
NCBS EXECUTIVE BOARD
Elected officers of the Board of Directors are empowered to act as the agent of the Board of Directors in conducting the business of NCBS