NCBS sponsors an annual conference which provides a forum for the dissemination of scholarship and a venue for mentoring students who wish to pursue a career in Africana Studies.
International Journal of African Studies (IJAS)
NCBS publishes a professional refereed journal dedicated to scholarship and research about people of African descent. The journal (formerly known as The Afrocentric Scholar) was renamed The International Journal of African Studies in 1995. IJAS is a bi-annual publication.
The Voice of Black Studies
The Voice is the official newsletter of NCBS. The newsletter serves to highlight the activities of the organization and its members. The Voice also published bi-annually.
The Africana Studies Administrative Institute provides new Chairs and Directors of Africana Studies with the multi-faceted nature of administering Africana/Black Studies academic units. In addition to a rigorous examination of the basic philosophical and bureaucratic challenges that confront the leadership of the discipline, attention is paid to issue such as sexual harassment, affirmative action and other relevant matters.
The Curriculum Project
Since 1985, NCBS has been very active in the development of a meaningful and holistic Africana Studies curriculum. The Africana Studies Curriculum Model was developed by a National Curriculum Committee chaired by Dr. William Little. The model established new curricular standards for undergraduate programs and there is ongoing consultation with educators at all levels to establish standards for K-12 and graduate studies.
Evaluation is carried out by scholars who have been involved in the development of the discipline.
The organization is actively committed to the creation and maintenance of a worldwide forum for the advancement of knowledge of history, culture, welfare, and life possibilities of people of African descent. NCBS provides a forum for scholars, researchers and community leaders (within and outside the discipline) to share information, network, and create strategies for the development of Africana Studies.