When you find that you are the ONLY one in the room like you, it may not happen much, but if it does, then maybe you need to join a Boston Black Group to keep from going crazy and feeling isolated., Want to meet a Black MBA, tour sites with a soul sister, gain insights to professional industry - Black groups can do that for you.
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Groups have organized independently. Many are spending huge amounts of money on activities and establishments. Some groups may be 501 (C3) non profit organizations, but a majority of Black Boston groups are independent, democratically run organizations. The internet has been a terrific organizing tool for them.
Groups can have their preferences. For example, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts targets the ages 18-42. KickBack Boston attracts an under 30 age crowd to night club environments for music. The National Black MBA Association Boston Chapter accepts MBAs and non-MBAs. HACK DIVERSITY requires you to be a college student with an interest in innovation companies. It makes total sense to join one or more groups that interest you.
Professionals of Color Networking Group - 1,066 members
Africans and Friends of Africa Social Network - 274 members
Boston Pan African Forum - www.bpaf.org
Public forums on issues affecting blacks and the African diaspora
The Cambridge Boston Black Book club - 174 members
The Urban Professionals Network Metro Boston - 127 members
The National Black MBA Association - Boston Chapter
National Association of Black Accountants - Boston Chapter
National Association of Black Engineers - Boston Chapter
New England Blacks in Philantrophy
BDPA - MetroWest
Black Data Processing Association -Boston
The Boston Black Professionals Meetup Group
The Partnership prepares professionals of color for the C-suite.
New England Professional Queer Women of Color
United Sisters of Color
Boston HBCU grads
Sexy Sistah book club circle of friends
Black Scholars and Professionals Boston Women's Group
Boston Onyxbirds Travel Group
The Original Steppers of Boston 2006
Boston Divas of Color - 111 members
North Shore Women of Color Connect
Boston After Work Social
Greater Boston Diversity Scholars Initiative
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