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Our History

Incorporated in September 1998 in the State of Maryland, the NAAAHR was co-sponsored by the Baltimore Black Human Resources Network and the Washington DC Black Human Resources Network. The NAAAHR was formed by a coalition of 17 local organizations of Black and African American professionals and consultants from many cities across the country. The Association is made up of over 4,000 members and affiliates and operates over 25 chapters and interest groups throughout the nation. Many of the members are affiliated with other professional and trade organizations but find their local NAAAHR chapter a valued resource for shared learning, professional development and personal growth opportunities.










Our Goals

  • To establish a national network and forum for Black and African American HR practitioners.

  • To serve as a resource to individuals interested in entering the Human Resources profession.

  • To conduct, monitor, and disseminate research and analysis on major workforce issues.

  • To influence platforms of national and international organizations on human capital best practices.

  • To establish a mechanism to monitor legislation and other factors that affect Human Resources practitioners and to develop strategies that effectively represent membership interests.

  • To provide opportunities for professional development which advances and expands the knowledge of HR practitioners.

  • To provide vehicles for connectivity and best-practice sharing amongst members.

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