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African Hair Braiding
715 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55407
Beauty Salons and Barbershops Phone: (612) 825-2891  
Class-E Hair Design
2546 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Beauty Salons and Barbershops http://www.classehair.com Open seven days a week.  Family-oriented Everyone is welcome! Come in and enjoy our elegant surroundings as your professional hair stylist offers you a large selection of services.
End of Time Barbershop
1821 Lowry Av. N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Beauty Salons and Barbershops Phone: (612) 588-1577  
Malobe Natural Hair Salon
915 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55408
Beauty Salons and Barbershops http://www.malobe.com/ At Malobe we know how important it is for you to look your very best; and are committed in providing quality hair care services for men, women and children. Our professional services include: establishing multi-cultural locs, braids and twists, transitioning hair from chemically treated to natural hair styles and repairing damaged locs.
Super African Hair Braiding
3011 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55407
Beauty Salons and Barbershops http://www.superafricanhairbraiding.net/contact.html We specialize in all braiding styles and natural hairstyles. From braids to twist to afros, you name it; we have the expertise in all these areas of hair techniques. Come and see for yourself or stop at our hair gallery showcase to see some of our beautiful natural hairstyles.Super African hair braiding is more than just braids, it is the style suitable for all occasions; it is the best for workers and students alike.
Webbs Barber Shop
412 E. 35th Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55408
Beauty Salons and Barbershops Phone:(612) 886-1357 We provide any style haircut with a straight razor shape up and finish it with a nice hot towel. We provide full straight razor shaves and we shave heads. We cut children of all ages, and of course we welcome women so the whole family can get done at one great place..
African News Journal
1821 University Ave. West Suite 319
St. Paul, MN 55104
Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy  www.anjnews.com Monthly newspaper serving African communities in the Twin Cities. Has page of links for specific countries in Africa. Streams AJ TV programming for African community.
Council on Black Minnesotans
658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN, 55155
Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy http://www.cobm.state.mn.us/ The mission of the Council on Black Minnesotans (CBM) is to ensure that the needs of all Minnesotans of African descent are clear to the policy makers who impact their well-being by providing equal protection of the law and guaranteeing that this community receives and has access to state services and programs.
African American Relief and Development Initiative       
1806 Riverside Ave., Ste #3
Minneapolis, MN,  55454
Community Improvement, Capacity Building, Economic Development  http://www.aradi.org The mission of this organization is to promote human, socio-economic, and community development by strengthening the leadership and management of African refugee- and immigrant-serving organizations. Services include organizational capacity building, leadership development, social capital ventures, government relations, resource planning, grant reporting, financial planning, and legal compliance.
Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce
2399 Ariel St., Ste. A.
St. Paul, MN, 55109 
Community Improvement, Capacity Building, Economic Development  http://www.minnesotabcc.org Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC) serves area businesses owned by Africans or African Americans. Founded in 2000, MBCC serves as a clearinghouse, referral service, and a small business initiation tool to better equip and inform its members of current and necessary business requirements. The organization also promotes its members' products and services, and provides quarterly networking mixers. Membership is open to all persons irrespective of race, creed, origin, or political affiliation. Membership includes manufacturing, wholesaling, retail, and professional services businesses, as well as nonprofit organizations. 
Association of Black Women in Higher Education-Minnesota Chapter
Association of Black Women in Higher Education P.O. Box 6893
Minneapolis, MN, 55406
Education http://www.abwheminn.org/ The members of the Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) are dedicated to the task of fostering and expanding the historically substantive role of Black women in higher education.  Building on the vision of the thirteen founding members, we recognized the need for a stronger Black voice in the educational affairs of the nation.  Committed to this objective, we seek to provide a forum for action related to improving the quality of education for Blacks, and particularly Black youth, at every level of learning.
Carter G. Woodson Institute for Student Excellence
YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis 
2620 N. Russell Ave.
Minneapolis, MN, 55411 
Education http://www.wiseschool.org The Woodson Institute for Student Excellence (WISE) is a public charter school serving 303 African American students grades K-7 in north Minneapolis. The goal of the school is to improve the academic and social development of each child by bringing together families and community-based organizations to surround families with support. The school offers a rigorous standards-based instructional program, after-school enrichment program, family/parenting workshops, and summer literacy enrichment camps. In addition, WISE collaborates with a variety of community groups to provide wrap-around services for families. 
High School for Recording Arts
St. Paul Public Schools
550 Vandalia St
St. Paul, MN, 55114 
Education http://www.hsra.org High School for Recording Arts (HSRA) is a public charter school serving students grades 9-12. The mission of HSRA is to provide youth the opportunity to achieve a high school diploma through the exploration of the music business and other creative endeavors. HSRA is culturally sensitive, has alternative educational programming, offers personalized project-based learning, has a diverse student population, is a drug-free learning environment, is adult supervised, offers positive mentoring, has faith space, and offers job training. 
Institute on Black Chemical Abuse
African American Family Services
2616 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis  MN, 55408 
Health - Addiction-Substance Abuse Treatment http://www.aafs.net The Institute on Black Chemical Abuse offers adolescent and adult outpatient chemical dependency treatment programs licensed by Minnesota's Department of Human Services. 
African American Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc. P.O. Box 8981
Minneapolis, MN, 55408 
Health - Breast Cancer http://www.aabcainc.org African American Breast Cancer Alliance is an education and support organization established in 1990 for African American women and men diagnosed with breast cancer. The organization holds monthly support group meetings at a local community center. 
African American AIDS Task Force
1113 E. Franklin, Suite 203
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Health - HIV/AIDS http://www.aaatf.org/ The mission of the African American AIDS Task Force is to provide culturally specific prevention, education and services to people of African descent who are living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS.
The African American AIDS Task Force (AAATF) was founded by African American community members who were concerned with the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on African American people living in Minnesota. Their goals were to increase the availability of culturally specific service providers to address the needs of African American people who were living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS, and to empower communities to help themselves. The African American AIDS Task Force was formally incorporated in 1995 as a 501c(3) organization.
Minnesota Association of Black Psychologists
National Association of Black Psychologists
P.O. Box 582857
Minneapolis, MN, 55458 
Health - Mental Health http://www.minnesotahelp.info/Public/details.aspx?qlink=x53aZ4lOJUqnKFl4... The Minnesota Association of Black Psychologists operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes; including but not limited to promoting and advancing the profession of African psychology, influencing and affecting social change, and developing programs whereby psychologists of African descent can assist in solving problems of black communities and other ethnic groups. 
Black Storytellers Alliance
1112 Newton Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN, 55411
Media www.blackstorytellers.com/ The mission of Black Storytellers Alliance (BSA) is to promote and preserve the art of storytelling. The organization specializes in storytelling performances for schools, libraries, community centers and corporations, and conducts large and small group presentations for all ages. Story specialties include inspirational stories, informative stories, audience participation stories, historical stories and character portrayals. Members of BSA do school residencies and provide instructional workshops for teachers, librarians, parents and volunteers. The organization also annually produces Signifyin' and Testifyin', a storytelling festival featuring nationally known African American master storytellers. 
Conversation with Al McFarlane
KFAI 90.3 FM in Mpls 106.7 FM in St. Paul 
1815 Bryant Avenue N
PO Box 581367
Minneapolis, MN, 55411
Media www.kfai.org  
Freedom Jazz Festival, Inc.
PO Box 8981
Minneapolis, MN, 55408 
Media www.freedomjazzfestival.org The mission of the Freedom Jazz Festival is to present, preserve, and promote jazz music and enhance the appreciation, awareness, recognition and support of its African American origins. The organization seeks to increase jazz arts and culture activities by producing an annual free outdoor jazz festival and community jazz educational workshops that are open to the general public. 
Givens Foundation for African American Literature
The 7151 York Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55435 
Media www.givens.org The mission of the Givens Foundation for African American Literature is to enrich cultural understanding through programs that advance and celebrate African American literature and writers. 
Insight News, Inc.
1815 Bryant Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN, 55411
Media www.insightnews.com African-American community news, arts, and business. Metropolitan and suburban based weekly newspaper with a circulation of 35,00 in MSP and the surrounding suburban areas. Distributed free of cost, proves information, instruction, inspiration in a user-friendly, culturally relevant way for African American readers. Podcasts available. 
KHTC Radio 96.3 FM
5300 Edina Industrial Boulevard, Suite 200
Edina, MN, 55439
Media www.b96online.com  
KMOJ Radio 89.9 FM
1422 West Lake St. Ste.
300 Minneapolis, MN, 55408
Media www.kmojfm.com  
Minnesota Spokesman- Recorder
3744 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55408
Media www.spokesman-recorder.com The spokesman-recorder is a 72 year old newspaper committed to meeting the new and information needs of African American with a circulation of 10,000 in St. Paul and Minneapolis. Public each Thursday. 
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Media http://www.spokesman-recorder.com/ The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder is Minnesota's oldest Black Newspaper and the United States oldest ongoing minority publication second only to The Jewish World.
One Nation News Black Heart, Inc.
2751 Hennepin Ave. So. #21
Minneapolis, MN, 55408
Media www.onenationnews.com  
Pan African Community Endowment
55 Fifth Street East, Suite 600 
Saint Paul, MN, 55101
Media https://www.mnpartners.org/network/pan_african_community_endowment/ The Pan African Community Endowment works to enhance the philanthropic capacity of the Pan American community in Minnesota. The goal of the endowment is to enhance community self-determination through unique endowment development work, community networking, and grassroots grant-making. 
Urban Mass Media Group Cable Channels
90 South 11th street, Suit 276
Minneapolis, MN, 55402 
Media www.blackmusicamerica.com  
Antioch Christian Center
630 Laurel Ave.
St. Paul, MN,  55104 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 651-222-4410 Antioch Christian Center serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Archdiocesan Commission of Black Catholics
Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis
226 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN, 55105
Religion, Spiritual Development http://www.archspm.org The Archdiocesan Commission of Black Catholics advises the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis on issues pertinent to the African American community and the church at large. 
Berean Missionary Baptist Church 
309 E. County Rd. 42
Burnsville, MN, 55306 
Religion, Spiritual Development http://bereanbaptist.com  Berean Missionary Baptist Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Bethesda Baptist Church
1118 S. 8th St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Religion, Spiritual Development http://www.bethesdamn.org  Bethesda Baptist Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
420 S. Cedar Lake Rd.
Minneapolis, MN,   55405 
Religion, Spiritual Development http://brynmawrchurch.org  Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Calvary United Pentecostal Church
United Pentecostal Church
International 8800 Nicollet Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN, 55420 
Religion, Spiritual Development www.wherehopebegins.net/ The mission of Calvary United Pentecostal Church is to provide a place of refreshing and hope to those who need spiritual encouragement. Calvary is actively involved in providing transportation for church to those who are living in shelters in downtown Minneapolis. The focus of this ministry is to provide a way to get to the place where spiritual refreshing can be obtained. 
Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church  Religion, Spiritual Development www.camphorumcstpaul.org/ Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Church of New Life Christian Ministries
7101 Nicollet Ave. S.
Richfield, MN, 55423 
Religion, Spiritual Development http://www.churchofnewlife.org  Church of New Life Christian Ministries serves the spiritual needs of the African American community/
Emmanuel Tabernacle Church of God in Christ Inc.
2501 E. 22nd St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55406 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 612-724-6701
Fax: 612-724-2799
OHB@emmanueltab.org 
Emmanuel Tabernacle Church of God in Christ serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Ethiopian Orthodox of Our Savior
4401 Minnehaha Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55406 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 612-721-1222  Ethiopian Orthodox of Our Savior serves the spiritual needs of the Ethiopian community. 
Evangelist Crusaders, Inc.
4307 Fourth Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN, 55409
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 612-824-7187  Evangelist Crusaders serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Faith and Hope Worship Center
4350 Fremont Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN, 55412 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 612-529-2575  Faith and Hope Worship Center serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Faith Tabernacle Gospel Church
2025 Fourth St. N.
Minneapolis, MN, 55411 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 612-521-8038  Faith Tabernacle Gospel Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
First Church of God in Christ
511 Queen Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN, 55411 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 612-381-0488  First Church of God in Christ serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
First Trinity Church of God in Christ
981 Marshall Ave
St. Paul, MN, 55104
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 651-645-0965  First Trinity Church of God in Christ serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Free at Last Church of God in Christ
200 W. Seventh St.
St. Paul, MN, 55102 
Religion, Spiritual Development http://freeatlastchurch.org  Free at Last Church of God in Christ serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Gospel Temple Church of God in Christ  
247 Grotto St. N
St. Paul, MN, 55104 
Religion, Spiritual Development http://gospeltemplechurch.com  Gospel Temple Church of God in Christ serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Grace Temple Deliverance Center
1816 Fourth Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404 
Religion, Spiritual Development http://gtdci.org  Grace Temple Deliverance Center serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. Church services are held at the Deliverance Center at 1908 4th Avenue South. The Deliverance Center is also the parent organization of Grace Temple Ministries, at 1904 4th Avenue South; and the Willa Grant-Battle Center, at 1816 and 1818 4th Avenue South. Grace Temple Ministries provides social services to the community, including a food and clothing shelf, support for battered women, drug and alcohol abuse counseling, and youth programs. The Willa Grant-Battle Center is the general headquarters for all programming, and coordinates local and foreign mission work. 
Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church 3805 Third Ave. S.
P.O. Box 8555
Minneapolis, MN, 55409 
Religion, Spiritual Development http://www.greatfriend.org  Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Greater Life Tabernacle
4000 Quincy St NE
Columbia Heights, MN, 55421
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 763-789-8710  Greater Life Tabernacle serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Holsey Memorial Church
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
1229 Logan Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN, 55411 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 612-522-2834
holsey-cme@msn.com, revcdjoyner@msn.com 
Holsey Memorial Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community and hopes to grow to service everyone in the community. 
Macedonia Baptist Church
Macedonia Covenant Alliance Ministries 
3801 First Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55409 
Religion, Spiritual Development http://letthefireburn.com  Macedonia Baptist Church serves the spiritual, physical, and political needs of the African American community. Services include a community base ministry and a nonprofit community youth foundation. 
Minneapolis Central Church of Christ
1922 Fourth Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN,  55405 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 612-374-5481  Minneapolis Central Church of Christ serves the spiritual needs of the African American community.
Morning Star Missionary Church
739 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN, 55104 
Religion, Spiritual Development   Morning Star Missionary Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Mt. Olive Church of God in Christ
2006 James Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN, 55411 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 612-521-0126  Mt. Olive Church of God in Christ serves the spiritual needs of the African American community.
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
451 W. Central Ave.
St. Paul, MN, 55103 
Religion, Spiritual Development http://mtolivetbaptistchurch.org  Mt. Olivet Baptist Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church
916 31st Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN, 55411 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 612-522-6052  Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church
983 Central Ave W.
St. Paul, MN, 55104 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 651-645-7323  New Birth Missionary Baptist Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
New Covenant
4254 15th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55407 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 612-827-7107
612-823-0581 
New Covenant serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
New Hope Baptist Church
711 Bradley St.
St. Paul, MN, 55130 
Religion, Spiritual Development http://www.newhopestpmn.org  New Hope Baptist Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
New Jerusalem Baptist Church
315 Fisk St.
St. Paul, MN, 55104 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 651-227-3281  New Jerusalem Baptist Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
New Salem Missionary Baptist Church
2519 Lyndale Ave.
Minneapolis, MN,  55411 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 612-522-2951, 612-529-9416  New Salem Missionary Baptist Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Pilgrim Baptist Church
732 W. Central Ave.
St. Paul, MN, 55104 
Religion, Spiritual Development http://www.pilgrimbaptistchurch.org  Pilgrim Baptist Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church
5100 James Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN,  55430
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 612-529-9186
Fax: 763-561-3394 
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community.
Prince Hall Masonic Temple
3832 Fourth Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55409 
Religion, Spiritual Development Anchor Hilyard
Phone: 612-823-9908 
Prince Hall Masonic Temple serves the African American community. 
River of Life Christian Church
739 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN, 55105 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 651-290-2348
Fax: 651-224-7695
rolcc@msn.com 
River of Life Christian Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Seven Star Missionary Baptist Church
3900 10th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN,  55407
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 612-825-2202  Seven Star Missionary Baptist Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community
Shiloh Baptist Church
860 Hague Ave.
St. Paul, MN, 55104
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 651-228-1498  Shiloh Baptist Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Shower of Blessings Church 
4016 E. 32nd St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55406 
Religion, Spiritual Development Phone: 612-729-8332  Shower of Blessings Church serves the spiritual needs of the African American community. 
Barwaqo African International Mall 
620 16th Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55454
Restaurant, Grocery, Entertainment Phone: (612) 746-1604  With over 22,000 Somalis in Minnesota, it is not surprising that the continent's first Somali mall, a stones throw from Lake Street, bustles with activity as people browse clothing stores and perfume shops, pick up dry cleaning, sip tea, and use the Internet cafe. Karmel Square is a microcosm of Somalia's rich cultural traditions- Somali snacks can be purchased, as well as prayer rugs- but most importantly, the mall has become a meeting place for the transplanted Somali community. Basim Sabri, owns the building that houses Suuqa Karmel, began the mall to incubate small Somali retail business as a way to bring success to a community where over 80% of the population is found in the poorest areas of Minneapolis.
Golden Thyme
921 Selby Ave.
Saint Paul, MN, 55104
Restaurant, Grocery, Entertainment Phone: (651) 645-1340 Movie Night Every night in February for Black History Month 
Major Taylor Cycling Club of Minnesota
4433 Columbus Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55407 
Restaurant, Grocery, Entertainment http://www.majortaylorminnesota.org  The Major Taylor Cycling Club of Minnesota was established in 2000 by a group of former racers, bike enthusiasts, and recreational riders to provide organized bicycling events for the African American community in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The club is named in honor of Major Marshall Walter Taylor, who became the first African American world cycling champion in 1899. The club sponsors recreational rides that range from 20 miles to 100 miles, and welcomes all cyclists at all levels of experience who wish to join.
3M African American Society
2501 Hudson Rd Bldg. 250-3E-02
St Paul, MN, 55144
Social Services http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/us-diversity/diversity/3M/employee-resource-affinity-groups/african-american-society/ 3M African American Society assists the 3M Company in providing an environment in which African Americans feel a sense of belonging and fulfillment. It offers a forum for African American employees; provides professional coping and development skills; aids 3M in the recruitment, retention and promotion of African Americans; and works to increase cultural understanding and mutual respect between 3M employees and the African American population. 
African American Adoption Agency
1700 Highway 36 West, Suite 450
Roseville, MN, 55113
Social Services http://www.afadopt.org The African American Adoption Agency is Minnesota's first nonprofit adoption agency designed to move children of color from the foster care system to permanent families. There are no fees for the agency's services, which include orientation for adoption/foster care, realities of adoption training, adoption or foster care home study, family networks, placement support services, postplacement services, and bridge foster care. 
African American Family Services (AAFS)
2616 Nicolle Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 
Social Services www.aafs.net The African American Family Services work to maintain family unity in the community through counseling and family preservation services, including individual, martial, and family counseling; parent education; family violence advocacy and counseling; male/female support group; walk-in counseling; grief and loss support group; and codependency support groups.
Council on Black Minnesotans (CBM)
2233 University Ave. S., #426
Wright Building
St. Paul, MN,  55114 
Social Services http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/home.do?agency=CBM The Council on Black Minnesotans’ primary purpose is to advise the Governor and legislature on the nature and intensity of issues confronting the state’s Black populations. The formation of the Council was critical for Black Minnesotans because, historically, this population has been, and continues to be, underrepresented in the legislature and has had little access to the office of the governor or other policy makers. The Council is a policy-oriented agency that uses a community mobilization and involvement model. Prior to the creation of the Council, there was no state or local agency with the responsibility for
advising and educating policy makers, researching and analyzing the broad spectrum of issues affecting Black Minnesotans, and advocating on their behalf. And, there was also no agency or organization with the responsibility to educate and reeducate Black Minnesotans regarding specific policy issues and the value of political and policy participation. The Council’s advice to policy makers must be well founded, accurate and representative of the will of its constituencies.
CultureBrokers Foundation, Inc.
111 Jessamine Ave. W.
St. Paul, MN, 55117 
Social Services www.culturebrokers.com CultureBrokers Foundation, Inc. (CBF) is a tax-exempt charitable organization whose mission is to build intercultural literacy. Knowledge of the history, contributions, and perspectives of different cultural groups is increasingly valued as the U.S. economy “goes global.” CBF believes that the best way to gain this knowledge is through authentic, respectful interaction and community-led learning experiences, and that such efforts are more likely to be embraced and sustained if they are tied directly to economic outcomes. CBF is currently leading a St. Paul-based community development project called the African American Heritage Corridor. This plan proposes ethnic-heritage based on “culturally-centered” community economic development as an effective way to build intercultural literacy for adults and youth, thereby strengthening and sustaining positive aspects of the communities in which they are engaged. The organization approaches this idea from a tourism-generating perspective, believing that such considerations leverage existing assets and strengths, offer a higher return on investment for all stakeholders, and have the potential to reach the most people. 
Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC)
290 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55108
Social Services http://www.dvinstitute.org/ The purpose of the website is to provide and create a community of African American scholars and practitioners working in the area of violence in the African American community. The site also provides information on public policy. The organization also facilitates local and national conferences and training forums.
Grief Awareness Project
St. James A.M.E. Church
3600 S. Snelling Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55406 
Social Services Phone: 612-721-4566
Fax: 612-721-4566
hallman4566@msn.com 
The Grief Awareness Project provides grief support to individuals and families impacted by homicidal violence or the death of a loved one. Support is also provided for other loss issues, such as divorce, abandonment, and loss of employment. Services include grief support groups, workshops and seminars, grief and suicide response training, individual support, and a special project for ex-offenders (Wednesdays from 6 to 7 pm). Services are free. 
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Inc.
270 N. Kent St.
St. Paul, MN,  55102 
Social Services http://www.hallieqbrown.org/901.html The Hallie Q. Brown Community Center seeks to provide critical human services, promote personal growth, and foster community leadership, particularly in the Summit-University area of St. Paul. Services include childcare, youth and senior services, and emergency assistance. The Hallie Q. Brown Branch Service Center is located at 100 N. Oxford Street, St. Paul 55104. 
Harriet Tubman Center
3111 First Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55408 
Social Services www.tubman.org/ The Harriet Tubman Center's goals are to provide services that empower women and children to establish life-long freedom from domestic abuse; to promote systems change and policy change advocacy within public, private, and nonprofit institutions that challenge policies and practices that prevent individuals from living violence-free; and to provide public education that fosters and supports a broad movement for violence-free communities. The Harriet Tubman Center crisis line is 612-825-0000.
Iftiin, Inc
313 W. Main St.
Marshall, MN,  56258 
Social Services Nikki Enersen, associate director
Phone: 507-929-1030
Fax: 507-929-1032
iftiininc@hotmail.com 
Iftiin, Inc. is a mutual aid association that serves the East African refugee community of Southwestern Minnesota. Iftiin's mission is to lead the community to become self-sufficient, integrate appropriately, build strong families, and retain culture. 
Martin Luther King Center
270 North Kent St
Saint Paul, MN, 55102
Social Services Phone: (651) 224-4601  
Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN,  55411 
Social Services www.mul.org  The Minneapolis Urban League’s mission is to provide human services and advocacy that will enable African Americans and other minority group members residing in the Minneapolis area to cultivate and develop their individual and group potential on a par with all other Minnesotans. The organization assists more than 20,000 Twin Cities residents yearly in their efforts to overcome barriers to accessing quality employment, housing, education, social services, and healthcare. The organization's programs are divided among three areas: (1) social wellness (drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention; sex education and HIV prevention; exercise and nutritious diet encouragement; HIV/AIDS and mental health case management; community education on public policy issues); (2) youth achievement (alternative K-12 school; juvenile advocacy program; housing stability); and community empowerment (welfare-to-work initiatives; construction trades training; information technology certification; community service employment for seniors; African family services; After Today Group Home). 
Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers  
P.O. Box 582892
Minneapolis, MN, 55458 
Social Services www.mabl.org/ The Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) is the leading minority bar association organized to promote and support the professional development of African American lawyers, judges, and law students in Minnesota. To this end, MABL is committed to the overall goal of representing the interests of African American citizens and their community in the legal profession and in the judicial system throughout the state. 
Minnesota Black Xerox Employees
Xerox Corporation
3500 W. 80th St.
Bloomington, MN, 55431 
Social Services Phone: (952) 921-1300  Minnesota Black Xerox Employees (MBXE) is an employee resource group that serves African American employees at Xerox. MBXE holds monthly meetings, and works for both the increase and retention of African American employees at Xerox. It is also involved with improving the profile of African American employees and developing talent. MBXE works within the greater African American community as well, taking part in community events and fundraisers. 
Minnesota Chapter of Black Social Workers
P.O. Box 8806
Minneapolis, MN,  55408 
Social Services www.mnabsw.org The Minnesota Chapter of Black Social Workers is a mutual benefit association for African American social workers. 
My Brother's Keeper
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
320 16th Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN,  55455 
Social Services Phone: 612-625-8845
Email: hook0031@umn.edu 
My Brother's Keeper, formerly know as Man-to-Man, is a registered student organization at the University of Minnesota. This male-directed support group is geared toward the promotion of unity and progressive change on the campus and in the nearby community. My Brother's Keeper also serves as a platform for students to explore issues and concerns related to men of African descent, and stresses the importance of academic achievement and collective success among its members. 
National Association of African American HR Professionals
P.O. Box 311395  
Atlanta, GA, 31131
Social Services http://www.naaahrmn.org/  
National Black MBA Association--Twin Cities Chapter
National Black MBA Association
P.O. Box 2709
Minneapolis, MN,  55402 
Social Services http://www.nbmbaatc.org The mission of the National Black MBA Association is to lead in the creation of economic and intellectual wealth in the African American community. 
New Sudan-American Hope
117 E. Center St., Ste. A
P.O. Box 545
Rochester, MN, 55903 
Social Services http://www.newsudanamericanhope.org New Sudan-American Hope seeks to facilitate the resettlement of South Sudanese people to the United States, support new refugee arrivals to Minnesota, and sponsor education for Sudanese children. The organization also provides human 
Northside Child Development Center
1000 Plymouth Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN,  55411 
Social Services http://ccspm.org/northside_child_development_center.aspx Northside Child Development Center, Catholic Charities, provides direct care services for low-income children 6 weeks through 15 years of age. The center's goal is to improve the overall functioning and development of children, with a focus on early education, school readiness, school support, family engagement, and partnership with the family unit. 
Oasis of Love, Inc.
2304 Emerson Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN,  55411 
Social Services http://www.hftwol.net/oasisoflove-inc/ Oasis of Love serves the needs of African American children. 
Pillsbury Black Network
Pillsbury Company
200 S. Sixth St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55402 
Social Services Phone: (612) 330-5071  Pillsbury Black Network is an employee resource group for African Americans employed by Pillsbury.
Project Spirit
St. Paul Area Council of Churches
1671 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN,  55105 
Social Services www.spacc.org/projecthome Project Spirit helps families develop a richer life through a tutorial and living skills program for children, a parenting skills program, and a pastoral counseling program. The program was developed through the efforts of the Congress of National Black Churches.
African American and African  Studies Department     
 
U of MN Campus Resource http://www.aaas.umn.edu In this challenging and diverse academic environment, the Department of African American & African Studies offers an exciting and significantly relevant range of areas of concentration, courses, and ideas. Within a single academic department our students study the rich social, political, economic, and cultural complexities of Africa, African America, and the broader African Diaspora. In our department, the focus and fusion of this diversity gives our students a special and rare opportunity. It also gives them an advantage. They are more aware and understand better the significance of African American and African history and culture. We create a knowledge base that is diverse and widely applicable. Our students have gone on to a myriad of careers, including advanced study in areas of concentration begun in this department.
Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC)
 
U of MN Campus Resource http://www.dvinstitute.org/ The purpose of the website is to provide and create a community of African American scholars and practitioners working in the area of violence in the African American community. The site also provides information on public policy. The organization also facilitates local and national conferences and training forums.
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
 
U of MN Campus Resource http://www.umn-nsbe.org/  U of MN NSBE is a student - led group that maintains the integrity and principles of the National organization.  Our mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community". To bring this mission into a bright reality, we all need to be motivated to get involved in the outreach opportunities that are provided through NSBE and eager to attend career fairs for networking opportunities which will create solid links with corporate companies.  If you would like to learn more or become a member, please send an email or attend any of our meetings.
Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center (UROC)                                  
2001 Plymouth Ave North                           Minneapolis, MN 55411
U of MN Campus Resource www.uroc.umn.edu The Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center in North Minneapolis links the University of Minnesota in vital public partnership with urban communities to advance learning, improve quality of life, and discover breakthrough solutions to critical problems. UROC builds thriving, innovative, and respectful collaborations for a healthy and vibrant North Minneapolis, creates new models of urban and community development, and strengthens the University of Minnesota as a vitally engaged 21st-century university
serving the public good.
Black Achievers Minneapolis
North Community YMCA
1711 Broadway Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN, 55411 
Youth Development   This mentor group exposes African American youth to various colleges and careers, and facilitates youth participation in community service projects. 
Jack and Jill of America--St. Paul Chapter
Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Inc.
6300 Gleason Road
Edina, MN, 55439 
Youth Development http://www.jack-and-jill.org  Jack and Jill of America provides cultural, social, civic, and recreational activities for African American mothers and their children aged 2-18. The organization's mission is to provide a socially and culturally positive experience for children. The organization also supports legislative issues that have an impact on children. 
Network for the Development of Children of African Descent
655 Fairview Ave N.
St Paul, MN, 55104 
Youth Development http://www.ndcad.org The mission of the Network for the Development of Children of African Descent (NdCAD) is to strengthen the cultural connections within communities of African descent that promote, sustain, and enhance the healthy development of children. The organization engages in book distribution and literacy outreach, provides reading instruction and tutoring, offers family and community literacy activities, provides training and adult education, and maintains a cultural resource lending library. 
The Loft Summit-University Teen Center, Inc. 1063 Iglehart Ave.
St. Paul, MN,   55104 
Youth Development   The Loft promotes youth development in St. Paul's African American community. Programs include participatory recreation, employment assistance and counseling, leadership training, community service projects, health education, family planning, and teen pregnancy prevention for males and females. It uses a drop-in counseling format that allows teens to plan programs for their peers.