Unlocking Career Opportunities: A Guide to Career Resources for African Americans-Part I

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are vital to a thriving workforce. According to Pew Research Center survey (2023), a majority of employed U.S. adults (56%), says focusing on increasing DEI at work is a good thing. 

However, the journey to a successful career for African Americans holds unique challenges and triumphs. During this month, let’s reflect on the contributions of the African American community and those who empower individuals on their professional paths.

Navigating a complex job market requires skill, determination and access to resources that are specific to the needs of African American workers. As we celebrate the rich heritage of African Americans during Black History month, take advantage of community organizations, nonprofits, and cultural associations that offer job training, career counseling, and other support services for African American job seekers. These resources can offer valuable guidance, networking opportunities, and access to job leads tailored to your needs.

Career Resources:

Launched in 1970, The Black Collegian was a career and self-development magazine targeted to African American students and other students of color seeking information on careers, job opportunities, graduate/professional school, internships/co-ops, study abroad programs and more. In 1997, THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Online evolved to become IMDiversity.com. This one-stop career and self-development site/job board aimed to serve the cultural and careerrelated needs of underrepresented minority groups, specifically African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and women. The goal of IMDiversity.com was to provide job seekers with access to the largest database of equal opportunity employers committed to workplace diversity.

 https://imdiversity.com/ 

In 2013, millennials inspired the creation of Diversity Employers, a print and digital publication offering a job board with career opportunities that specifically target new college graduates of diverse backgrounds in every industry nationwide.

https://www.diversityemployers.com/ 

 DiversityComm, Inc. is the epicenter for news, information, opportunities, and resources dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion. Our mission is to create a more inclusive and equitable world by providing valuable information, resources and tools to businesses, students, government agencies and law enforcement agencies.

https://diversitycomm.net/blackcommunity/ 

 The National Urban League is a historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization with 90 affiliates serving 300 communities, providing direct services that affect and improve the lives of more than two million people nationwide.

https://nul.org/ 

The Greater Baltimore Urban League (local chapter of the National Urban league) The mission of the Greater Baltimore Urban League movement is to enable African Americans and other minorities to secure economic selfreliance, parity, power, and civil rights. 

https://gbul.org/    

100 Black Men of America, Inc. The mission is to improve the quality of life within communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans. https://100blackmen.org/          

 

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Veronica, Founder

Ensuring equity in the delivery of services is my core belief; I work to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and dignity. As a coach, it is my privilege to help clients identify their unique skills and competencies and apply them as they conduct their job search. 

In short: I believe in endless possibilities and that individuals have unique strengths and capabilities waiting to be realized. Learn more about Veronica

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