“A Growing Organization in the Struggle for African Liberation”
Over the years, NCOBPS has initiated a number of programs and partnerships designed to expand the organization's intellectual and institutional breadth.
NCOBPS formally established, “The Race and Democracy in the Americas Project,” a collaborative research program with Afro-Brazilian scholars. Co-sponsored conferences were held on racial politics in the United States and Brazil. The National Political Science Review, Volume 9: 2003, features select articles from this project. [SEE RACE AND DEMOCRACY PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS AND PROJECT MEMBERS]
In 2004, NCOBPS established an organizational affiliation with the African Association of Political Scientists (AAPS).
In 2006, NCOBPS established a partnership with the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP).
In 2008, NCOBPS created the Katrina Task Force and published its the first report, “The Katrina Tragedy: The Case of New Orleans,” Volume 1: 2008
NCOBPS also maintains linkages with related organizations, both within and outside of the academy. Within the academy, organizations and resources include: a strong linkage to the American Political Science Association (APSA) Committee on the Status of Blacks in the Profession (CSBP) and related organized sections/groups; APSA Centennial Center for Political Science & Public Affairs; the Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA); the Southern Political Science Association(SPSA); the Western Political Science Association (WPSA); the African Studies Association; the National Council for Black Studies(NCBS); the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists (ASBS); and the
African American History and Studies (AAHS) to name a few.
Outside of the academy, organizations and resources include the National African American Drug Policy Coalition (NAADPC), the National Urban League (NUL), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), theJoint Center for Political and Economic Studies (JCPES), and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF).