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AAALI Organizations

Act Against AIDS Leadership InitiativeThe Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI) is a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and some of the nation’s leading organizations representing the populations hardest hit by HIV and AIDS.

We are using our collective strength and influence to increase HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, testing, and action within communities disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS across the United States.

100 Black Men of America

  100 Black Men of America LogoNational alliance of leading African American men of business, industry, public affairs and government whose mission is to improve the quality of life for African-Americans, particularly African American youth.

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Chairman: Curley M. Dossman, Jr.

AAALI Project Coordinator: Trenese Gordon

American Urban Radio Networks

American Urban Radio NetworksThe nation's only African American owned network radio company, which broadcasts programming to more than 300 radio stations nationwide.

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President, Program Operations and Affiliations: Jerry Lopes

AAALI Project Coordinator: Basil Murrain, Vice President, Promotion

ASPIRA Association

ASPIRA Association logoThe only national Hispanic organization dedicated exclusively to developing the educational and leadership capacity of Hispanic youth.

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President and CEO: Ronald Blackburn-Moreno

AAALI Project Coordinator: Yseth Laboy

Other Key Staff: Hilda Crespo, Vice President of Public Policy

Black Men's Xchange

Black Men Exchange LogoThe largest and oldest national organization serving the needs of Same Gender Loving and bisexual Black men and the community.

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Executive Director: Cleo Manago

Black Women’s Health Imperative

Black Women’s Health Imperative logoAn organization devoted solely to advancing the health and wellness of African American women and girls.

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President and CEO: Eleanor Hinton-Hoyt

AAALI Project Coordinator: Valerie Rochester, Director of Programs and Training

Center for Black Equity

Center for Black Equity logoCBE promotes a global network of LGBT individuals, allies, and community-based organizations dedicated to achieving equality and social justice for Black LGBT communities.

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President/CEO: Earl Fowlkes

AAALI Project Coordinator: Michael Hinson, Board Chair

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation logoA nonpartisan, nonprofit, public policy, research and education institute to help improve the socio-economic circumstances of African-Americans and other underserved communities.

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President: A. Shaunise Washington

AAALI Project Coordinator: Lisa Fager Bediako

Farmworker Justice

Farmworker Justice LogoA nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Hispanic and other migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety and access to the justice system.

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Executive Director: Bruce Goldstein

AAALI Project Coordinator: Kattrina Merlo, Capacity Building Assistance Coordinator

I Choose Life

I choose life logoA leading civil rights organization devoted to the fight for civil rights, social justice and justice for all people regardless of gender, race, religion or national origin.

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President: Rev. Al Sharpton

AAALI Project Coordinator: Tony Wafford, National Director of Health and Wellness

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) LogoThe nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization with more than half a million members and supporters nationwide.

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President/CEO: Benjamin Todd Jealous

Chair: Rosalyn Brock

AAALI Project Coordinator: Rev. Keron Sadler, Manager of Health Programs

National Council of Negro Women

National Council of Negro Women LogoA national membership organization connecting nearly 4 million women worldwide to lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent around issues of human welfare and rights through public education, community service and advocacy.

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National Chair: Ingrid Saunders Jones

AAALI Project Coordinator: Phronie Jackson

National Hispanic Council on Aging

National Hispanic Council on Aging LogoA constituency-based organization dedicated exclusively to the welfare of Hispanic older adults, their families and their caregivers.

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President and CEO: Yanira Cruz, DrPH

AAALI Project Coordinator: Maria Eugenia Lane, Vice President

National Medical Association

National Medical Association LogoThe largest and oldest national organization representing African-American physicians and their patients in the United States.

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President: Michael A. Lenoir, M.D.

AALI Project Coordinator: Yvonne Fuller (interim)

National Newspaper Publishers Association

National Newspaper Publishers Association LogoA federation of more than 200 black community newspapers from across the United States.

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Chairman: Karl Rodney

AAALI Project Coordinator: Kyle Yeldell, Strategic Communications Director

National Organization of Black County Officials

National Organization of Black County OfficialsA coalition of black elected and appointed officials within county government for all 50 states.

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Chairman:Hon. Roy C. Brooks

AAALI Project Coordinator: Liz S. Humphrey, Interim Executive Director

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives logoAn organization that aims to administer justice equally and eliminate racism and bias within law enforcement.

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National President: John I. Dixon III

AAALI Project Coordinator: Pamela Chapman

National Urban League

National Urban League LogoThe nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African-Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.

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President/Chief Executive Officer: Marc H. Morial

AAALI Project Coordinator: Aaron Thomas, Senior Director Health & Quality of Life

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. logoAn international, nonprofit community service organization comprised of women providing public service, leadership development and education.

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23rd International President:Bonita Herring

AAALI Project Coordinator:Faith Foreman, Ph.D.

Southern Christian Leadership Foundation

Southern Christian Leadership Foundation logoOne of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States.

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President: Bernice Frazier