Shem Em Hotep (In Peace),


As the 13th National President of the National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc., I welcome you to our website which serves as the primary vehicle for disseminating electronic information. It is designed to enhance member and public access to significant topics relative to current, and looming issues that may have potentially adverse effects throughout the African world community, specifically, as well as the global, civil community, in general.


Comprised of people of African ancestry, NABSW is undergirded by our Code of Ethics, Mission, and Vision which commits us to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery, and research. 

We are guided by the Principles of the Nguzo Saba (Unity, Self-determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith), coupled with the Seven Cardinal Virtues of Maát (Right, Truth, Justice, Order, Reciprocity, Balance, and Harmony).  

NABSW works to create a world in which people of African ancestry will live free from racial domination, economic exploitation, and cultural oppression. In collaboration with national, international, and other appropriate groups, we leverage our collective expertise to strategically develop the capacity of people of African ancestry to sustain and flourish.

Traversing the United States, our local and student affiliate chapters continue to proudly represent NABSW’s 50 year legacy, a membership of diversely credentialed social workers and social work practitioners, and an extensive pool of expertise and experience.


Serving as both advocates and agents of social change, humanism, and African liberation, we embrace an African-centered philosophical and conceptual framework which firmly connects us to and within the African world community. While occupying the space of humankind progenitors, we command a view which affords us simultaneous vantage points emanating both inward and outward from the genesis of Africans and into the future of civilization.


Please make our website a regular stop for valuable information regarding NABSW and our activities.


Harambee! – “We All Pull together!”

In the Spirit of Our Ancestors,


Cheikh Ahmadou Banba Mbacké, President

National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc.

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