The National Black Parents Association seeks to organize, galvanize and empower black parents for the purpose of improving the lives and education of black children.
The National Black Parents Association envisions an America where black children excel academically, culturally, economically, physically, psychologically, and spiritually.
Areas of Concern
The National Black Parents Association believes seven areas of American life impact black children:
- The Black Family,
- Criminal Justice,
- Economic Development,
- Religion, and
The National Black Parents Association has identified fifteen primary objectives that correspond to the areas mentioned above. Consequently, the main goals of the National Black Parents Association are to use advocacy, activism, and adjudication:
- To confront white supremacy;
- To increase traditional marriages;
- To strengthen single-parent homes;
- To reconnect absentee black fathers with their children;
- To eliminate mass incarceration;
- To eliminate mandatory minimums;
- To reduce police brutality;
- To reduce the academic achievement gap;
- To increase graduation rates for black males;
- To destroy the school-to-prison pipeline;
- To re-engage and partner with black churches;
- To eradicate the economic wealth gap;
- To decrease black male homicides from gun violence;
- To curb health disparities;
- To promote positive African American media images.
The National Black Parents Association shall use the following strategy to achieve its objectives:
- Advocacy: Recognizing that unjust and discriminatory policies produce appalling outcomes; the National Black Parents Association will lobby policymakers for fair and just policies on the national, state and local levels so black children can have fair and equitable opportunities.
- Activism: Some issues confronting black children stem from the unjust policies and practices of outside entities and require appropriately targeted agitation and pressure vis-à-vis protests, boycotts, and other actions. Whereas, other issues confronting black children stem from self-inflicted, and self-destructive actions of black parents and consequently require an alternative approach such as providing community education, community resources, intervention, and so forth.
- Adjudication: The National Black Parents Association will take legal actions against entities that consistently violate the due process and equal protection rights of black children when we exhaust all other remedies.