6 Organizations Every Black Nerd Should Know About

1. Kemetic Youth Foundation (Ferndale, Michigan)

Teaching the Kemetic history, theology, wisdom and understanding while supporting, educating and empowering our young people. Monthly workshops, lectures, support groups, writings.

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2. East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (Philadelphia)

ECBACC, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, holds the annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, America’s premier Black comic book convention encouraging youth literacy and expression through reading, writing and drawing comic books. “ECBACC offers workshops and activities dedicated to promoting literacy and creativity. The great thing about this is that the ECBACC was founded in Philadelphia, the city of many of the nation’s firsts — the first President’s House/White House, university, library, museum, public park, hospital, bank, zoo, prison — and the very first independent ‘Black comic book’: All-Negro Comics created by Orrin C. Evans in 1947,” said Yumy Odom, founder and president of ECBACC, Inc., and a self-described archivist of the Afrocentric comic book tradition who has been using comic books in the classroom since 1982.