Frequently Asked Questions
Our national agenda dedicates itself to improving the lives of women and their families through support of the arts, culture, health wellness, education, and human service programs.
Q. What is National Hook-Up of Black Women Inc.
A. The National Hook Up of Black Women, Inc., is national, nonprofit 501c3 organixation.
Q. What year National Hook-Up of Black Women Inc., was formed:
A. Formally established in 1974.
Q. What year National Hook-Up of Black Women Atlanta Metro Chapter was formed.
A. April 2012
Q. Who formed & founded the National Hook-Up of Black Women Inc.
A. Dr. Arnita young Boswell; she was born April 19, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan. She was an African-American activist and educator.
Q. Who is Fannie Lou Hamer?
A. Ms. Fannie Lou Hamer changed a nation's perspective on democracy. Hamer became involved in the civil rights movement when she helped the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organize a voter registration drive in Ruleville, Mississippi, which challenged the state's laws that were designed to deny blacks the right to vote. Ms. Fannie Lou Hamer, is NHBW, Inc SHERO
Q. What is the history of National Hook-Up of Black Women Inc.
A. Dr. Arnita Young Boswell and 13 other spirited women founded the National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. in 1974 during the Fourth Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Weekend. These spirited Black women met in a hotel room and organized a national forum to articulate the needs and concerns of Black women and children. Historically our agenda has been to impact public policy.
NHBW, Inc. was conceived by a group of women that recognized the need to establish a communications network between women’s organizations and the Congressional Black Caucus.
Q. Who formed & founded the National Hook-Up of Black Women Atlanta Metro Chapter.
A. Valencia McGruder with the assistance of Marie Landrum.
Q. Who is the current president of National Hook-Up of Black Women Inc.
A. Bettye Gavin; National President
Q. Who is the current president of National Hook Up Black Women Atlanta Metro Chapter
A. LaTonya M. Hines
Q. What is the mission of National Hook-Up of Black Women:
A. Our national agenda dedicates itself to improving the lives of women and their families through support of the arts, culture, health wellness, education, and social service programs.: Health Wellness, Domestic Violence and Literacy - Reading for Life NHBW, Inc. is currently serving 20 states and multiple cities throughout with our initiative and local needs programs that include culture, arts, education, health wellness, and human service programs. I salute the sisterhood, their families, friends, and community supporters for working together to serve women and their families. They have demonstrated that this is a family affair because of the way you have united for the betterment of all. It is your commitment to improving the lives of others that has helped to open the doors for countless opportunities to maximize our impact of services.
Q. When does National Hook-Up of Black Women Atlanta Metro Chapter meet.
A. Every month (except June and December) via ZOOM or at the Exchange Recreation Center, 2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30034
Q. What are the colors of National Hook-Up of Black Women Inc.
A. Official colors are Brown and Beige
Q. What is the motto of National Hook-Up of Black Women Inc.
A. Giving back to the Community
Q. Who can join National Hook-Up of Black Women Atlanta Metro
A. NHBW membership is open to anyone who embraces the mission and goals of the organization. NHBW members reflect a rich diversity of dedicated women from varied business, professional, and community disciplines, representing a broad constituency that crosses all economic, social and educational backgrounds.
Q. Does the organization have a program for youth?
A. Yes. Teens Overcoming Pressure (TOP) is a program that aims to teach teenagers how to identify healthy versus unhealthy relationships, in addition to early warning signs of abusive relationships, violent markers, controlling and manipulative behavior. Through this program, it is our goal to not only reduce the incidence of teen dating violence but to promote healthy relationships by guiding our youth through positive self-image, effective mannerisms, positive behaviors and self-motivation.
Q. What is the logo of National Hook-Up of Black Women Inc.