The National Hook-Up of Black Women (NHBW), Inc. was conceived by fourteen spirited women who recognized a need to establish a communication network between women’s organizations and individuals to support the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative efforts and to provide a national forum to articulate the needs and concerns of Black women and families.


Organized in September, 1974 during the Congressional Black Caucus, this group of dedicated women banded together to render support and leadership assistance to the female members of the Caucus.  Founding members included.  Arnita Y. Boswell, Marica Y. Boles, Helen Cave, Joan G. Fuselier, Aileen Hernandez, Martha Lewis, Levern Love, Jolaine May, Evelyn Moore, Ersa K. Poston, Inez S. Reid, Audrey Rowe, Jeanne Spurlock and Joyce Wein.  Historically, NHBW’s agenda has been to impact public policy and legislation for the betterment of the Black community in general and the economic and political status of Black women.


The Atlanta-Metro Chapter was formed in April 2012 by 10 local women seeking to pursue the initiatives set by the National Office in the Atlanta Metro area.




The National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc. Strives to:

  • Share skills and knowledge with others

  • Create an atmosphere in which Black Women are able to bring about meaningful changes in both their public and private lives.

  • Improve the quality of life in the community

  • Establish ties among working women around the country

  • Provide positive role models for young Black Women




NHBW MEMBERSHIP reflects a rich diversity of working Women. Membership comes from varied businesses, professions and community disciplines, representing a broad constituency, which crosses all economic, social and political status of people around the world.




The purpose of this scholarship award is to recognize and honor African-American female and male students who have demonstrated academic excellence, concern for their community and the Black family, and a desire to continue their studies to completion.  The required factors may be demonstrated through participation in religious, community, high school/college, and political activities.

Atlanta Metro Chapter