The National Black Prosecutors Association is the only professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of Blacks as prosecutors. Founded in 1983, the Association’s membership is comprised of both chief and line prosecutors nationwide. In addition to prosecutors, the association’s membership includes law students, former prosecutors, and law enforcement personnel.

The NBPA is emerging as the international association of Black law enforcement professionals with a reputation for providing education and leadership in the legal profession through its intensive training sessions and multi-disciplined networking.


The 33rd Annual NBPA Conference & Job Fair – July 10-16, 2016

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The 32nd Annual NBPA Conference & Job Fair – July 19-25, 2015

Thank you to all of the attendees, panelists, presenters and sponsors.  Click here for highlights.

Read the article (including a quote by NBPA President Melba V. Pearson) here

A  New York Times article dated July 7, 2015, reveals recent data indicating that 95% of elected prosecutors are white. The study focused on state level prosecutors, and did not discuss the federal system. The NBPA is steadfast in our mission to retain and advance African Americans in the field of prosecution. We acknowledge the successes of our elected African American prosecutors who inspire us daily, as we groom more prosecutors to follow their lead.

NBPA’s Real Talk is in full swing!

Great press from Baton Rouge

REAL TALK News Coverage continues in Baton Rouge, LA

The National Black Prosecutors Association Congratulates our new Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

We thank her for her steadfast support of the NBPA, and for being a tremendous role model for us all.

It is with a heavy heart with which I inform the membership that NBPA Past President Richard Mangum has passed away after a lengthy illness. He served as our organization’s President from 1994 – 1997. A career prosecutor in New York, Mr. Mangum was an Assistant District Attorney in the Queens County District Attorney’s Office from 1982 until 1985. He later served in the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Criminal Justice, and retired as an Executive Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office. Please join us in extending our condolences to his wife Karol, also a retired fellow prosecutor and member of our NBPA family, and the rest of his loving family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to:

HAC/The Richard H. Mangum Early Learning Center
880 River Avenue
Bronx, N.Y. 10452

Rest in peace — you have fought the good fight.


NBPA Past President Wayne McKenzie featured as part of a New York City Department of Probation Youth Anti-Violence Summit.
Congrats to our two newest chapters in St. Louis and New Jersey!
Congrats to the 2015-2016 NBPA Board of Directors!

Congrats to Former Southeast Regional Director Kiesha Storey, who has been appointed by the Georgia Governor Nathan Deal as a Judge in the DeKalb County State Court, Traffic Division! We are so proud of you, and wish you all the best!

Immediate Past President Bruce Terry Brown was quoted in The Guardian on the need for more African American attorneys.  See his comments here.

Congratulations to United States Attorney from the Western District of Tennessee Ed Stanton III, who has been nominated by President Obama to serve as a Federal Judge in the Western District of Tennessee.

Congratulations to Assistant United States Attorney Robert Capers, who has been recognized for his work in the Eastern District of New York.

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