The National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) 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.

It’s A New Membership Year!

National Black Prosecutors Association’s membership dues are as follows:

Active members – $75

Associate members – $60

Honorary members – $45

Student members – $25

Only members in good standing will receive all the latest news and updates.

National Black Prosecutors Association’s 2018 Scholarship

Thank you to those who have applied to the NBPA Foundation’s 2018 Scholarship. Interested students should visit our website for updates on information for the 2019 scholarship.

The National Black Prosecutors Foundation (NBPA Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The NBPA Foundation provides scholarships for African American law students who meet academic criteria, along with a demonstrated desire to serve the community.

The NBPA Foundation also funds a fellowship for African American law school interns at prosecutors’ offices across the country. In recognizing the financial hardships that prevent some students from securing unpaid internships, the NBPA Fellowship allows students to explore a career in prosecution.

Congratulations to Atlanta

for your successful bid to host the NBPA in 2019!

Host a Conference!

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Congratulations to the NBPA’s newly elected President, Keith Lamar!

Congratulations to our newly elected 2018-2019 Board!

Pathways to Election Program

One of the cornerstones of the NBPA’s mission is the advancement of African American prosecutors.  The Pathways to Election Program encourages prosecutors of color to run for elected prosecutor positions across the country. To further this goal, the Pathways to Election Program consists of a Mentor Circle and a video series.  This is a NBPA MEMBER BENEFIT! Members click here; Click here to become a member.

A member of NBPA Memphis Chapter has passed

Darryl worked with us tirelessly to recruit and train upcoming prosecutors. On Saturday morning (4/14/18) he passed in Cleveland, Ohio, his home town where he met with many of you when he attended our last NPBA conference. He was given the Lifetime Achievement Award recently in February 2018. Thanks for your continued prayers for his family.

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of our dear member and stalwart in the NBPA community, Darryl A. Stewart.

Darryl was a retired AUSA for the Middle District of Tennessee and was a friend and mentor to us all. His achievements were most recently honored by the Napier-Looby Bar Foundation. Darryl’s biography for the Z. Alexander Looby Lifetime Achievement Award is attached.

For those who are able, the Celebration of Life Service will be held this Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:30 pm at the Fisk University Chapel, 1000 17th Ave. N., Nashville, TN.

Click to download the NBPA’s Proclamation declaring April 14, The Darryl A. Stewart Day of Service, Mentorship, and Fun.

Feel free to share your memories or express condolences at!/Obituary

Read the Tennessee Tribune article here.

NBPA Statement on Philando Castile

A jury in Minnesota acquitted Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. That decision has left a nation sadden and in search of answers. Our country is at a crossroads as we grapple with incident after incident that compels us to seek justice and appropriate resolution. As public servants, the members of the National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) will continue to work for social change and criminal justice reform to combat a structure that disproportionately affects one group of people over another. As citizens, we need to fight for a transparent system and be active in our legislative and judicial processes. Together, our communities must continue to work for a system that works actively and diligently to provide justice for all.

We are pleased to announce the formation of the NBPA Legislative Committee. Under the leadership of Immediate Past President Melba Pearson, the goal of the Legislative Committee is to give feedback on pending legislation affecting the criminal justice system. The committee will spearhead lobbying efforts on behalf of the National Black Prosecutors Association singularly and jointly with other organizations seeking to advance the causes of prosecutors and communities of color. Our efforts will aid lawmakers in crafting laws affecting prosecutors and people of color. We aim to form lasting relationships on Capitol Hill, regardless of party affiliation. This committee will ensure that the National Black Prosecutors Association is represented in the halls of Congress, joining many other national organizations.
For more information, please contact Melba at

The NBPA stands in support of 9th Judicial Circuit (Florida) State Attorney Aramis Ayala

A prosecutor’s discretion is to be protected, and should only be overridden by the voters.  NBPA joined the legal community in a letter opposing the Florida governor’s actions; also see the Huffington Post article by Immediate Past President Melba Pearson.

The NBA also joined forces with the NBPA to support Ms. Ayala: NBPA Letter of Support


The NBPA, in conjunction with the Prosecutors Center of Excellence, created an implicit bias toolkit. It provides speaker information, a topic overview and other useful tools to educate prosecutors on this issue.

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