Founded in 1996, the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) is an innovative think tank that connects academics, activists and policy-makers to promote efforts to dismantle structural inequality. We utilize new ideas and innovative perspectives to transform public discourse and policy. We promote frameworks and strategies that address a vision of racial justice that embraces the intersections of race, gender, class and the array of barriers that disempower those who are marginalized in society. AAPF is dedicated to advancing and expanding racial justice, gender equality, and the indivisibility of all human rights, both in the US and internationally. 




AAPF Spotlight: Current Issues and Actions

One Year After Charleston & One Week After Orlando, AAPF Condemns Hate Based Terror In America. 

To read the statement click HERE

Join us at the #SingHerName concert

July 13, 2016 at The Great Hall at Cooper Union

for more information click here

Join us on June 23rd for the National Day of Action to Restore and Protect Voting Rights! Visit for more information


Leaving Girls Behind: An Analysis of Washington DC's "Empowering Males of Color" Initiative
Get involved in our efforts to expand educational opportunity for low income girls and young women of color by clicking HERE