Study, identify, and provide change by means of support, advocacy and resources relevant to the African American community.

Upcoming Events 


Public Policy Fellowship Position

Public Policy Fellow Position The NM State Office of African American Affairs, a state agency committed to “Improving the Lives of African Americans in NM” is seeking applications for a two-year full-time Public Policy fellowship, exploring the impact of the COVID...


Black Track – 8/27/21

Listen to Black Women  Black women continue to face inequities in multiple ways.  Some of which include pay gaps with Black women only earning $0.63...

Deep Bench – April Issue

Deep Bench | April Issue The Office of African American Affairs is proud to use our platform to recognize the many Black professionals throughout...

Pillars – March Edition

Pillars - March EditionWhy is Financial Literacy Important? Written by: Theresa A. Carson, President/ CEO of the African American Greater ABQ...

Community Corner


Black “Thought” Expo

Since 2003, the Office of African American Affairs has held the NM Black Expo to do just this.  The NM Black Expo celebrates the history, culture, experiences, and actions of our community.  A day focused on building our capacity and making a space for the thoughts and actions important to us. This year, to stay safe from the pandemic, the NM Black Expo moved virtual—the NM Black “Thought” Expo. Watch the several events that happened during the Black “Thought” Expo . 

Data Hub 

The official launch of the Office of African American Affairs Data Hub. The Office of African American Affairs Data Hub is a repository of information that allows you to understand the Black population as it pertains to different indicators that affect the Black community.  To visit the Data Hub click here

Cornerstones of Entrepreneurship 

The Cornerstones of Entrepreneurship is a 5-part business series that provides multiple resources to help small Black owned businesses navigate NM. 



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