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Black Business Association

Sarah R. Harris
Sarah R. HarrisPresident & CEO


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Welcome to the website of the Black Business Association (BBA)!

We have designed our website to provide our business owners and corporate partners with an easy to access site that provides information, tools, resources and upcoming and past events.

The BBA is proud of its strategic alliances with Banks, Corporations, Community-based organizations, and most of all, with our African American business owners. We are the first stop for Diversity Supply Managers throughout the nation to identify African American and for Black women-owned business enterprises for contracting and procurement opportunities; and for promoting their respective supplier diversity outreach events.

Be sure to check out our link to our award-winning online publication, the Black Business News Group to keep abreast of the latest business news in industry and Government, contracting, procurement, community revitalization and legislative issues impacting minority business owners and the communities they serve.

We appreciate and value all of our strategic partners, and business owners. For more than 48 years, we’ve to grown business, people and communities.

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Black Business Association

Founded in 1970, the Black Business Association (BBA), headquartered in Los Angeles, the oldest active ethnic business organization in the state of California, has been committed to ensuring that African American and other diverse business owners benefit from our advocacy efforts to impact, improve and implement policy that improves access to contracting and procurement opportunities with the public and private sector, in addition to providing access to financial resources.  The BBA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Our Core Values

The Black Business Association's mission is to advocate and promote the development of African American-owned businesses with the goal of creating a firm economic base that support the self-determination and survival of the African American and urban community by:

  • Identifying and creating financial opportunities for the growth and stability of African American-owned businesses;
  • Helping to identify contract opportunities with the public/private sectors for goods, services and construction opportunities for African American-owned firms;
  • Promoting development and support of African American business enterprises within the domestic and international economies by encouraging and generating greater access to market opportunities and capital;
  • Providing training for entrepreneurial professional development;
  • Developing coalitions that support our political endeavors to effectively achieve public recognition and political influence for African-American business owners.


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Los Angeles, CA 90043

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