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Black Professionals Network

Connecting, Empowering, and Inspiring Northwestern’s Black Professionals

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Dialogue, Networking, Community

The Northwestern University Black Professionals Network strives to build community through our shared experiences to foster open dialogue, leadership and mentorship that will improve the NU black professional experience.


BPN Spotlight

Juneteenth group photo in Black House

On Juneteenth, reflecting on history and preparing for new challenges

June 19, 2023
from Northwestern Now

Event hosted by Black Professionals Network a celebration of Black culture and a look back at the holiday’s emergence.

Toni M. Montgomery

Toni M. Montgomery receives NVP honor from NUSAC

January 17, 2024
from NUSAC

NUSAC selects a staff member each term to highlight in their newsletter from Human Resource's Gratitude Wall.


Jazz Workshop Series: Ben LaMar Gay and Junius Paul

February 27, 4:00 PM
Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, 1949 Campus Drive; 10-30 Arts Circle Drive
Chicago Creative Music Ben LaMar Gay (cornet) and Junius Paul (bass)

Black Stories

February 28, 6:00 PM
Kresge Hall, 1880 Campus Drive
Black Stories as Black History 

Lecture on Black History by Kris MANJAPRA (CCHS/CAAH)

February 29, 4:00 PM
Harris Hall, 1881 Sheridan Road
Joint CCHS/CAAH Distinguished lecture on Black History Kris MANJAPRA (Northeastern University), author of Black Ghost of...

Before BPN I never realized how “hungry” I was for a community of people who looked like me! I'd become accustomed to being the only black male in any room. My first BPN live event was a revelation! At no time in my usual workday did I get to interact with a room full of black and brown people. I'd found my community.”

— Vince McCoy

Vince McCoy (r), person, Toni Montgomery, President Schill, and Dino

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