Interactive Event Introduces Girls to Careers in Aerospace

Second annual “Girls LAUNCH” event will share opportunities in aerospace with 1000 girls on November 13, 2021. October, 28, 2020 – The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) will host “Girls LAUNCH,” a free opportunity for girls and women of all ages to learn about careers in aerospace on Saturday, November 13, from 10 a.m.…

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OBAP Receives $375,000 Grant from The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

 The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) recently received a grant in the amount of $375,000 from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for the 2022 fiscal year. This grant is one of the largest single-year gifts the organization has received. “These funds will go a long way to support the execution and advancement of our…

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Onward and Upward

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” -Maya Angelou As I make my exit as the chair of the OBAP Board of Directors, this quote from Maya Angelou could not ring more true for me. As a little black girl growing up in the shadow of the…

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Our Position on Racial Inequality

New York, New York - November 12, 2016: Protester carrying a "Black Lives Matter" sign while marching in a "Trump is not my President" rally in response to the 2016 Presidential Election of Donald Trump in New York City in 2016.

Today, we draw on the strength of our founders to harness our collective power, influence, and the voice of our membership to champion changes that will benefit our industry, our communities, and this nation.

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2020 Annual Conference Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Phoenix Arizona with its downtown lit by the last rays of sun at the dusk.

After lengthy deliberations, it was the decision of the Board of Directors to cancel our annual conference due to the growing global response to COVID-19.  We are devastated to share this news with you. Our annual conference is in our DNA, and this is the first time in 44 years that our flagship event will…

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A Message from the Board Chair Regarding COVID-19

Members, As you are aware, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which initially started in Wuhan, China in December 2019, is currently spreading across the United States. We are also aware there have been questions regarding the status of our upcoming Spring Meeting and Networking Event, April 10, 2020. Based on conversations, we are continuing with…

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McGee, Lanphier Recognized During State of the Union Address

Iain Lanphier, the Scottsdale, Arizona 8th-grader who attended the State of the Union Address Tuesday night, got a standing ovation as Trump introduced him. Iain has already distinguished himself after attending the 2019 Phoenix Aerospace Career Education (ACE) program, sponsored by the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals. But he also comes from a distinguished line…

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