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Unity'16 Campaign Underway

Unity'16 Campaign Underway

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding in 2016 focused on organizing, amplifying and leveraging the power of the Black Vote through its Unity'16 campaign.

Join The 40th Anniversary Celebration of NCBCP  At The 19th Annual Spirit of Democracy Awards

Join The 40th Anniversary Celebration of NCBCP At The 19th Annual Spirit of Democracy Awards

Join Us Tuesday September 27, 2016 in Washington, D.C. for the 19th Annual Spirit of Democracy Awards as the National Coalition Celebrates 40 Years of Leading Black Civic Engagement and Voter Empowerment ,



Sep 21, 2016

National Coalition Celebrates 40th Anniversary At 19th Annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition/NCBCP) is hosting the 40th Anniversary of its founding during its 19th Annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Celebration on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. The Elegant Evening Affair will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington at, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC. .The 40th Anniversary Theme is “Celebrating the Diversity of Our Democracy.” Roland Martin will serve as master of ceremonies with entertainment by comedian Jonathan Slocumb and The Fix Band. Tickets are available at

Sep 21, 2016


The killing of unarmed black people must end! The National Coalition on Black Civic Engagement joins the Civil Rights and Social Justice communities calling for justice in the police killing of Terence Cruther who was unarmed. We lift up the Cruther Family in the heartbreaking loss of their loved one and vow to stand in solidarity in their call for justice. The National Coalition, founded in 1976, creates and enlightens communities by building institutional capacity that provides and develops leadership. By educating, motivating, organizing, and mobilizing Black communities, the National Coalition seeks to encourage full participation in a barrier-free democratic process. The National Coalition works to expand, strengthen, and empower communities to make voting and civic participation a cultural responsibility and tradition.

Sep 19, 2016

New BWR/ESSENCE #PoweroftheSisterVote Poll Shows Dramatic Increase in Concern for Criminal Justice Reform Among Black Women Voters

The second annual Black Women’s Roundtable/ESSENCE #PoweroftheSisterVote (POSV) Poll of Black women voters indicates they are increasingly concerned about the impact the results the 2016 Presidential Election will have on criminal justice reform. The “Power of the Sister Vote II” Poll, conducted in August 2016 included responses from 1,257 women voters ages 18 and over. It focused on what they want from the next President and is a follow-up to the 2015 POSV Poll taken by ESSENCE/BWR.

Sep 14, 2016

8th Annual Black Women's `Roundtable PolicyForum Series Held in Washington, DC #PoweroftheSisterVote II Poll

The 2016 Presidential Election and leveraging the power of the sister vote in 2017 and beyond will be among the topics discussed at the 8th Annual BWR Policy Forum with several of the nation’s most prominent Black women influencers representing civil rights, faith, social justice, entertainment, corporate, labor, political, health, education and youth. The two-part forum will be hosted on Wednesday, September 14 during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Weekend in Washington, D.C.

Aug 6, 2016

NCBCP Joins Airbnb in Honoring the Voting Rights Act

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is thrilled to embark on a new community engagement partnership with Airbnb to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act that was signed into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson on August 6th, 1965 following Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama. We believe Airbnb is in a unique position to serve as a good corporate citizen by sharing this historic moment to a new generation the importance of voting to bring about positive social change in our nation. NCBCP is launching our Unity '16 Online Voter Registration Drive and Black Youth Vote HBCU Community #Vote4Justice Challenge in partnership with Airbnb to encourage Millennials of color to register to vote, verify their registration status, volunteer to be poll workers and poll monitors; and vote in the Presidential Election on November 8, 2016.

NCBCP Programs

Vote for Justice Campaign

Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) is the youth and young adult civic leadership development and organizing arm of the National Coalition. The BYV! #Vote4Justice Organizing Initiative's goal is to continue it’s legacy of engaging black youth in civic engagement, issue organizing, voter empowerment and voter protection. When BYV! began in 1996, voter turnout for young people was extremely low averaging 17-34 percent. However, over the past decade black youth have led voter turnout in presidential election years, voting at 45 percent in 2012. BYV! Is one of the leading youth led movements focused on training a new generation of black civic leaders, elected officials, advocates, activists and organizers. BYV!’s priority is to connect to protest to public policy through the power of the vote.

Black Youth Vote!
The Next Generation of Black Leadership

Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) is a national grassroots coalition of organizations and individuals committed to increasing political and civic engagement among black youth and young adults between the ages of 18-35. On April 4, 1996, BYV! was launched under the theme “The Ballot, Not the Bullet” live on CSPAN to address the chronic decline in Black youth voter participation.

Black Women’s Roundtable Policy Statement

The National Coalition Black Women’s Roundtable promotes public policies that ensure stable families and a prepared workforce for today and tomorrow. BWR believes that there must be intentional efforts, including program development, funding, staffing, administrative practice and rule of law to ensure genuine equity -- especially for women, communities of color, low income communities and others that have been traditionally left out of the policymaking arena. Click here to read the full statement.

Black Women’s Roundtable

The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) is an intergenerational civic engagement network of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. At the forefront of championing just and equitable public policy on behalf of Black women, BWR promotes their health and wellness, economic security, education and global empowerment as key elements for success.

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