All News and Press Releases
Mar 17, 2017
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on behalf of civil rights leaders after meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on a wide range of issues affecting the civil and human rights of all Americans. This marked the first in-person meeting between these organizations and Attorney General Sessions.
Mar 10, 2017
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 155 civil and human rights groups today called upon the Executive Branch to respond more quickly and forcefully to hate-based incidents, which have been occurring at an alarming rate in recent months.
Feb 8, 2017
The undersigned are prominent African-American women leaders and we write to express our outrage at the actions taken last night by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republican majority on the Senate floor.
Jan 31, 2017
Election Results Assessed; Next Steps Planned To Strengthen Black Voting Power, Preparing For Census 2020/Redistricting
Nov 22, 2016
As the nation still reels from the 2016 Presidential Election, data analysis and field reports were presented by National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) state affiliates and Black Women’s Roundtable Networks (BWR) at its BWR 2016 Post-Election Briefing on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The speakers shared their analysis and field experiences that Black women turned out in large numbers and remained steadfast as a key voting bloc for candidates that supported the interests of Black women, their families and communities on a national, state and local level.
Jun 7, 2016
News articles from around the country that discuss the 5th Annual Black Women's Roundtable held in March, 2016.
Jun 3, 2016
Melanie Campbell and Vanessa DeLuca discuss a joint poll conducted by the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation and Essence Magazine on what issues were important to black women in the 2016 election. They discussed the 2016 presidential campaign and also President Obama’s legacy.
Jun 3, 2016
As the 2016 election season is gearing up, ESSENCE, in partnership with Black Women's Roundtable (BWR), is hoping to better gauge and amplify what issues matter most to Black women through a Power of the Sister Vote poll.
Mar 31, 2015
Melanie L. Campbell, convener of the Black Women's Roundtable appeared on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" Saturday, March 28, 2015 to discuss the BWR's Report "Black Women in the U.S."