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Mar 29, 2017
Black Women in the United States, 2017, is the Fourth Annual Report by the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) meant to provide an in-depth analysis of the needs and condition of Black women throughout the nation.
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
Mar 30, 2017
Black women in America have always had to cope with the double impact of being black and being a woman. Tradition, culture, custom, laws and even the courts are often stacked against them.
Mar 29, 2017
The Black Women's Roundtable, a national civic group, released its fourth annual report today about African-American women in the U.S., providing a "prescriptive agenda" of key political, economic, and social issues that impact the nation's 23 million Black women, their families and communities.
The 72-page document, entitled 'Black Women in the U.S., 2017: Moving Our Agenda Forward in a Post-Obama Era,' was released to coincide with the group's 6th annual "Women of Power" national summit, taking place this week in the nation's capital and Arlington, Virginia.
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.