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Aug 22, 2013

Bernice King Urges Women’s Groups to Work Collectively

By Lottie L. Joiner - King spoke before an intergenerational audience of civil and human rights advocates in Washington, D.C., who had convened to discuss the past, present and future of women’s equality. The group remembered the work of such icons as Dorothy Height, who led the National Council of Negro Women and was often the only woman at the table of the Big 6 which included:

Aug 22, 2013

Black Women's Roundtable Dialogue Photo Gallery

By Shevry Lassiter - Photos of the Black Women's Roundtable dialogue and luncheon to discuss the past, present and future of women in the movement.

Aug 22, 2013

MS MAGAZINE: A More Feminist March On Washington

Ms Magazine blog about women's role in the 1963 March on Washington vs. their role 50 years later.

Aug 22, 2013

Women and the Civil Rights Movement, CSPAN

Panelists talked about the role of women in advancing the civil rights movement, and the status of modern day civil rights. Women who participated in the 1963 March on Washington told their stories of the day and the movement to commemorate the 50th anniversary.

Aug 21, 2013

Melanie Campbell Reflects on the March on Washington

Melanie L. Campbell speaks to Comcast with her reflections on the anniversary of the historic March on Washington.

Aug 15, 2013

Black Women's Roundtable Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Blog posts sharing reflections on the March on Washington.

Aug 2, 2013

Civil Rights Leaders Meet with President Obama on Voting Rights

The Sacramento Observer

Rev. Al Shaprton and other voting rights advocates speak with press after meeting with President Obama .

Jun 18, 2013

Women’s organizations hold Women and Technology Policy forum

The Root

Representatives from several national women’s groups gathered at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, D.C. to discuss ways to increase the number of women working in technology fields.

Apr 16, 2013

Healthcare’s Digital Revolution – Why The Future Is So Bright

Politic365

April is National Minority Health Month. With the health and quality of life challenges facing the minority community, this is a great opportunity to reflect on the technological and medical advances that are transforming healthcare, offering the promise of more affordable and accessible medical options and the advantages of patient-centered care

Dec 7, 2012

Why Do Republicans Keep Picking on Susan Rice?

BlogHer

To be sure, Congress should investigate what happened in Benghazi. After all, four Americans were killed, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens who reportedly had expressed concern about the “security vacuum” around the consulate.

Dec 4, 2012

VIDEO: BWR supports Ambassador Rice on Washington Watch with Roland Martin

TV One's Washington Watch

Retired Army Major General John Hawkins, who now teaches terrorism and counterterrorism at Trinity Washington University; Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, executive director of the National Council of Negro Women; and Melanie L. Campbell, president of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation discuss Ambassador Rice on TV One.

Nov 29, 2012

Why black women must stand up to the unfair attacks on Susan Rice

The Grio

Let’s be real about the hoops that Susan Rice finds herself now navigating in order to save her potential nomination for the position of Secretary of State.

Oct 10, 2012

Over-Regulation Will Stifle Wireless Broadband Investment and Adoption by African Americans 19 seconds ago | Also Featured in Policy Technology

Politic365.com

While adoption of wireless service and wireless devices among Americans of all races has grown rapidly, African Americans have been the fastest to adopt these new technologies. Never before in the history of modern technology have African Americans, as well as Latinos, been #1 in adoption – an extraordinary feat that the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) has pronounced the “Minority Wireless Miracle.”

Sep 22, 2012

Activists use education to overcome new voting laws

USA Today

by Deborah Barfield Berry, Gannett Washington Bureau (USA Today) - Groups participating in the HBCU Challenge aim to make sure that freshmen, many of whom will vote for the first time in November, know where to vote and how to fill out a ballot. Students also will be asked to sign a pledge saying they'll vote.

Sep 20, 2012

Voter ID laws provoking black women, who had highest turnout in 2008, to turn out voters

The Washington Post

By SUZANNE GAMBOA (AP) - Deidra Reese isn’t waiting for people to come to her to find out whether they are registered to vote. With iPad in hand, Reese is going to community centers, homes and churches in nine Ohio cities, looking up registrations to make sure voters have proper ID...

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