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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...

Sep 5, 2012

Al Sharpton at the DNC: ‘If we party in Charlotte . . . the Republicans could be partying in November’

The Rev. Al Sharpton will be front and center in Charlotte this week at the Democratic National Convention, doing what he does best: working back channels, shaking hands and being in the middle of all the action. But he is concerned that too many Democrats are failing to work hard enough and are taking the November election for granted.

Aug 31, 2012

Statement of Attorney General Eric Holder on Decision in Texas v. Holder

The Attorney General released the following statement on the ruling today in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Texas v. Holder, the states proposed voter ID law: The courts decision today and the decision earlier this week on the Texas redistricting plans not only reaffirm - but help protect - the vital role the Voting Rights Act plays in our society to ensure that every American has the right to vote and to have that vote counted.

Aug 28, 2012

Actor Charles S. Dutton and Detroit Pistons Legend Isiah Thomas Inspire Black Men's Roundtable Tour Launch

When the Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation (FCBCP) originally planned and hosted their 2012 Healthy, Wealth & Wise Mini-Expo and Black Men's Round Table (BMR) in Miami, FL, the organizers were unsure what to expect. But the gathering of Black men that included NBA Hall of Famer, Isiah Thomas; actor and producer, Charles S. Dutton ("Rock"); Dade County Circuit Judge Daryl Traywick; and Miami Police homicide detective and cast member of "48 Hours," Detective Ervans Ford, proved to be so powerful that the singular occasion has spawned the announcement of the FCBCP Black Men's Roundtable Statewide Tour. Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Orlando will be among the first stops.

Aug 21, 2012

Blacks & Latinos Collaborate For Civil Rights, Economic Justice

Traditionally, African Americans and Latinos worked and lived alongside each other in urban areas, and despite some tensions in the past, those old beefs have given way to more political unions. Nowadays, you will likely see a Civil Rights leader such as Rev. Al Sharpton, marching in an immigrants' rights demonstration, as well as protesting police brutality. And in the Deep South, black leaders collaborate with Latino activists to protest harsh immigration laws.

Dec 18, 2011

Eric Holder: Voter ID Laws Hurt Minorities

Under increasing pressure from civil rights groups to take action against a wave of state voter identification laws, Attorney General Eric Holder issued a public warning Tuesday that the new laws could disenfranchise minority voters, but he stopped short of promising the broad legal crackdown many activists are seeking.

Jun 1, 2010

Black Churches Aim to Increase Census' Numbers

The Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley News

Washington, DC - The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's (NCBCP) Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) is proud and elated to hear President Obama's announcement today that their 2009 honoree, Dr. Regina Benjamin, has been selected as the next U. S. Surgeon General.

Apr 22, 2010

Height's peers mourn loss of 'national treasure'

Clarion Ledger Washington Bureau

By: Deborah Barfield Berry, Clarion Ledger Washington Bureau- In one of her last public appearances, Dorothy Height took center stage with other civil rights activists and community leaders and urged people of color to turn in their census forms.

Apr 22, 2010

Dorothy Height hailed as strong leader, mentor

BlackAmericaWeb.com

By: Denise Stewart, BlackAmericaWeb.com - For Melanie Campbell, Dr. Height helped her move from deputy director to executive director of the National Coalition for Black Civic Participation.

Jan 12, 2010

Black coalition pushes for 'unified' 2010 Census tally

USA TODAY

The campaign to get blacks to participate in the 2010 Census has forged an unprecedented bond between two groups that have not traditionally shared common goals: African Americans and black immigrants.

Jul 15, 2009

Black Women's Roundtable Congratulates Past Honoree, Dr. Regina Benjamin on Nomination as Surgeon General

The Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley News

Washington, DC - The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's (NCBCP) Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) is proud and elated to hear President Obama's announcement today that their 2009 honoree, Dr. Regina Benjamin, has been selected as the next U. S. Surgeon General.

May 29, 2009

Sotomayor nominated to Supreme Court

Florida Courier

When the subject of the criminal justice system and its impact on the African-American community is discussed, the emphasis is usually placed on males. This is understandable if we focus exclusively on numbers. Black males are victimized, arrested and incarcerated in much greater numbers than Black females.

May 11, 2009

Standing Strong for Our Children

The Final Call Newspaper

Let's tell the truth: We've fallen into forgetfulness and apathy. Though our foreparents risked all that was dear to them to open a way for us, we have relinquished the fundamental Black values that guided their lives. The great benefits that millions of us enjoy today don't come from nothing. They have grown out of a long and glorious legacy of mutual love, faith in God and commitment to the children. These core values traveled with them over the seas and centuries. They emboldened enslaved Africans to get up from servitude, challenge racist practices, stand strong in the face of heinous acts of violence today's Black people will never know.

Apr 8, 2009

Black females are also victimized by nation's criminal justice system

Chicago Defender

When the subject of the criminal justice system and its impact on the African-American community is discussed, the emphasis is usually placed on males. This is understandable if we focus exclusively on numbers. Black males are victimized, arrested and incarcerated in much greater numbers than Black females.

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