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Press Releases

Oct 12, 2017

BLACK WOMEN AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS SHOW SUPPORT FOR JEMELE HILL DEMAND THAT ESPN REINSTATE JOURNALIST IMMEDIATELY Hill Defended for Her Passion and First Amendment Rights

In a letter received by ESPN’s President John Skipper today, a number of African American women, civil rights and social justice leaders are voicing their support of Jemele Hill who has been suspended for two weeks by the sports network for her tweets about President Trump and Dallas Cowboy owner Jerry Jones.

Mar 29, 2017

NCBCP releases the Black Women's Roundtable 4th Annual Report

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

Civil Rights Groups meet with attorney General Sessions, Condemn Recent Rollbacks

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

156 Civil and Human Rights Groups Call for Stronger Response to Hate Incidents

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

Joint Statement of Black Women Leaders on Senator Mitch McConnell's Attempts to Silence Words of Mrs. Coretta Scott King

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

NCBCP Convene's Black Politics & Power Building Gathering in Atlanta

Election Results Assessed; Next Steps Planned To Strengthen Black Voting Power, Preparing For Census 2020/Redistricting

Nov 22, 2016

Black Women's Roundtable Holds In-Depth Briefing on 2016 Elections

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.

Nov 10, 2016

Statement from National Coalition President Melanie Campbell on the 2016 Presidential Election

As the president of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable, I am proud that millions of Black voters took part in the electoral process, despite barriers and problems to access to the polls. Now we face a period of uncertainty with a President-elect who won his election that appears to have expanded the racial and gender divide in historic fashion

Nov 6, 2016

Black Women's Roundtable Continues POSV GOTV Voter Crusade in Florida

The Black Women's Roundtable launched the third week of its #Power of the Sister Vote (POSV) "State of Emergency" 30-Day National Voter Crusade in Florida October 29 with a series of community-based events aimed at getting out the Black Vote November 8 including a GOTV Roundtable at the Children’s Services Center and a block party at the John H Jackson Community Center in Orlando. The Black Women's Roundtable is the women and girls empowerment arm of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP). The NCBCP is organizing the BWR POSV Crusade in eight states (AL, FL, GA, MI, OH, PA, NC, VA) as a key component of its Unity ‟16 Black Voter Empowerment Campaign. (www.unity16campaign.net)

Oct 28, 2016

Ohio ! Ohio! Ohio! Next Stop on the BWR State of Emergency Power of the Sister Vote GOTV Crusade

The Black Women's Roundtable launched the second week of its #Power of the Sister Vote (POSV) "State of Emergency" 30-Day National Voter Crusade in Ohio last night at a Black Women's Vote Townhall Forum at the East Cleveland Performing Arts Center, hosted by the Ohio Unity Coalition, Greater Cleveland Black Voter Alliance, Ohio BWR and Higher Heights. The Black Women's Roundtable is the women and girls empowerment arm of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP). The NCBCP is organizing the BWR POSV Crusade in eight states (AL, FL, GA, MI, OH, PA, NC, VA) as a key component of its Unity ‟16 Black Voter Empowerment Campaign. (www.unity16campaign.net)

Oct 18, 2016

Black Women's Roundtable Launches Power of the Sister Vote GOTV Crusade in Georgia

Civil rights, women’s rights and social justice organizations are organizing an aggressive four week long voter protection and get-out-the-vote mobilization. Polls opened in Georgia on Monday, October 17th and Black women leaders from across the state of Georgia have joined together to organize the first stop of the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) National Power of the Sister Vote ‘STATE OF EMERGENCY’ Voter Crusade.” The Black Women’s Roundtable is the women and girls empowerment arm of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

Oct 17, 2016

Black Women's Roundtable Mounts Intense Nationwide #PoweroftheSisterVote Campaign

Black women leaders, led by the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) and the Unity’16 Campaign of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), have joined forces to organize a month-long intense multi-faceted GOTV and multi-media campaign to ensure millions of Black women and millennial voters turn out for the November 8th The Black Women’s Roundtable announced its “STATE OF EMERGENCY” Power of the Sister Vote Voter Crusade (BWR Voter Crusade), in partnership with its national and state-based partners, that also unveiled plans to work together to combat voter suppression, a key concern in minority communities across the country.

Oct 6, 2016

Black Youth Vote! Launches its HBCU/Community “Vote Your Power” Challenge Across the Country

The Black Youth Vote! Network has launched its 2016 HBCU/Community “Vote Your Power” Challenge (BYV! ’16 Challenge) across the country. The BYV! ’16 Challenge is a key component of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Unity ’16 Black Voter Empowerment Campaign. (www.unitycampaign.org). “The BYV! ’16 Challenge is an organizing strategy developed by and for Black millennial leaders and activists to engage young people in getting their friends educated, motivated and energized to register to vote, verify their registration, vote in the 2016 election; and encourage their peers to vote as well,” said Deven Anderson, Unity ’16 Campaign Senior Advisor and BYV! Lead Organizer, NCBCP. “These elections are critical and we found through our interactions & research, that millennials tend to respond better to other young people,” Anderson added.

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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ncbcp-40th-anniversary-and-spirit-awards-celebration-tickets-27907416835

Sep 21, 2016

NCBCP PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT ON THE POLICE KILLING OF TERENCE CRUTHER

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.

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