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Press Releases

Oct 21, 2011

Black Women's Roundtable Empowerment Tour: Riverdale, GA

Riverdale, GA - Maintaining a healthy, wealthy and wise lifestyle will be the primary focus as celebrities, physicians, financial advisors, chefs, and women and girls from greater Atlanta assemble for The Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) Healthy Wealthy Wise National Empowerment Tour, Friday Oct. 21 thru Sunday Oct. 23. Created to empower Black women, veterans and girls, the 3-day public event is free and will take place in various locations in Riverdale, East Point and Fayetteville. For more information call 404 653-1199

Jun 24, 2011

Organizations Co-Host CBS Radio 1580 AM Big Talker Radio With Kenny Barnes SR., M.S. Every Fourth Tuesday ‘Community in Action’

WASHINGTON, DC – (June 24, 2011): The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition), The William Kellibrew Foundation (WKF), Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) and Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) join Kenny Barnes, Sr., M.S., Founder and CEO of Reaching Out To Others Together (R.O.O.T. Inc.) on CBS Radio on 1580 AM Big Talker Radio every fourth Tuesday from 8-9 a.m. (ET) starting on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011.

May 25, 2011

The National Coalition Celebrates 35th Anniversary During Spirit of Democracy Awards

A diverse selection of honorees reflected upon the significant accomplishments of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) over the past 35 years and it's impact on the number of Black elected officials; then challenged the audience of over 400 to stay vigilant in addressing 21st century issues during recent Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala and 35th Anniversary Celebrationin Washington, DC.

May 5, 2011

Star Jones to Host the 14th Annual Spirit of Democracy Award Black & White Gala

Former New York Prosecutor, TV host, and author, Star Jones, will serve as host of the 14th annual “Spirit of Democracy Awards Black & White Gala,” Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition), announced recently. The Gala will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 6 PM at the Renaissance DC Hotel.

Feb 8, 2011

Hundreds of Women and Girls From 8 – 90 Years Young and Older Attend “Healthy, Wealthy & Wise” National Empowerment Tour Events

Hundreds joined the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) “Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise” National Empowerment Tour at two historical sites in Daytona Beach and Mims, Florida.

Aug 11, 2010

Black Women's Roundtable Meets with Secretary Tom Vilsack

Members of The National Coalition's Black Women’s Roundtable meets with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Dr. Joe Leonard

Aug 8, 2010

Melanie L. Campbell Receives Woman of Power Award from National Urban League

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, Angela Bassett, Roslyn Brock, and Laila Ali among honorees

Jul 21, 2010

National Coalition Statement on Mistreatment of USDA's Shirley Sherrod

Melanie L. Campbell, president & CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Ms. Shirley Sherrod, former Georgia State Director for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

Jul 2, 2010

2010 Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala Pays Tribute to Dr. Dorothy I. Height

Spirit honorees - Congressman Clay, Marc Morial, Makani Themb- Nixon, and Ralph Everett - pay tribute to the grand dame of the civil rights movement

Jun 28, 2010

Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala Pays Tribute to Dr. Dorothy I. Height

Spirit honorees - Congressman Clay, Marc Morial, Makani Themb- Nixon, and Ralph Everett - pay tribute to the grand dame of the civil rights movement

May 28, 2010

The National Coalition Partners with African American Clergy Network for Census Campaign

Final Push for Census Participation Targets Black Community's Hardest to Reach

May 10, 2010

Black Women's Roundtable Statement on President Obama's Nomination for Supreme Court Justice

Melanie L. Campbell issued the following statement on the passing of Dr. Dorothy Irene Height:

May 1, 2010

Congressman William Clay to Receive Spirit of Democracy Award

Other 2010 Spirit Honorees include: Ralph Everett, president and CEO, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies; Tony Gladney, vice president, National Diversity Relations, Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.; Marc Morial, president and CEO, National Urban League; and Makani Themba-Nixon, executive director, The Praxis Project.

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