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Press Releases

May 19, 2009

Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph Among Spirit of Democracy Honorees

Congresswoman Barbara Lee; actress, Sheryl Lee Ralph; editor-in-chief emeritus of Essence, Susan Taylor; and retired Command Sergeant Major, Michele S. Jones; are the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) 2009 Spirit of Democracy Award recipients, NCBCP executive director and CEO, Melanie L. Campbell announced recently.

Mar 1, 2009

The National Coalition of Black Civic Participation To Hold 2010 Census Summit

Congressional representatives, national and local leaders will share strategies to galvanize the Black community to participate in the 2010 census during the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Census 2010 Call to Action Leadership Summit.

Dec 1, 2008

National Coalition On Black Civic Participation's Statement on President-Elect Barack Obama's Announcement Of National Security Team

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation applauds President-elect Barack Obama for his resolve and commitment to bring change to America. He has assembled a talented, bi-partisan and diverse national security team that will undoubtedly restore America’s status around the world, and boost confidence here in the United States.

Nov 7, 2008

Organize, Organize, Organize!

Remaining faithful to the old-school mantra “organize, organize, organize” combined with the use of new-school technologies resulted in a major coup on Election Day - a record black voter turnout and reduced drama at the polls, say coordinators of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) nonpartisan Unity ’08 Voter Empowerment Campaign.

Oct 30, 2008

NCBCP Post-Election Media Briefing And Roundtable Discussion

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) will host a Post-Election Media Briefing and Roundtable Discussion to analyze black voter turn out in 2008 and define an agenda for the First 100 Days of the new administration, Friday Nov. 7, 2008, 9:00 A.M. – 1 P.M., at the National Press Club in DC. Faye Anderson, Anderson@Large, and Gary Flowers, Black Leadership Forum, will moderate.

Oct 30, 2008

UNITY '08 Election Day Command Center And Watch Party To Feature Live Webcast, Bloggers, And Multimedia Field Reports

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Unity ’08 partners will monitor problems at the polls and black voter turnout at their Unity ‘08 Election Day Command Center on Tuesday Nov. 4, 2008. National leaders will assemble at the historic National Council of Negro Women’s (NCNW) headquarters, 633 Pennsylvania Ave NW, to receive reports and trends from key battleground states including: OH, FL, VA, NC, PA, GA, LA, MS, MI, MO, AL, AND TX.

Oct 28, 2008

We Voted, Now What?

The Eighth Annual Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) Civic Leadership Training Conference, ““We Vote, Now What?: Taking Youth Civic Engagement to the Next Level,” will take place November 12-15, 2008 at the National Education Association headquarters, 1201 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Oct 16, 2008

Celebrities Urge Black America To Vote Early

In an effort to circumvent voter suppression tactics and confusion at the polls, award winning actress, Angela Bassett; Tonight Show bandleader, Kevin Eubanks; actress, LisaRaye McCoy Misick; and singer/actress, Brandy Norwood; are among the list of celebrities voicing public service announcements urging people to vote early or be first in line on Election Day. The joint initiative between American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) marks the second phase of their nonpartisan radio campaign aimed at ensuring African Americans cast a ballot that counts on Election Day.

Oct 5, 2008

Baptist General Convention Of Virginia Launches Black Voter Empowerment Sundays

Reverend Cessar Scott, executive minister of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia (BGC) has announced an agreement with the Virginia Unity '08 Campaign to implement "Black Voter Empowerment Sundays," starting September 14 through October 5, 2008. With a goal to engage their 1100 African American churches throughout the state of Virginia, the move is part of a nationwide nonpartisan effort on behalf of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) to organize a ministry of civic participation that galvanizes the Black community to register, verify their names on the voter rolls, and vote in the November 2008 presidential election.

Sep 30, 2008

Radio & TV Personality Jeff Johnson Visits Birmingham

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Unity ’08 Coalition and Alabama Black Youth Vote! (BYV) will bring their message to register, verify, and VOTE FIRST to Birmingham, Monday October 6, 2008, with a Justice Speak Out featuring Jeff Johnson, of BET and the Tom Joyner Morning Show. The town hall type forum traveling across the country to mobilize young voters will stop at Lawson State College followed by a visit to Miles College.

Sep 29, 2008

Bow Wow Will Walk Across Ameria To Help Get Out The Vote

Superstar recording artist and actor Bow Wow will show his support for our nation's upcoming elections with a voter registration initiative, Walk Across America. Commencing in Atlanta, GA on October 1st, Walk Across America will take Bow Wow and other citizens who are excited about the 2008 elections to cities across the United States in a nonpartisan effort to encourage people, especially the youth, to participate in the contests happening this November and the political process overall.

Sep 22, 2008

NCVCP 7th Annual Voices Of The Electorate Symposium

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) Voices of the Electorate Democracy Reform Project will convene its 7th Annual Symposium, “Election ’08: Still Not Ready & The Impact of the Economic Crisis ” on Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sep 1, 2008

Black Youth Vote Justice Speak Out Tour Visits Riviera Beach

Fired up and ready to turn out black youth in record numbers, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), Florida Black Youth Vote! (BYV), and Florida Unity ’08 Campaign will bring their message to register, verify, and VOTE FIRST to the City of Riviera Beach for a day-long event Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sep 1, 2008

Comedian / Political Satirist Shang Urges Black America To "Vote First"

Edgy, insightful, provocative and uncompromising, the stand-up routines of comedian Shang have always echoed the voice and sentiments of the people. And now, as the political comedic voice of “Vote First” a new campaign launched by the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Unity ’08 Campaign, Shang’s performance will strike yet another chord as he encourages his fellow comedians and the black community at large to not only vote, but to be among the first to cast a ballot.

Aug 15, 2008

Melanie L. Campbell Receives Althea T.L. Simmons Award From Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

In recognition of her outstanding work as a civic leader, public administrator, and civil rights activist, Melanie L. Campbell was presented the Althea T. L. Simmons Social Action Award during Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s 49th National Convention held recently in Orlando, Florida.

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