Apr 16, 2008
The game is on. The blame game, that is. However, as national elected officials continue spinning their wheels hurling well-crafted sound bites at each other, a group of young activists is quietly making strategic moves, determined to flip the script. This week the members of Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) went into full gear for the final days of a three-month, 10-state, voter registration drive.
Apr 16, 2008
Three leading civil rights organizations joined together to launch “The Power of the Sister Vote 2008,” a nationwide effort framing the dialogue on the impact of the Black women’s vote in the 2008 elections. Co-conveners, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), headed by Melanie L. Campbell, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) chaired by veteran women’s and civil rights leader Dr. Dorothy I. Height, and Clayola Brown, President of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) extended invitations to all presidential candidates to address issues affecting Black American communities.
Apr 4, 2008
On the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a diverse coalition of African-American groups and individuals have come together so our voices will be clearly heard.
Feb 19, 2008
Prairie View A&M University Student Government Association and Black Youth Vote! Texas will hold a march and rally Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 9:00 AM to protest ongoing student voting disfranchisement in Waller County Texas. The students will assemble at the PVAMU Memorial Student Center at 9:00 AM and march to the courthouse in Hempstead (over seven miles). Officials at the Historically Black University agreed to excuse the 8000-plus student body to participate in the march, which will take place on the first day of early voting
Feb 13, 2008
As the historic turnout among young voters continues to have a major impact on an election that marks a turning point in America, students at Prairie View A&M University faced with the age-old problem of fighting for their right to vote, are planning a march and rally February 19, 2008 to protest ongoing student voting disfranchisement in Waller County Texas.
Feb 12, 2008
Student leaders at Prairie View A&M University, Black Youth Vote! Texas, and a host of local community leaders, elected officials, and organizations, will hold a press conference Tuesday February 12, 2008, to announce plans for a march that will call for federal intervention and protection against continuous student voting disfranchisement in Waller County Texas.
Jan 28, 2008
Melanie L. Campbell, executive director and CEO of NCBCP states, “The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation would like to congratulate South Carolina Black Youth Vote! for playing a key role in the record turnout for the South Carolina primary on Saturday. Over the past few months, South Carolina Black Youth Vote!, led by Deven Anderson, worked diligently to educate young voters on college campuses in South Carolina on issues that impact their everyday lives.
Dec 12, 2007
As part of ongoing efforts to motivate young people to engage in the political process, the League of Young Voters Education Fund (LYVEF) recently teamed up with the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) for an innovative civic participation training at North High School in Des Moines, IA. The youth later participated in the Black and Brown Forum Presidential Debate.
Nov 16, 2007
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is once again, Claiming the Victory, after a successful fundraiser held recently at the New York home of Essence magazine’s editorial director, Susan L. Taylor.
Aug 1, 2007
Appalled by the lack of progress in the Gulf, a group of prominent business, civic and entertainment organizations have joined forces to mobilize Americans to converge upon New Orleans on August 29, the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The event, "8/29, A Day of Presence," will take place on August 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ernest N. Morial Conventional Center and is intended to force the government to act swiftly to create a Marshall Plan to restore New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region.
Oct 17, 2006
REDBOOK magazine will honor 10 special heroes—some who live life in the spotlight, some who people can find in their own neighborhood—at the 2006 Strength & Spirit Awards luncheon, presented by Avon Products, Inc., at New York City’s Avery Fisher Hall on October 17. The Strength & Spirit Awards recognize outstanding individuals for their tireless efforts to champion a cause and acknowledge the tremendous impact they are making in their own communities and around the world.
Aug 17, 2006
It saddens me to announce the recent death of National Coalition on Black Civic Participation founding board members, Yvonne Price, who passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2006 due to complications from a slip and fall accident nearly she endured nearly two months ago.
Aug 17, 2006
Civil rights organizations quickly turned a vigil in front of the Longworth House Office Building into a celebration following reauthorization of the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 without punitive amendments. The concerted advocacy and sustained citizen pressure brought to bear by the combined efforts of the 80-organization National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the Black Leadership Forum, and the National Urban League and served to keep the equality of voting opportunity high on the American public’s agenda.
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