The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

Press Releases

Press Releases

Feb 13, 2008

No Change in Waller County Texas

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

Prairie View Students Demand To Be Counted In The 2008 Election

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

NCBCP Statement On The Record Turnout In South Carolina

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

Black Youth Vote! National Civic Education Training Tour Promotes Voting In Iowa

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

Black Leader Put Their Money Where There Mouth Is

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

"A Day Of Presence" In Support Of Gulf Coast Recovery: We Matter, We Care, We Act

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

Honorees Salma Hayek, Jada Pinkett Smith, Maria Menounos, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Harry Connick, Jr. And Others To Be Honored At Redbook's 2006 Strength & Spirit Awards Ceremony

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

In Remembrance Of Founding NCBCP Board Member – Yvonne Price

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

National Coalition On Black Civic Participation Focusing On Senate Action Expected Next Week

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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