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Nov 22, 2013

Black Women's Roundtable Statement on Historic Senate Filibuster Reform

Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic and convener of Black Women's Roundtable, today issued the following statement regarding the change to Senate filibuster rules on behalf of The Black Women's Roundtable:.

Nov 14, 2013

Black Women’s Roundtable and Allies Condemn Senate Republicans for Extending War on Women to Judicial Nominations

Black Women’s Roundtable , The National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Feminist Majority deplored the Senate Republican leadership extending the War on Women to judicial nominations.

Oct 8, 2013

NCBCP Spirit of Democracy Awards Celebrates History and Honors Leaders Keeping the Movement Going Forward

Arlene Holt-Baker, Brent Wilkes, Salandra Benton, Kevin Parker, and Karma Cottman.

Sep 26, 2013

Black Women's Roundtable Statement on the Passing of Beloved Civil Rights Leader Dr. Evelyn Gibson Lowery

Our hearts are heavy in learning of the passing of Mrs. Evelyn Gibson Lowery. Mrs. Lowery was a visionary founder and leader of the SCLC W.O.M.E.N., devoted wife and partner of Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, mother and a mentor to countless women and girls across the country. We send our deepest condolences to the Lowery family during this time of bereavement.

Sep 24, 2013

Moving a Unified Women's Agenda Forward

(IAMAW) "It's Movement Time!" according to the Black Women's Roundtable discussion at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference. A diverse group of women gathered to continue the important topic of "Moving A Unified Women's Agenda Forward in 2013 and Beyond." The IAM is a member organization of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, which sponsored the event.

Sep 14, 2013

2013 Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala & Technology Leadership Roundtable

2013 Spirit Award honorees include: Arlene Holt-Baker, Honorable Susan Rice, , Salandra Benton, Pierrette “Petee” Talley, Kevin Parker, and Karma Cottman.

Aug 22, 2013

Diverse Group of Women Leaders Convene to Elevate “HerStory” During 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

Black Women’s Roundtable Event to Celebrate Women’s Accomplishments, Craft a United Agenda

Aug 14, 2013

Comcast’s Internet Essentials Continues to Gain Momentum, Connects more than 220,000 Families or 900,000 Low-Income Americans to the Power of the Internet at Home

Comcast, Congresswoman Wilson, Miami Dade County Schools, and the Miami Dade League of Cities Officially Kick Off Year Three of National Program to Bridge the Digital Divide

Aug 12, 2013

Verizon Gains FDA Clearance for Remote Health Monitoring Solution

Medical Device to Help Clinicians More Effectively Manage Patients’ Health From Their Home or When They are On the Go

Jul 30, 2013

Black Youth Vote! Civic Leadership & Organizing Conference

10th Annual Black Youth Vote! Civic Leadership & Organizing Conference, Celebrating the Legacy of Youth in the Movement, August 22 – 24, 2013 at the National Education Association Headquarters in Washington DC. Theme: “Our VOICE! Our ISSUES! Our POLITICS” Hash tag: #BYV10 or #YOUTHMOW

Jul 15, 2013

Statement on Trayvon Martin Case by Melanie L. Campbell

Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of Black Women's Roundtable issued the following statement regarding the murder charge brought in the Trayvon Martin case:

Jul 15, 2013

Letter to DOJ Regarding Trayvon Martin from Marc Morial, Al Sharpton, Ben Jealous, Melanie Campbell, Janet Murguia

Letter urging the Department of Justice to proceed in conducting a responsible investigation of the civil rights violations committed by George Zimmerman in connection with the death of Trayvon Martin, including the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

Jul 15, 2013

On NBC’s Today Show Rev. Al Sharpton Announced NAN Justice For Trayvon 100-City Vigil Led by National Clergy Saturday July 20th

AN is organizing “Justice for Trayvon” vigils in 100 cities across the country on Saturday, July 20th to press the federal government to investigate civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. Hundreds of national preachers, led by Rev. Al Sharpton and NAN will hold prayer vigils and rallies in front of federal buildings calling on the Justice Department to investigate the civil rights violations made against Trayvon Martin.

Jun 25, 2013

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation President Calls Supreme Court Ruling in Shelby County v. Holder “Travesty of Justice”

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation issued the following statement on the SCOTUS ruling to invalidate Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.

Jun 24, 2013

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Statement Supporting the 50th Anniversary March on Washington for Jobs and Justice and Unified Week-Long Schedule of Events

In addition to the 50th Anniversary March on Washington Saturday, Aug 24, other activities during the week include: APRI Conference, an intergenerational dialogue woman leaders led by NCBCP/Black Women’s Roundtable and National Action Network; Black Youth Vote! Civic Leadership and Organizing Training; SCLC Town Hall Meeting; National Urban League 50th Anniversary Redeem the Dream National Summit; and a Global Freedom Festival led by the National Park Service and The King Center.

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