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Press Releases

Aug 6, 2016

NCBCP Joins Airbnb in Honoring the Voting Rights Act

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is thrilled to embark on a new community engagement partnership with Airbnb to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act that was signed into law by President Lyndon Baines Johnson on August 6th, 1965 following Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama. We believe Airbnb is in a unique position to serve as a good corporate citizen by sharing this historic moment to a new generation the importance of voting to bring about positive social change in our nation. NCBCP is launching our Unity '16 Online Voter Registration Drive and Black Youth Vote HBCU Community #Vote4Justice Challenge in partnership with Airbnb to encourage Millennials of color to register to vote, verify their registration status, volunteer to be poll workers and poll monitors; and vote in the Presidential Election on November 8, 2016.

Jul 21, 2016

NCBCP President Melanie Campbell Receives NOBLE's Walter Lawson Community Service Award

National Coalition President Melanie L. Campbellis the winner of the Walter Lawson Community service award from the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement. Executives. ‪#‎powerofthesistervote‬. She addressed the group Wednesday, July 20 in Washington, D.C.

Jul 8, 2016

NCBCP President Melanie Campbell Responds to Dallas Police Shootings

After two days in which two Black lives were taken by police and now last night's murder of five Dallas police officers who were merely doing their jobs protecting peaceful protesters,I am stunned and heartbroken. This is a time that is so hard to grasp where it will end up for Black people and the nation as as whole. The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation joins the nation in praying for the police officers families who were gunned down so senselessly as well as the victims who are in hospital fighting for their lives. It is our hope that this nation find strength in prayer and in unity."

Jul 7, 2016

NCBCP Calls for Justice Department Investigation Into Police Killing of Philando Castile

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation is calling on the U.S. Justice Department Civil Rights Division to conduct an immediate investigation into the police killing of Philando Castile. Castile was shot to death last night by a police officer during a routine traffic stop where witnesses report he did nothing but reach for his license and registration as requested. This is the second time in 72 hours this nation must bear witness to outrageous conduct by white police officers who seem to have a mindset that when it comes to Black suspects the rule of thumb is to shoot first and ask questions later. Our hearts and prayers are with the family of Philando Castile. We stand in solidarity with the Castile family, civil rights and social justice community in their call for justice in the killing of their loved one.

Jul 6, 2016

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Condemns Police Killing of Alton Sterling

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation is outraged at the unjust killing of Mr. Alton Sterling by two white police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We fully support the U. S. Justice Department Civil Rights Division's swift decision to investigate the horrific killing of Alton Sterling. Our prayers are with the Sterling family and we join them in solidarity in their call for answers and justice in this senseless killing of their loved one. .

Jun 26, 2016

National Coalition Mourns the Passing of Mrs. Janet Campbell, Mother of NCBCP President

The National Coalition joins in the sorrow of its national president and CEO Melanie Campbell in the passing of her mother- Mrs. Janet S. Campbell. The homegoing celebration for Mrs Campbell was held in Mims Florida June 22-23. In lieu of flowers, The Campbell Family is encouraging donations to the following: Via Paypal .

Jun 7, 2016

Hundreds of Black Youth and Boys Attend 2nd Annual Men and Boys Day on Capitol Hill

More than 400 black men and boys attended the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP)'s program, Black Youth Vote 2016 BYV! Day on Capitol Hill under the theme,"Moving From Protest to Policy to the Polls!". The youth from all over the country including attended a forum on Capitol Hill which includes speakers such as NCBCP President & CEO Melanie L. Campbell, BYV! Hill Day national coordinator Rev. Tony Lee and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO). They then paid visits to several members of Congress to discuss issues of importance including Jobs, Education, Criminal Justice Reform, Fatherhood and Voting Rights. The organization also has placed the importance of increasing incentives and support to Historically Black Colleges and Universities to attract more black male teachers and educators.

May 13, 2016

Black Youth Vote/Black Male Initiative Hold Men & Boys Capitol Hill Gathering May 23-24

This year, Black Youth Vote and the Black Male Initiative are excited to organize 2016 BYV! Day on Capitol Hill under the theme, "Moving From Protest to Policy to the Polls!",with the goal of taking hundreds more Black men and boys on The Hill to educate their elected officials on the issues they care about

Apr 28, 2016

Black Youth Vote Holds Annual Training Conference in Washington, D.C.

As part of its movement building and organizing strategy, Black Youth Vote! (BYV), the youth-led civil rights and social justice arm of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), is hosting its 12th Annual Civic Leadership and Organizing Training Conference (BYV '16) on April 28-30, 2016, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Headquarters at 1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

Apr 6, 2016

NCBCP Responds to Supreme Court One-Person One-Vote Decision

"The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation joins other civil rights, social justice and community-based organizations in applauding the U. S. Supreme Court decision that states may satisfy “one person, one vote” rules by drawing election districts based on the total population of the state or legislative district," said Melanie L. Campbell, president & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

Apr 1, 2016

National Coalition Expands Its Global Reach in South America

NCBCP President & CEO, Melanie L. Campbell, will participate in a US Public Diplomacy Speaker Project for the U.S. Embassy in Argentina on April 3 – 9, 2016. The one-week lecture series is in Recognition of UN Decade of People of African Descent. Campbell will share civic engagement strategies to engage minority groups in the democratic process at the local, state, and national levels. The specific focus will be on minority youth and women in recognition of the UN Decade for People of African Descent. The audiences will be diverse – government, public and private universities, think tanks, foundations, NGOs, and USG exchange program alumni in the Province of Buenos Aires and Province of Rosario.

Mar 16, 2016

NCBP/BlackWomen's Roundtable Response to President Obama's Selection of the Honorable Merrick B. Garland to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

We are pleased that President Obama has fulfilled his Constitutional responsibility by nominating The Honorable Merrick Brian Garland as his choice to fill vacancy left by the untimely passing of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.. As head of the NCBCP and convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable, we are disappointed and had hoped that an African-American woman would be nominated. We have and will continue to advocate for the next Supreme Court vacancy to be filled by an exceptional black woman to bring about a balance that ensures the court is more representative of all Americans.

Mar 15, 2016

Black Women's Roundtable 5th Annual Summit Held This Week

Hundreds of Black women and girls from around the country will convene in the Washington, DC area Thursday, March 17, 2016 – Sunday, March 20, 2016 for the Black Women's Roundtable Women of Power National Summit. The three-day summit celebrates Women's History Month and includes a wide range of organizing and empowerment activities including a BWR Public Policy Day on Capitol Hill March 17 as well as forums, panels and other activities at the Washington Court Hotel located at 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW. The summit will culminate with a “Sistars Awards” Ceremony on Saturday, March 19th.

Feb 19, 2016

ICYMI- Watch the Black Women's Roundtable #PoweroftheSisterVote Roundtable Summit Friday, February 19

The Black Women’s Roundtable and ESSENCE Magazine had a great time at its nonpartisan #PoweroftheSisterVote townhall in Charleston, S.C. Friday, February 19 prior to the Republican primary (February 20) and the Democratic primary (February 27). You can watch the tape of the livestream here.

Feb 14, 2016

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation joins the nation in mourning the passing of U. S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. We send up our prayers and condolences to Justice Scalia’s family. While many of his policies were not congruent to unbiased civic engagement, he was the longest serving Justice on the Court. It is our hope that President Obama will nominate someone who can serve the Supreme Court with compassion and a sense of justice particularly in matters such as civil rights, voting rights, reproductive justice, fair housing, education, marriage equality, immigration, racial and ethnic discrimination.

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