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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.

Jun 24, 2013

Musician, Urban Leader, Local Hero Rev. Edward V. Leftwich, Jr. Dead at 68

Following a brief, intense illness, Rev. Edward Vernon Leftwich Jr. died at his home in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Father's Day, June 16, 2013.

Jun 23, 2013

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Week-Long Schedule of Events

Schedule for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington Commemoration week kicking off Thursday August 22 at the APRI Conference.

Jun 23, 2013

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Joins Coalition of Civil Rights Organizations Seeking Justice for Trayvon Martin

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation statement on Trayvon Martin and the Zimmerman verdict. Our prayers go out to Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton for the loss of their beloved son, and now this decision.

May 9, 2013

It's Official - Black People Made History Out-Voting Whites in 2012 and Black Women Surpassed Everyone

A Census Bureau report confirms that Blacks voted at a higher Rate than Whites in the 2012 Election and Black women surpassed everyone

Apr 29, 2013

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Statement Supporting President Obama’s Nomination of Mayor Anthony R. Foxx as Secretary of Department Of Transportation

We are pleased to support President Obama's nomination of The Honorable Anthony R. Foxx, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, to serve as secretary of the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Mar 30, 2013

Desmond Meade Meets President Obama

Desmond Meade, Chair, Black Men’s Roundtable, Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation, greets President Obama during his recent visit to South Florida.

Mar 22, 2013

Black Women Get the Job Done

Women of power from ten states will celebrate International Women’s History Month with visits to Congress, the White House briefing and a full day of roundtable discussions and workshops to plan for next steps.

Feb 22, 2013

Readout of the President's Meeting with African American Leaders

The President met with African American leaders yesterday in the Roosevelt Room at the White House to continue their dialogue on his plan to strengthen the economy for the middle class and continue to build ladders of opportunity for those striving to get there. The leaders in attendance highlighted their goals to continue to build momentum for Congress to act in the best interests of the American people.

Feb 19, 2013

Verizon Announces $10 Million Award, Seeks Next Generation of Innovators

girls from across the country to participate in a summit focused on developing solutions to live healthier, wealthier & wiser lives through public policy, civic engagement, social innovation, entrepreneurship and mentoring.

Feb 12, 2013

BWR Women of Power Summit 2013

In celebration of National Women's History Month, the NCBCP will host the 2nd Annual Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) National Women of Power Summit, “Amplifying the Voices of Women and Girls in the Digital Age! on March 14 - 16, 2013, in Washington, DC. The BWR Summit brings together a delegation of women and girls from across the country to participate in a summit focused on developing solutions to live healthier, wealthier & wiser lives through public policy, civic engagement, social innovation, entrepreneurship and mentoring.

Jan 25, 2013

Marc Morial, Rev. Al Sharpton, Benjamin Jealous, Melanie Campbell and Other Leaders Announce Jobs, Community Safety and Voter Protection Policy Recommendations

Black leaders came together to call for the reintroduction and passage of the Urban Jobs Act, which would allocate resources for job training, education, and support services and activities for eligible young adults to prepare them for entry into the workforce, and which would establish a National Jobs Council Advisory Committee.

Jan 13, 2013

Photo of Melanie L. Campbell with President Obama

Black Women's Roundtable participated in recent fiscal cliff discussions when President Obama stopped by to thank folks for support and also to get input. Pictured above is BWR convener, Melanie L. Campbell.

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