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Press Releases

Oct 2, 2012

NCBCP Applauds Judge Simpson’s Postponement of Voter ID Requirement in PA

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) issued the following statement in response to Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson’s decision to postpone the state's new voter identification requirement:

Oct 1, 2012

NCBCP Black Women’s Roundtable Gets “In The Spirit” at “Power of the Sister Vote” Policy Forum

A group of black women called on the spirits of the ancestors to empower them to fight against current efforts to suppress the Black vote during the fourth annual Power of the Sister Vote Intergenerational Policy Forum Series hosted by the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

Sep 5, 2012

Black Women's Roundtable Shifts the Focus to the Issues and Voting Power of Black Women at the Republican and Democratic Conventions

Washington, DC - In their continuing efforts to make Black women's issues a top priority and remind elected officials and candidates of the voting power of Black women, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's (NCBCP) Black Women's Roundtable co-hosted non-partisan round table discussions in conjunction with the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, FL, and this week at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, NC.

Aug 20, 2012

Actor Charles S. Dutton, Judge Daryl Traywick and Detroit Pistons Legend Isiah Thomas Inspire Black Men's Roundtable Tour Launch

When the Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation (FCBCP) originally planned and hosted their 2012 Healthy, Wealth & Wise Mini-Expo and Black Men's Round Table (BMR) in Miami, FL, the organizers were unsure what to expect. But the gathering of Black men that included NBA Hall of Famer, Isiah Thomas; actor and producer, Charles S. Dutton ("Rock"); Dade County Circuit Judge Daryl Traywick; and Miami Police homicide detective and cast member of "48 Hours," Detective Ervans Ford, proved to be so powerful that the singular occasion has spawned the announcement of the FCBCP Black Men's Roundtable Statewide Tour. Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Orlando will be among the first stops.

Aug 17, 2012

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, A. Philip Randolph Institute and National Council of Negro Women Join Together to Commend “It Can Wait” Initiative

Washington D.C. – Beginning today, AT&T will step-up their efforts to stop the dangerous and deadly activity of texting and driving by encouraging drivers to be responsible and sign a pledge on the website www.itcanwait.com. Noting that this positive, much-needed measure will help to limit the increasing number of accidents stemming from distracted drivers, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI), and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) have joined together to praise AT&T’s ““It Can Wait” Initiative:

Jul 24, 2012

Young Man Dedicates his Life to his Country Records "Vote 4 Justice" for Black Youth Vote Before Leaving for the Army

Washington, DC - When Andre Todd Hobson aka "Champ" originally penned the lyrics for The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's Black Youth Vote (BYV!) iThink 2012 campaign, he didn't know how soon his lyrics would literally become his life. The 19-year-old Richmond, VA native will report to basic training for the U.S. Army on July 31, just a week after hitting the studio to lay his tracks for the song. He can only hope that his recording of "Vote 4 Justice" will move his peers to make a difference in the upcoming presidential election. He will make a difference by serving in the Army to protect the country and our democratic process.

Jul 20, 2012

Actor Charles S. Dutton, Judge Daryl Traywick and Detroit Pistons Legend Isiah Thomas to Participate in Healthy Wealthy & Wise Mini-Expo & Black Men's Roundtable

Miami, FL - The Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation will host the 2012 Healthy, Wealth & Wise Mini-Expo and Black Men's Round Table on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Caleb Center, 5400 NW 22nd Avenue in Miami. NBA Hall of Famer, Isiah Thomas; actor and producer, Charles S. Dutton (Rock); Dade County Circuit Judge Daryl Traywick; and Miami Police homicide detective and cast member of "48 Hours," Detective Ervans Ford, are among the speakers. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson will bring greetings. For ticket, vendor and sponsor information call (321) 285-6297 or email salandrabenton64@gmail.com.

Jul 20, 2012

Ohio Unity Coalition Kicks-Off Voter Empowerment Tour Featuring Hi-Tech Mobile Voter Registration Unit Traveling the State

Multiple Cities, Ohio - A coalition of faith, labor, civil and voter rights groups along with community activists launched the Stand Your Ground… Vote, 2012 Ohio Voter Empowerment Tour in Cincinnati this past weekend dispatching a mobile voter registration unit staffed by trained volunteers to various community events to help register new voters, verify voter's registration status, and provide citizens with non-partisan information about the upcoming election.

Jul 2, 2012

Black Women's Roundtable Applauds the Supreme Court Ruling On the Affordable Health Care Act

Washington, DC - Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener, Black Women's Roundtable issued the following statement on Supreme Court Ruling On Health Care Reform:

Jun 4, 2012

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's Statement on the Court's Decision on Florida's Restrictive Voter Registration Law

Washington, DC - Following are statements from Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) and convener, Black Women's Roundtable and Salandra Benton, director of The Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Florida Black Women's Roundtable regarding the recent court decision on Florida voting law (H.B. 1355).

May 23, 2012

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Honors Exceptional Men Serving the Community at Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala

Washington, DC - The powerful and positive visual of over 200 strong black men standing to represent as mentors, community organizers and leaders will be deeply embedded into the mind of nearly 300 people who attended The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's (The National Coalition) 15th annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala in Washington, DC last week.

May 17, 2012

Actors Vivica A. Fox, Demetria McKinney & Johnathan McDaniel Join Community Leaders Michael Baisden, Shawn Dove & Joshua DuBois for Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala

Washington, DC - The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation will "Celebrate Our Brothers" during the 15th annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala Thursday May 17 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. The awards are presented to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a consistent commitment to social justice and creating balance in the democratic process. Sponsors include AT&T and Verizon, among others. Media should RSVP to edmedia@dogonvillage.com.

May 14, 2012

OPEN LETTER FROM REV. AL SHARPTON, JULIAN BOND, REV. DR. JOSEPH LOWERY & MELANIE CAMPBELL EMBRACING PRESIDENT OBAMA'S POSITION

May 11, 2012 (New York, NY) –Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network, along with Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus of NAACP, Melanie Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition for Black Civic Engagement, and Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery, Civil Rights Icon and President Emeritus of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, released an open letter today embracing President Obama’s position on equality for gay and lesbian individuals in this country. This followed several calls today between faith and civil rights leaders organized by Rev. Al Sharpton and NAN to encourage a civil debate on this issue and to encourage all individuals to keep all issues of import to our communities in mind in the days ahead.

May 2, 2012

Actress and Singer Demetria McKinney to Perform at Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala "Celebrating Our Brothers

Washington, DC - Determined to honor their commitment to produce an intergenerational affair, The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) has tapped award-winning actress, singer and songwriter, Demetria McKinney (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), to perform at the 15th annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala on Thursday May 17, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. Hosted this year by actress Vivica A. Fox (Set It Off, Independence Day), among the groups honorees are emerging leaders Jonathan McDaniel, actor, recording artist and technology advocate, and Joshua DuBois, executive director of The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Apr 17, 2012

Vivica A. Fox to host Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala Honoring Men Committed to Empowering Underserved Communities

Washington, DC - Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition), today announced the recipients of the prestigious 2012 Spirit of Democracy Awards which will be presented during the 15th annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala hosted by actress and producer, Vivica A. Fox (Set It Off, Kill Bill, Soul Food), onThursday May 17, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. For ticket information call (202) 659-4929 or email events@ncbcp.org.

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