The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation



May 25, 2021

OP-ED: Now Is the Time - Why the Senate Must Confirm Kristen Clarke Today

Melanie L. Campbell of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Dr. Johnetta B. Cole of the National Council of Negro Women Speak out on the Senate Confirmation of Kristen Clarke. (article published by

Mar 30, 2021

Melanie L. Campbell: What I Learned On My COVID19 Survivor Journey (article published by

The following Op-Ed was written by Melanie Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, in response to "Queen Sugar." Currently airing Tuesday nights on OWN, the critically acclaimed drama series from creator Ava DuVernay remains rooted in real-life issues. This season, viewers witness the events throughout 2020 through the lens of the Bordelon family, including the depiction and impact of COVID-19 on their community and family.

Mar 12, 2021

Black women's wealth is 90% lower than White men. Goldman Sachs is investing billions to change that (article by The Philadelphia Tribune)

America's Black women hold more than 90% less wealth than American White men, Goldman Sachs revealed in a new report Tuesday.

NCBCP Programs

Black Male Initiative

The Black Youth Vote! Black Male Initiative is a program designed to provide a platform to encourage civic engagement between inter-generational groups of black men and boys. The signature event of this initiative is the annual Gathering of Black men and boys on Capitol Hill.

Black Youth Vote!
The Next Generation of Black Leadership

Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) is a national grassroots coalition of organizations and individuals committed to increasing political and civic engagement among black youth and young adults between the ages of 18-35. On April 4, 1996, BYV! was launched under the theme “The Ballot, Not the Bullet” live on CSPAN to address the chronic decline in Black youth voter participation.

Black Women’s Roundtable Policy Statement

The National Coalition Black Women’s Roundtable promotes public policies that ensure stable families and a prepared workforce for today and tomorrow. BWR believes that there must be intentional efforts, including program development, funding, staffing, administrative practice and rule of law to ensure genuine equity -- especially for women, communities of color, low income communities and others that have been traditionally left out of the policymaking arena. Click here to read the full statement.

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