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Dec 16, 2013

2013 Year In Review

This year has been a time of reflection, regression, reaction and a call to action for The National Coalition and our Black Women's Roundtable and Black Youth Vote! Networks.

Aug 24, 2013

Women Want Civil Rights 'HerStory' Told

By Margaret Summers, Washington Informer - The National Coalition of Black Civic Participation held a dialogue and luncheon to discuss the past, present and future of women in the movement and pay tribute to women leaders, organizers and attendees of the 1963 March on Washington...

Aug 23, 2013

Women — nearly left off March on Washington Program — speaking up now

By Krissah Thompson, Washington Post - March on Washington, 50 years later: The impact of women: Fifty years ago, the women participated in the civil rights movement often did so in the background. They initially were left off the schedule of speakers at the March on Washington, and when they were added, it was in a limited role. But their overall role in the movement is now well-documented and was celebrated at a luncheon held as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the March on Washington.

Aug 23, 2013

The Sisters of Civil Rights Get Their Due

By Elizabeth Dias, Time Magazine - The Black Women’s Roundtable, an initiative of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, led a conference on Thursday to honor the women of the 1963 March on Washington.

Aug 22, 2013

Bernice King Urges Women’s Groups to Work Collectively

By Lottie L. Joiner - King spoke before an intergenerational audience of civil and human rights advocates in Washington, D.C., who had convened to discuss the past, present and future of women’s equality. The group remembered the work of such icons as Dorothy Height, who led the National Council of Negro Women and was often the only woman at the table of the Big 6 which included:

Aug 22, 2013

Black Women's Roundtable Dialogue Photo Gallery

By Shevry Lassiter - Photos of the Black Women's Roundtable dialogue and luncheon to discuss the past, present and future of women in the movement.

Aug 22, 2013

MS MAGAZINE: A More Feminist March On Washington

Ms Magazine blog about women's role in the 1963 March on Washington vs. their role 50 years later.

Aug 22, 2013

Women and the Civil Rights Movement, CSPAN

Panelists talked about the role of women in advancing the civil rights movement, and the status of modern day civil rights. Women who participated in the 1963 March on Washington told their stories of the day and the movement to commemorate the 50th anniversary.

Aug 21, 2013

Melanie Campbell Reflects on the March on Washington

Melanie L. Campbell speaks to Comcast with her reflections on the anniversary of the historic March on Washington.

Aug 15, 2013

Black Women's Roundtable Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Blog posts sharing reflections on the March on Washington.

Aug 2, 2013

Civil Rights Leaders Meet with President Obama on Voting Rights

The Sacramento Observer

Rev. Al Shaprton and other voting rights advocates speak with press after meeting with President Obama .

Jun 18, 2013

Women’s organizations hold Women and Technology Policy forum

The Root

Representatives from several national women’s groups gathered at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, D.C. to discuss ways to increase the number of women working in technology fields.

Apr 16, 2013

Healthcare’s Digital Revolution – Why The Future Is So Bright


April is National Minority Health Month. With the health and quality of life challenges facing the minority community, this is a great opportunity to reflect on the technological and medical advances that are transforming healthcare, offering the promise of more affordable and accessible medical options and the advantages of patient-centered care

Dec 7, 2012

Why Do Republicans Keep Picking on Susan Rice?


To be sure, Congress should investigate what happened in Benghazi. After all, four Americans were killed, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens who reportedly had expressed concern about the “security vacuum” around the consulate.

Dec 4, 2012

VIDEO: BWR supports Ambassador Rice on Washington Watch with Roland Martin

TV One's Washington Watch

Retired Army Major General John Hawkins, who now teaches terrorism and counterterrorism at Trinity Washington University; Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, executive director of the National Council of Negro Women; and Melanie L. Campbell, president of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation discuss Ambassador Rice on TV One.

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