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May 23, 2018

COALITION OF BLACK WOMEN LEADERS PARTNER IN CAMPAIGN TO GALVANIZE OVER 150,000 BLACK WOMEN TO VOTE IN HISTORIC GEORGIA ELECTION

NCBCP and BWR Launched a Black Women-Led Coalition Campaign in Georgia Focused on Leveraging the Power of Black Women’s Leadership and Vote In the 2018 Mid-Term Election Cycle and Beyond

May 22, 2018

COALITION OF BLACK WOMEN LEADERS PARTNER TO ORGANIZING CAMPAIGN TO GALVANIZE OVER 100,000 BLACK WOMEN TO VOTE IN GEORGIA AND ASSIST VOTERS AT THE POLLS TO PROTECT THEIR VOTE

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) Launched a Black Women-Led Coalition Campaign Focused on Leveraging the Power of Black Women’s Leadership and Vote In the 2018 Mid-Term Election Cycle and Beyond

May 11, 2018

NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION AND BLACK WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE LAUNCH NATIONAL UNITY ’18 BLACK VOTING & POWER BUILDING CAMPAIGN IN GEORGIA

Campaign Focused on Leveraging the Power of Black Women’s Leadership and Vote In the 2018 Mid-Term Election Cycle and Beyond

Oct 12, 2017

BLACK WOMEN AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS SHOW SUPPORT FOR JEMELE HILL DEMAND THAT ESPN REINSTATE JOURNALIST IMMEDIATELY Hill Defended for Her Passion and First Amendment Rights

In a letter received by ESPN’s President John Skipper today, a number of African American women, civil rights and social justice leaders are voicing their support of Jemele Hill who has been suspended for two weeks by the sports network for her tweets about President Trump and Dallas Cowboy owner Jerry Jones.

Mar 29, 2017

NCBCP releases the Black Women's Roundtable 4th Annual Report

Black Women in the United States, 2017, is the Fourth Annual Report by the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) meant to provide an in-depth analysis of the needs and condition of Black women throughout the nation.

Mar 17, 2017

Civil Rights Groups meet with attorney General Sessions, Condemn Recent Rollbacks

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on behalf of civil rights leaders after meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on a wide range of issues affecting the civil and human rights of all Americans. This marked the first in-person meeting between these organizations and Attorney General Sessions.

Mar 10, 2017

156 Civil and Human Rights Groups Call for Stronger Response to Hate Incidents

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 155 civil and human rights groups today called upon the Executive Branch to respond more quickly and forcefully to hate-based incidents, which have been occurring at an alarming rate in recent months.

Feb 8, 2017

Joint Statement of Black Women Leaders on Senator Mitch McConnell's Attempts to Silence Words of Mrs. Coretta Scott King

The undersigned are prominent African-American women leaders and we write to express our outrage at the actions taken last night by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republican majority on the Senate floor.

Jan 31, 2017

NCBCP Convene's Black Politics & Power Building Gathering in Atlanta

Election Results Assessed; Next Steps Planned To Strengthen Black Voting Power, Preparing For Census 2020/Redistricting

Nov 22, 2016

Black Women's Roundtable Holds In-Depth Briefing on 2016 Elections

As the nation still reels from the 2016 Presidential Election, data analysis and field reports were presented by National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) state affiliates and Black Women’s Roundtable Networks (BWR) at its BWR 2016 Post-Election Briefing on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The speakers shared their analysis and field experiences that Black women turned out in large numbers and remained steadfast as a key voting bloc for candidates that supported the interests of Black women, their families and communities on a national, state and local level.

Nov 10, 2016

Statement from National Coalition President Melanie Campbell on the 2016 Presidential Election

As the president of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable, I am proud that millions of Black voters took part in the electoral process, despite barriers and problems to access to the polls. Now we face a period of uncertainty with a President-elect who won his election that appears to have expanded the racial and gender divide in historic fashion

Nov 6, 2016

Black Women's Roundtable Continues POSV GOTV Voter Crusade in Florida

The Black Women's Roundtable launched the third week of its #Power of the Sister Vote (POSV) "State of Emergency" 30-Day National Voter Crusade in Florida October 29 with a series of community-based events aimed at getting out the Black Vote November 8 including a GOTV Roundtable at the Children’s Services Center and a block party at the John H Jackson Community Center in Orlando. The Black Women's Roundtable is the women and girls empowerment arm of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP). The NCBCP is organizing the BWR POSV Crusade in eight states (AL, FL, GA, MI, OH, PA, NC, VA) as a key component of its Unity ‟16 Black Voter Empowerment Campaign. (www.unity16campaign.net)

Oct 28, 2016

Ohio ! Ohio! Ohio! Next Stop on the BWR State of Emergency Power of the Sister Vote GOTV Crusade

The Black Women's Roundtable launched the second week of its #Power of the Sister Vote (POSV) "State of Emergency" 30-Day National Voter Crusade in Ohio last night at a Black Women's Vote Townhall Forum at the East Cleveland Performing Arts Center, hosted by the Ohio Unity Coalition, Greater Cleveland Black Voter Alliance, Ohio BWR and Higher Heights. The Black Women's Roundtable is the women and girls empowerment arm of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP). The NCBCP is organizing the BWR POSV Crusade in eight states (AL, FL, GA, MI, OH, PA, NC, VA) as a key component of its Unity ‟16 Black Voter Empowerment Campaign. (www.unity16campaign.net)

Oct 18, 2016

Black Women's Roundtable Launches Power of the Sister Vote GOTV Crusade in Georgia

Civil rights, women’s rights and social justice organizations are organizing an aggressive four week long voter protection and get-out-the-vote mobilization. Polls opened in Georgia on Monday, October 17th and Black women leaders from across the state of Georgia have joined together to organize the first stop of the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) National Power of the Sister Vote ‘STATE OF EMERGENCY’ Voter Crusade.” The Black Women’s Roundtable is the women and girls empowerment arm of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

Oct 17, 2016

Black Women's Roundtable Mounts Intense Nationwide #PoweroftheSisterVote Campaign

Black women leaders, led by the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) and the Unity’16 Campaign of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), have joined forces to organize a month-long intense multi-faceted GOTV and multi-media campaign to ensure millions of Black women and millennial voters turn out for the November 8th The Black Women’s Roundtable announced its “STATE OF EMERGENCY” Power of the Sister Vote Voter Crusade (BWR Voter Crusade), in partnership with its national and state-based partners, that also unveiled plans to work together to combat voter suppression, a key concern in minority communities across the country.

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